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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
Yeah! Your list has lots of overlap with mine. I listened to Cool Planet a bunch when it was new, but I haven't revisited much. I just may do that now. And I'll definitely spend some more time with Racetrack based on your recommendation. I love how much music this band has to explore.
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March 28, 2017 on Guided By Voices – “5° On The Inside” Video
I think Class Clown Spots a UFO, Bears For Lunch, and Motivational Jumpsuit are the best GBV 2 albums. They're all great starting points if you want to just dive into an album. Otherwise, here are some favorite songs of mine: 1) Class Clown Spots a UFO 2) Chain to the Moon 3) Billy Wire 4) Jon the Croc 5) Hangover Child 6) White Flag 7) Child Activist 8) Save the Company 9) Bulletin Borders 10) Alex and the Omegas 11) Laundry and Lasers 12) Pan Swimmer 13) Males of Wormwood Mars 14) My Zodiac Companion 15) Kid on a Ladder 16) Please Be Honest Boom! There's a whole playlist for ya.
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March 28, 2017 on Guided By Voices – “5° On The Inside” Video
What did I just watch?
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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