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I do remember thinking how strange it was that the Sun Kil Moon album completely flew under the radar. I hardly read one word about it all year.
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January 13, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
I'll give them a little credit. "We Used to Wait", "White Sky" and "Everlasting Light" WERE the best songs on their respective albums, and I'm glad someone recognized it.
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December 8, 2010 on Rolling Stone‘s Top 30 Albums & Top 50 Singles Of 2010
The Streets have had this fifth album in the works for what feels like forever.
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November 24, 2010 on Stereogum’s 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011
This is the finest thing I've read on Stereogum in months. Thank you for encouraging me to give CocoRosie another shot.
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June 21, 2010 on Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans
With all these guest stars, is this shaping up to be Canada's answer to Gorillaz? Also, aren't the Dap-King Horns just, you know, the Dap-Kings?
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January 21, 2010 on New Pornographers Together Details
Alas, I don't think this will ever happen again. I could see them pulling a Portishead or a Blur & wait until 2015 for a new record, but don't hold your breath. I think they're on an amicable hiatus.
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December 18, 2009 on The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010
To this point, I think the lowest-rated album I've seen on a Pitchfork year-end list (that I remember, I may be wrong) was Hot Chip's "Made in the Dark", which got a 7.0 and was still in the top 25.
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December 18, 2009 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2009
Zoomable version of the original Eggleston photo: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?pos=5&intObjectID=5119458&sid=
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December 1, 2009 on Spoon Transference Cover Unveiled
No snark here. I'm just unbelievably excited for 2010.
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November 25, 2009 on The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010
Came here to say this. Better song than anything Gibbard/Tamborello/Owl City have done/will ever do.
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November 6, 2009 on Owl City Pretty Much Admit Ripping Off Postal Service
I'm excited for this record, and here's why: I think I'm the only person on earth who thought Proof of Youth wasn't a carbon copy of Thunder Lightning Strike. TLS had the rush of novelty (in a good way) whereas PoY was a batch of ridiculously catchy pop songs. If you did a blind listening test with a group of people who had never heard a Go! Team record, I'd bet a majority of them would prefer PoY. They are a band that by all accounts should have faded into oblivion, but I think they have the chops to make a career of it. Parton is moving away from sampling and into classic songwriting? More power to him; I hope they pull it off. High hopes for this record.
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August 11, 2009 on Progress Report: The Go! Team
Is being the Wes Anderson of indie music necessarily a good thing?
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July 21, 2009 on Sufjan Stevens’ The BQE Trailer, Release Info
PJ Harvey opened for U2 when I saw them in 2001.
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July 2, 2009 on U2 Launch 360° Tour In Barcelona
What an astounding set list. It's a shame I can't make it up to Detroit Lakes, MN (not MI) for 10KLF.
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June 23, 2009 on Wilco @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/22/09
I initially read this as David Caruso, which was even funnier.
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June 22, 2009 on NSFW: Name That Catch/Cumphrase
My god, talk about an earworm. I listened to it once, and yet Kele's voice has been ringing in my head for the last hour.
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June 22, 2009 on New Bloc Party – “One More Chance”
I agree with just about everything you said, except for the PBJ part. But hey, what's so bad about differing opinions?
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June 11, 2009 on Wait, Is Bitte Orca The Best Album Of 2009?
I honestly don't hear what so many people (Jim DeRogatis, for instance) heard in putting Vivian Girls in their top-5's for 2008, but this really isn't bad. Like Rob S. said, "[t]his isn't any better or worse than 90% of what's passed off as indie rock". My only caveat: would it kill them to mix the vocals just a touch higher?
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May 15, 2009 on New Vivian Girls Video – “Moped Girls”
Let's be honest: if the White Stripes are recording songs now, they could easily release a full-length by the end of summer. It could be coming out next week, for all we know.
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May 7, 2009 on Jack White Records New White Stripes, Dex Romweber Tracks
So wait, what was Annie Clark's role in all of this?
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May 4, 2009 on Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09