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yeah that's great. so great. wow.
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January 23, 2017 on Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”
and certainly, top 5 U2 songs reach higher highs, but 50 best tracks is a contest few bands could survive against REM
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January 11, 2017 on Watch Three Members Of R.E.M. Reunite In Athens, Perform “Superman”
oooh fun! U2: 1) surrender 2) the unforgettable fire 3) a sort of homecoming 4) red hill mining town 5) new year's day REM: 1) good advices 2) gardening at night 3) shaking through 4) finest worksong 5) voice of Harold
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January 11, 2017 on Watch Three Members Of R.E.M. Reunite In Athens, Perform “Superman”
yeah, it may well have had more genuinely great songs than any other album that year, and that run from track #2-7 is pretty amazing, let alone Black Ballerina which is somehow simultaneously disturbingly problematic and musically astounding, and Picture Me Gone & Dayzed Inn...all great. I like Goth Bomb too. great stuff. great freakin videos too! then there's the rest of it, hehe. the rest of it I find aggressively un-enjoyable.
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January 10, 2017 on Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – “Tears On Fire”
just curious, but since the Quietus gave their #1 slot this year to Årabrot - the Gospel, I gave it a listen and have really like some of it. but I haven't seen it on any list anywhere else, metal-specific or otherwise. are they not considered metal? or was everyone else not nearly as blown away as the Quietus was?
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December 15, 2016 on The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
any chance of a new Fiona Apple this year?
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December 15, 2016 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017
i'm ok with that, I think. 'Holiday' is all Merritt and the vocals and come on, it's so good. but 5 'Holidays' in a row would be a more challenging thing to get through I'm sure.
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November 18, 2016 on Hear Five Songs From The Magnetic Fields’ 5-Disc Album 50 Song Memoir
ok I'll say it - please make some fun/cerebral/abstract dance/electro music, Michael Stipe. or anything even close to along those lines at all. I'll give ya' a listen.
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November 15, 2016 on Michael Stipe Says He Wants To Return To Music
also Tribe was great, and just as poignant. that second song in particular was super-interesting, I'm excited to give it a good listen.
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November 13, 2016 on Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform, Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Cover Leonard Cohen On SNL
i for one appreciated the sentiment they were going for. this was 10% about Hillary Clinton, 40% about how transcendant 'hallelujah' is, and 50% an attempt to start processing the traumatic catastrophe that this whole election cycle became. i found it quite moving. the sheer opportunity cost, made grander and more poignant by the immense loss of Cohen and the gravity of his songwriting. that is a heavy song for a heavy moment. yes SNL is guilty of myriad tone-deafness and wrongness all over the place, for sure.
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November 13, 2016 on Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform, Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Cover Leonard Cohen On SNL
oh, man, if you watch the youtube footage of that incident, it is very clear that he uses the term, very deliberately, numerous times. no accident. but context - someone had just thrown a bottle that hit him in the head, and I'm sure it hurt, and was very startling & disruptive. no one should do that. who does this shit? there's always someone. anyway, the weirdness is just how immediately Homme goes from startled and angry to super gay-rapey/threatening violence. like from 0-60 in under a second. it was kinda like how Alec Baldwin will freak out when a paparazzo goes far enough with him to set him off. some part of his brain just goes to what the most hurtful insult he know growing up was and launches it out there when properly triggered or what have you. but watch it, if you haven't. it's pretty creepy.
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November 13, 2016 on Eagles Of Death Metal Thrown Out Of Bataclan Reopening
hmm, I think it's better than 'we can't stop', but I tend to rate artists who create their own material over 'change a word, earn a third'-types who don't. that said, what a step down from 'vroom vroom'!! well, 'down' from my perspective just 'cause it's so less sonically interesting. for some it will be lateral rather than down, I assume. but I'll say that she keeps proving that she rules over several pop micro-genres simultaneously, somehow. I don't always love what she comes up with, but as far as sassy/bratty modern pop divas go, she's the greatest.
