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Hmm, that bit about Scott "rocking its jams correctly." Kind of an insinuated insult to Matt Sharp, yeah?
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September 20, 2016 on Weezer’s Pinkerton Goes Platinum 8 Days Before Its 20th Anniversary
Yes! Super excited for this. In 2014 or 2015, I would have named Cloud Nothings as my favorite young rock band. But this year Car Seat Headrest propelled to indie stardom seemingly out of nowhere, and with that crazy Bandcamp back catalog, now I'm not so sure. I need new Cloud Nothings material to help me decide.
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September 16, 2016 on Dylan Baldi Talks “Slowed Down,” “Vocal-Heavy” New Cloud Nothings Album
I also burned a CD back in the day of Blue/Pinkerton b-sides. That compilation was as solid as either official album before Green. Ah, 90s Weezer was sooo special.
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September 12, 2016 on Wavves – “You Gave Your Love To Me Softly” (Weezer Cover)
Out of Time is far from my favorite REM album, but some of the songs from this era just give me warm fuzzies. The opening jangly guitar sounds on "Radio Song" are so comforting.
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September 7, 2016 on Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo For “Radio Song”
Sublime was a gateway band for me, similar to RHCP. Tom, you're very right that some of the lyrics would not fly so much today (Date Rape, Wrong Way, etc.), but I think the bulk of the band's music holds up well. The self titled album has some great singles, which I think only irritate people today because of overexposure and their frat-boy ubiquitousness. 40oz to Freedom is the better album, though.
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July 29, 2016 on Sublime Turns 20
I saw the pumpkins on their most recent tour, and you know what? They were fantastic. They played for over two hours, lots of old hits, some new stuff too. That show reinvigorated my love for the band. Looking forward to what Billy does next.
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July 29, 2016 on Billy Corgan Finishes New Solo Album, Starts New Band, Hints At Smashing Pumpkins Original Lineup Reunion
This is just such a perfect pairing. I absolutely love "Black Hours." Looking forward to this album tons.
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July 22, 2016 on Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times”
This is a great song. If every song on "Be Here Now" were this good, the album would be, well... better! The remaster sounds good to my ears.
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July 22, 2016 on Oasis – “D’You Know What I Mean? (NG’s 2016 Rethink)” Video
Solid track. I have so much love for MMJ.
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July 15, 2016 on My Morning Jacket – “The First Time”
Damn, has Patrick Stickles always had those washboard abs??
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June 22, 2016 on Watch Titus Andronicus Play Previously Unreleased “69 Stones”
Absolutely! Sir Psycho Sexy is such a jam. Love that outro.
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June 16, 2016 on 9 Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs That Don’t Suck
I relate a lot to this piece as RHCP were very much a gateway band for me. Back in middle/high school, they were my first favorite band, and the first band I obsessed over and learned everything about. My love for the chili peppers led me to alt-rock, which led to indie-rock, which led me to whatever it is I listen to now. I don't find myself listening to RHCP so much anymore, but I'll always have a soft spot for them. That being said, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is such a fantastic album. It's maybe a bit overstuffed with two or three unnecessary tracks in the second half, but dayummm, when that album is on, it's on. Kiedis' lyrics are actually meaningful on that album too; it's before he went all in on the gibberish stuff. I'd also like to give a shout out to Uplift Mofo Party Plan, Mother's Milk, and One Hot Minute. I think these are all fine, fine albums. I think Californication, By the Way, and Stadium Arcadium all have a handful of really great tracks also. Just off the top of my head, here are 10 songs I'm not embarrassed to like: 1) Knock Me Down 2) I Could Have Lied 3) Blood Sugar Sex Magik 4) Venice Queen 5) Scar Tissue 6) Mellowship Slinky in B Major 7) Righteous and the Wicked 8) Shallow Be Thy Game 9) Hard to Concentrate 10) Soul to Squeeze
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June 16, 2016 on 9 Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs That Don’t Suck
I respectfully disagree. I'm actually really digging the new album. You're not a fan of the opening track at all? To me, that song recaptures some of that intangible magic that's been missing since their first two albums. A lot of the songs on the new album are pretty mellow, and I find them very pleasant to listen to. "Country Teen" sort of reminds me of Father John Misty.
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June 14, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Mitski Puberty 2
Well, I like it. More than the last song. It's definitely closer to a "Fool's Gold" jam than a "She Bangs the Drums" pop tune, but that's okay. I'm guessing that comes easier to them nowadays.
