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The opening couple seconds of ‘Magazine Called Sunset’ has been my ringtone for years.

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July 17, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars

Pretty sure Document was REM’s last album on IRS.

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June 12, 2015 on The War On Drugs Sign To Atlantic

It seems like streaming music is heading towards the direction of multi-platform AAA video games. Destiny releasing extra content early for Playstation, Call of Duty releasing map packs early for Xbox, etc. Not looking forward to ‘timed exclusives’ for new releases across Spotify/Tidal/Beats/etc.

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May 5, 2015 on Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming

The Men will probably release something in 2015, and it will probably be great.

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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015

Thumbs up for “It was an after-the-fact association that seems to have displaced the actual meaning and power of the song.”

Here’s my interpretation of the song, the knock-out closer on an album I consider my all-time favorite (sorry, You & Me). Like rasm, I’m likely projecting too much from own life on it.

Alligator’s all about the post-college years finding your footing as an adult. You’re falling out of touch with friends, you’re full of anxiety over your job. You’ve got relationships going but are always looking for something more. To quote the great Aquarium Drunkard, you’re “striving for human connections while at the same time flirting with anonymity”. After 12 songs you’re stumbling home drunk, fantasizing about something better while asking yourself “is this it?”. Nothing drives this home better than the last half of “City Middle”: “I wait for the click, I wait but it doesn’t click in.” Then there’s Berninger’s swaying “la da de da de da”, which is the closest audible equivalent to a drunken stumble these ears have heard. “I have weird memories of you.” The album could end on “City Middle” and it would be perfect somber summation of the album’s themes.

Then “Mr. November” comes in and throws some ice cold water in your face. “This is nothing like it was in my room, in my best clothes, trying to think of you.” Adulthood isn’t how you imagined it. All those times growing up, getting dressed for church or weddings or what not, you’ve put on your suit and tie and thought about your future. Now you’re at adulthood, and you realize, this is it. You may ask yourself, how did I get here? But with all respect to Mr. Byrne, IT DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER. You’re here now. You could keep having secret meetings in the basement of your brain, or you could strive to be better. And it will be better. You’re the new blue blood. You’re the great white hope. You won’t fuck us over, you’re Mr. November.

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April 11, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs

Haven’t heard Helplessness Blues yet (holding out for release day) but wanted throw Destroyer’s Kaputt into this uncool/cool genre discussion. 80s soft-rock isn’t considered ‘cool’ like witch house, dubstep, or whatever new microgenres are trendsetter-approved today, but the songwriting on Kaputt is so strong, all the genre tropes associated with 80s soft-rock become secondary to the songs themselves.

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April 1, 2011 on Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Premature Evaluation

Upvote this list for the Owen Pallett respect.
Downvote this list for the lack of The Walkmen.

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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

“But Win, what if you win? Wouldn’t it be weird?”

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December 2, 2010 on Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Better find 2, I logged in to upvote this.

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October 27, 2010 on Charlie Sheen Doesn’t Need Your “Get Well Soon” Balloons

<3 <3 <3 this story

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October 26, 2010 on @birdiepup

So bert-o.

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October 25, 2010 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Bert Is Gay

At their Pittsburgh show a few weeks ago, I got a swig of Matt’s wine. I’m pretty sure I’ll live for eternity now.

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October 25, 2010 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Bert Is Gay

If it’s any consolation, I said “OOF! DING DONG! Classic long cat.” to myself so many times on Friday to get me through the work day. AND IT WORKED!

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October 24, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

Thank goodness, I never wanted to be a step-dad anyway.

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October 22, 2010 on Jennifer Lynn Petkov Update

United National Treasure

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October 22, 2010 on Nicolas Cage Calls For An End To Organized Crime

Something something the bartender says, “Why the long cat?”

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October 20, 2010 on Raw Video: Meet The World’s Longest Cat

This is really great.

And speaking of versions of Terrible Love, has anyone heard the Sirius/XMU Sessions with The National that they’ve been spinning recently? They play Terrible Love acoustic for it and it’s killer.

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October 20, 2010 on The National – “Terrible Love (Alternate Version)” Video

I honestly think that confederate flag just did a hell of a photobomb.

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October 20, 2010 on Join The Race For The Cure For WHITE Breast Cancer