Comments from MDF62289

I'll admit that XO is my favorite Elliott Smith offering overall, but Either/Or was the one that got me into his world and shows that with bare instrumentation to go along with his soul, brilliance was possible. Love it.
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February 24, 2017 on Either/Or Turns 20
Let's say you're with his whole sarcastic/political commentary shtick. And, I admit, his music generally sounds nice and he's got a pleasant voice ... I don't feel like the majority of his music has any replay value. I don't get the endless fascination with him.
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January 30, 2017 on Father John Misty – “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” Video
In the end I was kinda disappointed with Why Are You OK? A few really good songs, but felt like it had a lot of filler. Dino was also solid, but it's going to be hard to recapture the glory of Farm.
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Anybody notice the sign next to the little computer that says The Shins You'll be Dead March 7th 2056 - maybe the album will be out then in 2017? Shown at 2:42
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October 26, 2016 on The Shins – “Dead Alive” Video
Should I be as worked up as I am over the errant apostrophe in the article title? Also, can someone tell me if I should be looking forward to this or not? I'm so indecisive today!
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October 20, 2016 on The Flaming Lips Announce New Album Oczy Mlody
Can't tell if the writer is making a sly reference or has no idea, but "the show must go on" is actually also a lyric form "Road Man," a song that is also on Astro Lounge alongside "All Star."
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August 28, 2016 on Smash Mouth Singer Leaves Stage In An Ambulance, Band Plays “All Star” Without Him
Giving shades of Lady Gaga on American Horror Story: Hotel. It's quite possibly their best song... but it's probably not. It's good, but I can think of several others of theirs that are better, and I only really know their singles.
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June 17, 2016 on Watch Phantogram Play “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” On The Tonight Show
This is the 4th song they've released... they put out "Solemn Oath" in the past week. Anywhoo, even without hearing this one yet (I'm at work), this album sounds like a big step up from the dregs of Mirage Rock.
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June 2, 2016 on Band Of Horses – “Whatever, Wherever”
I want this right meow. 😺
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February 13, 2016 on Run The Jewels Tease RTJ3 On Instagram
I woke up this morning and watched this video and cried because it was great and know that when look at the mirror in the bathroom after I get up, sometimes I see the little boy in my reflection and wonder where he went.
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December 10, 2015 on Watch Kurt Vile Play “Pretty Pimpin” On Colbert With J Mascis
I love Infinite Arms. It's honestly up there with their first 2 records as my favorite. Mirage Rock, on the other hand, was an absolute dumpster fire, so hopefully it'll be nothing like that.
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October 26, 2015 on Band Of Horses Finishing New Album Produced By Jason Lytle
Except that it's not the opener. The title track opens the double album, and it was one of the songs that really made me return to the piano as a high school kid. I found the sheet music somewhere online and spent hours upon hours practicing and playing it until I got it down. Way more to say on this, but this album was very influential on my teenage years.
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October 23, 2015 on Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Turns 20
Sorry, but what about this would have been fun? I would absolutely not want to (drive a long way and) spend money for several hours of hearing only a few songs and having to endure numerous interruptions. It's not 'genius', it's annoying. It may not have all been B-Cox's fault, but if I'm going to see a band I love, it's to hear them play the songs I love well. Seems like this show was just mishandled.
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October 18, 2015 on Deerhunter Fans Complain About Messy Performance In LA
Definitely have to be separate. Consider each on their own.
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October 7, 2015 on New Beach House Album Thank Your Lucky Stars Out Next Week
I would like to pose the same question about Chamillionaire. "Ridin' Dirty" and then... nothing?
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April 17, 2015 on After A Decade, Where Is Mike Jones?
If you go to The Wrens' comments on their first "outtake" you posted last year on Soundcloud itself, you will see that they said that part is off the cutting room floor and back in the album.
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April 14, 2015 on Hear An Outtake From The Wrens’ New Song “Three Types Of Reading Ambiguity”
Marr Berninger, that sneaky bastard.
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April 2, 2015 on The National – “Sunshine On My Back”
He actually says, "He's a beautiful Sephardic Jew." That means a Jew from (around) Spain. I don't know who he's talking about, though.
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December 19, 2014 on Watch Real Estate Play Rarity “In My Car” In Brooklyn
Man, I have no many idea how many hours I spent at the piano figuring out how to play that when I was younger. Haven't played it much in a while but when I put my fingers to the keys a bunch of it comes back to me.
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August 14, 2014 on Billy Corgan Teases Live Mellon Collie Suite; Watch Him Rehearse The Smashing Pumpkins Album’s Title Track
This happened to me at the end of May when Built to Spill came to Brooklyn. I played Doug Martsch's guitar. I will never forget that. It was an amazing evening.
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July 24, 2014 on Here’s A Jack White Performance One Milwaukee Fan Will Never Forget
RE: "On Melancholy Hill" - to your point about not being sure whether it's happy or sad, I'll paint a picture for you. I was listening to the song on a hammock by the lake at summer camp as a counselor a few years back now, waiting for the girl I was with to meet me for a few hours at night. I was really excited to see her again, obviously, as this was the start of something new, but also in the back of my mind I was worried it would end when the summer did or shortly thereafter (which it kind of did). So that experience fits the song for me, and in essence my answer would be a tinge of both.
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July 2, 2014 on The 10 Best Gorillaz Songs
"I Know What Love Isn't" and the 2nd "Every Little Hair Knows Your Name" could and should probably easily be on this list.
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April 29, 2014 on The 10 Best Jens Lekman Songs
They also played a different B-side (not "Beneath the Dunes") in Philly on Thursday night, but I don't see that popping up anywhere. I also liked it more than this one.
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April 8, 2014 on Watch Real Estate Debut An Atlas Outtake In NYC
A friend of mine told me about and had me listen to Lonesome Crowded West literally the day after I heard "Float On" for the first time. I was a sophomore in high school and had never heard of Modest Mouse before. I liked "Float On" and was intrigued by the band, but was honestly scared when I first listened to "Teeth Like God's Shoeshine." 10 years later, I have every Modest Mouse song ever released and I like both sides of Modest Mouse, poppy/slow and abstract/abrasive. Good News is a very good album. It's way past time that their next full-length comes out, and I'm still excited for it. Last note: "Float On" sounds much better in context on Good News than it does just as a song on shuffle.
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April 4, 2014 on Good News For People Who Love Bad News Turns 10