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June 10, 2016 on The Stone Roses – “Beautiful Thing”
I do love "Black Cab"
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June 6, 2016 on Tigermilk Turns 20
This is such a great album, but I could do without the last track, "Mary Jo." That one is pretty meh, in my opinion. For those curious about the band's early years, I strongly recommend reading Stuart David's "In the All-Night Cafe: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian's Formative Year." Stuart David is the original bassist for the group and this is a great, quick read about the band's beginnings and the recording of "Tigermilk."
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June 6, 2016 on Tigermilk Turns 20
Uh oh, I just listened to a couple of the remastered tracks. They didn't just make some small tweaks. The mixes really sound noticeably different, particularly Jim's voice. It's probably because I'm so used to them, but I have to say that I prefer the originals. I like the mysterious haze of a sound the original album had :/
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May 26, 2016 on Q&A: Jim James On The It Still Moves Reissue, A New Solo LP, And What’s Next For My Morning Jacket
Hey buddy, I don't think you're really qualified to say who is or is not Muslim. You're talking as if you're some sort of expert on Sharia law, but I'm guessing you're just parroting talking points you've heard from other Islamophobic people. Why don't you try doing some basic research for yourself? From Wikipedia (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia_law): "There is not a strictly codified uniform set of laws that can be called Sharia. It is more like a system of several laws, based on the Qur'an, Hadith and centuries of debate, interpretation and precedent. Islamic shariah is not implemented in any country of the world, most Muslim countries have their own laws & chosen only few of laws from Islamic shariah." There's not one standard set of laws that governs all Muslim people. Not all Muslim people practice their faith in the same way. It's seriously naive to generalize about an entire population of 1.6 billion people. I know this may sound shocking to you, but not all people that identify as Muslim want to throw gay people off of buildings and kill non-believers. Please stop parroting dangerous talking points that you clearly have not researched yourself.
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May 20, 2016 on French Festivals Drop Eagles Of Death Metal Because Of Frontman’s Terrorism Comments
Donald Trump's claim was that there were thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the two towers falling. This is blatantly untrue, sorry. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/nov/22/donald-trump/fact-checking-trumps-claim-thousands-new-jersey-ch/
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May 20, 2016 on French Festivals Drop Eagles Of Death Metal Because Of Frontman’s Terrorism Comments
One Time Too Many is just so sublime. Definitely my favorite Phoenix song.
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May 13, 2016 on It’s Never Been Like That Turns 10
I learned of the Clientele through Apple Music recommendations. This convinced me to keep my Apple Music account. Great music.
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April 22, 2016 on The Clientele – “Since We Last Spoke”
I honestly hadn't heard of this band. These songs sound very 90s. But, hey, I like 90s rock. I'll check out this album!
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April 15, 2016 on As Good As Dead Turns 20
So, I work in the music industry and read licensing contracts all day long. Thought I'd clear the air about a few things. This provision isn't granting Adam Levine or NBC ownership of the songs. It's saying that NBC can use the song in connection with this TV show without paying any royalties. That's a big difference. It does not allow Adam Levine to release one of these songs as a Maroon 5 tune without having to credit or pay the original writer, and assuming the agreement is non-exclusive, the clause does not necessarily conflict with Songland's promise to "keep intact all trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices." Though, it's still not a great clause for writers. If a copyrighted song is used heavily throughout a show like this, normally the writers would be entitled to probably several thousand dollars of performing and synchronization royalties, but this contract stipulates that they forego that money. Another thing that would concern me is the generality of the clause. The grant of rights allows use of the song "in connection with the Program or any other work." That implies to me that NBC could use the song royalty-free in connection with shows or promos other than Songland.
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March 7, 2016 on Adam Levine’s New Songwriting Reality Show Has Some Deeply Shady Contracts
Also, as far as shitty first singles go, I very much prefer "Thank God For Girls" over "Back to the Shack"
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February 26, 2016 on Weezer – “California Kids”
This one's decent! All of the songs released so far have a really good energy, including "Thank God For Girls." My biggest issue with EWBAITE is that it sounded too produced at times, but the songs we've heard from the white album so far capture more of the raw, garage Weezer sound I like so much.
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February 26, 2016 on Weezer – “California Kids”
Yep, BTS and GBV are two of my favorite bands, and they pretty much operate with totally opposite music-creating philosophies. Pollard's approach is obviously quantity, whereas Martsch will take his time with a record until he's satisfied. The two bands complement one another and I'd absolutely loooove to see them in the same lineup.
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February 10, 2016 on Guided By Voices Reunite, Again, Kind Of