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 +7Posted on Apr 21st | re: It's Britpop Week On Stereogum (43 comments)

I think the Stone Roses kicked off the whole Britpop thing. If you read the interviews with Blur(whose debut album borrowed heavily from the Roses) & Oasis they all cite them as a big influence. Sure there were a few groups before but nothing really made that kind of music popular like them. Happy Mondays could be in that mix to a lesser degree.

 +1Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (79 comments)

This album was way beyond all the clone bands of the 90′s. It was a huge leap from their debut album. This is a solid LP with a lot of great songs that flow together, even though I got really sick of hearing “Lightening Crashes”. Unfortunately they never really got better than this. One of the best shows I saw back then was Live and Weezer(both albums had only been out a few weeks) playing this large club on a freezing November night. It was packed and hot as crap in the venue but they both really delivered.

 +1Posted on Apr 18th | re: Sky Ferreira - "I Blame Myself" Video (10 comments)

This horrible video(which really isn’t her fault) is probably going to bury this great album. Her new management should be fired for this horsesh*t.

 -1Posted on Apr 15th | re: Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday (6 comments)

Geez. I think you need to go to Youtube and check out some real performances. What’s lame is you guys only go and see whatever you think people want to read about and have no idea about any of the other acts playing.

 0Posted on Apr 11th | re: Hear Sky Ferreira's BBC Radio Session (1 comments)

Her album is definitely a great piece of work. It’s going to be hard to break it now because of the mismanagement and Capitol being bought by Universal.

Lorde being onstage with these legends is a f*cking joke. Even though Krist is friendly with her I think someone from the Hall must have suggested it. Joan was a decent pick and Kim was perfect. St. Vincent doesn’t really do it for me but I don’t hate her. I agree that Chad Channing should have been inducted and able to perform as well.

Sorry, this is just lame. I know he wants to be a singer and can kind of hide behind the humor aspect of it to protect his ego(Colbert does it too but not this degree) but It’s not funny anymore. Since he’s taken over the Tonight Show the fresh comedy he had at 12:35 has taken a nose dive while his butt kissing has been amped up to 11.

 0Posted on Mar 22nd | re: Is Record Store Day Bad For Record Stores? (26 comments)

The RSD thing was started by some cool retail guys but it has absolutely become something the labels exploit and Ebay fiends make money off of. At least half of the 180 LP’s are way overpriced. Some stores even charge 60 dollars plus for one album. And most indie stores can’t return the vinyl if it doesn’t sell either. You’re stuck with it. The distributors will take back the CD’s. So you can’t blame them for not carrying a lot of these specialized items.

 +1Posted on Mar 7th | re: Superunknown Turns 20 (18 comments)

Probably the best piece I’ve ever read on this site. You’re dead on about the fact that the band gets lumped in with a lot of the radio garbage we hear now. I always thought “Badmotorfinger” was a better album and I was slightly disappointed when “Superunknown” came out but after I listened to it for a week or two I became totally immersed in it. “The Day I Tried To Live” is still brilliant after all these years and “Mailman” and the title track are about as good as the band ever got. IMO, Soundgarden were the best band from Seattle and never really got the respect their peers got. And your article made me realize that’s still the case.

 +2Posted on Mar 7th | re: The Week In Pop: Aloe Blacc's Spirit-Dampening Star Turn (6 comments)

Nice piece about Aloe Blacc. “Good Things” was a great modern soul album. I loved the guy’s voice and his attitude. There are a lot of excellent Youtube clips of him doing material from that era. I thought he was going to be one my new favorite artists. I also told a lot of friends to check him out. Then when the “Wake Me Up” EP came out I was kind of stunned. It was lame and I just assumed that it was some kind of one off soundtrack thing. A little while after that he was on Dancing With The Stars singing it and I knew something had to be up. Now that this latest piece of garbage came out I’m going to have to bail. That stupid “The Man” song played nonstop during the NFL playoffs. It’s a real shame that a unique talent has disappeared into commercial purgatory.