Comments from overtheneptune

I also think those last two Oasis albums are very solid. I really like "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady" from Dig Out Your Soul, which is not on this list.
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November 25, 2015 on The 18 Best Oasis Songs Since Be Here Now
Hey, this song is good. I liked EWBAITE okay, but it was recorded a little too cleanly for my tastes. This song here is raw in a Pinkerton-esque way. If Weezer could give me an album of songs like this, I would be very happy... but we all know that they won't.
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November 4, 2015 on Weezer – “Do You Wanna Get High?”
I like Infinite Arms okay, maybe even better than Cease to Begin, but yeah. Everything All the Time is clearly their masterpiece. I think that first album is magical and flawless. The second album has similar production, so it retains some of that awesome sound, but the songs are lacking (in my opinion). Infinite Arms has some really good tunes, but the band lost that intangible "magic" somehow, perhaps due to the production.
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October 27, 2015 on Band Of Horses Finishing New Album Produced By Jason Lytle
It's not the most offensive Weezer song I've heard
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October 27, 2015 on Weezer – “Thank God For Girls”
Ya'll should read this article (Joanna Newsom should too) about Spotify royalties. Spotify is not the enemy. http://flavorwire.com/539066/why-the-major-labels-are-the-streaming-wars-true-villains As has long been the case, it's the major labels that are acting most villainous here. They take such a large slice of the royalties pie, that there isn't money left over for smaller record labels, independent artists, and music publishers. On top of that, the money the major labels collect does not trickle down to the artists that they are supposed to represent.
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October 16, 2015 on Joanna Newsom Says Spotify Is Evil, Garbage
I'm halfway through my first listen right now and really enjoying it a lot. And like every Beach House album, I'm sure it will only get better with repeated listens. I totally agree with James, though, that the emotional impact is somewhat dulled with it being released so soon after Depression Cherry. I kind of wish they had just put these out as a double album, or simultaneously released companion albums. Releasing two similar-ish albums the way they did seems more likely to induce Beach House fatigue.
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October 16, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars
Whaaaat? This is most excellently surprising news.
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October 7, 2015 on New Beach House Album Thank Your Lucky Stars Out Next Week
I saw MBV on their last tour and not bringing earplugs was a huge mistake on my part. It sounded horrible. Everything was so loud that entire songs were indistinguishable from one another. It was all just unrecognizable screeching noises. BUT when I plugged my fingers in my ears, I could actually make out what was happening and it sounded much better.
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October 1, 2015 on The Jesus And Mary Chain Working On First Album Since The ’90s
I'm definitely looking forward to a new album! I never understood the hate for Comedown Machine. In my opinion, it was a really strong showing after the couple 'meh' albums before it. One Way Trigger and Welcome to Japan are obviously awesome. The choruses to Slow Animals and Happy Ending are so good. That groove in Welcome to Japan is so damn funky. Ah, good stuff.
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September 28, 2015 on The Strokes Are Going Back In The Studio
This sounds like Real Estate
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September 2, 2015 on Martin Courtney – “Northern Highway” Video
I dig it. Nice work, Lou.
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August 27, 2015 on Stream Lou Barlow Brace The Wave
I'd say I'm a casual fan of Titus Andronicus, but I'm really enjoying this album on first listen. It's like prog-punk or something. Neat stuff.
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July 20, 2015 on Stream Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
I accidentally downvoted you when I meant to thumbs up, and can't seem to change it :( I'm so sorry.
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July 20, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Wilco Star Wars
Agreed, these really don't sound all that alike to me
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July 15, 2015 on Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”
You guys, seriously, Comedown Machine is not a mediocre album. There are so many excellent songs here. It has all the hallmarks of a Strokes album (super tight rhythm section, interlocking dual-guitar parts, heavy grooves, etc.) while still covering new ground with the 80's retro feel and falsetto vocals and whatnot, AND, unlike Phrazes or Angles, Comedown Machine is actually a consistent album listening experience. Personally, I like Tyranny a lot, but I also have high hopes for whatever the Strokes do next. My fingers are crossed for another album at some point.
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June 5, 2015 on Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon
Blissfully psychedelic. This album sounds like a drug comedown on warm, summery night at the beach.
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May 4, 2015 on Stream My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Hey hey, I apologize, but I have to disagree. It's really not that simple. Historically, the fair use/parody argument is a very grey legal area. Claiming "Tacky" is a parody may be a viable defense strategy for Weird Al if he were sued, but it's not at all a guaranteed victory. Because it's such a murky legal area, Weird Al does typically request permission from the copyright owners of the songs he parodies. It could be argued he doesn't need to do this, but he does it anyways because he's a respectable businessman. People usually agree because Weird Al parodies can be lucrative, but sometimes they don't. In the case of Weird Al's Lady Gaga parody (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perform_This_Way), her management initially denied his request to parody the song, but then Weird Al released it anyways with a fair use defense. Gaga herself approved the song after that, but if she hadn't, that would have been an interesting legal battle.
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March 13, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
Music industry professional here - this question has a complicated answer that depends on many different things. First, let's say the Gaye estate did sue Pharrell again and the court decides that "Happy" is too similar to "Ain't That Peculiar." I don't think that has any direct implications on Weird Al's song. If the Gaye estate decided to then go after Weird Al, they would have to start a new, separate lawsuit. The precedent set by the "Happy"/"Ain't That Peculiar" case could give the Gayes an edge, but maybe Weird Al's song is different enough from Pharrell's that the Gayes don't really have a case. Anything could happen. HOWEVER, the scenario above assumes that Weird Al doesn't share any of the songwriting credit for "Tacky" with Pharrell. Whatever sort of licensing arrangement those two have with one another may matter. For instance, if Weird Al's agreement with Pharrell says that Pharrell gets half of the publishing royalties from "Tacky," then the Gayes will be entitled to a percentage of the royalties Pharrell earns from the song.
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March 13, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too
Love it. I'm stoked for these albums.
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February 25, 2015 on My Morning Jacket – “Big Decisions”
I like this song and am really looking forward to this album, but I hear what you're saying about Doug's voice. Though, I don't think it's a stylistic choice so much as just aging. Sometime around Ancient Melodies his voice started to lose some of its punchiness.
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February 25, 2015 on Built To Spill – “Living Zoo”