homesickalien

Comments from homesickalien

Slave Ambient is like their Pablo Honey. They took on an entirely different mindset after that album, it seems.
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April 29, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Maybe its a jigsaw puzzle and we have to put it together once we get all the pieces.
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April 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear Share Yet Another New Teaser
Although its a great moment in Princes legacy, Lovesexy is way too high and Around the World in a Day is too low and should be well ahead of Diamonds and Pearls. The thing about 1999 that should be recognized is that was a raunchy album that pop radio adored....it was like, "Man Little Red Corvette is great, but did you hear that Taxi Driver tune?" It also was the album that exalted his genius to a much wider audience. To not have it in the top five based on that is criminal. Not sure why Emancipation is in the top ten, as it was good, but way too spotty and not top 10 worthy.
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April 21, 2017 on Prince Albums Ranked
In a sense, I agree, but this is a slippery slope here for the true Prince fan. This is a man that constantly worked on his craft to an insatiable level, and his catalog is infinite, I am sure. He could have made a million 1999's or Purple Rains, but he was always so committed with his need to stay true to his own (re)evolution. We should all just enjoy what will now will be set free whether its for monetary gain from fools, or substantial exposure to all the work he put in behind closed doors. I hate that there is financial gain for those undeserved with what is released, but this is a great, musical genius, so let's all just get the chance to hear it under whatever circumstances it falls upon us.
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April 19, 2017 on Stream Prince’s “Deliverance” From New EP Out Friday
This is a great random cover from a guy spends his time digging into a bands emotion.
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April 11, 2017 on Car Seat Headrest – “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” (The Smiths Cover)
Or someone stuck on an article they did a few years back for New Yorker about being a critical darling yet not being rich...either way, this is a band who seem to clearly care less about marketing, and care more about taking their time to put out great music.
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April 10, 2017 on Grizzly Bear Share Another New Music Teaser
This is as good as Singles, which is as good as On the Water which is as good as Evening Air.
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April 7, 2017 on Stream Future Islands The Far Field
Just bump your damn release date up the 2 weeks instead of creating a 'class' distinction? Am I missing something? So, heres our album to listen to, ya know, before those who don't pay our premium monthly rate (hint, hint) Sounds like a cash grab to increase premium memberships, which, I guess is cool, just seems a little silly. Comcast does something sorta similar where you can watch a DVD release a few weeks before the world, ya just gotta pay 2x as much. Man, we live in a world where we can't get anything quick enough. I know this may not be a revelation, but still, would it be that painful to wait?
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April 4, 2017 on Spotify & Universal Sign License Agreement That Allows Windowing For Paid Users
Was always a big fan of Woman in Chains... This is a great idea for a column, can't wait to see what's next. It's a well that won't ever run dry! Maybe just head right to Creep so you can keep Tears for Fears in the the mix like some orta six degrees of seperation
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March 29, 2017 on Gotcha Covered: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Note to all mixtape makers out there...when creating your 2017 summer mix, Spoon's 'Pink Up' and 'Passionfruit' are a fantastic 1-2 punch to start it off.
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March 25, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
A male version of Mazzy Star....this guy knows how to set a mood. Great stuff
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March 21, 2017 on Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse”
Rattle and Hum is great. When the dvd came out I remember figuring out a way to record the songs from the film onto my old onkyo receiver/pioneer dual tape deck. 'When Love Comes to Town,' Bad and the version of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' where Bono goes off from the film is essential viewing, and to be able have the ability to listen to it in my old nissan was easily one of the greatest recording accomplishments of my young baked life.
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March 3, 2017 on Pop Turns 20
What I wanna know is how that tile floor came out because it appears like that kid is pretty excited about his handiwork
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February 22, 2017 on The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
A Rogue Wave covers album? And, its all 80's cuts? Off I go to Soundcloud...
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February 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jidenna The Chief
I'll find it, but I won't kill it. Now, what about my dynamite? Might be one of Andersons best lines.
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February 11, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Ha! Damn...same thoughts. Bravo.
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February 1, 2017 on Bruno Mars Eyed For Grammys’ Prince Tribute
What they should do is collect a bunch of bands/artists and do a medley...you could essentially tab anyone from The Weeknd to Spoon. But then again, this is The Grammys, and to actually single out how far his reach was to the music community in this way would be far too practical.
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February 1, 2017 on Bruno Mars Eyed For Grammys’ Prince Tribute
I agree...to a degree. Love when he rolls songs like 'Son of a Ladies Man,' 'I Love You Honeybear' or 'Holy Shit' outta his strumming guitar. And, I'll take the occasional 'Bored in the USA,' or this, and 'Pure Comedy,' but the latter examples do tend to take on the similar structure and preachy angle. This track, tho, does feel like something that may fit nicely as an interlude between songs. I am sure the album will be epic to an almost excessive degree, but still...its FJM. He's tenured the freedom of us waiting to hear the entire body of work before judgement. The album feels like it has the makings of being the apex to his catalog.
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January 30, 2017 on Father John Misty – “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” Video
Not that I don't adore 'Carrie and Lowell,' it being one of my favorites, but he could read the obit section from a newspaper over a few chords and it'd carry more 'wistful elation' than that album. Lookin forward to it...
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January 27, 2017 on Details About Sufjan Stevens’ Call Me By Your Name Songs Emerges From Sundance
Let those who grew up with the evolution of U2 and their pinnacle moment, The Joshua Tree, let you in on their "appeal." There was nobody besides maybe REM who put more of a stamp on radio friendly 'alternative' music in the 80's than them. Go give Rattle and Hum and view and you may understand how massive attention U2 and that album created.
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January 9, 2017 on U2 Announce The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour
This is right outta Exile on Main....My Lord this is great.
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November 26, 2016 on The Rolling Stones – “Ride ‘Em On Down” (Eddie Taylor Cover)
Hamilton breaks the fourth wall, yet Trump hasn't even but his first wall yet. Stay tuned...this may be a dogfight.
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November 19, 2016 on Donald Trump Demands Apology From Hamilton For “Harassing” Mike Pence
Does "slower and more reflective" refer to the songs or her recording approach? Past has proven this description applies to both. Either way, bring it on Grimesy...
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November 2, 2016 on Grimes Intends Next Project To Be “Slower And More Reflective”
Every time I see or read the words Japanese Breakfast, I immediately start sing 'Everybody Wants to Love You' like a giddy schoolboy
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
I find 40 Mark Strasse pleasantly memorable.
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October 26, 2016 on The Shins – “Dead Alive” Video
When do stories about Suge Knight turn from rap mogul gone wrong to just piece of shit degenerate convict in jail? I mean really...this guy just needs to erode into oblivion.
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October 24, 2016 on Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre For Allegedly Trying To Have Him Killed
Its the Nobel Peace Prize. It's very fucking important, and the honor should be acknowledged. No one is asking him to gloat, but at least pay respect to those who have paved its path.
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October 22, 2016 on Member Of Nobel Academy Says Bob Dylan Is Being “Arrogant” But Please Email Them?