Comments from hophead

I think what make The War on Drugs different is these songs are in major key. Seriously, there's not many bands out there doing this. Everything is minor key, pentatonic scale based in rock music these days. These driving, major key anthems sound unlike almost anything out there. It's why you hear The Hooters, or "Touch of Grey", or Springsteen and Mellencamp.
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August 18, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding
I agree. There's a real Radiohead vibe going on with the rhythm section on this album.
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August 18, 2017 on Stream Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
It seems the whole music zine industry just doesn't know what to do with traditional indie bands any more. Especially ones that have been around. This album is incredible and if it had come out in 2009 instead of Veckatimest it would be getting decade-end list love. I mean, I get that's the criticism right there that it isn't 2009 any more. But still, this shit is amazing. We're lucky to have Grizzly Bear.
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August 18, 2017 on Stream Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Can't believe I haven't seen a 311 joke yet.
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August 17, 2017 on Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music
Gunning for that Black Keys void I guess.
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August 17, 2017 on When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit
Got my A machines on the table, got my B machines in the drawer
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August 16, 2017 on That Silent “A a a a a Very Good Song” Track Is Still Climbing The iTunes Chart
Apple puts numbers after letters when ordering its song list.
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August 16, 2017 on That Silent “A a a a a Very Good Song” Track Is Still Climbing The iTunes Chart
I guess with the talking vocal delivery, but Pow Pow is a beast compared to this. This just lazily meanders with the same synth groove for 5 and a half minutes. I love on Pow Pow where the bass guitar finally enters almost three minutes into the song, the little false start towards the end, the "Discovery" repeated chant, the call and response lyrics: "Advantages to both", etc, etc. It's just an amazing song. This isn't bad, but the best thing it has going for it is sounds similar to better material.
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August 16, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite” Video
You guys, I live in Savannah. He's down here. https://www.facebook.com/169370133217488/photos/a.170080869813081.1073741827.169370133217488/859089847578843/?type=3&theater
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August 14, 2017 on Justin Bieber DM’d A Gym To Ask About One Of Their Employees
I saw then at Shaky Knees in Atlanta. He seemed bored which I guess is sort of his thing but I've read lots of rave reviews of their live shows and expected more. They even played "Maud Gone" which is a badass song but Will sucked every bit of life out of it live. Wolf Parade came on after them and killed it.
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August 7, 2017 on Car Seat Headrest Played One Of The Best Sets At Lollapalooza 2017
Seriously. When you're balding as a rockstar you either go Brett Michaels or Brian Eno and one of them looks stupid as fuck.
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August 2, 2017 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Critics: “I Do Not Rap”
I believe the Liars "witch" album he's referring to is They Were Wrong, So We Drowned which was initially hated by critics for being such a departure from the dance-punk of their debut.
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August 2, 2017 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Critics: “I Do Not Rap”
Lil Uzi Vert is the best of these choices.
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July 26, 2017 on Michael McDonald Picks The Song Of The Summer
Fior Di Latte is my song of the summer. I agree, it's another fantastic album. They're on the same level with The National with being consistently great.
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July 18, 2017 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2017
I've tried twice with Cardinal, once when it first came out and then again months later around year-end list time. It's probably me but this sort of music should be in my wheelhouse and I just find it boring. Queuing it up on Spotify again now...
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July 17, 2017 on Pinegrove Sends Pitchfork Fest Into An Emotional Frenzy
Eh. Don't get what there is to love about their newer albums. I haven't heard the whole new one yet so perhaps there's some better stuff on there. But every song on their first 3 albums is better than this. Carl Newman needs to step up his live game as well. He's such a boring frontman. He sings so passionately on the recordings and live he could hardly give a shit.
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July 14, 2017 on Watch The New Pornographers Bring “Whiteout Conditions” And Neko Case To Colbert
I don't know if it's too high. I think it's just the production. She sang this high on "In the Backseat" and "Sprawl II". I agree this doesn't even sound like her and maintains none of her vocal characteristics.
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July 13, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” Video
I agree. They suck. There is never an occasion in my life when I'd like to listen to their music.
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July 9, 2017 on At NOS Alive Foo Fighters Prove They’re One Of The Greatest Festival Headliners Around
I've gone from sort of ironically liking the bass face, to being annoyed by it, and now it just grosses me out.
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June 30, 2017 on Watch HAIM Play “Want You Back,” Dave Chappelle Do Freestylin’ With The Roots On The Tonight Show
"Our Mother shoulda just named you Laika" "It's for your own good, it's for the Neighborhood" Hopefully this helps in case you got this shitty song stuck in your head
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June 30, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Signs Of Life”
I don't like "Worship You" and "Hudson"either, but "Ya Hey" is bad ass. "Obvious Bicycle" sucks too, though.
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June 28, 2017 on Arcade Fire Officially Unveil Everything Now Tracklist
It's a miracle this show is on the air. I wonder if Showtime had any idea what they were signing up for. “This is the water. And this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within.”
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June 26, 2017 on Watch Nine Inch Nails Play “She’s Gone Away” On Twin Peaks
True story, In the early 90's I bought their album Music when I was in college on the strength of "Do You Right" which got a tiny amount of airplay on the local alternative station. I loved it at the time. "Hydroponic" was another favorite. I even saw them live at the Georgia Theater in Athens in probably 1993 or 94 and they put on an insanely good show. This was all pre-"Down" which blew them up. Anyways, as a fan from way back in the day, I enjoy the 311 jokes and loved this interview. Glad to hear Nick Hexum is a cool guy.
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June 22, 2017 on Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album
Someday somebody's gonna turnaround and say goodbye
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June 19, 2017 on Haim – “Little Of Your Love”
One of the greatest album openers of all time.
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June 16, 2017 on Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Turns 20
Sure, he's pretty lame today but check this video out. Dude put on a hell of a live show back in the day. And he has a fantastic voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4eUWBAE_A
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June 16, 2017 on Bob Seger Catalog Finally Goes On Spotify