overtheneptune

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I like it, but maybe don't love it. Excited to see the band trying new things though. I'm looking forward to the full album.
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June 15, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”
I think it probably depends on whatever is in the contract between PWR BTTM and Polyvinl. From an outside perspective though, seems like this has potential to be a drawn out legal battle.
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June 13, 2017 on PWR BTTM Attempting To Reclaim Rights To Pageant; Ugly Cherries Returns To Streaming Platforms
Touche. I'm curious to see what the negotiations between Polyvinyl and the band's team look like now. Per the Billboard article, it sounds like Polyvinl has unrecouped money invested in the band, and they're asking that the band pay that back before they give up the rights to the album. Interesting stuff!
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June 13, 2017 on PWR BTTM Attempting To Reclaim Rights To Pageant; Ugly Cherries Returns To Streaming Platforms
I don't know if Ben is guilty or not, but the labels' decisions to immediately end all distribution of the band's albums was unwarranted. PWR BTTM has every right to lawyer up and fight for the right to share their own music. As a counter example, Lost Prophets are still available on all streaming services, and that guy was convicted for literally sexually abusing babies.
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June 13, 2017 on PWR BTTM Attempting To Reclaim Rights To Pageant; Ugly Cherries Returns To Streaming Platforms
Hahaha nope. I have a much more conventional opinion on that matter.
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June 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries
Controversial opinion: my favorite Ride album is Tarantula.
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June 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries
I guess I'm something of a diehard, but my most listened to album this year is definitely Guided By Voices - August By Cake. This album is a real treat for longtime fans and arguably the band's best since reuniting in 2010. I can't stop listening to it! It kicks too much ass.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
The Shins album is really good. Feels like it was overlooked by most people :(
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Say what you will about Linkin Park, but "In the End" is a fantastic karaoke song
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Yep, I had lots of fun playing with this video. Song is OK.
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May 22, 2017 on Real Estate – “Stained Glass” Interactive Video
Nate Mendel also has co-writing credit on every song that Pat Smear does!
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May 19, 2017 on The Colour And The Shape Turns 20
I rarely listen to this album nowadays, but still hold it in high esteem. High school nostalgia is a powerful beast. My favorite tracks are Doll, Hey Johnny Park, Wind Up, and obviously Everlong.
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May 19, 2017 on The Colour And The Shape Turns 20
This is an absurdly unfortunate and complex situation. I do think the band's statement seems somewhat genuine, and I don't fault them for waiting a week to say something. I can only imagine the emotional devastation that comes with being dropped by venues, management, record labels, and more over the course of a weekend. They probably needed time to make sense of what was happening. Maybe the allegations are true, maybe they aren't. I believe Ben and the accuser can each believe their own realities of what happened. There may never be resolution. I wouldn't fault anyone for jumping off the PWR BTTM bandwagon at this point, and I wouldn't fault anyone for sticking with them.
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
I really like this album. Thurston's songs were my favorites on the last few Sonic Youth albums, and 'Rock N Roll Consciousness' really scratches that Sonic Youth itch.
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May 11, 2017 on Thurston Moore – “Aphrodite” Video
Hijacking my own comment for a sec to defend the last BOH album, Why Are You Ok. This album is a consistently enjoyable listen, which successfully revived the dreamy, swirly sounds of their first two albums. Why Are You Ok is at least as good as Infinite Arms (an album which I was dismissed at first, but grew on me over time). Admittedly, the album is a little sleepy, but that alone is not a reason to write it off (Real Estate anyone?). There are some seriously likable songs: Dull Times, In a Drawer, Country Teen, etc. Really, give it another chance. I prefer Why Are You Ok over Cease to Begin (Marry Song notwithstanding).
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May 3, 2017 on Guitarist, Bassist Quit Band Of Horses
This album was something of a disappointment for me, but this is one of my favorite tracks from it.
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May 3, 2017 on Cloud Nothings – “Enter Entirely” Video
Wow, I didn't realize the band has only been around about 10 years. I would've guessed "Everything All the Time" came out 2002ish, but it was apparently 2006. Five albums over the span of 10 years is a pretty steady output. Wonder if something happened to prompt the exit of these two guys...
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May 3, 2017 on Guitarist, Bassist Quit Band Of Horses
I think this is my new favorite Feist album
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April 28, 2017 on Stream Feist Pleasure
Can someone explain to me why Lena Dunham is hated so much? I'm pretty surprised to see such strong backlash from Waxahatchee fans. Katie's letter makes perfect sense to me, but it feels ridiculous that she has to defend this move in the first place...
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April 26, 2017 on Waxahatchee Responds To Criticism About Joining Lena Dunham’s Lenny Tour
Well that settles it. You all have convinced me!
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April 25, 2017 on Paul McCartney Announces North American Tour Dates
I've never seen McCartney before, but I'm tempted. Is it worth the price for someone who only knows his Beatles stuff?
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April 25, 2017 on Paul McCartney Announces North American Tour Dates
Deeper Into Movies is such a jam
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April 21, 2017 on I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One Turns 20
This was a really heartwarming read. Great album. Thanks, Becca.
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April 21, 2017 on The Reminder Turns 10
So so good! This is shaping up to be her edgiest album yet.
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April 5, 2017 on Feist – “Century” (Feat. Jarvis Cocker)
Only 10 tracks in and loving this album so far. It's brimming with rock n' roll energy and has loads of good hooks and ample variety. I appreciate the backstory as told by Pollard: "August by Cake was originally going to be a single album. I gave the band 17 songs to rehearse before we recorded in New York, but then I recorded 6 songs myself in Dayton that came out really well. It was too many songs for a single album and not enough for a double album, so I asked the band members to write and record two songs each. I was pleasantly surprised by how well they turned out." My only complaint is that Pollard's voice isn't what it used to be. Maybe it's just his age showing, or maybe he doesn't care much about nailing his vocal takes nowadays, but some lines sound pretty pitchy. Not exactly a new complaint, but it's more evident now than ever. The songs written and sung by his band mates are a pleasant surprise, though. There's a lot to enjoy here.
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April 3, 2017 on Stream Guided By Voices August By Cake