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"We're an American Band" never gets mentioned much. It's my favorite song on the album. I'd have it easily in my top 2 or 3 YLT songs.
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April 24, 2017 on I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One Turns 20
This list is bullshit. I was born in 1973 and came of age with 80's metal. I was 13-16 years old and loving all of this music at the time. I guaran-fucking-tee you that White Lion's "Wait" was and is total bullshit. The metal fans did not overlap with White Lion, Warrant, Winger, Poison, Bon Jovi and the like. If you were into Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, pre Theater of Pain Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest you hated that bullshit. A few bands could straddle the line like Ratt and Skid Row. Appetite for Destruction rendered them all meaningless, however.
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April 5, 2017 on 36 Essential ’80s Pop Metal Tracks
I agree. I was so hoping to love this but this eh, I guess it's ok.
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March 31, 2017 on Broken Social Scene – “Halfway Home”
Listening to Kendrick Lamar is like listening to slam poetry.
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March 24, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 4″
"Finer Feelings" is the best song on Gax5.
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March 13, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Spoon Hot Thoughts
The Zwan album is half really good, half junk. However, the 2nd half of "Jesus I/Mary Star of the Sea" is maybe my favorite thing Billy Corgan has ever done. It sucks because that the album got trashed and has been mostly forgotten, but the guitar interplay on that song is sublime. Here's an amazing live clip with Billy and Dave during happier times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQEZx9PqSo
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February 22, 2017 on Dave Pajo: Billy Corgan Is A “Bully” Who Scolds His Fans, Obsesses Over White Stripes Album Sales
It's the same damn bassline as U2's With or Without You.
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February 21, 2017 on Lana Del Rey – “Love” Video
Because its obnoxious when Christians use their faith as the fulcrum for their morality. As if the rest of us who don't believe in ridiculous myths don't have the moral compass to know right from wrong. Christians should stick to their virgin births and resurrection fables and quit proclaiming a morally higher ground.
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January 31, 2017 on Sufjan Stevens Shares Statement On Muslim Ban: “Christ Would Be Ashamed Of Us All”
There is no chance in the world he's her biological dad.
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January 25, 2017 on Paris Jackson Says Her Father Was Murdered
Initially, I was going to say that Jon Voight deserves better than being referred to as "the villain in Anaconda." I mean, c'mon "Deliverance" and "Midnight Cowboy!" But then I remembered the next 45 years of his career.
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January 13, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
Watched the video to see if some bro-country act was really going to sing "Fuck that Nigga" live to a bunch of white country music fans. Glad to see that he edited up the song.
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January 13, 2017 on Country Star Sam Hunt Is Basically A Drake Tribute Act Now
Coexist sucked. Maybe it sounded like their debut, but the songs were boring.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
KISS' Love Gun album is pure glam. "Christine Sixteen", "Plaster Caster", "Shock Me", "Tomorrow and Tonight". Take away their look and just listen to the album, and it's right up the same vein as early Roxy Music and T-Rex. The make-up and their posturing makes everyone not familiar with them think they're some metal band like Sabbath, but they were a straight up glam rock band early on.
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January 6, 2017 on 34 Essential Glam Songs
1. 808's 2. MBDTF 3. Yeezus 4. TLOP 5. Late Registration 6. College Dropout 7. Graduation I get that this is a personal list and 808's and Heartbreaks isn't for everyone. Dark Fantasy is his best but 808's is my favorite. That album has such a personal connection with me. I went through a divorce around the time and fell in love with it. "Streetlights" still gives me chills whenever I hear it. The end of "Robocop" is my favorite Kanye moment. "Amazing" is so freaking awesome, and the drum machine loop/synth loop on "Say You Will" is just genius when it comes back in after the false ending. I really, really love that album.
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January 6, 2017 on Chance The Rapper Ranks Kanye West’s Albums Best To Worst
I really don't like these new songs. I prefer the icy, detached, minimal sound of the first album. This shit is too Florence and the Machine for me.
