mr. mayonaise

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If you want something that’s the exact opposite of Joan Shelley, Defeater released their latest album last Friday, but got overlooked in last week’s release rundown. I don’t know why they keep getting ignored, considering their relationship with bands like Touche Amore and La Dispute. Endless Days and Letters Home are killer, vicious melodic hardcore records, and the new one ain’t bad either.

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September 1, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Joan Shelley Over And Even

YES for Horrendous! That album art is downright nasty.

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August 31, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

Man, I still remember when Soul Meets Body first premiered, and my friends and I were sitting around the computer with bated breath, hearing it together for the first time. I remember immediately arguing about how slick and shiny it sounded, and one of my friends saying “Well, at least he threw some ba-da-pahs in there for old times sake”. It was one of my first experiences of hearing new music as a ritualistic, communal sort of experience.

Honestly I never got into Plans as an album (I like both Transatlanticism and Narrow Stairs a lot more) but Brothers on a Hotel Bed is a hell of a song.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

God I love this band

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August 28, 2015 on Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” + Purple Album Details

Wait, we don’t like Adele anymore? She’s one of the few Top 40 pop artists who doesn’t make my ears want to barf down the sides of my neck.

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August 27, 2015 on Adele’s 25 Reportedly Out In November

I’ve given it a few spins and it’s much more zoned-out and less “catchy” than his previous two. Honestly it didn’t grab me right away but it seems like much more of a textural, close-listening sort of record so maybe it just needs time to open up.

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August 27, 2015 on Preview New Kurt Vile Songs In Latest b’lieve i’m goin down… Trailer

Are you talking smack about Total Eclipse of the Heart?

That’s it, we’re taking this outside.

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August 25, 2015 on Album Of The Week: All Dogs Kicking Every Day

Maybe you don’t need all 3, but the 80s were the decade of cheese. You gotta have some cheesy new wave hits on there or else you’re not representing the 80s. A-ha and John Hughes are the 80s incarnate.

Just realized that Whip It and Don’t Stop Believin’ aren’t on the list either. Come on PFork, how many Smiths songs do you really need to include?

Also the only metal on the list is Slayer, Metallica, and Motorhead (AC/DC and GnR if we’re being generous) which just made me LOL. What about Bathory, Kreator, Death, Saint Vitus, Venom (all bands who laid the blueprint for extreme, black, and death metal) or even Def Leppard, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, and Megadeth? Why even include metal at all then?

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August 25, 2015 on Album Of The Week: All Dogs Kicking Every Day

Can we pause for a second and talk about how Pitchfork released a “best songs of the 80s” list that doesn’t include Take On Me, I Melt With You, OR Don’t You Forget About Me??

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August 25, 2015 on Album Of The Week: All Dogs Kicking Every Day

A million times yes

Also: Bloc Party- Banquet
Modest Mouse- Paper Thin Walls, Float On
At the Drive In- One Armed Scissor (too aggressive for an indie playlist?)

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August 15, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Turnover are from Virginia Beach and they are thoroughly excellent if depressive, dreamy indie rock (like the Cure meets pop-punk) sounds up your alley.

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August 15, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

RETURN TO THE MOON

I thought for sure it would be #1, but it’s not even on the list?? That song is infectious!

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August 7, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

I’ve been adding all these to a Spotify playlist. I don’t know if pasting the URL will trip the spam filter, but my username is unknownsignal and the playlist is Stereogum SOTS. I’ll try to keep it updated but I do also have a real job, sadly.

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August 6, 2015 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015

High five Doris! I had a feeling Sunday Candy would be my SOTS as soon as I saw the video, and lo and behold…

I want to also give a shout out to “Summa Time” by Main Attrakionz for perfect summery vibes, but that came out as a single like 2 years ago.

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August 6, 2015 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015

“Sunday Candy” by Donnie Trumpet and the Long Name captures the feeling of summer the most, for me. That’s what I voted for.

The song I’ve actually listened to the most this summer is either “Sister Cities” by Hop Along or “La Loose” by Waxahatchee. In my angrier moments, “Forever Scum” by The Armed.

That new EL VY single is nice and breezy too, that’s getting heavy rotation right now.

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August 6, 2015 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015

Hip-hop concerts are disappointing because they make you realize that most rappers can’t actually rap 3 whole verses without getting tired in real life. When I saw Nas he just did the first verse and chorus of most of the songs, and even then he had vocal assists on the verses.

Give me a rapper who can actually barrel their way through 48 bars on their own, in a live setting, and then I’ll be impressed.

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August 5, 2015 on Oasis Are Racist Dickheads Says Vic Mensa

I was skeptical when I heard “funky” but this is really beautiful.

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August 5, 2015 on Hear The Debut Single From EL VY, The New Project From The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf

Gonzo journalism has been around for decades, get over it already.

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July 28, 2015 on Stream Adult Mom Momentary Lapse Of Happily

The TMLT vinyl is mixed-speed? Can you elaborate on that?

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July 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Migos Yung Rich Nation

Titus show at Shea was a grand old time. Patrick Stickles really hates moshing though, and not afraid to yell at the audience, so it wasn’t as rowdy as it coulda been. They played for two hours though and ended with a blues harmonica jam which segued into a punk cover of I Saw Her Standing There, which was awesome.

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July 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Migos Yung Rich Nation