overtheneptune

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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
I've never loved Bon Iver, but I enjoy his other albums. This one is sounding really good to my ears.
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September 30, 2016 on Stream Bon Iver 22, A Million
Yo, I saw these guys a couple weeks ago and they just killed it. The energy in the room was so intense, the crowd was loving it. These guys are going places. I think this may be the first band I've truly adored that's significantly younger than I am. Oh well.
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September 30, 2016 on Hear Car Seat Headrest’s Piano-Heavy “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” Live Rendition
It's got some great songs, but also (in my opinion) some bland, unmemorable ones. The album starts strong, but I usually lose interest before the end. The most common criticism is that the album is "bloated." I suppose that's true, but I don't think it's necessarily a problem in and of itself.
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September 30, 2016 on Oasis – “Angel Child” (Demo)
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