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 +1Posted on Jul 26th, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (186 comments)

The Morning Benders and Owen Pallett are the clear winners here. My version of Is This It didn’t include New York City Cops because of 9/11 or something, so I feel just fine about lopping it off here, too. What a train wreck that was.

 +2Posted on Jun 21st, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far (276 comments)

I stand by my original assessment of Iceage. If someone tells you to listen to them, just punch them in the face.

Seriously, though, I don’t get it. Tune-Yards gets left off the list completely, and Iceage is number 3? Oh, Stereogum.

 +4Posted on Feb 26th, 2011 | re: Foo Fighters - "Rope" (26 comments)

Isn’t bashing the Foo Fighters kind of like bashing AC/DC at this point. If you don’t like one of their songs, you probably won’t like any of them.

 0Posted on Jan 5th, 2011 | re: Listen To Decemberists King Is Dead (7 comments)

I don’t want to be one of those guys who gets stuck in the past with a band, but I really haven’t enjoyed anything these guys have done since The Crane Wife. This is no exception. I really want to like it, but it’s just boring to me. I’ve already heard this music.

 0Posted on Dec 20th, 2010 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (222 comments)

I had never heard of Ariel Pink until everyone went bananas over Before Today. I don’t necessarily like the album that much, but for some reason I can’t stop listening to it? I might need help. And I do agree with Pitchfork that Round and Round is a killer song. I don’t know if I’d put it at number one, but I definitely listened to it A LOT when it first came out.

 0Posted on Dec 20th, 2010 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (222 comments)

I was glad to see Girls “Broken Dreams Club” EP on here. One of the best releases this year, despite it only being an EP. “Carolina” is a breathtaking song.

 +5Posted on Nov 30th, 2010 | re: NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010 (157 comments)

Beach House is my #1. The rest I don’t care to place in any kind of order, because ranking anything beyond your favorite seems kind of arbitrary.

 +1Posted on Nov 30th, 2010 | re: NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010 (157 comments)

Age of Adz didn’t get the critical love it deserved, IMO. Then again, I haven’t listened to it in a couple of weeks and it hasn’t been out that long, so what does that say?

 +4Posted on Oct 12th, 2010 | re: Sufjan On Retiring His Shtick (35 comments)

I thought the name of the album was “Sufjan Stevens Invites You to Come On, Feel the Illinoise.” Is that way old school?

 +1Posted on Oct 11th, 2010 | re: Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz Premature Evaluation (68 comments)

Oh, man! I can’t listen to this song anymore after reading your comment. And it was so close to being a perfect album for me.

That being said, album of the year anyone? Nothing else I’ve heard this year comes close.