HartfordTheWhale

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I can understand not getting into Blonde, in parts it's willfully obtuse, but it's the album I've felt the most compulsion to revisit on a regular basis. There are some weak tracks, but the strong ones are SO STRONG. Something about how it oscillates between deep melancholy and temporary bravado speaks to me.
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December 3, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I only recently gave Deafheaven another try and cotDAMN that band shreds. 2013 me was so stupid.
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oh shit, I forgot about Operators! That album was awesome.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Guys, for the first time I'm...kind of disappointed in the SG year end list? Am I the only person in the WORLD who didn't think the Beyonce album was that great? Anyways, my preliminary list that's 100% missing something that I'll remember in 20 minutes: 1) Frank Ocean, Blonde 2) David Bowie, Blackstar 3) Anderson Paak, Malibu 4) Radiohead, AMSP 5) Angel Olsen, My Woman 6) Pinegrove, Cardinal 7) Bon Iver, 22 A Million 8) Kanye West, TLOP 9) Modern Baseball, Holy Ghost 10) Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee and, just because, honorable mentions: Lydia Loveless Flock of Dimes Car Seat Headrest Mitski Rost-Ham Andy Shauf Chance
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
You should definitely check out their debut album, "Weird Little Birthday." It's excellent - I return to it more often than most albums released in the past few years.
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November 21, 2016 on Happyness – “Falling Down”
I fucking love Happyness and I feel like all 'gummers should love them and yet here I am, talking to myself (and maybe Chris? Hey Chris).
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November 21, 2016 on Happyness – “Falling Down”
Not any as trustworthy, reliable and comprehensive. Certainly not any that aren't 100% guaranteed not to flood my computer with malware. So no.
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November 17, 2016 on What.cd Shut Down
Prince hurt. Bowie really hurt. Trump was a straight up gut punch. I don't even know what this is. I'm really torn up here. https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/753408240315146240/C1sixTfp.jpg
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November 17, 2016 on What.cd Shut Down
I'm thinking he's less upset about The Voice using his song and more upset that this particular cover sucks ass.
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November 15, 2016 on Father John Misty Not Stoked About The Voice Contestant Covering His Song
This thing bangs. "Dis Generation" is an early favorite.
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November 11, 2016 on Stream A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
A message to 2016... http://i.imgur.com/EcL9ojJ.gif
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November 10, 2016 on R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
I still think Because the Internet is criminally underrated and the whole argument about his music not being "cool" enough or being too catered to a white audience is asinine (says the early thirty-somethings white guy).
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November 7, 2016 on New Childish Gambino Album Awaken, My Love! Out Next Month?
I had the same experience - had always tried with JN until Divers just clicked for some reason, but Ys is now my favorite. The way the songs move into and out of melodic themes is just mesmerizing. After multiple listens I still feel like I have no idea where the songs are going at any moment. Oddly enough, right now it's also my favorite running album, which my wife finds to be hilarious.
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
He does. It doesn't sound much like The Waterfall sonically but definitely has a looseness that seemed to've been lost Evil Urges through Regions.
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November 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view7/3785068/exploding-elmo-o.gif
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November 2, 2016 on Q&A: Japandroids Remain On Brand With Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Is the Jim James album some of the best music he's ever put out? For some reason I'm totally blown away by Eternally Even.
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November 1, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
That's a great point. New Japandroids would've really clashed with my winter blues.
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October 31, 2016 on Japandroids Announce New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Not to belie how excited I am, because I'm super excited but....NEXT YEAR?! What is this, 2003? Don't they understand that the culture of album drops has destroyed my ability to wait months on end for an album release??!!
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October 31, 2016 on Japandroids Announce New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
I honestly always assumed they'd actually purchased the rights to that song... so yes.
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October 30, 2016 on ’80s Funk Band Collage Sues Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Over “Uptown Funk!”
Came here to say that I forgot how good that song is. On a relevant note, I saw DMB with Tim Reynolds over the weekend at the Bridge School Benefit Show (also there: MMJ, Neil Young, Roger Waters, so it was fun) and man can Tim Reynolds play the guitar. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/eb/49/60/eb496030fce4b9b2877dd9d92880b4db.gif
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October 25, 2016 on 15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness
Fucking yeah! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8s9zdQ40k1qbdmm9.gif
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October 12, 2016 on Stream Male Bonding’s Surprise Album Headache
Definitely Pinegrove and Anderson.PAAK. Also, maybe Modern Baseball, Hiss Golden Messenger, Andy Shauf, and Ros-Ham. Great year!
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October 8, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That and it seems hypocritical to choose that one line to be lambasting for. He's certainly said and recorded worse, and if you're going to buy into him at all (I do, btw) then you have to buy into the whole thing. It's like being a Trump supporter - you can't support him and say you don't support racism and misogyny, because you do.
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October 7, 2016 on Kanye West’s Original Taylor Swift Lyric In “Famous” Was Even Worse
Aesop Rock is awesome and his recent release was as excellent as anything he's ever done. Tom, you're allowed your own opinion but also nah.
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October 5, 2016 on Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Rap For Rap’s Sake
Phenomenal song and fantastic album, just hits a beautiful tone and keeps it up for 40 minutes.
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October 4, 2016 on American Football – “Desire Gets In The Way”
OneRepublic got robbed, but they'll be back... https://66.media.tumblr.com/f849a1dfb609489183040a8ef257515e/tumblr_mymx5xGNFJ1stf29to1_500.gif But seriously though, HGM PM then?
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October 4, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Joyce Manor Cody