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I built a large portion of my music collection by buying used CDs. Mostly filling in gaps. But you just made me understand something I never got before. I always wondered “Why is great stuff like My Bloody Valentine and Stereolab and Tortoise just sitting here? How come nobody has snapped these things up yet?”

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July 30, 2012 on ATTN: Employees – Do Not Buy These Used CDs

I love Frankie Rose and all, but why release a video now for a single that came out eight months ago? Also, I get the connection between “Know Me” and the retinal-scan identification thing here (I think), but if you’re going to take the trouble to make a “futuristic”, “sci-fi” video, shouldn’t you make sure that at least one interesting thing happens in said video?

Still love the song!

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July 30, 2012 on Frankie Rose – “Know Me” Video

“Great rack” is my favourite typo today. “Bikini hill” is a close second. It helps if you picture Beth Ditto while reading them.

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March 23, 2012 on Gossip – “Perfect World”

Skrillex doesn’t need anyone to defend him. He’s doing fine. I’ve seen him live, and while I wasn’t nearly as impressed as tom was, I don’t see any reason to hate on the guy. FFTL was an okay band, too.

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March 19, 2012 on In Defense Of Skrillex

Slow down, cowboy. Nobody stole anything from anyone.

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February 3, 2012 on Apparatjik – “Do It Myself” (Feat. Pharrell) (Stereogum Premiere)

Even the dopest track in the world would instantly suck with that voice on it. Ick.

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August 16, 2011 on Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends (Korallreven Version)”

Didn’t she already cover “A Forest”? Only she retitled it “Daniel”.

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June 7, 2011 on Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

If there’s a Santigold interview at that Life + Times site, they’ve done a very thorough job of hiding it.

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April 18, 2011 on Santigold – “GO” (Feat. Karen O)

I would count the Beatles one as being a “record label” shoe, given that it features the Apple Corps logo so prominently.

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April 11, 2011 on 80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Hi Brandon. I feel like a dumbass doing this in a comment but I’m not sure how to contact you otherwise. I have some music I’d like you to hear. It’s dark dream pop led by a very accomplished female vocalist (lots of favorable comparisons to Liz Fraser et al). The songs are all about disasters and the band resides in the rainiest city on the continent. I’d like to give you a link to check it out without spamming everybody who reads these comments.

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March 24, 2011 on 18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

My guess is that Interpol is still a band because there are still people who want to see them play. Probably the same people who think the band is still making worthwhile music. Don’t like it? Don’t buy a ticket.

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February 8, 2011 on Interpol, School of Seven Bells @ RIMAC Arena, San Diego 2/2/11

Not unless “Heems” is plural.

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February 4, 2011 on Das Racist – “Swate” (Feat. Lakutis)

So… numbers 2 and 3 are the same thing?

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February 4, 2011 on The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances Since We Were Born

Beautiful song, but I have to subtract points for the rhyming of “self” with “shelf”.

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January 31, 2011 on Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”

I don’t know who Ray Cappo is, but I’m pretty sure the phrase “Hardcore will never die” originated in the hardcore-techno scene, and I guess the Mogwai title is a play on that.

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January 17, 2011 on Mogwai – “San Pedro”

It’s funny how sarcasm doesn’t translate on the Intardwebs.

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January 17, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

“His celebrity has tainted the conversation.”

Um… isn’t that the subject of most of his lyrics? And wouldn’t that make him just a wee bit culpable?

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January 17, 2011 on Double Take: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

That album sucked too.

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January 17, 2011 on Double Take: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Funnily enough, I kept thinking “Jesus Christ, isn’t this song ever going to end?”

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January 17, 2011 on Double Take: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy