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true story: i saw Absolutely Free on a random friday night in Ypsilanti, Michigan of all places, where they were somewhere in the middle of a bill with a dozen other bands. after being out for only an hour or so, i had a ripping headache and was about to head home when they started playing. they sounded so good i immediately walked right up to the stage to watch them and ten minutes later my headache was gone (and never came back). great band, good people, and healing properties to boot – i’m glad to see them getting attention.
i would rather see 10,000 articles about Arcade Fire cover songs before i see one more “X years ago, X band released X album” article.
also worried. U2, as a business, doesn’t usually make mistakes like this. i think they’re too far up their own ass at this point in their career and i wish they would just chill out and make some good music with Brian and Danny without trying so damn hard to be the biggest band in the universe every 5 years.
also, i really have to disagree with the author’s characterization of Invisible as being a “return to form” – i’m not sure which of U2′s many ‘forms’ he is referring to, but i think it’s safe to say that it’s not one that longtime U2 fans have been clamoring for.
agree. i love that it starts out as just another Weird Al song about food, then takes a total left-turn.
I love the video, and was completely on-board with Al until he revealed himself to be part of the anti-Oxford-comma crowd, at which point I lost some respect for him.
you think Mark Oliver Everett is a “typical hipster douche bag fame whore”? that might be the single most ignorant comment i’ve ever seen in any web comment ever, on this or any other website.
Your post says the album arrives in March, but the details list the release date as 9/3. i’m hoping it’s the latter :)
i should clarify that pissing myself in the warehouse after blowing someone for crack is more of an autumn/winter activity for me.
obviously, i don’t understand the concept of “summer song” AT ALL if that Deafheaven track and Black Skinhead are on this short list. does everyone have such a different concept of “summer”? i’m having beers with my friends on a boat or a patio, not pissing myself in the corner of an abandoned warehouse after blowing someone for crack.