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I don't know if I can get down with a tracklist that keeps "Sail to the Moon" and "Go To Sleep" but drops "I Will" and "A Punchup At a Wedding".
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December 2, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Came down here to mention Amnesia Scanner, high five to you! It's the only music from this year that literally made sounds I have never heard before.
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December 2, 2016 on 25 Great EPs From 2016
Doug, your writeup made me think of Zeal & Ardor, one of the few metal releases this year that felt like something truly unique and gamechanging. There's something that feels genuinely subversive about putting black American spirituals up against psychotic black metal; it's pretty wild to see a black artist planting his flag in the world of extreme metal and using it to engage with the history of America and its folk music. And even if you put the politics aside, it's just wicked, gnarly, soulful metal. The album seems to have mostly disappeared from Spotify for now, I think he got picked up by a label after attracting buzz this year and is re-releasing the record in February.
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November 30, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2016
Hmmm, Before the World Was Big had such a unique sound, I hope that doesn't get lost with a full band approach but I'm eager to hear what they came up with!
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November 30, 2016 on Girlpool Talk New Full-Band Album Powerplant
That Minor Victories record is a keeper. I had them duke it out with Nothing for shoegaze record of the year and MV totally dominated.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
These days I throw objectivity out the window and simply go with what I listened to most over the course of the year. My #1 will probably be White Lung even though it is not a capital-M Masterpiece, it is not a particularly bold or ambitious leap forward for White Lung, it just hits that sweet spot for me and ended up soundtracking the majority of my year. I used to care more about making sure my list was "well rounded" and included some hip-hop, some electronic, some rock, some experimental, etc, but again nowadays all I care about is what I actually listened to this year. And this year it was mostly punk and alt-rock so that's what's going to end up defining the year for me.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
All about dat Burial, and it's the perfect time of year for his music. Nightmarket gets a little too Stranger Things for my liking, but Young Death really opens up on some nice headphones. Especially that outro, wow.
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November 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
I don't know how it is in the UK, but in the US you don't earn money for being on the board of a charity. Actually, you have to give a substantial financial contribution on a regular basis in order to be on the board of a charity. And charities have to disclose their finances publicly, so it shouldn't be that hard to separate the ones spending their money wisely from the ones paying staff to sit around and do nothing. In other words, it's easy to be a cynical prat if you don't know what you're talking about.
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November 26, 2016 on “Anarchy In The UK” Turns 40 Today So Malcolm McLaren And Vivienne Westwood’s Son Set £5M Of Punk Memorabilia On Fire
The notion that Hillary lost because the left is too PC or whatever is a canard. This was an incredibly close race and voters are not a hive mind. Trying to point the blame at any single phenomena is a mistake.
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November 18, 2016 on Kanye West: “If I Would’ve Voted, I Would’ve Voted On Trump”
Yeah I love Merritt but some of my faves on 69 Love Songs are "Reno Dakota", "Washington DC" and "No One Is Ever Gonna Love You". The variety is a big part of why it works.
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November 17, 2016 on Hear Five Songs From The Magnetic Fields’ 5-Disc Album 50 Song Memoir
Not music related: everyone go see Arrival, it's amazing. I'd call it the film of the year but then I've only seen like 3 movies this year. A surprisingly smart, hopeful film in stupid, hopeless times. Music related: Do any other music nerds feel weird pressure towards the end of the year to burn through a bunch of records to make sure you're not missing anything for your AOTY list? I've been tearing through albums just to file them into YES/NO/MAYBE buckets and I feel like this is not the healthiest way to listen to music but I can't stop!
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November 15, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Miranda Lambert The Weight Of These Wings
Go take a long walk off a short pier.
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November 12, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
If you're going to go all-in on a goofy shtick, your music should be more interesting than generic chugga chugga beatdown.
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November 11, 2016 on That Ned Flanders-Themed Metal Band Just Released Their First Album
Defeat and despair is what they want. Now we fight.
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November 9, 2016 on Watch Killer Mike Explain Why Trump Won On The Real
How on earth does Terminal 5 make money? It's so widely known as the shittiest venue in NYC that it's become a punchline at this point.
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November 7, 2016 on Japandroids Announce Massive 2017 Tour
I saw Kool AD at the free STD clinic once!
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November 5, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I thought of adding "Rotten Pumpkin" myself, maybe next week. "Pigpen" is a great choice too.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
2 Chainz was 30 minutes late to his 45-minute set at Riot Fest in Denver this year. I didn't end up seeing him because of that, but I did see him later in the security line at the Denver airport when I was flying home. It really shatters a lot of the "I fly in private jets" rapper braggadocio when you see 2 Chainz trying to take off his enormous watch for TSA like a schmuck.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Also I'm seeing Screaming Females tomorrow! I've never seen em, I'm mega hype... just the thing to take my mind off of Tuesday.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You guys, if you have an itch for tight, hooky guitar rock with some shredding that would make J Mascis proud, check out the new Slothrust album. It's nothing revolutionary but the songwriting is clever and the riffage is highly satisfying compared to a lot of other bands doing the whole fuzz rock thing nowadays.
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November 4, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Reminds me of the way "Work From Home" conflates wage labor and sex, it's viscerally repulsive to me. That song's on my personal Top 5 Worst Songs of All Time, which incidentally also includes "All Star" and a Halsey song, so this whole post was traumatic for me.
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November 3, 2016 on We Are Living In The Chainsmokers’ America
Seriously. I'm probably one of the biggest Kool AD fans that comments regularly on Sgum, I made it all the way through his first and second 100-track mixtapes, but I gave up halfway through the last one. I don't even know when I'll get around to this.
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November 1, 2016 on Stream Kool A.D. Have A Nice Dream Feat. Toro Y Moi, Francis & The Lights, & More
Ka, Swet Shop Boys, Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies, and Aesop Rock are all based out of New York!
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November 1, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
"Classic DC post-hardcore" probably starts with Fugazi, one of the most influential rock bands of all time. "Chicago post-rock" is probably just stuff inspired by Tortoise.
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
Do LUH and Flock of Dimes count as new? I guess they're more like established artists under a new name, but both of those records were pretty great. I also really enjoyed the Sun Days' debut.
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
Yup this is right at the top of my Most Anticipated in 2017. Only the National even comes close.
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October 31, 2016 on Japandroids Announce New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
That song is so savage. Check out the Oathbreaker album for a similar vibe. I'm in a similar boat as you re:metal this year. There have been a lot of good, even great albums (Vektor, Cobalt, Neurosis, Latitudes, Trap Them) but nothing that really blew my mind wide open. The ones that came the closest were probably Thy Catafalque or Zeal & Ardor, both albums that mixed extreme black metal with unexpected genres to great effect.
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October 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I've only seen PUP once so far. It was before they really started getting buzz in the States, so the crowd was sparse. Stefan had to ask the crowd to get a little closer together so he could stagedive during their ripshit cover of "Too Drunk To Fuck". It was a little embarassing, but oddly endearing! *checks tour schedule, realizes they were in NYC just a week ago* Well, fuck.
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October 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"I went to see a heavy metal band in New York called Monster Magnet. Man, they were heavy, boy. The lead singer got on the monitor, and he said, "How many of you people feel like human beings tonight?" Then he said, "How many of you feel like animals?" And everyone cheered after the animals part. But the thing is, I cheered after the human being part because I did not know that there was a second part to the question. "Yes, I do feel like a human. I do not feel like a tree." " -Mitch Hedberg That's my favorite Monster Magnet song.
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October 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments