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Come on, you can't say I don't have a legitimate beef here. Of course there's original content on Stereogum, and most of it is very good (I personally love the Worst to Best series and wish you would do those a lot more). But the YouTube plugs seem to have overshadowed the essays and reviews. That's all I'm saying. Jeez, I thought I only got downvotes around here when I talk about how much I hate Oasis.
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September 14, 2016 on Watch Ariana Grande Try To Explain What A Dick Bicycle Is To Ellen DeGeneres
Watch Donald Glover attempt to sing Kiss From a Rose! Watch Mothers Cover Glenn Frey's The Heat Is On! Watch Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's Test Pattern Parody Talking Heads on Seth Myers! Watch Father John Misty Do Something Mocking Pop Culture! Watch Stereogum Completely Blow Off the Concept of Original Content and Become the World's Biggest YouTube Aggregator!
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September 14, 2016 on Watch Ariana Grande Try To Explain What A Dick Bicycle Is To Ellen DeGeneres
I was there - my first PJ concert since 1996 - and they put on a hell of a show. I could've done without the endless trotting out of former Red Sox players (not to mention the plethora of Bud Light-swigging bros all around me), but hey, it's Fenway Park.
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August 7, 2016 on Pearl Jam Bring Aerosmith Cover, Red Sox Players To Fenway Park Concert
"I don’t want to fall onto my dick with that chord..." Was it a C#minor chord? Because those can really hurt like hell if you fall onto your dick with them. Spelling, people.
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July 28, 2016 on Marilyn Manson Tour Is A Mess
And "Up All Night." And "Banana Republic." And "House on Fire." Artistically, I admire Geldof quite a bit. But yeah, in the press he definitely has the "old man yelling at clouds" vibe.
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July 26, 2016 on Bob Geldof Mocks ’80s Fest Audience For Not Being Rock ‘N’ Roll Enough
I miss Mark Guiliana's beautiful, stuttering drums. But this is OK. It would have been nice for them to attempt the song's second part.
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July 19, 2016 on Car Seat Headrest – “Blackstar” (David Bowie Cover)
I like how the fact that you're in Chicago is built into the excuse.
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July 12, 2016 on Paul Is Alive: 10 Quick Thoughts Upon Seeing Paul McCartney With My Dad
What I really want to know is what are the 30 essential Radiohead non-album tracks, the 30 essential Max Martin songs, and the 30 essential songs from the golden age of Emo? Where is Stereogum hiding this vital information?
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July 11, 2016 on Watch Slipknot Frontman Knock Phone Out Of Distracted Fan’s Hands
I realize this is an unpopular opinion for someone of my generation (age 19-22 during the Pixies' heyday), but Frank Black's Solo Career > Sporadic Pixies Reunion Albums
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July 6, 2016 on Pixies Announce New Album Head Carrier; Stream “Um Chagga Lagga”
Cue the racist Trump supporters calling Obama anti-American and wondering why there's no Lee Greenwood on the bill.
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July 1, 2016 on Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House On The Fourth Of July
Noel Gallagher's like that drunk uncle at a family gathering who drinks too much beer and won't shut the fuck up.
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June 23, 2016 on Noel Gallagher Steps Into Brexit Debate: “I Like The Fact That It Sounds Like A Cereal”
Day of the Dead, I mean. Oops.
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June 16, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Nice list, but I would've included Kyle Craft, Yeasayer, the Dawn of the Dead comp, Eli Paperboy Reed, Nothing, maybe Mavis Staples.
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June 16, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Seems like adding "LG x" to the end of every Tweet is kind of a waste of those precious 140 characters. On a related note, it seems like coverage of anything related to Liam Gallagher is a waste of the internet.
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June 16, 2016 on Liam Gallagher Apologizes For Tweeting Homophobic Slur At Russian Soccer Fans
Visconti apologizes, sort of: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tony-visconti-apologizes-for-comments-about-adele-s-voice-20160613
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June 13, 2016 on Adele To Tony Visconti: “Suck My Dick”
I haven't listened to this yet but I have to say that I absolutely love the cover.
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May 26, 2016 on The Strokes – “Drag Queen”
Third-wave ska and my failed first marriage: two of the main reasons the '90s sucked. Also, lots of dogs and babies on album covers.
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May 16, 2016 on It’s Weird ’90s Week
Two things: The worst thing about the swing revival was that it got a bunch of Vince Vaughn wannabe douchebags saying crap like "you're money." Also, the best swing revival album (and the only necessary one) is Joe Jackson's "Jumpin' Jive" and it came out in 1981.
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
When I say "devote their energy to the availability of their father's music," I mean "focus on releasing unreleased Zappa music" and not "play their father's music." Tribute bands sort of bug me too, but what makes Zappa Plays Zappa particularly annoying to me is that they play note-for-note versions of Frank's music. Technically admirable, sure, but from a creative standpoint it's kind of useless. At least the Zappa tribute band Project/Object (who Dweezil apparently dislikes and Gail has threatened to sue) tries to do something interesting and different with Frank's songs, an approach that I'm sure would please Frank more than the carbon copy remakes.
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May 6, 2016 on Zappa Family Feud Spills Onto Social Media
Moon has gone on record (as has Dweezil) as saying she opposes the Kickstarter documentary project, so it's likely she's Dweezil's side regarding the whole situation in general.
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May 6, 2016 on Zappa Family Feud Spills Onto Social Media
In Dweezil's defense (something I don't normally do), he does write and record his own stuff. I'm not a fan of it, but whatever. In terms of family business, I'd much rather see them devote their energy to the availability of their father's music than Dweezil's quasi-hair metal.
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May 6, 2016 on Zappa Family Feud Spills Onto Social Media
As someone who’s been a Zappa fanatic since 1982 (when my brother’s copy of “Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar” quietly blew my 13-year-old mind), the activities surrounding the Zappa Family Trust have always interested and concerned me. Gail reigned with an iron fist and made the posthumous releases from Zappa’s voluminous vault painfully few and far between. With Ahmet taking over, things started to look up: the release of the long-awaited Roxy Movie, the legendary “Dance Me This”(Frank’s 100th album), the upcoming Alex Winter documentary (whose groundbreaking Kickstarter profits are helping fund the preservation of the vault). In terms of the availability of Frank’s music, things seem to finally be taking shape. Gail has always been a pain in the ass regarding tribute bands, and whether or not the Ahmet/Dweezil beef is just a matter of he said/he said (with Ahmet flat out refuting basically everything Dweezil said in the NYT article), Ahmet seems to have the fans in mind regarding the music. If it’s true that Dweezil has to change the name of his tribute band (again, a claim Ahmet refutes), he can still play the music. The fans will still come. On the other hand, this is sibling drama being played out on social media which seems icky and sad. TL/DR: I hate the fact that this once-close family can’t get their shit together and hug it out, but I just want to hear more Zappa music.
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May 6, 2016 on Zappa Family Feud Spills Onto Social Media
His guitar solo on "If You Have to Ask" is probably my favorite thing about that whole album.
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May 5, 2016 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”
Is Frusciante even in the band anymore? In my opinion, he's the last interesting thing that happened to them.
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May 5, 2016 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”
I doubt that. Dylan's setlists are always wonderfully random, and I don't think he usually tours with the intention of promoting his latest album. For all we know, he won't do a single one of the standards he's been recording.
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May 4, 2016 on Desert Trip Details Revealed: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, The Who To Play Festival