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January 3, 2017 on The xx – “Say Something Loving”
I really like the first 3 Arcade Fire albums. But even from the beginning seeing videos of their live shows they rub me the wrong way with the hyper exaggerated dancing. When Coldplay, Mumford, Avett Brothers all dance around like morons losing their minds to their own music on stage somehow they're lame but these guys get a pass.
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December 12, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire Play “Reflektor” From The Reflektor Tapes / Live At Earls Court Concert Film
Haven't listened to that album since it came out so I gave this a watch. Nope, still not very good. Somebody explain to me how this is any different from what Coldplay is doing today. Just a bunch of empty posturing over disco beats to songs that aren't very good.
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December 12, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire Play “Reflektor” From The Reflektor Tapes / Live At Earls Court Concert Film
Hillary was gonna be so pissed when she found out Tim Kaine booked the closest he could get to Motley Crue for the after party. That dude loves him some Dr Feelgood.
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November 19, 2016 on Vince Neil Isn’t Playing Trump’s Inauguration After All
Basic explanation is the first number is how many beats in a measure and 2nd number is what note gets the beat. So 6/8 means 6 beats per measure, 8th note gets the beat. Majority of rock music is 4/4. 4 beats per measure, quarter note gets the beat. For listening purposes, it's a counting thing. If you count along in 3's it's 3/4 time, or a waltz. 6/8 has a swinging feel and you can count along in 6's. Think of "House of a Rising Son" as an easy example of 6/8. 3/4 is easy if you think of a traditional waltz. Like I said, the vast majority of music is in 4/4. Youtube probaby has some good videos to explain the differences.
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November 11, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “2100” (Feat. Boots)
I prefer Oliver's old singing style much more than this. He has an interesting voice, but he has a boy band/One Direction thing going in here. Like he's trying to sing well or something.
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November 10, 2016 on The xx – “On Hold”
Not many rap songs in 6/8 time. I like it but I'm not sure if it completely works. Rock songs in 6/8 hit my sweet spot but this feels a little award. I don't know, maybe some more listens required.
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November 10, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “2100” (Feat. Boots)
Trump didn't win because of the insignificant # of blacks Killer Mike encourated not to vote (although I agree with your sentiment in the original comment). Trump won because he got 53% of white women's vote compared to 43% who voted for Clinton. That's mind blowing. All the talk from women who claim to fight against a misogynist society that sexually harasses women, that is against equal pay, that judges women by looks, guess what. You just overwhelmingly voted for the embodiment of everything you claim to be repulsed by.
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November 9, 2016 on Watch Killer Mike Explain Why Trump Won On The Real
Loved the first half. When the kids are older it sort of loses its way a little. I didn't like either of the teen actors.
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November 7, 2016 on Watch James Hetfield Rate Celebrities In Metallica Shirts
So dressing as a Native American for Halloween sparks enough complaints that Hillary Duff has to issue an apology? Jesus people, give me a fucking break.
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November 3, 2016 on We Are Living In The Chainsmokers’ America
Seriously. Morris Day and the Time had bunches of songs that sounded like this.
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October 31, 2016 on ’80s Funk Band Collage Sues Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Over “Uptown Funk!”
And I'll add that Kicking Television and Okonokos are neck and neck for best live album of the millenium.
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
Summerteeth>YHF>Being There>Ghost is Born....big drop off...A.M.>Sky Blue Sky...bigger drop off... rest of them that all run together and are equally boring
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
The version of Gold I have in my itunes is 9 songs long. It's been soooo long since I gave it much thought but I remember having the cd and half of it was crap. When I finally loaded all my cd's into itunes around 10 years go I dumped half the album. What I have left is great stuff, however.
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September 27, 2016 on Ryan Adams Pays Tribute To Gold On Its 15th Anniversary
That ship sailed with Pitchfork. They're reviewing what drives clicks which is a lot of R&B and Rap. What's that bullshit on their page today: "10 Pitchfork Staffers on the music that helps them get shit done."
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
1. Sad Waters 2. Mercy Seat 3. Straight To You 4. Mercy 5. Song of Joy
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September 12, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree