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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
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”