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 +1Posted on Jul 22nd | re: 30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo (82 comments)

This is kind of irrelevant because I’m going to bring up current emo, but do Cymbals Eat Guitars count as emo? Because I feel like they should, but they’re being totally overlooked/under-appreciated in this whole revival.

Again with the downvoting. See my comment above.

I don’t get why this guy is getting downvoted. He’s not totally right, but there’s really no right answer to this whole thing anyway, other than “you should both stop now,” which isn’t going to happen.

Hamas sucks because they want to destroy Israel, and the Palestinians, while they don’t agree with Hamas for the most part, prefer to have someone fighting for them rather than kicking them out of their homes. Israel sucks in the same way America did (does) during Iraq and Afghanistan – they react to terrorist threats with “let’s bomb everything” and act surprised when people get mad that they’ve killed innocents in the process (which, in turn, puts more Palestinians concretely on the side of Hamas out of anger and sadness).

Hamas should be destroyed – they’re a shitty organization that relies on terrorism and murder to get what they want. The Palestinians should have put something better in office, but they had no better options in terms of people who would fight for them. Israel should stop instigating Palestinians on the Gaza Strip, but that’s where a lot of the people who want to kill them hide out. It’s a terrible shit-pile running in a downward spiral, and both sides are wrong.

 +5Posted on Jul 15th | re: Merchandise - "Enemy" Video (6 comments)

On my first run through the album I actually found it to be a little too straightforward – the cleaner production washed away the walls of noise that I thought really elevated the group from a Smiths revival act to something bolder. Having said that, I’ve already started coming around on second listen and can see it growing on me very quickly.

I’m also well aware that my favorite albums are almost never the ones I immediately love (or, in many cases, even like), but rather the ones that, for some reason, compel me to listen again. I feel that compulsion and will therefore withhold judgment for awhile.

Still, I really doubt they’ll ever make a song as great as “Become What You Are” – that track is pretty much perfect.

 +6Posted on Jul 12th | re: Radiohead Will Record In September (62 comments)

This is a great list, but I’d amend it just a bit:

1) Kid A
1) OK Computer
1) In Rainbows
1) The Bends
1) Amnesiac
1) King of Limbs
1) Hail to the Thief
8) Pablo Honey

*I do believe I’ve made this joke before

 +10Posted on Jul 12th | re: Radiohead Will Record In September (62 comments)

I too loved Kol. Brothers.

Snark aside, “Bloom” and “The Separator” are two of the best songs they’ve ever done.

I’d venture to say more like 3/4. Is this an old thing or are all of these people really that out of it?

Comment of the year.

 +1Posted on Jul 10th | re: Interpol - "All The Rage Back Home" Video (62 comments)

Was a bit indifferent to it on first listen. Loved it on second and third. Absolutely love the climactic build up. Very excited for this album. Short sentence.

I find your response to be smug and I do not like it sir.

Which is to say I don’t think that was the point of his story at all.