mr. mayonaise

Comments from mr. mayonaise

Why did I read this at work, fuck I'm bawling
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May 24, 2017 on Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky Shares Letter To Late Husband
The new Tigers Jaw album is very good, if a bit familiar. It sticks close to the Charmer template, no real curveballs, but their songwriting is still on point and there are some definite highlights. Tigers Jaw are probably the most purely melodic of the emo-rival bands, except for maybe Turnover, and this record has some of their catchiest melodies. They need to let Brianna sing lead more often, all the songs with her on lead vox are among their best (Hum, June, Brass Ring).
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May 23, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The I.L.Y’s Bodyguard
Damn, choosing between this and Siamese Dream for desert island album is like Sophie's Choice for me.
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May 22, 2017 on Boxer Turns 10
My favorite album of the 00s, bar none. It came out at the same time as I first moved to NYC, and was the perfect soundtrack to my first summer here, as well as the 10 years that followed. A lot of bands from that era have slowly faded in interest for me over the course of the decade. I don't often find myself listening to, say, Battles or Animal Collective anymore, even though I loved them in 07. But the National are timeless. For 10 years, it has never been very long since the last time I spun these songs. It is the greatest NYC album (except for maybe the first Velvet Underground album, tough call!). I also want to say that "Guest Room" is amazing and always gets overlooked. That little wordless hum that Matt does right before the "Just tie your woman to your wrist" part is one of those haunting fragments of music that has literally never left my mind. I catch myself absent-mindedly humming it ALL THE TIME, ever since my girlfriend asked me "What is that sad song you're always humming?" and it took me a few moments to realize just how deeply that melody has buried itself in my head.
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May 22, 2017 on Boxer Turns 10
Hug of Thunder reminds of me of possibly my favorite BSS song, All to All. They both have that sweltering, humid feeling.
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May 19, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
ew that makes it even worse. unreciprocated desire is not a "tragedy".
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May 19, 2017 on Phoenix – “Ti Amo”
Someone at work today was trying to explain to me that showing photos of Sia's face without her permission was disrespectful and I was like Uhhhhh she has album covers with her face on them, she didn't appear out of nowhere in 2014.
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May 18, 2017 on Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter Appears At Cannes Without His Helmet
This is dope! Reminiscent of Disfear a bit during the fast parts (I dunno who came first).
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May 17, 2017 on Integrity – “I Am The Spell” Video
A list without Misery Business? I REFUSE I REFUSE I REFUSE
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May 17, 2017 on The 10 Best Paramore Songs
Get Lonely is definitely a breakup album. Transcendental Youth could maybe have a loose concept, if at all. If Heretic Pride or All Eternals Deck have concepts, I have no idea what they are.
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May 15, 2017 on Stream The Mountain Goats Goths
My first introduction to The National was when they opened for Arcade Fire on the Neon Bible tour, May 7th 2007. Arcade Fire put on a great show, but the National completely blew me away. I still remember going to the Virgin Megastore in Union Square (now coincidentally a silvery, silvery Citibank) and using the listening stations to listen to Boxer, falling in love immediately. By the time "Green Gloves" came on, I was all in. I'm so glad they're still going strong, unlike the Virgin Megastore.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
My office is 2 blocks south! Who wants to wait 45 minutes for a cheeseburger??
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Better Call Saul and Silicon Valley are both as reliably great as ever.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I celebrated moving here by getting very drunk and listening to Boxer, and I intend to celebrate 10 years the same way. Everything changes and yet nothing changes. We're still half awake in a fake empire. My girlfriend and I are doing some cheeseball NYC things like going to the top of a very tall building and looking around, and eating an expensive cupcake.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You guys, I'm turning 30 this weekend and I guess I'm officially an old curmudgeon now because all I care about are reunion albums from ancient bands (ATDI, Slowdive). 10 years ago today I moved to NYC and heard The National for the first time. 10 years later I think I finally, like, understand Boxer. Yesterday The National finally released an amazing new song, just in time for my New Yorkaversary. I think everything is going to be okay.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Wow it's like they straight up snuck a Mewithoutyou song onto their candy pop album
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Paramore After Laughter
You can still listen, just listen to pirated copies so you're not supporting them financially
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May 12, 2017 on PWR BTTM Touring Member Quits Band
This song really sinks its claws in after a couple listens. I didn't think a guitar solo would work in a National song, but it totally does.
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May 11, 2017 on The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” Video
GAHHH I'M SO HYPE ...of course, "hyped for The National" mostly looks like this: http://37.media.tumblr.com/c9244c2aaf9f756763871948177e431a/tumblr_mtqjj8EMFn1sn2uyvo1_500.gif
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May 10, 2017 on The National Announce New Album Sleep Well Beast
Dude I probably literally walked past you 30 minutes ago
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
I don't usually swoon for low-key, unassuming indie like this, but something about these songs is magical.
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May 8, 2017 on Big Thief – “Shark Smile”
I feel like every festival this year has basically the same lineup re-arranged
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May 8, 2017 on The Meadows Festival 2017 Lineup
okay who's the funny guy that added papa roach to the weekend playlist?
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May 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't even like or care about Grizzly Bear and I think that song is fire.
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May 6, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I am 100% dead serious when I say I hope we'll get a Chumbawamba retrospective when Tubthumper turns 20 in September.
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May 5, 2017 on Pittsburgh Radio Listeners Make Worst “Worst Song Ever” List
...are you talking about "My Own Worst Enemy" by fucking Lit??
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May 5, 2017 on Emo Veterans Mineral Accuse Lil Peep Of Ripping Them Off
I like it far more than Chris does (e.g. I think the "Church ain't over till they put the snakes back in the bag!!" chorus on Holtzclaw is just as catchy of a hook as Enfilade) but I think that 17 years of expectation, after burning out right at their peak, has done ATDI a disservice. If they had stayed together and released this album in 2002, I think it would've been received as a perfectly acceptable followup to RoC.
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May 5, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: At The Drive In in·ter a·li·a
Reading this back, it sounds like I'm disappointed, but I've actually been blasting this album all week long. I don't necessarily want a bold new direction for ATDI, that's how we ended up with the Mars Volta.
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May 5, 2017 on Stream At The Drive-In in·ter a·li·a