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These guys must have really hated all the love and attention they got after Merriweather.
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February 3, 2016 on Animal Collective – “Lying In The Grass”
Whenever I listen to it, the first few songs are great and I wonder why I don't like this album more. Then after a while it seems like it drags and drags and you're just waiting for the 2nd half of Impossible Soul.
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January 25, 2016 on Danny Brown Discusses His Love For Sufjan Stevens, Natalie Prass
I liked this project a lot more when they weren't selling it so hard. It should have been a free download at most and this nonsense of playing the songs live on the late night circuit is ridiculous.
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October 2, 2015 on Watch Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift On The Daily Show
Sort of pointless. First version was overlong and wasn't that great outside of a few tracks.
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September 21, 2015 on Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor Deluxe Edition
Gimme Some Salt is filler. Rest of the true songs are great although I'd guess some could call the short instrumental interludes filler.
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September 14, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
Bon Iver will be remembered for Emma but nobody will care about the s/t album that ruled the internet was best of the year for everyone. Overhyped that album was.
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September 14, 2015 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10
I like The Stand Ins. I tend to forget about that or even lump it in with Stage Names. They're sort of co-albums I guess. (the album covers go together!) Those songs you listed are amazing. I Am Very Far is where they lost me. That album was a mess. It's been years since I listened to it but I recall it having some good songs but the production was just too much. Like Dave Fridmann on steroids.
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September 9, 2015 on Okkervil River – “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House Cover)
The Stage Names is every bit as good or better than their earlier albums. I'm with you on falling off after that though. Stage Names makes my top 10 of the 2000's though. It's a great, great album.
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September 9, 2015 on Okkervil River – “I’m In Love With Susan Smith” (Tom House Cover)
Teenage Dream was huge and had 5-6 #1's on it. Prism I agree was a bust. Roar was a big track but isn't that great of a song and the rest of the album is blah outside of Dark Horse which is perfect. I'm interested to see if she can release another mega album like Teenage Dream again.
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June 11, 2015 on Katy Perry Readies “Bad Blood” Response Track “1984”?
Everyone on Rectify drinks Terrapin beers. All the different varieties, with the labels always pointed towards the camera. Can't imagine it's not some sort of product placement deal.
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June 9, 2015 on Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network
She's a good enough writer to destroy him to everyone's satisfaction. She chose restraint and in the long run I'm sure she'll be glad she did. However, I really wish she had taken him down hard. Guy's a tool.
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June 4, 2015 on Targeted Journalist Responds To Mark Kozelek
Anamorphose is just brilliant how the organ holds a note and then slowly increases the count of how long it holds the note as the song progresses. It starts at 4 and gets up to like a 19 or 20 count if I remember correctly. When the horns start coming in 5 minutes in, holy shit it's sublime. The vocals are just repetitive sing song nonsense, maybe it's French I have no idea. But Jesus, that's just an incredible song. I've tried a few times to play it for friends/family and explain its brilliance and always get blank stares.
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs
Everything on Switched on 2 is brilliant. Lo Boob Oscillator is probably my favorite song of theirs. Can't beat French Disko either. I would've definitely included Emperor Tomato Ketchup and Anamorphose as well. The super repetitive drony stuff has always been my favorite. I can sometimes get in the mood for Dots and Loops but most everything after that loses me.
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs
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