Comments from Hellephant

Had to be Shellac. Maybe their best album, and that is REALLY saying something.
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September 16, 2014 on Album Of The Week: The Juan Maclean In A Dream
This is exactly right.
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August 12, 2014 on The Afghan Whigs Albums From Worst To Best
Freaking incredible. "Chambers" sounds like modern-era Cure, but better!
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August 11, 2014 on Stream Cymbals Eat Guitars LOSE
Sound Check (Gravity). C'mon.
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July 2, 2014 on The 10 Best Gorillaz Songs
No, I totally agree -- *has* to be w/sax.
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April 16, 2014 on The 10 Best Galaxie 500 Songs
Ladytron + better songwriting - cartoonish icy gothiness + outsized M83 melodrama = awesome/Chvrches
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September 24, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Chvrches The Bones Of What You Believe
Holy shit, thanks! I'd never heard of Baby Dayliner, but I instantly love them/him. I guess I'm a sucker for nearly self-parodic over-emotive singing. That's what you get for being a Morrissey / Scott Walker / Jarvis Cocker die hard, I guess. And yes: Majical Cloudz is *amazing* -- Impersonator is feeling like my album of the year, and I adore the new National and Daft Punk albums. And maybe it would've made more sense to say that the Diamond Rings sounds like Welsh, combined with the skinny guy from They Might Be Giants circa "Birdhouse in Your Soul." The singer from Merchandise fits into all of this, too.... But yeah: Baby Dayliner!
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May 24, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Majical Cloudz Impersonator
I can't be the only one who thinks he sounds like the guy from Diamond Rings, but I never see that.
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May 22, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Majical Cloudz Impersonator
"The Real Thing" is the best Dandy Warhols song ever.
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April 20, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Phoenix Bankrupt!
It's bullshit without "Leave Me Alone" or "Procession," their two best songs (not necessarily in that order).
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January 25, 2013 on The 10 Best New Order Songs
Best Album: A. C. Newman -- "Shut Down the Streets"
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November 21, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
"Ugly new *houses.*" And I believe that the "Bigmouth" backing vocals are pitch-shifted Morrisseys. Smiths fanatics of the world: unite and be pedantic.
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September 28, 2012 on Strangeways, Here We Come Turns 25
Coincidental resemblance to the title of A.C. Newman's "The Palace at 4 AM"?
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May 24, 2012 on Beat Connection – “The Palace Garden, 4am”
Lou Barlow is spinning (round and round) in his ... chair (BECAUSE HE'S STILL ALIVE).
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January 5, 2012 on Ryan Adams Covers Ratt Acoustic
Only one other commenter mentioned the latest Dodos album?!? I don't understand the lukewarm reaction to that album at all -- the musicianship is phenomenal, and the vocal melodies are some of the best I've heard in years. Neko Case is great on it, too. I think that it blows Visiter away, which in comparison to No Color sounds meandering and demo-ish (except for "Ashley," which is unbeatable). Best of the year, and certainly the most listenable, especially when its blasting while you're driving with the windows down on a gorgeous day.
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June 23, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far
The Vanishing Point Breakin' 2 Days in the Valley Girl Next Door in the Floor ... Cool as Ice Pirates of the Caribbean
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September 3, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8
The Air Up There Goes the Neighborhood
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September 2, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8
Next Friday the 13th Warrior
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September 2, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8
Nosferatu Wong Fu Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmars Attacks ... As Tears Go Bicentennial Man Who Fell to Battlefield Earth Angels With Dirty Faces of Death Wish Upon a Starsky and Hutch ... Walkabout a Boy ... The CIder House Rules of the Game ... The Man Who Would Be King Ralph ... All About Eve of Destruction ... Those Who Love Me Can Take the Trainspotting ... The Networking Girl 6 Days, Seven Nights in Rodanthe Music Lovers on the Bridge to Terabithia Clockwork Orange County General's Daughters of Darkness Falls ... The Man in the Iron Masked & Anonymous ... Regarding Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Klowns from Outer Spacecamp Nowhere Man on Firewall-E.T.
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September 2, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8
Altered States of Wonder Boy and His Dog Gone Baby Gone (in Sixty Seconds) With the Windtalkers
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September 2, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8