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Max the King of All Wild Things
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Wow. That crowd looks terribly bored. Hope people on Sunday are feeling a little more, well, fun.

 +1Posted on Aug 22nd | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (39 comments)

Man, I forgot all about this video. And I feel terrible about it. It’s so damn good.

Though, now I’m hankering to watch some more Friday Night Lights for some reason.

 +3Posted on Aug 22nd | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (39 comments)

Yeah, I like Grimes a lot and dig Visions, but I honestly never though the album recovered post-”Oblivion.” Like, the other songs are good, but after the back-to-back of “Genesis” and “Oblivion,” nothing else is going to look as good.

 +5Posted on Aug 21st | re: Who Should Arcade Fire Cover In Brooklyn? (57 comments)

[Pats Scott on the back; slides him a milkshake]

We are too, buddy. We are too.

 +3Posted on Aug 19th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

Oh hey that’s close to where I work. Slumber party!

 +4Posted on Jul 29th | re: Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul (100 comments)

Don’t start talking about a second coming of Wolf Parade or you’ll break my heart.

 -16Posted on Jul 23rd | re: Caption The Sad Jack White Cubs Photo And Win A Prize (332 comments)

 +40Posted on Jul 17th | re: "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Handy" Video (Iggy Azalea Parody) (24 comments)

Matthew McConaughey continues his streak of taking on surprising, challenging roles.

 +4Posted on Jul 10th | re: Interpol - "All The Rage Back Home" Video (62 comments)

Honestly, I feel like the big thing that bummed me out with them started with Our Love to Admire: prioritizing the guitar. The first two albums have great guitar work, but it felt like the incredibly tight rhythm section was what was leading the ship. Songs could turn on a dime, in part because Carlos D’s basslines on those first two were just so damn flexible and smart. Once they started downplaying that some on OLtA, it felt like a lot of the “thrust”–for lack of a better word–started to fall away from the band, and it continued into the self-titled for me.

Again, I like this song quite a bit, but a more dynamic bass line would absolutely have been welcome. Oh well.

 +7Posted on Jul 9th | re: Interpol - "All The Rage Back Home" Video (62 comments)

I ended up liking this way more than I anticipated. Has a sense of urgency after the first minute that I don’t typically associate with Interpol. Feels like Interpol, but still a little different in context of their “sound.” Though, it seems they trade this off for the slinky rhythms that characterized a lot of their prior songs.