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October 30, 2016 on Charli XCX – “After The Afterparty” (Feat. Lil Yachty) Video
yeah it has a lot of great all kinds of stuff
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October 24, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “Talk To Me”
wait, Brian Eno is not in the HOF? that is nutty. no Television? no New York Dolls?? Wire??? what do these people think they're doing?
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October 5, 2016 on Let’s Predict The 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
man I love REM, I can listen to them all day long, and have a few times, but pretty much everything from the 'Out of Time' era doesn't do jack for me. 'Radio Song' is, uhhhh, a lame attempt at redoing something they had already mastered so hard on 'The One I Love' and 'Pop Song 89' (which is, as mentioned, to skewer the trappings of pop & pop stardom) that there was no need to attempt it again. got to be the lamest sh#t KRS ever tried to rap over...
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September 6, 2016 on Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo For “Radio Song”
IMHO, they did the most transformative cover on 'Day of the Dead' with their super-creative, inspired version of 'Stella Blue'...
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August 26, 2016 on Local Natives – “Coins”
Fascinating read. Is it not possible that it's a bot, but an in-house bot (or series of bots)? I know you don't want to accuse Apple of fraud, but I'm just some guy in the comments so I'll lob it out there. It seems that the amount of listens relative to the number of listeners and the sheer physical time it would take for the listening to happen shows that something, somewhere in the claims about this album's popularity are either a mistake or a lie, or a series of either. Or a bot.
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August 5, 2016 on Skewed VIEWS: The Huge Truth About Drake’s Record-Breaking Chart Run
That sounds grrrrrreat. I love the Torpedo like a cool uncle.
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July 29, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hehe, I'll give him the following. 1) was always fun seeing an album called 'Antichrist Superstar' at #1 on the charts. 2) he was certainly less dumb than most of his contemporaries. Provocative - well, anyone can do a ton of blow, take their pants off and scream a lot. It just never added up to something compelling for me.
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July 29, 2016 on Marilyn Manson Tour Is A Mess
[“It’s the wrong way,” he acknowledges, but I don’t think we, as a society, fully appreciated just how wrong it was. This song was a single.] Uhhh, who's this "we"?
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July 29, 2016 on Sublime Turns 20
I'd like to take this moment to haughtily chide people for polishing this twerp's knob for such a god damned long time. What a joke he is and always was. If you have sentimental feelings for him for whatever reason, fine, but I think Manson was given praise in the 90s he never even came close to deserving due to the sheer lack of confrontational music of any meaning and stupid Trent reznor having a thing for him. Not one classic song in this guy's catalog, for realz, not one. He blows no more now than he did in his "prime".
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July 28, 2016 on Marilyn Manson Tour Is A Mess
Jesse had been really, really into all the early ASAP Rocky, and he was way into the beats & atmospherics, he must have been super excited to land this interview. also, if anyone hasn't heard Thorn interview Big Boi a few years back, you must, whoever you are, because it is the greatest thing ever.
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July 14, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Clams Casino 32 Levels
Jesse Thorn did an interview with Mr. Casino on this week's episode of Bullseye. Worth listening to.
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July 13, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Clams Casino 32 Levels
Ummm, if you go back and listen to Sex Style again, I think you'll find that it has some lyrical content that is far racier than anything to be found on Hardcore...
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May 17, 2016 on Remembering Kool Keith’s Unlikely Major Label Phase
dis vid gives special feels
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April 23, 2016 on Charli XCX – “Vroom Vroom” Video
at this point is there any doubt that people who are fans of Chris Brown are simply pro-rape & abuse? I think that forgiveness, moderation, and restraint are important parts of our culture and systems of justice. but, uh, we take that sh!t way too far. people couldn't wait to just pretend this guy didn't beat Rihanna so badly she nearly died. "who cares? I like his dancing." are any of these people going to feel bad at all when one day he murders somebody?
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April 17, 2016 on Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Explains Why Chris Brown’s Latest Hit Perpetuates Rape Culture
I feel similarly, and akin to this off comparison of PC to Pavement, I've read so many damn comparisons of Courtney Barnett to Cobain, when to my ears the obvious comparison is...Malkmus...
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance