Yossarian

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I went with "Humble" (by a hair over "Slide" and "Cut to the Feeling"). Also, my vote for underrated summer banger is "All Night" by Big Boi. The piano riff is next-level.
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July 17, 2017 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2017
The new Japanese Breakfast is phenomenal. It reminds me a bit of peak-era Flaming Lips, but like a Toy Story 3 version of the Flaming Lips adapted to a new generation if that makes sense. That part when the big Roy Orbison-style chorus comes in on "Boyish" is one of my favorite music moments of the year so far.
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July 14, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The sad part is that if he got elected (a possibility that seems frighteningly real to me), he wouldn't even be the worst GOP senator by a longshot. Kid Rock merely adopted asshole politics; guys like Cruz and McConnell were born in it.
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July 13, 2017 on Kid Rock Insists He’s Running For Senate
I was there when David Bowie started up his last band He told me, "You should be uncomfortable." I was there.
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July 11, 2017 on James Murphy Says David Bowie Convinced Him To Get LCD Soundsystem Back Together
"Ex-singer of Kansas" is a pretty generous way of describing a sub-Sammy Hagar replacement singer who lasted two years. Also, how much would it suck to think you had tickets to a Mastodon concert only to realize you actually had tickets for Mastedon?
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June 19, 2017 on Donald Trump’s Lawyer Plays In A Crappy Republican Rock Band With The Ex-Singer Of Kansas
I mean Waitress is a fairly long-running Broadway musical based on a film that was one of the founding texts of mid-'00s Deschanel-wave, so it wasn't the most insane business decision. (Whether it was a good artistic decision is another matter...) Regardless, I think it's safe to say whatever the Boss does will almost certainly be better than Cats.
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June 16, 2017 on Bruce Springsteen Announces Broadway Residency
https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/8/89/Pale_Man.jpg
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June 15, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”
Looking forward to hearing this on the soundtrack for Boss Baby 2.
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June 15, 2017 on The Killers – “The Man”
In hindsight, this video for "IMDABES" was really far ahead of its time: https://youtu.be/ZVUyyHYkBHk
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
Rather than post a list, I thought I'd just make a brief plug for an album I'd include: Silver Haze by Aye Nako. It reminds me a little of Gish-era Smashing Pumpkins with more personal lyrics. Also, it's one of those albums with two lead singers where one is more abrasive and one is more melodic, which I always love.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
White Pepper > The White Album > Sgt. Pepper
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June 2, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You could legitimately make the argument that Ween were more influential in the long run. Nirvana is a T-shirt logo to most kids today, but Ween indirectly played a big role in shaping the aesthetic of all these Lil Yachty-style rappers (via their Spongebob songs). And their "aw fuck it" approach to genre has a lot in common with all the bedroom Bandcamp albums coming out today. Plus Nirvana never wrote a tune as good as "Bitch Where'd The Motherfuckin Cheese Go At?" Not a hot take or trolling: I would make this same argument stone sober on a Wednesday morning at 6 am.
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June 2, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I thought I liked The Suburbs and Reflektor when they came out, but I just realized I probably haven't listened to either in at least 3 years. So I can actually see where this article is coming from? It took the rollout of these new songs to realize that either my taste has changed or that latter-day Arcade Fire isn't really for me. (A part of me even wonders how I'd feel about Funeral if it dropped as a new album today. I still love it, but the nostalgia cloud is pretty thick.)
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June 2, 2017 on Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?
A lot of people would argue that consent is more complicated than that. Even if there's consent at "the initiation of the physical act," it's possible for that to change in the middle of the act for a variety of reasons. And when something like that happens, it isn't always clear where responsibility lies. Most people would argue that, morally, it's always your responsibility to do due diligence and make sure your partner is consenting at every step. But a miscommunication at any step could lead to a partner doing something they wouldn't do otherwise, which leaves the other partner feeling abused. Which most people would agree is still wrong, but you could make an argument about to what degree it should be considered morally or legally wrong. (BTW, none of this necessarily has anything to do with the PWR BTTM. I just mention it because I used to think consent was pretty cut-and-dry until someone explained to me the ways there could be ambiguity.)
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
Let's be real--if that position actually existed, it would obviously go to Bill O'Reilly.
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
Eh, I see your point, but I'm always skeptical of any take that involves turning charity into a zero sum game. From a utilitarian view, there are way better ways to donate money, but I can definitely see some symbolic value to donating to a free speech advocate. I mean, in a way, it's not that much different from a Patreon or a Kickstarter, or even paying a little more to get your favorite band's album direct off their website, right? And, hey, at least it's a more responsible use of money than buying a house worth of avocado toast.
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May 16, 2017 on Stream New Chelsea Manning Benefit Comp Featuring New Songs By Ted Leo, Screaming Females, & More
Man, American Idol is worse at retiring than Jay Z.
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May 16, 2017 on Katy Perry Officially Joins American Idol Reboot
https://media.giphy.com/media/16e1J9ztaZ3na/giphy.gif
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May 14, 2017 on Watch Harry Styles Cover “Ultralight Beam”
Oh shit Master of None is back? That's amazing! I think someone mentioned it on another thread, but Dear White People is probably one of the best shows on Netflix. Great characters, and IMO, it manages to pull off the Arrested-Development-season-4 structure better than Arrested Development season 4.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Now if only we could crowdsource an internet forum of accounting-geeks who love discussing tax returns...
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May 10, 2017 on Radiohead’s OK Computer Album Cover Is A Highway In Hartford
When I saw that Other Albums of Note listed an album by Paul Weller also called Pageant, I thought we might have a Carter/Barter VI situation on our hands. (Unfortunately, it looks like just a typo, maybe from post-rock-show fatigue.)
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
EDIT: I googled it, and my memory was off. Apparently, that quote was from a separate poop incident the previous year (when someone shat on a desk in McGraw Hall), and the source of the quote was Gannett Health Services (which IMO makes it funnier).
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
I was working at the Daily Sun when the poop incident occurred. We asked for a comment from the Cornell University Police, and they gave us their best quote ever: "We usually recommend students do this sort of thing in the bathroom."
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
Are we certain Lil Peep is a real person and not just James Franco going full Andy Kaufman?
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May 5, 2017 on Emo Veterans Mineral Accuse Lil Peep Of Ripping Them Off
He's taking that Bieber shirt sighting pretty hard, huh?
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May 5, 2017 on Morrissey: Mainstream Media Won’t Admit Marine Le Pen Won French Election Debate
True, but you're forgetting that another career option is to do the exact same thing while looking at Outlook and Excel instead of Star Wars...
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May 4, 2017 on Watch Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth’s “All Star”
Yeah, this story immediately made me think of Episode 5. Loved the movie and I think the show might be even better. It's so rare to find a show that can do biting satire AND make you care about all the characters.
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May 1, 2017 on Katy Perry Under Fire For Obama Comment And Calling The Weeknd’s Producer A N***a Years Ago