mjhk75

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"I am not a capital-f Radiohead Fan...they’ve never inspired the kind of rabid love in me that they do in so many others." My sentiments exactly (and glad to see someone else on Stereogum admit as much). I will say that I like the new album more than anything else I've heard from them in the last 15 years or so (and yes, "True Love Waits" is incredible), but if it's a 9.1, then the new White Lung should've gotten at least a 27.
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May 14, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I still think Ashes Against the Grain is their best album (and "Limbs" their best song), but yeah, they're all incredible. And I never even got to see them live. Man, this sucks.
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May 13, 2016 on Agalloch Break Up
An album of balls-out Norwegian-language metal is the ONLY thing I need in my life right now.
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May 10, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd
I know there's another album that's sucking up all the attention right now (Radio...something?), but for me, this is by far the AOTW (hell, AOTY if this song is any indication). My anticipation level for this album is through the roof, cannot *wait* for Friday to get here.
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May 9, 2016 on Kvelertak – “Nattesferd”
Being the father of two kids who both have autism, I could go on a serious rant here, but I'd rather just continue ignoring this idiot and go play with my kids.
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May 3, 2016 on 50 Cent In Hot Water For Mocking Autistic Airport Janitor On Video
I like corn. It's good for you.
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April 29, 2016 on Beach Slang Are Not Breaking Up
"The band Limp Bizkit will not be here on Thursday 04/20/16." OK, but here's the thing: 4/20/16 (i.e. today) isn't a Thursday, it's a Wednesday. This show is TOTALLY happening.
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April 20, 2016 on Dayton Police Deny There Will Be A Limp Bizkit Concert At The Gas Station On Wayne Ave Tonight
Haven't had time to see EWS yet, although it's at the top of my "to see" list. But I *will* be seeing Kvelertak for the first time next week, and am fully expecting the show (and the new album) to be incredible.
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April 12, 2016 on On Everybody Wants Some!!, Metal’s Genre Problem, & Kvelertak’s Amazing New Album
If you only know Tesla as "the guys who did the cover of Signs", you're missing out on some great music (assuming you're a fan of late 80s/early 90s hard rock, which I realize isn't exactly a safe assumption for the average Stereogum commenter). Anyway, Tesla's first three (arguably four) studio albums are some of the most underrated records from that period, if you're so inclined.
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April 3, 2016 on Watch Guns N’ Roses Play Their First Reunion Show
"A Clandestine gift card to Sunlight Studios", that's great. (Seriously though, does anyone know where I can get one of those?)
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April 2, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2016
The just-announced Guns N' Roses show in Toronto is the exact same day as the Def Leppard/Tesla show, which I already have a ticket for. I grew up on all three bands, never seen any of them live, but I would definitely put GN'R on a higher level than the other two. So do I sell my Def Lep ticket and go to GN'R instead? Do I bank on GN'R's well-earned reputation and assume the Toronto show will be postponed/cancelled? Or do I say "fuck it" and just go to Def Lep/Tesla like I originally planned? Decisions, decisions...
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April 2, 2016 on Watch Guns N’ Roses Play Their First Reunion Show
Damn. I decided not to see them on this tour (in my defense, my concert-going time/budget is definitely limited now that I have kids), sounds like that was a big mistake!
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April 2, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2016
I'm seeing them when they come to Toronto in April (with Torche!), was hoping the new album would be out by then, but like you said, can't win 'em all...still expecting it to be a total blast, like you also said. (Then again, VH is one of my most loved bands of all time, so we're obviously coming at this from different directions!)
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March 8, 2016 on Kvelertak – “1985”
(insert Homer Simpson drooling noises here)
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March 8, 2016 on Kvelertak – “1985”
I've got three words for that band's singer, and any other homophobic metal bands/fans: Rob Fucking Halford.
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March 3, 2016 on Beast Mode: Metal’s Evolution From Caveman To Cobalt
Thanks for this, Michael. I'm still trying to sort out how I feel about Charlie Fell (that crack/LSD anecdote you mentioned is certainly...interesting?), and this helps - not to mention that, on a purely musical level, what I've heard of the new album so far has been amazing. Anyway, I concur with the comment from Darren Frye above - looking forward to your first book.
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March 3, 2016 on Beast Mode: Metal’s Evolution From Caveman To Cobalt
You're not wrong - this song is awesome. Can't wait to hear the rest of the album!
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March 1, 2016 on WODE – “Cloaked In Ruin” (Stereogum Premiere)
I second that, The Week In Metal (or "Status Ain't Hood(ed Menace)" if you will) sounds like a great idea to me.
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February 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2016
Somewhere in Virginia right now, someone is typing furiously and cursing Kanye for dropping this at 1:30 on Sunday morning. "Prematurely Evaluate THIS, motherfucker!"
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February 14, 2016 on Stream Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo … Finally!
Intentionally or not, the title is lifted from Ghostface's verse on "Protect Ya Neck": "I give an order to my peeps across the water/To go and snatch up props all around the border/And get far like a shooting star/Cause who I are is living the life of Pablo Escobar" So...this is Kanye's Wu-Tang tribute album?
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February 11, 2016 on Kanye West Reveals The Life Of Pablo (!) Tracklist