Harry, Archie and Gus

Love the outdoors! And Peanut Butter. Am very interested in Peanut Brittle and really terrible singer-songwriters.

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Ha, so basically the argument comes down to this movies doesn’t follow the convention of a likeable lead and it makes it a bad movie? Such a lame argument. ‘Greenberg’ admittedly wasn’t a blow away winner on first viewing, but this movie lends itself to multiple viewings like you, or nearly anybody posting here would believe. This is such an underrated movie.

I’m also incredibly bored with these criticisms of Baumbach tackling the ‘white’ movie or a certain wealth class.

Ugh, seriously, this list is so entertaining and interesting, but there are so many better directors to attack on the pseudo Indie level of American filmmaking. Baumbach has vision, focus and a unique interest in writing and directing. Not every movie will be or should be ‘Squid’ or ‘K&S’. I wouldn’t argue those are his two most accessible, and perhaps best. Both this film and ‘Margot at the Wedding’, earlier slagged, are both really interesting looks into the psyche of terrible ppl. And if you allow them, if you can adjust yourself, are both terribly funny.

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January 27, 2013 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg

‘Purple Bottle’ as with most of the choices are not even close to favourites. Shocked to see a ‘Grass’ cut in there. I think that’s there most in-essential release. Well, that or any of the singles with remixes. Do they have a single decent remix?

Prospect Hummer is great from start to finish. I’d assume going in that ‘Kids on Holiday’ or ‘Winters Love’ would be near the top.

I’d rather see a silly list of ‘best’ to ‘worst’ albums. ‘Best’ Song choices, as somebody mentioned, especially with a band like this are all personal.

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September 2, 2012 on The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs

A band whose records don’t seem to play as long anymore for me. I’d rank ‘Life Pursuit’ and ‘Push Barman’ near the top. ‘Sinister’ used to be a fave, but it just doesn’t play like it used to for me. I hear it and just wanna listen to Nick Drake. I think they hit their stride after Isobel Campbell left the group. ‘Waitress’ had some great jams, but as an album it falls short. I feel like Tigermilk to Fold Your Hands era has some great songs, but none keep my fingers away from moving the needle around. And the democracy version 2.0 B&S is so annoying – good ridance Isobel. And that last LP ‘Write About Love’ was utterly disappointing to my ears. I’ve heard ppl remark that it’s worth a second look, but I was so completely underwhelmed on the first round that I’ve stayed clear. I’m sorta saddened to have lost interest in so much of what I thought once to be great. But there’s so definitely good jams. In my collection, and my interest in the band they’re a singles band.

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September 2, 2012 on Belle & Sebastian Albums From Worst To Best

He isn’t actually taking shots at the reference points. He’s paying homage. He was known to be a huge fan of the Strokes. Even having rumoured to have covered the entirety of their debut album. I always thought ‘So Alive’ was his U2 take. I don’t really hear the Interpol there.

Yeah, RNR certainly isn’t as bad as some will say, but it’s not as great as some might say either. It was a quickly conceived record and as good or bad as any of the other quickly conceived records he’d made around that time. If RA had a tasteful curator working alongside him editing down the best songs into one single 40 minute (at most) album (Love is Hell, RNR, Demos, etc.) he’d have a mid-period classic. Instead ppl argue over the greatness/weakness of these hit and miss patchy records.

But certainly one could argue everything he’s released up until Cardinology has redeeming moments. Moments. Songs. Albums-no.

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August 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best

Is it? Really? I mean yr not the first or last to say it. I always thought it was tailored for Prime Time Teen Dramas and Cameron Crowe films. And well it was.

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August 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best

A lot of ppl were unaware of Gold as a Double, and it’s a shame. Where Gold rewrites Classic Rock radio in a somewhat enjoyable yet mediocre way Side 4 recaptures the magic of Solo 1.

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August 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best

And Faithless Street above both of those. Strangers Almanac is great. Pneumonia is interesting, but I’ve never understood the adoration. Explain…

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August 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best

1. Heartbreaker
2. Gold Side 4 (Or Disc 2; Disc 1 or Sides 1-3 not included in this listing for it’s complete mediocrity.)
3. Jacksonville City Nights (inc. the magnificent cover of ‘Always on My Mind’)
4. Cold Roses (cliche yes, but didn’t need anywhere near 4 sides)
5. A Compilation of Songs from Everything else. I have no interest in any other ‘albums’, but there are certainly some great songs.

Cardinology marked the beginning of the end of any interest I have/had in Ryan Adams current work. ‘Ashes and Fire’ was a nice cut, but I found nothing else to get excited about. But, y’know, Whiskeytown forever! And the 4 records I mentioned will live on. Don’t believe the ppl pimping the bootlegs. Demolition was weak enough you don’t need anymore of the decadent living creative lull that was post-Heartbreaker pre-Cold Roses.

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August 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best

I do believe I heard Sister Nancy ‘Bam Bam’ in that last episode. Nothing better than that. This show started too strong. Series sorta lacked, though still entertaining, from about mid-point on. No?

