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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
The only thing worse than Bonnaroo's actual lineup is the lineup of acts you can watch on the livestream.
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June 9, 2017 on Livestream Bonnaroo 2017 Here
I didn't mind some of their early rockers, but when they started writing earnest stadium anthems they became unlistenable. "Times Like These", "Best of You", and the like are some of the most obnoxious shit that's been on the radio in the past 10 years.
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June 8, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
Same goes with the last two minutes of Strangers with the Beach Boys harmonies going on. He's got a knack for writing hooks that are so damn good. But yeah, when the sax solo kicks in on Maud Gone... wow.
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June 7, 2017 on Ricky Eat Acid Shares Essay-Length Car Seat Headrest Takedown
I get that it's Radiohead but this is pretty insufferable. The marching drums are the worst.
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June 2, 2017 on Radiohead – “I Promise”
I'm with you. They annoy me so much now that I'm beginning to retroactively dislike their old music that I used to like.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” Video
I hate this. Zamfir flutes, crowd sing-along, black/gospel backup singers, corny disco piano, etc. Plus the goofy world music vibe going on. It's just a mess.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now
"Be Better than the GAP. Be Better than the GAP. Say it." "I'm better than the GAP."
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now
I do wonder how much weed he had. For 30 years please tell me he had pounds of the stuff with intent to distribute at least.
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May 31, 2017 on Rich Homie Quan Could Face 30 Years In Prison For Felony Drug Possession
I don't know, I'm white and live in Georgia. I'm fairly certain if I get pulled over with weed I'd get away with just a fine.
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May 31, 2017 on Rich Homie Quan Could Face 30 Years In Prison For Felony Drug Possession
I wish I liked these new songs more. The Feist sung "Hug of Thunder" is pretty solid, these other two I'm not loving as much.
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May 31, 2017 on Broken Social Scene – “Skyline”
I really, really love Liars but I have hardly listened to their last album at all since immediately after it came out. I need to give it another try. For some reason it just never clicked like their previous albums did. Hoping for the best on the new one. Their debut came out in 2002. It's tough to continue to make great music 15 years into a career, not many artists can pull it off.
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May 18, 2017 on Liars Announce New Album With Cryptic YouTubes
Not surprising at all. Everything these guys have ever released has been great.
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May 18, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Mourning Sound”
Gimme a break. The quote wasn't describing a casual drug user who moved onto harder stuff and regrettably became a heroin addict. Being a rich, punk 14 year old and idolizing junkies is sad. Wanting to be a cool heroin addict like your heroes Iggy Pop or Lou Reed is pathetic. I'm sorry. I have tons of empathy for people who get wrapped up in drugs. I have plenty of personal experience with it and lost a family member to heroin. It's a sad, devastating thing and to be so callous as to brag about being a kid always wanting to be a junkie like you always wanted be be an astronaut is just stupid at so many levels.
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May 15, 2017 on The Strokes’ Tumultuous Relationship With Ryan Adams Recapped In New Book: “He Was Definitely A Bad Influence”
I blame Bridesmaids for this. I feel like all of the ironic loving of Wilson Phillips has gotten a little out of hand.
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May 15, 2017 on Watch Haim Perform “Want You Back” & “Little Of Your Love” On SNL
“I knew I would shoot up drugs from a very young age. I’d been wanting to do heroin since I was 14 years old.” What a fucking pathetic thing to think or say.
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May 15, 2017 on The Strokes’ Tumultuous Relationship With Ryan Adams Recapped In New Book: “He Was Definitely A Bad Influence”
"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