HartfordTheWhale

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I had the same thought, and I feel ashamed for being curious about how dark it might get. Still, my sympathy to Nick Cave - what an awful thing to go through. I wouldn't have been surprised if he took a lot of time off. In fact, I was expecting it, so this is a pleasant surprise.
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May 27, 2016 on New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Album Out In September
Whoa whoa, I don't need masterpieces, just full albums. Jeez. FTR, Girls' Broken Dreams Club is like 6 full songs, so I consider that pretty much a mini-album. The rest are fine but I never listen to them because there's just not enough music! I'm not trying to be pretentious either, it's really just a personal preference. Sorry.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
I get that point, but in what context am I putting on an EP if not while I'm listening to more songs by that particular artist? And if I'm listening to more songs by that particular artist, than why wouldn't I listen to a full album? Sure, EPs can be cohesive and fully contained, but it's not enough for my greedy ears. This is why I've never particularly liked singles and avoid listening to them outside of the context of an album. To each his own?
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
I'll tell you why: because I like listening to albums (and not in an old-man-yells-at-cloud, "whatever happened to the album, man?!" way - I just like having a larger collection of cohesive songs to dive into) and EPs both don't give me enough to get into and also typically have a few great tunes and some throwaway remixes and such. The great songs end up as outliers in the catalogue instead of on the albums where they can be a part of a comprehensive listening experience, thus ruining the songs' re-listenability! I feel very strongly about this. #NeverEP
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
I like both of these tracks. As I've made clear on other boards, I fucking hate EPs. Its like an amuse bouche with no entree. What am I supposed to do now, listen to OLD Strokes music?? I don't think so, mister.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
I stand by my conviction.
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May 24, 2016 on Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang” Video
Love Wild Beasts. They've yet to put out an album that's not excellent. Not feeling this right away like I have their previous singles (the first time I heard/saw the video for "Wanderlust" - I mean, come on), but I'm sure the whole thing will slay.
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May 24, 2016 on Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang” Video
Airborne is a capital 'G' Great movie. ROLLERBLADEZ.
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May 21, 2016 on Talk To The Hand: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
In the canon of under appreciated teen movies with...well, I can't think of any other ones. Varsity Blues? I feel like that one's pretty well appreciated. In fact, why wasn't there a "Great soundtracks to teen movies" post?? There's a whole article in there about Harvey Danger, one of the great under appreciated bands of our time and purveyors of "Flagpole Sitta" (Disturbing Behavior) and a great cover of "Save It For Later" (200 Candles - awful movie)! Also, I've been drinking.
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May 20, 2016 on Talk To The Hand: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Two weeks ago I lamented that I "didn't get" CSHR and didn't much care for Teens of Style. Here we are, weeks later, and Teens of Denial is just great. Everything that I didn't like about Teens of Style - the muddled vocals/production, the inconsistent songwriting - seems to have been corrected, and the new album is hitting all the right spots.
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May 20, 2016 on Talk To The Hand: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I LOVED their criminally underrated debut and have been waiting for a follow-up for a while. I guess what I'm trying to say is...when the hell does it come out??
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May 17, 2016 on Happyness – “SB’s Truck” Video
I 1000% wish there were fewer guests. It seems like Chance doesn't really rap all too much throughout the tape, and we have to put up with a ton of auto-tune.
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May 14, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Chance The Rapper Coloring Book
You know that I love about this place? The absolute excitement about obscure artists like Kaytranada. You are all my people.
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May 14, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oh, and in response to the "how's life going?" question - I got a new job and gave my 3 weeks notice at my current job, after which my boss and assistant boss berated me for 30 minutes for "being a man with no integrity." While this was happening, I played a fun little game where I tried to stay as calm as possible while staring into my boss' eyes for as long as possible until it made him uncomfortable. It was really fun.
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May 13, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Did you go to the show in Boston? I was planning on going...but then I didn't.
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May 13, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'd also point out that there's a difference between exploring your faith with Christian themes and imagery (Sufjan) and just singing about how much you love the Christian god (Chance). I'm cool with the former, but the latter can get a little cloying.
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May 13, 2016 on Download Chance The Rapper Coloring Book