Comments from hophead

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

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
Cold Gin
Hard Luck Woman
Plaster Caster
Do You Love Me?

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October 2, 2014 on The 10 Best KISS Songs