HartfordTheWhale

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Pretty much a new full Beach House LP. I'm going on a road trip this weekend and, between this and Vince Staples, I'm pumped.
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June 22, 2017 on Beach House – “Baseball Diamond”
So far I've found all of the new songs to be melodically uninspired. I think what elevated the first album above early 90's pastiche is that the songs were catchy without sounding trite, but I can't really say the same for these first 3 singles. I'll qualify that I really hate the communal backlash that tends to happen when a band goes from critical darlings to crossover success, so I try to give as much leeway as possible for follow-ups, but I'm just not feeling it. It all sounds so forgettable.
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June 19, 2017 on Haim – “Little Of Your Love”
I guess I'm still the only person around here who doesn't get the love for Lorde. I thought Royals was annoying, Green Light was overrated and every song I've ever listened to by her (admittedly never full albums) have had pretty rote, well-worn melodies. Not to take anything away from your party here, just figured I'd offer a single dissenting opinion for diversity.
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June 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama
Lots of people complaining about the lyrics which, I mean, come on they're fine! Also that part about filling up the bathtub and playing our first record is pretty great.
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June 16, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort”
Sounds like they're still trying to make the next great LCD Soundsystem song. I'm not against it.
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June 15, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort”
I mean... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2bNRU8tyfM
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June 15, 2017 on Watch Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ Gorgeous Colbert Performance
I was also at that Boston show and it was awesome. Stagger Lee was next level.
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June 15, 2017 on Watch Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ Gorgeous Colbert Performance
This song sucks...IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS...But no really it's very bad...BAD TO THE BONE...seriously, so many facepalms...AND FIST PUMPS. My feelings about this song/this comment thread. But I'm pretty sure this is butt.
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June 14, 2017 on The Killers – “The Man”
Well I can't tell if you're just taking the piss or if you actually think Murphy is that cynical, but I really think the guy is just a nice dude who keeps on over explaining himself because he doesn't get why other people think these things are such big deals. Like the "unretirement" thing - I feel like he just wanted to make some more great music with his friends. And this is coming from someone who was at the MSG show. I couldn't give less of a shit that it "devalued" the show in some people's eyes. I'll take more LCD music any day. And yes, I am going to try to get tickets for this residency. Yes, I'd throw in a scooter if it helped. No, I will not be able to get these tickets.
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June 12, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Explain New Brooklyn Steel Shows
Father John Kendrick Girlpool Jay Som Big Thief Happyness (I will go to BAT for this one. No love around here.) Future Islands Priests
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
I hadn't read the write-up yet, but yes, that is most certainly what happened. I live in a Stereogum Bubble.
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
This album is so so good. Having for some reason never heard Masterpiece (apparently it was on a lot of year-end lists last year? Where in the hell was I?) this one really snuck up on me. The last run of tracks are just crushingly gorgeous, but the whole damn thing is excellent. Will 100% be on my list at the end of the year.
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
The last 3 songs are just stunningly good. The whole thing is great, but that final run hits on some really gut-punch level stuff.
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June 5, 2017 on Stream Big Thief Capacity
Apple Music and Tidal. KEWL.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now
Why are people downvoting this?
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May 31, 2017 on Nas Pens Open Letter Calling Trump A Racist
FTR, and despite my other comments, I don't begrudge SG for this article - someone's gotta pay the bills, and I'll take 5% garbage if it means I get 95% of my sweet, sweet regular Stereogum programming. LEST WE FORGET ABOUT VIDEOGUM.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Here. Goddammit.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
I came hear expecting an empty list and a "JK LOL" and will be leaving very disappointed.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Like Dirty Projectors combined with 60's soul rock (or Leon Bridges, if you will). Which is to say, pleasant.
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May 25, 2017 on Stream Amber Coffman City Of No Reply
LCD, The National, Beach House, Bon Iver Can we create a separate list for all-timers? Because Pavement, The Smiths, Built to Spill and Pixies shan't be forgotten. Also, very excited about this Arcade Fire news.
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May 15, 2017 on Arcade Fire Debut Six Songs From New Album In Montreal
Hey, that's no way to talk about New England's rising star. https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5275/29917168171_fc139d6b40_b.jpg
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May 15, 2017 on Radiohead Fan Makes Pilgrimage To Hilton Hartford
You guys should really visit Hartford. I hear it's blowing up.
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May 14, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I feel like I'm one of few in the indie community who really disliked the last album, but man if this one hasn't won me over. Your Heart, Kiss and Burn and Soup are just excellent songs.
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Girlpool Powerplant
https://media.giphy.com/media/fL0MRkYA1SPhS/giphy.gif
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May 12, 2017 on Haim – “Right Now”
Probably my favorite ever GD concert track. Also my favorite version of Bertha. It just rips.
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May 9, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today