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I love Kaputt. It's perfect for late afternoons, drunk and high hanging around on the porch. The whole thing just locks into such a mellow, laid back groove. This is quite a change up. Looking forward to hearing it in context with the album.
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May 21, 2015 on Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
So much of his act is based around nostalgia. From the Saved by the Bell parody to crap like this. If you were born from 1970 through 1980 like I was, I guess it's fun. But like Tony Soprano said, "Remember when is the lowest form of conversation."
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May 5, 2015 on Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video
What happened to TVOTR? I hate to see them slumming down there on line 6 between Brand New and Walk the Moon. I want the 2006-2008 version back when they were on top of the indie world.
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May 5, 2015 on Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup
She's FAR from a perfect person, but damn if Back to Black isn't a perfect little album. I'm glad the stars aligned that allowed her to get it made. The whole retro-soul has been way overdone since from Adele all the way to fucking Meghan Trainor, but it was so fresh on this album.
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April 28, 2015 on Amy Winehouse’s Family Blasts New Documentary
Really surprised Lana Del Ray is headlining a show at Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta. Is she much more popular than I realize? I can't imagine she could fill that place up.
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April 8, 2015 on Grimes Announces U.S. Tour With Lana Del Rey
No, not really. I could give a shit about BNM. The first two BOH albums are great and everything since is boring as hell. Same with Iron & Wine. I liked about half of Shepherd's Dog and not much of anything since. I'm sure their voices are still just fine BTW.
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April 2, 2015 on Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell Announce Covers Album Sing Into My Mouth
Can't stand spazzy Thom Yorke. The "Lotus Flower" video and even his live persona today is so different from the OK Computer and Kid A days when he was so cool. I'm strangely embarassed for him nowadays. Anyways, the "Just" video is spetacular. One of the best ever.
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March 13, 2015 on Out Of Control On Videotape: The 10 Best Radiohead Music Videos
I made it through about a minute of that Zac Brown Band song. Good god that's bad.
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March 9, 2015 on Watch SNL‘s Iggy Azalea Show
You think he owns any Waylon Jennings albums?
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February 13, 2015 on Watch Sturgill Simpson’s Triumphant Return To Letterman
Burial always drops a late December EP that just destroys.
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
Also Alex G's DSU is an amazing album. It will definitely make my top 5. Anyone who is a fan of 90's indie with a DIY feel should definitely check it out. It's the most under-the-radar great album of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN6EIIR5K0A
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
The TV on the Radio album deserves more love. Also, Liars. Both are consistently great bands who put out great albums who's only fault is they aren't as amazing as their earlier material.
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
That video for "Timebomb" is bad. Really bad. Yikes.
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November 5, 2014 on Q&A: The Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison On The Change Reissue, “Shake It Off,” And The Band’s Future
The production is awesome. I was pumped when it started but lyrically it's crap and there's not much of a hook or anything memorable to grab hold of. I LOVE TV on the Radio but I hope they're not running out of ideas. The last album was good but I have to force myself to listen to it and generally pick any of their other albums over Nine Types of Light when I'm in the mood for them.
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October 8, 2014 on TV On The Radio – “Careful You”
Best KISS songs not on this list (that are all better than "Lick it Up"): I Stole Your Love Shock Me Shout it Out Loud Strutter Cold Gin Deuce Hard Luck Woman Plaster Caster Do You Love Me?
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October 2, 2014 on The 10 Best KISS Songs
The sad thing is that he's a a grown ass 47 year old man. How pathetic. I get it if it's Tyler the Creator or some bratty 20 something in a punk band. But jesus, he sounds like such an asshole.
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September 16, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”
If it makes you feel better than lumping U2 in the the Eagles and Aerosmith, just lump them in with R.E.M., The Cure, The Pixies, etc. U2 should have broken up in the late 90's. Then when they re-united today it would be like the Police or The Pixies where everyone went apeshit to see them again. Their biggest fault was to keep trekking along in mediocrity for 20 years.
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September 11, 2014 on U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event
Well to be fair, Interpol is 12 years removed from their classic album. Today's indie music hasn't changed that much since 2002 so of course they still sound ok. U2 formed in the 70's and hit their classic period 30 years ago. Of course they sound like shit today. It just makes what David Bowie is doing all the more impressive.
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September 10, 2014 on U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event
I think it's more likely the ipod touches will hopefully go to a 128 GB flash drive. I don't blame Apple for getting away from the moving hard drives. Flash drives have grown in size by leaps and bounds over the past few years. If this doesn't happen, my real fear is that Apple will expect us to stream our libraries through the cloud which makes great sense in theory but sucks when I'm driving down the highway or at the beach and lose signal. Maybe one day cloud streaming will work everywhere but today it's spotty.
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September 10, 2014 on U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event
Several years ago I was out with some friends and we ended up at a shitty pool hall. We got drunk on pitchers of cheap beer and the bar was blasting old AC/DC all night. Just every fucking hit imaginable. They have at least 25-30 songs you know. And for whatever reason it just hit the sweetest spot between nostalgia and being wasted playing pool. The next few days I downloaded everything I could get. It's all been sitting in my iTunes ever since and hasn't gotten a single play. Still, there's going to be some night down the road hanging out with friends where the mood is right and I'm going to blast that shit and although I'll probably get a few eye rolls at first, AC/DC will win you over.
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August 28, 2014 on AC/DC Albums From Worst To Best