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I'm confused, so please forgive me if I'm off-base here, but isn't Theresa May virulently anti-immigration? and if so, is he mad at her for being not anti-immigration enough, or for for being anti? I read at least that part of the statement as critical of her...but the rest of it doesn't read as particularly thoughtful, thus my confusion. any assistance would be greatly appreciated, mraow
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May 23, 2017 on Morrissey Releases Statement About Manchester Arena Attack
yeah, it's not my personal favorite album of the aughts, but I don't see what really competes with Boxer for 'best of the aughts'. 'is this it?' can't keep holding that title much longer...making delusion, obsession and self-loathing so catchy is like wicked not easy. there is a bit of filler, IMO, but so many truly great songs! grrr, that fuzz bass tone that kicks off 'apartment story' is one of my favorite sounds of all time. it is pretty amazing how 'fake empire' somehow explicitly narrates and bookends the beginnings & ends of the Obama years.
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May 22, 2017 on Boxer Turns 10
it really is such a bummer that Morrissey is such a doofus now. this lady is a virulent racist and anti-semite. no configuration of 'European populism' makes what she says and espouses OK. why isn't he asking about whatever she had for dinner and how it died and shit?
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May 5, 2017 on Morrissey: Mainstream Media Won’t Admit Marine Le Pen Won French Election Debate
i'm pretty liberal in terms of the ass metaphors i'll put up with, but i think sisqo was really kinda reachin on this one
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April 25, 2017 on Sisqó Claims That “Dumps Like A Truck” Lyric Is Not About Dumps And Anyone Who Says It Is Sounds Stupid
awesome, I just ordered this! fun vinyl. shirt. yay!
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April 19, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Announces DAMN. Vinyl
Yet he complains of "people saying mean things".... dude, u has a sad over "saying mean things", but he thinks it's bad that the US is "a nation of crybabies"??? What a wuss.
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April 18, 2017 on Slayer’s Tom Araya Says Americans Are Crybabies
What is he talking about? Because there are kids, sex just shouldn't be a topic, ever? Raffi has gon so far into the children's entertainment world that he's infantalized himself! "Pornographers" is a dangerous term to "normalize"? Even most kids be rolling their eyes at this silly prudishness...
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April 18, 2017 on Raffi Objects To The New Pornographers
Ooh, Bert Jansch and Johnny Marr are the magic words! I shall listen now...
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April 18, 2017 on Hear A Previously Unreleased Bert Jansch & Johnny Marr Song “It Don’t Bother Me”
I am done experimenting with massive infections right next to my brain
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April 17, 2017 on Here’s Everything We Know About The Danny Brown + Angel Olsen Collab
yeah I had to have one out at 34 and the other at 35 for the same reasons. I literally almost died from this. had a quack dentist when younger who didn't believe in removing wisdom teeth, then had no dental ins. for many years. eventually got an infection that made my neck and jaw swell up, dragged myself to the emergency room, doctors were like "wTFFF?!!!??", stopping by to look at my face and exlclaim all kinds of amazement. they guy who pulled the 1st one told me i was about half a day away from death. he also told me that my dentist way back when could have damn well told from x-rays that my wisdom teeth would be impacted and had them pulled. before my follow-up treatment a week later a dude on Long Island died from one of these infections, and when the doc saw me again the first thing he said was "did you hear about that guy? that was gonna be you!"
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April 16, 2017 on Here’s Everything We Know About The Danny Brown + Angel Olsen Collab
hehe, I saw one of those shows with 'disposable heroes of hip-hopracy' as the openers (with primus middling), it was interesting...primus into U2 is, let's say, jarring. though at the time, like spring 92 I think, I would have taken any opportunity to see any of those acts...DHoH sounded like they were just performing over a lot of pre-recorded stuff. primus was oddly murky and moody. U2 were, uh, 1992-era U2. great! but, slightly worrisome
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April 12, 2017 on Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?
well that's what's so tragic! he was, and has since ceased to get the same joke...
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April 12, 2017 on Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?
that was my favorite song for years and years...still love it, especially the 'wide awake in america' version vs. the album cut
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April 12, 2017 on Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?
y'all gotta chill with Kix. thems wack. I'd trade 'Way Cool Jr.' for 'Round and Round' personally, uhhh, and I think that 'Pour some sugar on me' has got to be the most iconic "pop-metal" track of all time, though I guess it would be unfair to give them the top 2 spots. 'Hysteria' itself could be on there as well...also, no 'Crazy train'??? I don't think 'Poison' is a good Alice Cooper track..... OK, thanks for indulging me, that will be all.
