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 0Posted on May 25th, 2014 | re: Arcade Fire's Win Butler Responds To Criticism Of "We Exist" Video (22 comments)

What? There’s no Whole Foods in Montreal…

St Vincent actually sounded pretty good, considering SNL’s notoriously bad sound. These Twitter folk don’t deserve nice things. I wonder how they’d react if someone like Joanna Newsom were the musical guest. (And then I wonder what they’d think when they find out she’s Andy Samberg’s wife.)

 0Posted on Apr 10th, 2014 | re: Hear Arcade Fire's Live Cover Of Blondie's "Heart Of Glass" (7 comments)

I thought they’ve been covering “Heart of Glass” since 2010—wasn’t it the 2nd to last track on The Suburbs?

 +6Posted on Jan 16th, 2014 | re: Karen O, U2, Will Butler, Owen Pallett, Pharrell Nominated For Oscars (20 comments)

No disrespect to Will Butler and Owen Pallett (as I’m a big fan of both AF and Owen’s solo act), but I find it more dubious now that the Academy refuses to nominate Jonny Greenwood. For There Will Be Blood and The Master the official word was he was disqualified because he used previously recorded music, but isn’t much of the score for Her from Reflektor? (Ie, Supersymmetry and Porno.)

 +2Posted on Aug 7th, 2013 | re: Arcade Fire To Score Spike Jonze's Her (3 comments)


 -1Posted on May 6th, 2013 | re: Watch Thom Yorke Play Jonathan Ross (4 comments)

I’ve been saying for years that Thom Yorke should release an album/EP of his live solo-acoustic arrangements. His solo performances of Radiohead and The Eraser songs are always amazing

 0Posted on Feb 25th, 2013 | re: Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged (20 comments)

After they got engaged, Joanna Newsom sang this while Andy Samberg sang this

 +4Posted on Dec 6th, 2012 | re: Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time (64 comments)

I agree that they were one of the most influential pop culture magazines ever, but the current state of the magazine is a shadow of its former self. Back in the 60s and 70s they represented the cultural zeitgeist (as if would I know—I was born 10 years after the 70s ended), but now their priority is just trying to hold on to their aging baby-boomer audience. Look at their Top 50 albums of 2012 list and how they basically write the same cover story feature about Bruce Springsteen each time he makes an album.

Album: Grizzly Bear – Shields
Song: Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”
Video: Grimes – “Oblivion” (for no other reason but nepotism for fellow Montrealers)
Crush: Dude: Andrew Bird, Girl: Annie Clark (does she win every year?)
Best New Act: Grimes (again out of nepotism. Would Divine Fits count in spite of Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel being members of big/popular bands?)
Best Show: Mad Men