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The Jays haven’t been back to the postseason since that Carter home run – I blame Meek for that too.

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July 29, 2015 on Drake – “Back To Back Freestyle”

You are now about to witness the strength of (much less) street knowledge (than before).

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July 22, 2015 on N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member

Never mind how Drake and Nicki respond, what I really want to know is, what does Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly think of all this?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/norm-kelly-tweets-meek-mill-no-longer-welcome-in-toronto-after-drake-diss-1.3163614

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July 22, 2015 on Meek Mill Unleashes Epic Twitter Tirade About Drake Not Writing His Own Raps

Except for Bach, who is actually Canadian. I only care about this because he grew up in my hometown. (Oh, and also because I own the entire Skid Row discography. And Skid Row/Pantera/Killer Dwarfs at the Peterborough Memorial Centre when I was 17 is still one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. But other than that…)

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July 15, 2015 on Attend Sebastian Bach’s Wedding Reception For Just $300

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Truckers, (although I actually like Big To-Do better than BTCD), but yeah, these last two Jason Isbell albums are a LOT better than the last two DBT records.

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July 10, 2015 on Stream Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

If this keeps up, it won’t be long before he stops being called “former Drive-By Truckers member”, and DBT start being called “Jason Isbell’s former band” instead.

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July 9, 2015 on Stream Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

I really like that Cut Up track (the album artwork is pretty funny too, in a disgusting sort of way) – reminds me of Dismember, which is high praise coming from me. Thanks for the tip!

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July 2, 2015 on The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

Man, that Khemmis track is excellent, I’ll definitely be checking out more from them. (For future reference, describing your band as “a doom metal Iron Maiden” is pretty much a guarantee that I will listen to your album).

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June 30, 2015 on The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

I’m somewhere in between, I obviously agree that the post-Seasons albums are inferior, but I don’t write them off by any means – I wouldn’t say I *love* Divine Intervention and GHUA, but I certainly like them (“Fictional Reality” is awesome, to start with). As for Hanneman being the one secretly sucking all these years, I definitely wouldn’t go that far – then again, he did write almost all of Diabolus In Musica, which is their worst album IMO, so who knows? Definitely curious to hear the new album either way.

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June 30, 2015 on The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

No argument here, I fully admit that it sounds like faint praise – I guess all I’m trying to say is, my reaction to the song is more enthusiastic than just polite applause, I actually really like it and have been listening to it a lot. It’s got me more (cautiously) optimistic for the new album, anyway.

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June 30, 2015 on The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

I guess I’m in the minority, but I really like “Repentless”. Yes, the lyrics are dumb (and the title is REALLY dumb), but I’ve never listened to Slayer for the lyrics anyway – I think the main riff is pretty great, and the intensity level hasn’t been this high in years. It’s my favourite Slayer song since the GHUA era, which might not be saying a whole lot, but still, I was pleasantly surprised.

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June 30, 2015 on The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

If you mean this, then yes, we can definitely talk about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvfaJ7OnzNM

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June 26, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sorry, the tongue-in-cheekness didn’t really come across, but fair enough. The problem is that there are still a lot of people out there who DON’T think it’s a rational opinion. I don’t think we’re at the point yet where a mainstream country star publicly supporting gay rights can be dismissed with a “so what?” – yeah, it SHOULD be expected, but how often does it actually happen? She’s trying to change some minds; that’s still worth celebrating IMO.

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June 26, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

“Welcome to the rest of the world, like a decade ago”

Unfortunately that’s not even remotely true, sadly there are still a LOT of people in the world (hell, the country) who are not “down with the gays” even today, let alone 10 years ago. To wit:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gop-candidates-condemn-scotus-same-sex-marriage-ruling-article-1.2272718

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June 26, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

I was hoping to see Slayer’s “Repentless” make the cut, it’s the best thing they’ve done in years (stupid title notwithstanding). I guess the Black Market crew were too busy getting this month’s column ready to get their votes in!

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June 20, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

As far as I’m concerned, when you’ve written as many classic songs as Eddie has, you can be as weird as you want.

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June 20, 2015 on Eddie Van Halen Explains Why David Lee Roth Is Not His Friend, How Van Halen Gave Him Cancer

You also have the band name spelled three different ways: Weidgewood, Wiedgewood, and Wiegedood – I think the last one is right. (Hey, you said you appreciated nitpicking…)

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June 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2015

On one hand, I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed to hear that Michael will be dialing back his Black Market duties, since he’s my favourite writer on Stereogum, and the one whose tastes most closely match my own (hopefully these “scheduling reasons” don’t mean we’ll be seeing a lot less of his writing!). But on the other hand, I have no doubt that this column is in good hands with the rest of the Black Market crew, as evidenced by another great column this month. Very glad to see Paradise Lost at #1 – for the record, I think the new album is the best thing they’ve done since Gothic.

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June 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2015

The album is actually called ‘Shadows’. (Really good album though, whatever you want to call it!)

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May 13, 2015 on Stream Valkyrie Shadows

I was already curious to hear this album, but after reading this, I’m even more so. I wasn’t sure what to think about the cover at first, but after reading the story behind it, I think it’s brilliant. Not that I have anything against the typical metal album cover (skulls, dragons, Chthulhu, hurrah!), far from it, but it’s nice to see something different for a change.

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May 1, 2015 on Vattnet Viskar – “Settler” (Stereogum Premiere)