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Ha, this article reminded me of Ian MacKaye, too. Telling people to mellow out is one thing Ian would do when he was displeased with the crowd. Option B was to dive into the crowd and beat someone's ass. Either way, the point was made. The man's a national treasure.
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July 13, 2013 on She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage
no, all you gotta do is use your flash. actually bring a separate one, or one of those flashlights that are brighter than the sun. then you'll get awesome pictures. the picture gets taken before the band squints and before they attack you with their guitars. I miss the good ol' punk days. You take a picture, the band transforms you into a gurgling bloody mess in the corner.
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July 13, 2013 on She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage
Yeah, I'm shocked by this. This is a magazine sold to idiots in grocery store checkout aisles. It's a list for people who actually have friends and get out of the basement. (God, I hate people like that....they don't have a clue.) This seems more like a list of 100 albums everyone should hear for basic cultural and musical literacy.
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July 3, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever
Shitballs yeah!!! Hey, if the D-Plan can get back together for another album, is there hope for Ellen and Ben? These guys are one of the most hopeful bands I know, just hope I'm invited.
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July 2, 2013 on The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley Details
Seven Swans is my favorite, though I'd say there are performances on some of the Christmas albums that blow away anything else he's done. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing comes to mind. But anyway, must we really do a ten year anniversary notice for every marginally noteworthy album that rolls around? The anniversary of Raveonettes' Chain Gang of Love is next month, isn't it?
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July 2, 2013 on Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State Turns 10
Here we go again with the Liz Phair Conundrum. I liked the '03 album (I thought it was a good pop album, and there's nothing wrong with that). The Indie world is full of such selfish shitheads who won't permit anyone to be anything other than a projected image of indie awesomeness. I think it comes from insecurity (God forbid you admit you haven't heard of [XXXXX] who've botten 7 listens on Spotify.) Lighten up. Listen to some Weird Al, you all know Like a Surgeon is the greatest song ever written.
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June 25, 2013 on Deconstructing: Liz Phair And Indie Rock Poptimism
I'm pretty sure this whole list was just mean to spark violently righteous indignation amongst the readers of websites like stereogum. Kind of juvenile, but hey, 'tis RS.
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November 24, 2011 on Rolling Stone’s 10 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time
hell, I'll take the kick drum from Levee any day of the week.
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November 9, 2011 on “Stairway To Heaven” Turns 40
I love Air, but this was a little disappointing. They're at their best when they cut through the prettiness with a little bit of quirk, like Sexy Boy (made ironic by the gorilla doll in the video!), or the whistling in Alpha Beta Gaga. This one felt a little phoned in....like the lads woke up one morning and thought, "hmmm what would Air do?"
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November 9, 2011 on Watch Air’s Painted Love Cartier Film
About five years ago I was driving alone through the Mojave desert near Edwards AFB at night. It was so dark, all I could see was yellow lane marker flashing by and the stars above; with no external reference point, it felt like I was flying through space. And then, of the 20,000 or so songs on my iPod, the shuffler decided to play Soon. Despite all the people I've loved and the good times I've had with them, if there were one moment in my life I could call perfect, I think that might be it.
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November 6, 2011 on Loveless Turns 20
I will wear a bucket hat in honor of Reni tomorrow!!!
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October 18, 2011 on The Stone Roses Reunite
Where's Patrick and Eugene?!
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October 14, 2011 on The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers
Why is this even on Stereogum? I feel like you've trolled your own site. You know it's just going to launch the readers into a paroxysm of obscurantist one-upsmanship. That having been said, numbers 91 and 77 (I can't even type the names or my fingers will start to bleed) make me want to gouge my eyes out and drill out my eardrums with a Dremmel. That having been said, there's some good stuff on here...White Stripes, Gnarls Barkley, the Darkness, 99 Problems.
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September 29, 2011 on VH1 100 Greatest Songs Of The ’00s
daaaaaah! typo. Ecc. 1:9
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February 20, 2011 on Odd Future’s Performance On Fallon Is A Thing You Absolutely Should Watch
I might agree, but (and this is overexaggerating by 50,000 miles), but that's like saying that the protests in Cairo that overthrew Mubarak are trite repackagings of MLK, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, etc. I'd quote Ecclesiastes 1:19 here, but that was probably ripped off of something else, too. Anyway, it might be repackaged, but if it weren't for such things, we'd still be living in caves and rocks would be high technology.
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February 20, 2011 on Odd Future’s Performance On Fallon Is A Thing You Absolutely Should Watch
Lovelovelove the music, hatehatehate the video. Quirk is so 2005.
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February 17, 2011 on Cut Copy – “Need You Now” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Perhaps they just want to help out a worthy charity? Perhaps earnestness is the new irony?
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February 17, 2011 on Weezer Cover The State Farm Jingle
I will now always associate HP with prostitution, transsexual prostitution, anonymous oral sex, and heroin. I think I'll double glove the next time I have to change the toner on my printer. Nice job, guys!
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February 14, 2011 on HP Bastardizes “Walk On The Wild Side”
Be a man, James. Drop a bowling ball on your foot and cancel the show.....your contract must have an out clause.
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February 14, 2011 on LCD Soundsystem Say “Fuck You Scalpers” And Play Colbert Tonight
Must disagree with including the Black Keys here. Tighten Up was cute. This? Well in the words of Walter Sobchak (about the only movie character from the 90s and 00s not referenced here), "OVER THE LINE!" Being consciously/mockingly/ironically derivative of something that is itself consciously/mockingly/ironically derivative is no good, no good at all. Love the sanso-xtro, though.
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February 13, 2011 on The 12 Best Videos Of The Week