HartfordTheWhale

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Guys, I just want to take this time to reiterate that this week's lineup of new music is pretty incredible. Rost-Ham is such great, enjoyable music for us ADULTS. Flock of Dimes makes me feel nostalgiac for I don't even know what. Merchandise put out a fine return to their noisey roots. Warpaint is atmospheric and unpredictable. I'm a fan of all of these groups/people, but they all way over delivered in my book. Music is great!
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September 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't get the hate? I mean, I'm not even a fan, but obviously she's tapping into some kitchiness that aligns with her music in some way. If she really did have something to do with the content and design of the whole issue than good for her.
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September 22, 2016 on Sky Ferreira Introduces Masochism With Playboy Covers, Bruce Dern Interview
Oh shit, and Merchandise. Also awesome. Damn, great week.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
A list of albums that could've (and probably should've) gotten this AOTW honor: Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam - They compliment each other's styles so well it's crazy. The best Walkmen album never made. Warpaint - so, so much better than I was expecting. Bringing the drums and vocals to the front of the mix and washing away some of the reverb has done the songs tons of good. Flock of Dimes - Like Wye Oak's "Shriek" chill sister. Very enjoyable. My point is, I think this is a poor choice.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
I'd go V>>>>MPP>BO but otherwise yeah dead on.
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September 19, 2016 on Dirty Projectors Tease First New Music In Forever
Mayer has certainly earned his share of derision over the years, but a few things remain true: A) He's a damn good guitar player 2) He has created some legitimately excellent songs - "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" is a straight up jam D) His stint with the Dead was way better than it had any right to be
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
1) Higgs Boson Blues 2) Cannibal's Hymn 3) And No More Shall We Part 4) Lie Down Here and Be My Girl 5) Stagger Lee
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! was actually my introduction and still up there as one of my favorites. Is it underrated or was it well-received? I always feel like it's an afterthought among the hardcore fans, but it's strong from front to back and features "Lie Down Here and Be My Girl," which is, IMO, Cave's best (and funniest) straight-forward rock song. In my mind, though, inthedeadofknight is probably right - Abbatoir Blues/TLOO is probably his most approachable album, and I think my personal #1 in his catalog. Murder Ballads is also up there, and should be a starting point for those really ready to dig in, but you definitely have to really be in a certain mood. Shit gets weird.
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
"That single has now arrived, and you can listen to it below." - I like the diplomacy there. Because this song is butt.
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September 8, 2016 on Lady Gaga – “Perfect Illusion”
As with all Nick Cave albums, there are a few moments that very very corny, but overall this is beautiful and dark and very sad. My personal favorites are "Girl in Amber" and "Skeleton Tree." The lyrics are pretty incredible - abstract to the point of incomprehension at points, but also so clearly a narrative about his and his family's grief. I'm always amazed at how he's able to be obscure but at the same time so evocative that you get pretty precisely what he's on about.
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September 8, 2016 on Stream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
I go back to that album possibly more than any other album that's come out in the last 3 years. So yes.
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September 1, 2016 on Ryan Adams Details November LP Inspired By AC/DC & Bruce Hornsby
This has been my album of the mid-to-late summer. Sorry, Angel, but I'll buy the vinyl when I can, and thanks for the memories!
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August 30, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Angel Olsen My Woman
I don't know what y'all are listening to, but this song is great, and it really doesn't sound all that different from a typical Bon Iver song, minus some extra production flourishes. I can feel the backlash brewing, but I can't say that I understand it.
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August 29, 2016 on Bon Iver – “33 ‘GOD'”
I listened, thought it was pretty good. So there you go.
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August 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The best (see: my favorite) song on this excellent album.
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August 24, 2016 on Angel Olsen – “Sister” Video
Isn't Bon Iver coming out that week?...
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
I'm reallllly trying to hold it in here. http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1509/15090259/2999231-01.gif
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August 9, 2016 on Bon Iver “22 Days” Mural Appears In Brooklyn In Advance Of This Week’s Live Album Premiere
Fucking yes. I've been waiting on this one all year.
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August 8, 2016 on Isaiah Rashad – “Free Lunch”
Counterpoint: Yes.
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August 3, 2016 on Does Lil Yachty Suck?
I don't know what you were listening to, but this version of "Sometimes I Don't Think" is excellent and gets me really excited for the new sound... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de6FNueFkBM
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August 2, 2016 on The National’s Matt Berninger Talks “Weird, Math-y, Electronic-y” New Album
"like an album of 'Wanderlust's but with no song as good as 'Wanderlust.'" is really a great way to put it. The climax of that song is exactly what the entirety of Boy King is missing.
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August 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Per my comment above - I was realllly looking forward to that one, but it's just not doing it for me. I'll give it a few more spins just to make sure.
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August 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
That Angel Olsen album is FIRE. "Sister" is just an incredible song. Wild Beasts, on the other hand, really disappointed me. It's not the change of sound either - I can dig the synths, but the sneaky melodies from the previous albums just aren't there. It's just melodically a little flat.
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August 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Scratch that. John hurt... https://media.giphy.com/media/13sDMEMmxcma9W/giphy.gif
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August 2, 2016 on Watch A Trailer For Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ New Album & Film
Wait. William Hurt was in The Skeleton Key. William Hurt was in The Proposition. The Proposition was written by Nick Cave. https://media.giphy.com/media/eE8Sst3pZyofu/giphy.gif This has been another edition of 3 degrees of Nick Cave. Also, this movie looks awesome and the music sounds incredible.
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August 2, 2016 on Watch A Trailer For Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ New Album & Film
Yea no I thought that Avalanches album was not good. It would've been really big 10 years ago though. This has been a slow period, but we're building up to LCD, Wild Beasts, Bon Iver, possibly Grizzly Bear, so lots to look forward to. As to your question, the Shura album is inconsistent but has some really high points; Tenement's collection of EPs is pretty damn good; Thee Oh Sees live album is surprisingly awesome; Whitney is pretty enjoyable. I've been listening to a lot of that Modern Baseball album, which has grown on me to the point of cracking my top 5 of the year, and Pinegrove, which is just unbelievably good. FWIW.
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July 26, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Jeremih Late Nights: Europe
We could possibly be getting new LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes in the same year... http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/10/tim-and-eric-mind-blown.gif
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July 24, 2016 on New Fleet Foxes Album Apparently Titled Crack-Up
Welp, I got to the guitar solo in Month 2 Month and was like "yep, I'm in."
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July 21, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Connections Midnight Run