HartfordTheWhale

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I agree with you, but I'm still waiting for that front-to-back consistency that would make something of his great. I think he gets carried away with his whims a bit too much. He has some great melodies in him, and a good ear for production, and then overdoes it. High hopes though.
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February 9, 2016 on Dev Hynes Teases New Blood Orange Album Arriving With Minimal Advance Promotion
To be fair, Bird already went electric a number of times...
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February 5, 2016 on Watch Andrew Bird Debut “Capsized” On Conan
Fuck yea, love me some Andrew Bird.
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February 5, 2016 on Watch Andrew Bird Debut “Capsized” On Conan
FWIW, I wrote a full review of the album. It's the only one on my young site so far - I'm really just working on my web skillz, but also my writing. Anyways... http://ctsoreviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/diiv-is-is-are.html
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January 29, 2016 on Stream DIIV Is The Is Are
"Loose Ends" is my jam. Also "Dust."
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January 29, 2016 on Stream DIIV Is The Is Are
Someone needs to explain this one to me, because it's not a remix - hell, it's not even a cover, it's just her singing over the original song like she's at a Karaoke bar. I don't get what the purpose of it is other than maybe to try and get some indie cred. It makes the whole album seem artistically flaccid.
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January 27, 2016 on Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover
I'd downvote you for your ignorance but I can't. Also, I posted this below by accident, so I also expect others to downvote me but THEY can't. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The circle of life.
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January 22, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'd downvote you for your ignorance but I can't.
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January 22, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Really, really like this album. Unlike Oshin, which I liked enough but found to be a little aimless, ITIA has some drive to it. I think bringing the bass and drums up in the mix has a lot to do with that, but the songs also move a bit more and sound a little cleaner. I still wish he'd clean up the vocals too, but this is really good stuff. "Take Your Time" and "Loose Ends" are gold.
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January 21, 2016 on DIIV – “Is The Is Are”
One of the greatest line ups I've ever seen. Me = Lady Primavera = Robot https://49.media.tumblr.com/b04f42f54f6a3606f2315eca3fde2ba5/tumblr_mojquvAnJe1qjejgbo1_400.gif
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January 21, 2016 on Primavera Sound 2016 Lineup
I feel the same way about this video as I felt about the album - it's interesting and I can appreciate the effort and guts it takes to go so over the top, but it's cartoonishness seems a bit flimsy to me, like a try-hard theater group who really wants to establish their own aesthetic. It's just one man's opinion. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4a/b2/df/4ab2df65342fcb72171aaf84dca6ed62.jpg
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January 19, 2016 on Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” Video
This and Governor's Ball so far have the best line ups. One of my bucket-list fests for sure.
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January 19, 2016 on Pickathon 2016 Lineup
THIS IS A FUCKING LINE-UP RIGHT HERE. (though no LCD? In NYC?)
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January 8, 2016 on Governors Ball 2016 Lineup
I made the DJ at my wedding play "Dance Yrself Clean" despite the fact that only me and like two other people knew what it was. I danced like a crazy person and was probably this close ( ) to being divorced on the spot. It's one of my favorite songs of all time. YOU BITE YOUR TONGUE SIR.
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January 5, 2016 on James Murphy Announces New LCD Soundsystem Album, Addresses Betrayal Of Fans In Blog Post
As some one who was AT the "final" MSG show - I couldn't give less of a shit about "cheapening the experience" or whatever. Another LCD concert! ANOTHER LCD ALBUM!! I'm all about the present, people. https://media.giphy.com/media/PXUCCPmqB36wM/giphy.gif
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January 5, 2016 on James Murphy Announces New LCD Soundsystem Album, Addresses Betrayal Of Fans In Blog Post
YES. I get that people like to complain about things, but come on. As Emerson said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Ie: they decided to break-up, and now they've decided to get back together, but who cares? My world (and I'm assuming most of yours) is better with their music and performances in it. I'll take a short break-up into a reunion over a forever break-up any day.
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January 5, 2016 on LCD Soundsystem Will Tour This Year
Am I old? I feel like, aside from a few of the obvious ones (LCD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sufjan, Beach House, M83, RTJ, etc.) there's a lot of dubstep sounding garbage on the bill. Like an 80/20 split of crap to awesome. I could also be lashing out because I'll never be able to afford to attend Coachella.
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January 4, 2016 on Coachella 2016 Lineup