Comments from ingalls1969

“Face Value” is actually a pretty good album. I’ll even vouch for about half of the follow-up album, “Hello, I Must Be Going.” But that’s it for me.

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September 2, 2015 on Phil Collins Recreates His Iconic Album Covers For First-Ever Deluxe Reissues

I don’t mind that these options exist, I just think it’s sad that it’s practically the default method of getting into new music. There’s something inherently lazy about throwing up your arms and saying, “I don’t have time for this! Recommend something for me, Apple overlords!”

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August 5, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Isn’t Impressed By Apple Music Either

While Noel still strikes me as the perpetually cranky old man, he does have a point here. I want my own music and my own collection. I’m not crazy about the fact that a bunch of people at Apple whom I’ve never met are suddenly recommending stuff to me. I understand the attraction, to an extent, but it seems like recommendations and “playlists you might like based on stuff you listen to” is becoming the prevailing way to get your music. It takes the power out of the listener’s hands. I don’t like that.

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August 4, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Isn’t Impressed By Apple Music Either

Vinyl is not a convenience format, and I’d venture to say that nobody out there is buying it because it’s a compact way to get your music. It IS part of a lifestyle that caters to the ritualistic aspect of buying the record, putting it on the turntable, poring over liner notes, appreciating cover art the way it was intended, turning over the record after 20 minutes.

I’m 46, I was buying records in the 80’s, and way before that I was enjoying the record collections of my three older siblings. So for me, it’s not about the hipster factor – it’s a throwback to an era when music consumption was a truly tactile experience. And since most new releases come with download codes, there is a convenience factor built in.

I’m hopeful that the vinyl will, in the words of an earlier commenter, “eventually plateau and shirnk back down to a much more niche market.” When that happens, I’ll probably still be buying.

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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

“Pretty much all cars still come with a CD player…”

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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

“The former child star, who is probably best-known for his role in the cult classic film The Goonies…”

And by “The Goonies,” I hope you mean “Stand By Me.”

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July 21, 2015 on Minor League Baseball Team Apologizes For Corey Feldman Concert

I’m digging it. It definitely has a “rough around the edges” feel to it. If you like the fact that Nels Cline is in Wilco, you’ll probably love this album. Favorite track so far is “Cold Slope.”

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July 17, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars

If you’re declaring the “death of music” because a reality TV star is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, you’re not making much of an effort to find good music.

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July 15, 2015 on Sinead O’Connor Says Music Has Officially Died Because Of Kim Kardashian

“There are no bands or singers who become successful without overwhelming marketing…everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable and has exactly the same content. So, we are now in the era of marketed pop stars…”

Wow, Morrissey, REALLY? I suppose you’re also going to tell me that wrestling is staged and reality TV is scripted. Preaching to the choir…I doubt the average Moz fan or “alt weekly” reader is going to disagree with that.

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July 10, 2015 on Morrissey Disses Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

TIL “Joe Dirt 2″ exists.

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June 19, 2015 on Sharknado 2’s Mark McGrath Announces Debut Solo Record

Coleman predicted the future by accurately titling his 1959 album “The Shape of Jazz to Come.” Nearly a half-century later, his album “Sound Grammar” won the Pulitzer Prize for music. The man defined the word “innovation.” This is a huge loss.

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June 11, 2015 on R.I.P. Ornette Coleman

“Persuasians?” They’re not Asian. And Stereogum needs spellcheck.

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May 22, 2015 on Persuasions Leader On Jamie xx Sample: “I Was Told About It But Forgot”

Freddy Fender is going rise from the dead to be Dave’s final musical guest.

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May 20, 2015 on Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest

Given the state of Bob’s voice these days, I’d say he sounded pretty spectacular last night. That goes for the band as well. “Willfully strange?” “Meandering?” Bob’s not exactly known for being smiley and chatty onstage or television, so this is pretty much par for the course. What were you expecting? Do you even know anything about Dylan? Jeez.

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May 20, 2015 on Watch Bob Dylan’s Willfully Strange Performance On David Letterman’s Penultimate Show

VNYL: From the people who brought you DIVX and Flooz.

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May 13, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

I see your point, but – to be fair – the Honeydrippers album is from the ’80s.

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May 13, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

I know a half-dozen used record (vinyl) stores here in the Boston area where I’m sure you can get every single unwanted record mentioned in this article (Jefferson Airplane, Dan Fogelberg, Lionel Richie, etc) for two bucks apiece, tops. That makes VNYL’s monthly fee four times more expensive than it needs to be. Sounds like this was not completely thought out before execution. Build up a solid collection before beginning your operation – don’t go hog wild at a dozen yard sales and then claim you have a collection to pick from. Also, who wants to “rent” records? Part of the attraction of vinyl’s resurgence is being a collector, not a borrower.

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May 13, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

Can we put a moratorium on the term “hand-curate?” It makes you sound like precious Wes Anderson fanboys.

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May 13, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

Wow, I sure hope that was sarcasm.

New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, yeah – nobody ever plays those dumps.

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April 14, 2015 on Jack White Plans Surprise $3 Acoustic Shows Before Long Live Hiatus