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April 5, 2017 on 36 Essential ’80s Pop Metal Tracks
for realz this is the truth. john lydon has done great stuff. and he's a dick. my wife bought me the new Metal Box reissue 4xLP in the metal box as an anniversary present this year and it's the greatest. I only ever had shitty limewire mp3s and the cassette when i was a lil'un. turns out - really worth it to have this one on vinyl, the thump is strong.
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March 27, 2017 on John Lydon Supports Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Brexit
the US "...had swing so far to the left..." in what universe, dude? we don't even have a viable left-wing party!
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March 27, 2017 on John Lydon Supports Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Brexit
aw man thanks for writing this piece! my favorite 10,000 Maniacs is some of the weird, dubby/dancey stuff on 'the hope chest', but they have a lot of solid tracks. nearly all of their singles are fabulous. it should be noted that part of why they are no longer a band that gets attention is that Robert Buck is dead. he was the architect of lots of their melodies & arrangements. I saw 10,000 Maniacs in a small church at Union college in Schenectady in I think April or May of 1992. some kind of un-anounced show that I somehow got wind of. it was, I thought, a great, intimate and fun performance. they did mostly stuff from in my tribe & blind man's zoo, but started the show off with a bunch of slow-burning songs that ended up being a bunch of 'our time in eden', but they were pretty undeveloped by that point. natalie merchant spent the first half of the show just sitting a piano. then when they started doing faves, she got way into it and is actually a much better dancer than one would guess....ran into my dad there, he borrowed $5 from me. the show got totally savaged in the local music press, 'natalie just wasn't in the mood to please everyone' and crap like that. i don't blame her for just not wanting to deal with the public anymore.
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March 23, 2017 on There Was No Girl As Bold As You: The Overlooked Legacy Of Natalie Merchant And 10,000 Maniacs
I thought the issue was that while a sample was originally cleared, the one that appeared on the track was just slightly too long. like, a fraction of a second too long. and yes, it was very, very costly to the verve.
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March 20, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Drake More Life
man, he should make a generic duet ep with hannah diamond
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March 20, 2017 on Father John Misty Shares Generic Pop Songs, Returns To Twitter
a face in the crowd is my fave tom petty
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March 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Spoon Hot Thoughts
i'll upvote that sentiment, in anticipation of there being a band that comes in their wake and catapults them upward in public knowledge & esteem the way Nirvana did the Pixies. also, S-K h a v e to be experienced live, all of their albums except the Woods are sterile exercises comparatively. they can really light it up live. I don't hate Tom Petty, but I can't bring myself to just outright love him either. glad he apologized for all of those confederate flags from the 'southern accents' tour tho...
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March 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Spoon Hot Thoughts
based on the comments here I have to revisit 69LS disc 1, apparently. 2 has always been the jam for me, despite the 1st 2 tracks being, uh, difficult, it then goes into like 20 great songs in a row...but for me on the whole here, Holiday is the greatest of the great
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March 13, 2017 on Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best
I think if any band succeeded in their own version of a 'Where the streets have no name' and won, it would be 'Plainsong'. Granted it never attempts the momentum build of 'Streets...', but there is no more beautiful song in all of rock.
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March 9, 2017 on U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best
hmm, I find them a bit of an apples to apricots comparison, despite the Irishness, ummm, but the Pogues were truly great, for sure, and U2 never recorded anything as hard as 'Cotton Fields'. in fact, few bands have ever recorded a song that heavy, no matter how many Marshalls or active pickups or chained power-amps they might have had at their disposal, and if I recall correctly, there's not an electric instrument on 'Cotton Fields'...
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March 9, 2017 on U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best
seems easy to imagine 'the big music' rumbling in the back of Bono's brain while penning some of these songs...
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March 9, 2017 on U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best
not one of those bands, none, zero, can do with an audience what Arcade Fire can do with 'Wake Up'. I find the idea that they were supposed to be, all by themselves, on some level no one else could ever reach to be quite dubious in the first place though. I've seen the National and Spoon both open for Arcade Fire. I probably like more individual Spoon songs and National songs than Arcade Fire songs. and in terms of a live show, Spoon and the National would score higher in terms of 'degree of difficulty'. but neither of them could have gotten up on that stage after Arcade Fire with any hope of playing something that out-rocked 'Wake Up'. just no way.
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March 7, 2017 on Neon Bible Turns 10
there's a great album in Rattle & Hum if you cut a few of the more ham-fisted tracks and the live stuff. side 1) Desire -> Hawkmoon -> God Pt. II -> Love comes to town side 2) angel of Harlem -> Heartland -> van Diemens land - All i want is you that would have been a killer 8 tracks 2 sides no filler U2 does it again!! album they could have accompanied that with a free EP of live tracks (live under a bullet blue sky), and the movie, people would have eaten it up, I think.
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March 3, 2017 on Pop Turns 20