mr. mayonaise

Comments from mr. mayonaise

It's a toss-up between Hop Along and Turnover this week. Both are AOTY contenders. Hop Along's record is some impressively ferocious bloodletting, an heir to the Kurt Cobain school of singing like your words are being ripped out of your throat. Raw as an open wound, and terribly catchy. Cathartic as hell live, too. The Turnover record is really special, too. Highly recommended to anyone who likes dour, dreamy indie rock. It's like if The War on Drugs looked back upon The Cure and The Smiths instead of Bruce Springsteen and Rod Stewart; lots of reverb, clean and shimmery guitar lines, tight drumwork, nostalgia.
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May 5, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Metz II
Fucked Up are awesome, definitely give them a spin. "Sun Glass" was one of my favorite songs last year. I ride hard for punk rock in these comments, but for some reason I never got around to checking out Titus Andronicus. I'll listen to TA if you listen to FU!
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May 1, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
WOW I liked Get Disowned but this is a huge leap forward. One of the best rock albums I've heard in ages.
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May 1, 2015 on Stream Hop Along Painted Shut
Do Baroness identify as a Virginia band? I know some of them are originally from VA, but I always associated them with the Georgia sludge scene.
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April 30, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2015
Dude your entire post history is the same snarky, whiny shtick. We get it, you hate "social justice warriors", whatever you perceive those to be. What a novel opinion! Get over it already.
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April 29, 2015 on Princeton Students Protest Big Sean On Campus
Holy shit this album is amazing. Run for Cover Records are on a serious roll lately.
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April 29, 2015 on Stream Turnover Peripheral Vision
http://33.media.tumblr.com/d9fc3d25b219b26ce3bc0d6fc3a2d12e/tumblr_nnipw2TPmn1tspfaho1_400.gif "I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom" -MLK
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April 28, 2015 on This Baltimore Protester’s Michael Jackson Dance Is Your Moment Of Zen For The Morning
Holy shit, this fucking song!
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April 27, 2015 on Refused – “Elektra” + Freedom Details
Damn, the only new Turnover song on Spotify is "Cutting My Fingers Off". Fortunately, that one is great too. Let's go with that.
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April 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Turnover- New Scream If that one's too much of a bummer, swap it out for "Humming". Happy birthday!
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April 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Actually, 8chan is now the hot new internet cesspool. 4chan is old news.
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April 23, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To Misogynist Trolls: “Bring It On, Motherfuckers”
This album slays. Not really metal, but it still packs a wallop and Parsonz's voice is incredible.
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April 23, 2015 on Royal Thunder – “Time Machine” Video
To Twitter's credit, they've recently unveiled new policies that lock a user out of their account until they delete their offensive tweet. That's a step forward. Trolling and saying offensive things for attention has been part and parcel of the internet since day one. I know that sounds defeatist but as long as the internet lets you be anonymous and teenagers and sociopaths are allowed to use it, we'll continue to see shit like this. I think it's on the companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, to step it up and do a better job of policing their platforms.
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April 23, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To Misogynist Trolls: “Bring It On, Motherfuckers”
That's my favorite of the Dogfish collabs that I've had, though I haven't had many because those big bottles are damn expensive. I didn't know Elysian got bought out by InBev, that's really sad. Goose Island is a pale imitation of what it used to be, I hope they don't ruin the Superfuzz too bad. I love that beer. Had a great time at their brewpub in Seattle. Sigh.
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April 23, 2015 on There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations
Bloc, I know you're not a hip-hop fan but Lil Wayne's "Da Drought 3" changed the way I think about rap. Give it a shot sometime.
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April 23, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
Damn, dude. No Ceilings near the bottom? That's #2 for me after Da Drought 3. I really thought Wayne lost it after Dedication 3, but No Ceilings made me a believer again. Of course, Rebirth came right after that, so it didn't last long...
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April 23, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
Uh, yeah, dude. Best music in ages. Bjork's best album since Medulla, Sufjan's best album since Illinois, The Mountain Goats' best album since The Sunset Tree, the return of Sleater-Kinney, Kendrick putting out the best hip-hop album since the last Kendrick album, exciting newcomers like Viet Cong and Courtney Barnett, a new fucking Godspeed You! Black Emperor record, a thrilling, lively pop-punk/emo scene, an absolutely astonishing metal scene, the list goes on. You've got to be actively trying not to pay attention if you don't hear amazing music all around.
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April 23, 2015 on After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music
Carter II is dope and probably better as a straight-up rap album, but it's a bit samey-sounding and exhausting compared to the way-out weirdness of Carter III. Honestly that whole series has never been Wayne's greatest showcase.
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April 22, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols
I dunno, I still have a hard time hearing this guy as anything but a poor man's Lil Wayne. The great thing about Wayne wasn't the weird voices, the yelping and croaking, the slurred auto-tune. Wayne was great because when he was on fire, he spit ridiculous, hilarious punchlines in an endless rapid fire barrage that made you lose your breath. Wayne is basically the reason Rap Genius was invented. Young Thug just seems like all of Wayne's tics and mannerisms without any of his, y'know, rapping ability.
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April 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6
Damn, I had no idea that this is what I wanted from KEN Mode, but this kicks ass. Yeah, it's kinda Mclusky but I miss those guys so that's fine.
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April 21, 2015 on KEN Mode – “Those Tight Jeans”