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No Slow Dancing? Or was that not eligible? I never understand the rules.

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July 27, 2015 on The 31 Best U2 Non-Album Tracks

This might be controversial, but I’d start with The Whole Love. It’s a great overview of their back catalogue – it references all their different sounds, from the rootsy Americana to the more experimental stuff on Yankee. It leans much more towards that rambling rock sound, sure, but it hints at everything that’s come before.
The great thing about Wilco is that if you don’t like the art-rock leanings of YHF, there are tonnes of great, great albums to get into. Being There is another one to hit early.

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July 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Wilco Star Wars

I listened to Benji the other day while driving, taking in every line, word, note. But I can’t enjoy it. I’ve loved MK since Red House Painters, like Sun Kil Moon … and since the War on Drugs thing I just find him hard to listen to. I can’t reconcile the troll-like persona and the songs. The songs now seem fake.

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June 3, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him

For a site that doesn’t seem to like Mumford & Sons much, you guys sure seem to post a lot of stories about them.

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April 17, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Frontman Learning How To “Chop Up Beats” For New Hip-Hop Project

Just quietly, and I don’t care WHAT anyone thinks, that album from a couple of years ago with Roth is not terrible.

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March 25, 2015 on Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

I remember when I first heard Mr Self Destruct. I was at a party, it was 1994, and the world exploded … I’d already heard/seen Closer but I still wasn’t prepared for such pure rage and fear and self-loathing in just four and a half minutes. What a moment. Music had never sounded so …….. alive and necessary at the same time.

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March 15, 2015 on The Bends Turns 20

No, it was very funny. But I like how Linda Wolf’s comment suddenly bursts into all caps, as though this barely restrained anger flooded out all in one go. Bet she felt better at first, and then slightly sad.

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February 2, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It’s an articulate piece, but reading it alongside the bits from the RS piece, there’s no doubt no one’s innocent here. Nor should they claim to be. It would have to be so very hard to exist and create with a small group of people over such a long time. I bet U2 must hate each other by now.

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January 28, 2015 on Sad Tom DeLonge Posts Letter To Blink-182 Fans

Given the eerily prescient U2 comment, I’ll just leave this here …
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-albums-of-2014-20141217

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December 31, 2014 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014

I’ve been waiting for this … (not in a creepy way)

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December 21, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

That makes me a bit sad. Even older albums? Fair enough about Lightning Bolt, cos, well, yawnish, but other recent PJ albums have been worthwhile. So it SP if you discount Teargarden etc, etc. Now I want to send you a mixtape to remind you.

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December 15, 2014 on Billy Corgan Disses Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters On Howard Stern

Finally people giving some love to Elbow’s album, which is an amazing album and deserves more attention in end-of-year lists

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December 11, 2014 on Stereogum’s 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014

Cheers for posting that. Just the other day I was wondering how he was going and couldn’t remember what his blog was called.

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December 9, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I listened to Songs From A Blue Guitar today. And I found it hard to enjoy, because I just kept thinking, but he’s a tool.

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December 7, 2014 on Mark Kozelek Keeps Adam Granduciel Feud Burning, Hints At Third Diss Track

I got this album at the same time as my first CD player – a mini hi-fi (and the Black album as well, same day) for my birthday. It had been out for a year already by then but I had listened to it compulsively thanks to friends.

I still remember putting this on for the first time, and pouring obsessively over the booklet.

One of my top ten albums. I just love it, so much.

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November 21, 2014 on Vitalogy Turns 20

He clearly hasn’t seen it yet, or he’d be all over this page.

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November 8, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Oh wow. Braaaaaave. Now the next three hours is set.

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November 7, 2014 on Miles Davis Albums From Worst To Best

I liked some of the Teargarden stuff too, but it really annoyed me how upfront his vocals were.

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November 5, 2014 on The Smashing Pumpkins – “One And All”

Agreed. I don’t see how someone going country to country-pop to straight-out pop is particularly influential. Shania Twain, anyone?

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November 4, 2014 on Taylor Swift Pulls Her Music From Spotify

Love this write-up. Great, overlooked album, but this is one of the best things I’ve read on Stereogum for ages.

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November 1, 2014 on Wildflowers Turns 20