Mortimer

Comments from Mortimer

Its like the songwriting from mutations if it was produced like sea change
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February 17, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Beck Morning Phase
I'm sure that Conor would totally agree with you about what constitutes a bright eyes fan "You have to only like my old stuff,.. If you like anything that I've done recently then you're not a true bright eyes fan" - Conor Oberst
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April 26, 2013 on The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs
Sorry Kilgore trout, it was a 'reply fail' actually.. I meant to reply on Targets comment.
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April 8, 2013 on Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best
What does it matter when you came to a band? I heard every album they put out within around a month, and I think 'plans' has the best melodies, and arrangements (his lyrics are always pretty good). If anything, your view is warped by having heard the early albums first, and then deciding to dismiss the later albums because they were more popular/maybe you came in with certain expectations for how the later albums should sound, instead of taking them on their own merit.
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April 8, 2013 on Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best
'Plans' should be number 1.. Great songwriting, lyrics and arrangements. Their early albums sound pretty bland to me, like Elliott Smith, minus the good songs.
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April 8, 2013 on Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best
This comment makes me smile, because, while I agree Pitseleh is great (although not in my top 10), i remember watching a youtube performance of Elliott's, where someone called out for him to play it, and he replied... "Pitseleh's long and boring"... Then he obviously felt bad about saying it, and added something like "but that's just one opinion".
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August 28, 2012 on The 10 Best Elliott Smith Songs
This could be awesome.l. Really hope this doesn't signal the end of Spoon. handsome Furs/Wolf Parade breaking up was bad enough.
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May 22, 2012 on Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown Are Divine Fits
I could definitely hear bono singing 'Heaven'... Especially the "Remember, Remember" bit... Bu apart from that I don't think the album is overly U2 influenced
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May 21, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: The Walkmen Heaven
Really? I wonder how big of a role the length and density of 1q84 played in the success of the Hunger Games
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March 3, 2012 on Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
Ok.... I've actually read all these books (i was getting super bored reading 1Q84 and needed something mindless to break it up)... The first book is page turning, not particularly well written, but a fun, easy book to resd... The 2nd one is pretty much a carbon copy of the first (with a twist!) and the third one was terrible, and sucked all of the fun out of the original concept (also, the ending depressed the hell out of me)
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March 2, 2012 on Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
Maybe i should call my band 'Memory Cloud' or something
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January 10, 2012 on Stream Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory
Such a great band, with such a boring and typical sounding band name.
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January 10, 2012 on Stream Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory
It's post modern break ups
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September 21, 2011 on R.E.M. Call It Quits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F8xBv-RnfFk It's weird that neither pitchfork or stereogum picked up on this, they've both been calling it a completely new song
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August 10, 2011 on Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon
this isn't a "new" new song... it's just a band version of that acoustic song that we heard a couple months back... sounds good though.
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August 10, 2011 on Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon
I do understand that he can't make the same album over an over again (or at least, shouldn't), and don't blame him for stretching his sound, and adding new elements... I just felt like he didn't quite pull it off at times on Heartland, while maintaining what is already unique in his sound In other words, noone else writes songs like the ones he wrote on 'He Poos Clouds' and 'Has a good home'.. and now, not even he does... and i wish someone would.
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
That's a nice cover! although I've never heard the original, so I'm not weighed down by any association with it. Don't get me wrong man... I think heartland was pretty good.. I love certain songs on the albu,. but others leave me a little cold... sometimes it feels to me that the electronics overwhelm the songs too much. I like it when he uses his violin to drive the songs, since this gives him a unique sense of time... almost classical in the way it moves.. and I felt like heartland, at times, lost what was unique about his songs, and made them a little too bland 'Red Sun no.5' for example, sounds more like Owen Pallett trying to write a Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles song, while sacrificing what's unique about him. 'But on the other hand, Oh Heartland Up Yours!' and 'Lewis Takes Action' are two of his best songs.
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July 28, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
Owen Pallett's cover is so good, sounds more like 'He Poos Clouds' than 'Heartland', which I was disappointed with after waiting so long for it... love how he buries his vocals in the mix, almost like water colour vocals... after 'peach, plum, pear', this dude really knows how to do a good cover! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q02ompQhtY8&feature=related
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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
Having said that, I guess it's difficult to know what to say in these types of situations
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July 23, 2011 on R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
I've never understood why people say that. she's not "resting" she's dead... it's not like the "rest" is going to do her any good. It's sad that she's gone, she had a great voice
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July 23, 2011 on R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
This is great by the way... as good as ever
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July 22, 2011 on Preview The New Beavis & Butt-head
for those not living in the right region... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_PzXIeKeQU
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July 22, 2011 on Preview The New Beavis & Butt-head
yeah... lets all read into the publicity picture... that will lead to accurate assessments of a person's character
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July 14, 2011 on Rilo Kiley Break Up Over “Deception, Disloyalty, Greed”
agreed... in particular on the verse
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July 13, 2011 on The Drums – “Money”
I agree. you can also tell that he cares alot about pushing himself to keep growing and discovering new sounds, and grow as a musician and arranger/songwriter... In this way, the Age of Ads album reminds me of Michigan, since it's sprawling and he seems to be having alot of fun exploring the new musical landscape that he has thrown himself into (in the case of michigan it was the more dense droney production after he had perfected his own style of minimalistic folk songs on Seven Swans), while also not losing the songs in the mix... i'd be pretty happy if his next album is the electronic equivalent of 'Illinois'
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July 9, 2011 on Sufjan Stevens – “Get Real Get Right” Video