HartfordTheWhale

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Agreed. Much like The Watch, I like the topics they cover more than I like the way they try to sound cool when they are so clearly not. Not that I'm the paragon of cool or anything, but listening to them talk about Mastadon in a recent episode was not great.
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April 25, 2017 on 10 Essential Podcasts (Aside From Mine)
Solid list - definitely some I'll be checking out. Weighing in on my own favorites: - The Complete Guide to Everything - Rose Buddies - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History (Blueprint to Armaggeddon is incredible) - Sound Opinions - My Brother, My Brother and Me - The Watch (I actually don't really like Greenwald or Chris Ryan, but I do like the way they approach TV and pop culture) - All of the NPR news shows, obviously - The Beatles Anthology (the best single podcasting experience I've ever had)
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April 25, 2017 on 10 Essential Podcasts (Aside From Mine)
I made it only a few songs in and realized it's just not for me. Gone are the thoughtful melodies and cohesion of the first two albums, replaced instead by this need to keep adding in more and more stuff - collabs, noises, genres - it all feels like mish-mash that takes no real shape; a collection of singles that are fine enough, if kind of grating, on their own, but both overwhelming and boring when taken as a whole.
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April 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz Humanz
Me at work this morning... http://i.makeagif.com/media/7-04-2015/Tw2POv.gif Just magnificent.
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April 21, 2017 on The War On Drugs – “Thinking Of A Place”
Y'all know how I feel about "official" first listens - it's not official until it's blasted in the car. Well the time is 10:40pm here on the east coast and I'm considering just going for a drive and getting it...but also my wife just went to bed and I have to take the dog out and finish the dishes. But tomorrow I'ma BLAST THIS HOT SHIT. Probably before work.
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April 13, 2017 on Comment Party: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
The feverish breakdown is just awesome.
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April 13, 2017 on Comment Party: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Guys, let it be down in perpetuity that my use of the unconscionable phrase "weak sauce" was only as an echo of its use in the comment above. I can't have my comment history sullied by this out of context. *looks back at comment history* Yikes, never mind.
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April 11, 2017 on Grizzly Bear Share Another New Music Teaser
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April 11, 2017 on Filter Frontman Calls Out “Bullshit” Chainsmokers Performance On SNL
Who are you responding to? I feel like people on this site have been pretty understanding and even supportive of the request.
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April 7, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Played 3 New Songs At Brooklyn Steel And They Sounded Like This
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April 7, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Played 3 New Songs At Brooklyn Steel And They Sounded Like This
I'm more mad about the request to not record the old songs - because why should anyone other than the kids living on their parents' dime and so were not working on a weekday morning and were able to go to the venue and buy tickets before they sold out get to enjoy these shows? Asking for a friend who waited in the digital ticket line at work, along with thousands of others, only to see them sold out within a minute. I'm not resentful.
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April 6, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Ask Fans Not To Film New Songs (!) Tonight
Interested to hear your thoughts on the new Happyness. There are some really good songs, but it doesn't have the same dynamic, off-the-cuff quality WLB had. I have to spend more time with it - I could see it really growing on me, but the debut really just floored me and has been in heavy rotation since its release.
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April 4, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Future Islands The Far Field
Already multiple listens in, and man I love this album. Tom's right on point when he says that the group seems to have "retreated slightly" and points out that Herring's voice "doesn’t take quite as many fiery turns on The Far Field as it did on Singles." It certainly makes for a less immediate album, but taken as a whole, and maybe because the songs seem to chug from one to the next without too much sonic departure, it feels lived in - a bit more authentic and at ease wit itself, less showy. Singles will probably forever be my favorite FI album because it's just so damn good, but Far Field isn't too far off. IMO, "Caves" and "Aladdin" instantly jump into the group's top 10, and I could see a few more starting to nudge their way onto the list as well.
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April 4, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Future Islands The Far Field
The end of "Magic Mountain" makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Pretty much like how I feel when I trip. At least the good trips.
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Sounds like my life, minus interviews.
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Apparently I was way off with my response. Carry on.
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Wow. http://quotesblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/happygif.gif
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
One of the top 3 concerts I've ever been to.
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March 31, 2017 on Sufjan Stevens Announces Carrie & Lowell Live Album And Concert Video
People like that annoy the SHIT out of me. I may be giving Papa too much credit, but I *think* he's both expressing and criticizing that worldview. He seems pretty self-aware of how pretentious and judgmental he can sound, and so don't think considers himself (or anyone else) to be above the fray. The comedy is that we all think we have the answers, but no one does, and we're all driven by these fundamental human flaws like insecurity, ego, anger, etc. There's a real sense of personal and global resignation in Pure Comedy, like "I have flaws that I can't fix, even if I know about them, and humanity has flaws that it can't fix, even if we're all aware of it." Self-awareness without the ability to change is both tragic and funny.
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Definitely too long. Definitely exhausting. Also transfixing, very funny and self-aware about its cheesiness and grandiosity. There are certainly moments that annoy me and songs that I've been habitually skipping, but when it's good it's REALLY good. "Things That Would Hav Been...," that electronic cascade in "Birdie," the end of "Magic Mountain" - some of his best work. Even - gasp - some moments of sincerity.
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March 31, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Yep, this sounds like Pile alright. "Rope's Length" and "Dogs" are early favorites. Love how this group is able to be unpredictable and totally knotted and then break into these awesome moments of melodic clarity. They've landed on such a unique, complex sound.
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March 24, 2017 on Stream Pile A Hairshirt Of Purpose
FWIW, her moves are very similar to his moves, and I don't see her getting derided for it. In fact, people seem to love her whole "thing." I don't think that's what he was on about, but I figured I'd toss that into the mix.
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March 23, 2017 on Father John Misty Turned Down Stranger Things Audition
Give me your email address and I'll "send you the how-to..."
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March 23, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Teases LP4?
Depending on the mood I'm in, I actually think it's a better album than Blonde (and yes, I do consider it to be an album). Given the stupid skits and throwaways I always have to skip on Blonde, Endless is certainly more consistent.
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March 23, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Teases LP4?
Oh this could be fun. Thelma and Boo-hoouise Cry Game Seven Years in a Room Listening to Bon Iver The Tree of Strife re: Snatch
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March 23, 2017 on Justin Vernon Responds To Report About Brad Pitt’s Sad Bon Iver Listening Sessions