HartfordTheWhale

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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
Well this is some news! I was a little underwhelmed with Star Wars (I know I know http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/3523462/debbie-downer-o.gif ), but "Locator" is great. Here's hoping Schmilco follows it's ramshackle-but-in-a-softer-way lead.
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July 18, 2016 on Wilco Announce New Album Schmilco; Stream “If I Ever Was a Child”
I'm pretttty sure I'm in love with this woman. Don't tell my wife.
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June 29, 2016 on Angel Olsen – “Shut Up Kiss Me” Video
The second-most devastating 'conscious uncoupling' in UK history.
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June 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Man I suck. http://data.whicdn.com/images/34810558/large.gif
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June 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
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June 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Guys, I've been working crazy hours at my new gig and have fallen way behind on my SG and general music stuff. I feel so left out now... http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/09/Chuckle-Joke-Laugh-Left-out-LOL-Office-Outsider-Third-wheel-Water-cooler-GIF.gif
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June 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
So much interest. I'ma rock this thing.
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I love soccer, and my wife speaks French so...GO FRANCE!!!
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Not gonna lie, most people on this site have no idea to whom you're referencing.
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"It is my 10th or 11th time at Bonnaroo! That sounds like too much when it’s written out!" As someone who's never been to any large festival and can't foresee affording to go in the near future...fuck you.
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't know what you all are on about, this album rips. The perfect middle ground between Civilian and Shriek.
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June 9, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Wye Oak Tween
Awesome tune. Love the idea of Olsen playing with some synth sounds.
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June 1, 2016 on Angel Olsen – “Intern” Video
Best song on the best straight up rock album of the year.
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May 31, 2016 on Pinegrove – “New Friends” Video
"Fourth of July" and my personal favorite, "Blue Bucket of Gold" (which is, far and away, the best song I've ever seen in concert).
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May 30, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
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