Comments from ingalls1969

I guess I should give Modern Guilt another try. Having said that, I still believe that Midnite Vultures is too low here. It's top three material, easily. Even as a purely superficial, booty-shaking party album, it's a masterpiece, IMHO.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
This tour needs an Echinacea sponsorship.
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November 20, 2014 on Morrissey Cancels More European Shows
Good times! Meanwhile, I spent $25 to see Johnny Marr at a small club in Boston over the weekend and had the time of my life.
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November 20, 2014 on Morrissey Storms Offstage In Poland After Fan’s Offensive Comment
I agree wholeheartedly that the Jam were (and continue to be) severely under-appreciated on U.S. shores. Perhaps their early opening slot on a Blue Oyster Cult tour (true story) had something to do with their failed trajectory. Since their career was relatively short and they only released a handful of studio albums, I'm not so sure that their discography is suited to this kind of treatment. Paul Weller's solo career, however, is another story. Talk about under-appreciated!
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September 24, 2014 on The Kinks Albums From Worst To Best
TL;DR. Oasis' first couple of albums contained a handful of decent songs, but success went to their heads and they've been phoning it in ever since. To this day, I have no idea why these guys remain wildly popular in their native land.
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August 29, 2014 on Definitely Maybe Turns 20
The difference is that "Time Fades Away" is actually a really good album.
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August 22, 2014 on Morrissey Details Label’s “Botched” Album Launch In Latest Screed
I'm pretty sure it was Ringo who came up with the "mocker" line, but I could be wrong.
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August 5, 2014 on Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best
I'm all for artists moving out of their comfort zones, stretching out, experimenting, etc, but in the case of Weezer, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Rivers needs to stop letting other people write (and sing) the songs, Ric Ocasek needs to be Weezer's producer in perpetuity, and Pat Wilson needs to give up his strange obsession with the guitar. Seriously, dude. You're a drummer. Deal with it.
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June 26, 2014 on Watch Another Teaser For Weezer’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End
New music category: TTRTT ("This techno-rave type thing")
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June 26, 2014 on Dozens Of Avicii Fans Get Too Fucked Up In Boston
Stereogum has officially entered the clickbait game.
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June 19, 2014 on Watch Sam Smith Make Letterman Say “Oh My God”
It's the b-side of "Attack and Pick Away at Your Friend."
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June 13, 2014 on Morrissey’s Guitarist Blasts Kristeen Young, Tony Visconti In Wake Of Tour Cancellation
In all seriousness, I can only offer my observations as an outsider, but it seems to me that Morrissey's cancellation track record puts him in a negative light. People have grown tired of his erratic behavior and constantly cancelled/rescheduled dates. Perhaps he thought he could win some sympathy by throwing the blame on someone else for a change. "This time it's not my fault, I swear!" I understand that Morrissey has helped Kristeen's career tremendously over the years, but that's no reason to throw her under the bus. That's the best I can do in terms of sorting out my opinions, and I figure it's better to leave a thoughtful comment rather than the usual "HE SHOULD EAT A CHEESEBURGER" bullshit.
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June 13, 2014 on Morrissey’s Guitarist Blasts Kristeen Young, Tony Visconti In Wake Of Tour Cancellation
"I’d say the Black Keys’ talent is 90% Auerbach" Agreed. Coincidentally, it's kind of reminiscent of the Jack/Meg ratio with the White Stripes.
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May 20, 2014 on The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud
This is why we can't have nice things.
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May 8, 2014 on Watch Morrissey Get Mobbed By Fans, Debut Three Songs In San Jose
He should have been arrested in 1986 for grand larceny after stealing songwriting credit from Los Lobos.
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April 28, 2014 on Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested For Disorderly Conduct
Wow. Could we be more condescending to a younger generation by shoving a piece of antiquated technology in their faces and being disgusted by their ignorance? While we're at it, why don't we just tell them all to get off our lawn?
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April 14, 2014 on Watch Kids Try To Use A Walkman For The First Time
I think "Moondance" is a fine album, but in my opinion, it's been lionized to the point where it obscures a large part of his catalog that really deserves better. Personally, at least two of the songs ("These Dreams of You" and "Caravan") sound positively anemic next to their far-superior live versions on "It's Too Late to Stop Now." That kind of kills the buzz of the original album for me. But I still love the album. Just not as much as "Veedon Fleece," "Astral Weeks" and a few others.
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April 14, 2014 on Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best
Where is "You Win Again," his collaboration with Linda Gail Lewis? Not exactly Van's finest hour, but it's fun, rollicking album that deserves some love here. You included "Irish Heartbeat," so I know that collaborations are part of the list.
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April 14, 2014 on Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best
A lot of bold choices, and as someone who is hopelessly in love with Veedon Fleece, I couldn't be happier with its place at the top (I would have been perfectly happy with Astral Weeks in that slot - they're both masterpieces). Personally, I think It's Too Late To Stop Now - quite possibly my all-time favorite live album - should at least be in the top ten. It's Van at the peak of his powers, in my opinion. I also am a huge fan of The Healing Game. I feel like it's the last truly amazing album Van made and should be ranked a lot higher. The songs are mostly great and the production is impeccable. But different strokes for different folks.
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April 14, 2014 on Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best
Morrison was born in 1945. In 1967, he was 22, not 19.
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April 14, 2014 on Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best