mr. mayonaise

Comments from mr. mayonaise

I feel ya. I'm not a huge fan of black metal myself. I listen to metal primarily for muscular, headbangin' riffs and that's just not black metal's strong suit. I like the Minsk track a lot, though.
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April 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015
Agreed. I think they have lots of appeal in the same circles as similarly-named Royal Blood.
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April 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015
Shame that "Golden Number" was the best song on that Ghost Bath record. Was really excited about that one. No mention of Royal Thunder? I guess they're more hard rock than metal nowadays (if they were ever metal) but the new album rips.
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March 31, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015
I like Kintsugi overall. certainly more than C&K, but it's a shame that Death Cab frontloaded all the best songs AND released them all as advance singles. I like "Good Help" and "El Dorado" but the second half is a definite step down. As for Godspeed, I think "Lambs Breath" is a bit overlong and does feel endurance-testy, but otherwise this record is a beast. Also I must be the only person who doesn't like "Fourth of July". I like all the other songs on Carrie and Lowell, but "we're all gonna die" as a refrain is a bit much for me.
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March 31, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
I said this in the other post too, but I find it very funny that they chose The National Anthem as the soundtrack to this event. An ode to desperation and paranoia.
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
This press conference is being soundtracked by The National Anthem by Radiohead. I'm not sure they understand the irony.
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March 30, 2015 on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others
The Goats are so prolific, and remarkably consistent. Everybody's got their favorites, but I'd be hard-pressed to name a "bad" Mountain Goats album.
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March 30, 2015 on Stream The Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
You can't beat free with paid, no matter how HD your files are.
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March 30, 2015 on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others
Fire up the grill, everybody eats tonight! I found this to be their most immediately rewarding album in a while. The wrestling concept really works. Also, this is not their first album in four years. Transcendental Youth came out in fall 2012.
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March 30, 2015 on Stream The Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
On first listen I was a little disappointed, but it's grown on me a lot. I guess I initially wanted something more huge like F#A# or LYSFLATH, but if you take it as a single piece, it really has a life of its own.
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March 29, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This month has really been an embarrassment of riches. New Kendrick, new Modest Mouse, new Sufjan, new Death Cab, new Godspeed, new Courtney Barnett, a leak of the fantastic new Mountain Goats. If the new Bjork came out this month instead of being leaked early, I might have actually exploded.
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March 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Beach Slang's vocals might be similar to Replacements or Jawbreaker, but their vaguely emo-tinted soft grunge reminds me more of recent bands like Daylight and Balance & Composure.
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March 28, 2015 on Know Your Beach Bands
I swear to god I thought Tame Impala was a reference to the car until right this second.
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March 28, 2015 on Know Your Beach Bands
Minsk Royal Thunder Hop Along Built to Spill Blur more guitars plz
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March 27, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
CD-R is definitely the only way to go in the car. Everything else is too fiddly.
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March 25, 2015 on The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness
Between this, Sufjan, Death Cab, Kendrick, and the upcoming Mountain Goats record (which is seriously great you guys), it's a great time for fans of very wordy detail-oriented storytellers.
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March 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
The newsfeed/main page divide is the most infuriating part of the redesign for me. Why wouldn't you just put a scrolling newsfeed on the sidebar of the main page, a la Pitchfork? Why would you deliberately hide 75% of your content? It boggles the mind.
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March 24, 2015 on Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Piss Crowns Are Trebled is a pretty great song, but they're just not the same without the found sound and other stuff littering the margins of their music. I also miss the variety of albums like F#A#∞ and Lift Yr Skinny Fists, seems like it's all drones and epic orchestral crescendos nowadays.
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March 24, 2015 on Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
It's very pretty, but this is just too too too heavy and miserable for me right now. Spring is finally starting for god's sake. I'm in more of a Go! Team mood these days.
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
I used to hate "Wild Pack of Family Dogs" and would always skip it, until the most recent time I listened to M&A about a week ago. It's remarkable how a song can click into place for you like 10 years later.
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March 20, 2015 on Modest Mouse – “Lampshades On Fire” Video