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I generally avoid arena-folk like the plague, but Family of the Year’s “Hero” playing towards the end of Boyhood definitely stuck with me.

 -2Posted at 10:27am | re: Tom Petty's Lackluster New Album Will Be His First #1 (9 comments)

“Tom Petty is incapable of writing a bad song”

Free Fallin’ disagrees.

 +3Posted on Jul 30th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - July 2014 (9 comments)

#14. Subgenre: North Carolina

How I wish this wasn’t a typo…

 +2Posted on Jul 30th | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - July 2014 (9 comments)

Kitty Pryde

 +5Posted on Jul 29th | re: J Mascis - "Wide Awake" (Feat. Cat Power) (4 comments)

J has been on a really low key hot streak lately

 +1Posted on Jul 29th | re: Dan Svizeny - "New Hope Is A Bad Scene" (Stereogum Premiere) (3 comments)

Haha my mom loves this town. Antique stores and artisanal glass blown lamps and French bakeries. Mom stuff. They have a good bookstore though, and Lambertville right across the river has the River Horse brewery and a decent game store.

 +8Posted on Jul 29th | re: The 10 Best TV On The Radio Songs (77 comments)

No one has mentioned Love Dog yet? That intro is incredible…

I’ll be revisiting my TVOTR albums thanks to this list.

 +3Posted on Jul 28th | re: How Does It Feel: DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On (34 comments)

While I agree that DIIV are boring as hell, this is Stereogum… 90% of the bands covered here are bands “nobody cares about”. To me it sounds like totally generic, shapeless shoegaze, but other people seem to really like it, so there ya go…

 +5Posted on Jul 27th | re: Canadian Music Festival Bans Native American Headresses (24 comments)

It’s an item of spiritual significance to a group of people that North America has committed genocide upon.

 +1Posted on Jul 23rd | re: 30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo (152 comments)

You want to define a whole genre in two songs? A lot of these bands sound nothing alike, but I guess give “In Circles” by Sunny Day Real Estate and “Never Meant” by American Football. It’s a safe bet that anyone who likes emo loves at least one of those songs.