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June 21, 2012 on The 8 Best Music Moments From HBO’s Girls

I mean the Famines-Free Love is a Sales Technique

The Walkmen-In the New Year
Gucci Mane-Lemonade
Vitalic-The Past
Morrissey-You Have Killed Me
Cold Cave-Love Comes Close
Loretta Lynn-The Van Lear Rose

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June 3, 2012 on NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s

Cass McCombs-Aids in Africa
Sean Nicholas Savage-Heart Wish
Makeout Videotape-Only You
Majical Cloudz-Animal
Ghostface ft. GZA and Killah Priest-Purified Thoughts
A.R.E. Weapons-Fuck What You Like
A.R.E. Weapons-What the Fuck Do You Want?
A.R.E. Weapons-Black Mercedes
A.R.E. Weapons-Street Gang
A.R.E. Weapons-Saigon Disco
Alan Vega/A.R.E. Weapons-See Tha Light
Grand Trine-Say It
Dirty Beaches-True Blue
Dirty Beaches-Lord Knows Best
Jom Comyn-Crying Just for the Show
The Famines-Free Love is Not a Sales Technique
Apollo Ghosts-Money Has No Heart
The Soupcans-I Don’t Wanna Be A Soupcan
Bloodshot Bill-I’ll Know
Eric Copeland-Fun Dink Death
Eric Copeland-UFOS Over Vamphire City
Jennifer Castle-Poor as Him
Tyvek-Air Conditioner
U.S. Girls-If These Walls Could Talk
Slim Twig-Priscilla
Oman Ra II-Jimmy Melvin
Ty Segall-Girlfriend
Ty Segall-You Make the Sun Fry
Tonetta-My Bro
Danny Brown-Monopoly
The Group Sound-Moon
Brazilian Money-Party Til I’m Dead
Animal Collective-Kids on Holiday
Panda Bear-Comfy in Nautica
TV Baby-Do Me Like That
The Outdoorsmen-Tell Yr Folks

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June 3, 2012 on NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s

Man, I don’t get it? This sounded good to me. Who is watching this expecting some level of perfection? Are you ppl Idol fans? SNL is such an incredibly lame 90 minutes of television that I really cannot understand how this would be seen as anything less than a highlight on an otherwise terrible show. Are the same ppl pooping on Ms. Del Rey the same ppl that have made Sandberg a popular ‘comedian’? Cause that would make a little more sense to me.

Has SNL become a place to see great performances lately?

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January 19, 2012 on Watch Lana Del Rey On SNL

Dirty Beaches
‘True Blue’
‘Lord Knows Best’
‘A Hundred Highways’
‘Speedway KIng’

Makeout Videotape
‘Only You’

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December 16, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2011

Sonic Boom on national television! I always thought Fallon was a terrible comedian, but seemed like a nice guy. Add to that presumption the fact that he obviously has some good taste in music.

This isn’t quite Rev and MIA on Letterman, but for some reason this makes me very pleased.

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July 12, 2011 on Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Do Fallon

Now ‘Double Take’ either A.R.E. Weapons Self titled debut or follow-up ‘Free in the Streets’ and give either their proper due. Or can we yet face music with a sense of humour in 2011?

Boggles my mind how overlooked this band is.

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March 22, 2011 on Double Take: Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

It’s a good record. And it’ll have it’s chance to become as overrated as the Boxer as the lists keep coming. Somebody will rank it number 1.

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December 23, 2010 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Yeah, really odd seeing these ‘won’t be here in year’ bands hitting near the top while Gorillaz, the Walkmen, A.R.E. Weapons, and the Black Keys are excluded.

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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

How is A.R.E. Weapons/TV Baby always so terribly overlooked? I don’t understand it. ‘Darker Blue’ by A.R.E. Weapons is better than at least the majority of that list.

No sense complaining I suppose. The Weapons are the perennial overlooked band. I encourage anyone reading this to check out A.R.E. Weapons ‘Darker Blue’. It’s their best album to date. (And check out their side project TV Baby and their 12″ with Alan Vega ‘See Tha Light’.)

I also highly recommend Sean Nicholas Savage’s ‘Spread Free Like a Butterfly’ from late 09 and ‘Mutual Feelings of Respect and Admiration’ released this past month. He’s from Montreal and he’s bound to be discussed for the year ends in the coming years. Brooklyn/Forkville just isn’t aware yet.

I’m sure this will keep me scratching my head throughout the similar listings of the season, but I don’t get the National record ranking so high, and the Walkmen’s Lisbon absent. I like the National, but they don’t hold a candle to the Walkmen.

And the Dirty Beaches True Blue 7″

I think Ariel Pink is my number 1.

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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Deakin needs to catch up on his sleep.

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December 1, 2010 on Deakin Rejoins Animal Collective

Where is the Walkmen? Are my eyes decieving me? Lisbon is better than pretty much everything on this list.

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December 1, 2010 on NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010