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March 22, 2017 on Vladimir Putin “Sings” Radiohead
My mom listened to a lot of 10,000 Maniacs when I was a little kid, so some of their songs just feel ingrained in my subconscious. I haven't dug into their catalog much as an adult, but I find Natalie Merchant's voice to be super comforting now. I really enjoy her appearances on the Wilco/Billy Bragg 'Mermaid Avenue' album.
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March 22, 2017 on There Was No Girl As Bold As You: The Overlooked Legacy Of Natalie Merchant And 10,000 Maniacs
Muse plays arena size venues. I imagine once your band hits that level of fame, you can pretty consistently guarantee large crowds at festivals.
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March 22, 2017 on Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup
yes yes yes yes
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March 17, 2017 on Feist – “Pleasure”
Ya, only about a dozen of the tracks are currently available on apple music. Anyone know when the whole album will be released for streaming services?
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March 15, 2017 on The Magnetic Fields – “’85 Why Am I Not A Teenager” Video
I was hoping for a write-up on 50 Song Memoir, but this article is pretty great also! I agree with the top 10 more or less, but my order is pretty different. Distortion at number 3 seems crazy to me... My ranking looks something like this (leaving out the albums I haven't listened to much): 1. Holiday 2. 69 Love Songs 3. Get Lost 4. Charm of the Highway Strip 5. Wasps Nest 6. 50 Song Memoir 7. I 8. Distortion 9. Obscurities 10. Love at the Bottom
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March 13, 2017 on Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best
Holiday is my favorite by a long shot. The review here doesn't mention "Torn Green Velvet Eyes," but it's probably a top 5 all time song for me.
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March 13, 2017 on Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best
This album is great. Easily my third favorite Shins album!
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March 13, 2017 on Watch Videos For Two Versions Of The Shins’ “Name For You”
I really like every song I've heard so far. The album is definitely a little more odd than Port of Morrow, which is a welcome change to me. Definitely excited to dig into the full album.
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March 10, 2017 on Stream The Shins Heartworms
This is maybe my most anticipated release of the year. Disc 1 was lovely. Looking forward to disc 2 tomorrow.
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March 6, 2017 on Stream The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir Disc 1 & 2
I actually really like this song. It's weird and different for the band. The last album was so straightforward and normal sounding, so I'm happy to hear some new sounds on this one.
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March 3, 2017 on The Shins – “Painting A Hole”
Great song from an underrated album, in my opinion
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February 22, 2017 on Band Of Horses – “In A Drawer” Video
This is good. Looking forward to this album!
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February 1, 2017 on The Magnetic Fields – “’83 Foxx And I” Video
I feel pretty confident saying this is my favorite album of all time. Every element of the recordings just come together perfectly to form this terrific piece of art. The lyrics, the guitar wizardry, the ambition, the emotion, the fidelity, the hooks... it's all there.
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January 27, 2017 on Perfect From Now On Turns 20
I saw these guys play on New Years Eve and the current lineup is so incredibly solid. I think the new guys have brought youth and spirit back to the band, and Doug Gillard was really great (as always). The energy and chemistry just felt so much better than when GBV was touring with the classic lineup a few years back. I look forward to this double album!
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January 25, 2017 on Guided By Voices – “Hiking Skin”
Just wanted to give a shout out to the "Icons, Abstract Thee" EP, which is possibly my favorite of Montreal release. It's kinda like a mini version of the Hissing Fauna album. Perfection!
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January 23, 2017 on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10
I really don't like the XX. I enjoyed their first album for a little while, but after a few plays, it just started to sound really cheesy and sappy to me. The second album obviously didn't change much and the songs I've heard from this new album are just totally uninteresting to me. Ah well.
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January 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You
Yeah! of Montreal would make a wonderful addition to this list.
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January 5, 2017 on 34 Essential Glam Songs
This song is good. The album is shaping up to be at least as enjoyable as the last one. PS - I also think 'Oh Inverted World' is by far the best Shins album
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January 5, 2017 on The Shins – “Name For You”
Some albums I loved that probably won't make the year-end lists: 1) Weezer - White Album 2) Band of Horses - Why Are You Ok? 3) Dino Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not 4) Guided By Voices - Please Be Honest Hmm, lot of legacy bands honestly. Maybe I need to listen to newer music. Wait, how did Stereogum's list miss Hamilton + Rostam and Parquet Courts?
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
Yes, FJM gets publishing money when his music is covered. His record label isn't involved, but his publisher is. They would have had to authorize use of the song on the TV show.
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November 15, 2016 on Father John Misty Not Stoked About The Voice Contestant Covering His Song
I agree for the most part, but during that whole kerfuffle when Kliph was fired from the band, Wayne sort of rubbed me the wrong way. And also during the Erykah Badu dispute. So maybe Wayne's a jackass? Or maybe he's a fun, cool guy? Probably both.
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October 20, 2016 on The Flaming Lips Announce New Album Oczy Mlody
Totally agree. I love The Terror (more than Embryonic, which is also great). The preview for the new album sounds pretty good.
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October 20, 2016 on The Flaming Lips Announce New Album Oczy Mlody
I really like this! Sounds like early 90s Sentridoh stuff.
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October 17, 2016 on Lou Barlow – “Anniversary Song”
I dig this on first listen. I loved Here and Nowhere Else, but another album of raw, aggressive songs like that might have been too much. This song is more reminiscent of the self-titled album sound, but the band is more mature and confident now. I don't think we've heard vocals from Baldi quite like this before.
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October 13, 2016 on Cloud Nothings – “Modern Act”
Man in the Box? Maybe an obvious pick, but it should be on this list.
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October 6, 2016 on The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs
Thanks for writing this piece. American Water is the album that got me into the Silver Jews (largely because Malkmus is heard all over that album), but Natural Bridge is the one that really convinced me the Silver Jews were special in their own right and more than just a Pavement sound-alike. This is one of those albums that establishes a melancholy mood so completely and just absorbs you into its world. Great stuff.
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October 3, 2016 on The Untold Story Of Silver Jews’ The Natural Bridge: How David Berman Lost His Mind, Left Pavement Behind, And Made A Masterpiece
Maybe it depends on which show you went to, but they were pretty on when I saw them. I have fond memories from that show. I hope they do the reunion thing again at some point, even if it's just a one off tour.
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October 3, 2016 on Watch Spiral Stairs Play Pavement With Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks At His 50th Birthday Event