Comments from Pedram

Unbelievably stupid and superficial! Look at how subtle Joss Stone depicts the picture of ground for us when she’s singing “this is the ground…”. Forrest Whitaker changes his own scene looking to the sky but hell there’s no sky it was only Joss Stone’s vagina he’s staring at with smile!

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August 26, 2008 on Dave Stewart’s Terrible New Obama Song

Just because these guys are huge doesn’t mean I hate them.
I don’t listen to Oasis anymore but I have my favorites.

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August 16, 2008 on New Oasis – “Shock Of The Lightning”

superb mix!
thank you André and thank you Stereogum.
For vol.2 please consider Arcade Fire.

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June 28, 2008 on Stereogum Presents… RAC Vol. 1

Sometimes human beings get inspired. They are human beings. Da Vinci had inspirations.
I’m sure if Chris Martin never started blathering on pilfering Kate Bush and Travis and this and that, there wouldn’t be all this nonsense on who’s better and who’s being who!

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June 9, 2008 on Premature Evaluation: Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

i could never really get myself into Vampire Weekend. Their music sounds good but not original. Here’s a short review I’ve written about them in my blog:
You can almost hear anything on Vampire Weekends self-titled after Mansard Roof EP (their debut), but in a mediocre level. It?s a weird fake feeling I get and I?m not sure if it?s right or not. But many melodies do not sound original to me e.g. the violin on ?M79?. The band has mixed some pop-rock with afro-pop melodies; they (the afro-pops) keep themselves way apart from what Ezra Koenig is doing. He has a voice between The Shins? James Mercer when he?s singing normally and Band Of Horses? Ben Bridwell when he sings on a higher note but either way fails to escape from a teenager level and the lyrics barely climb up that ladder. It?s a bit too optimistic to compare Vampire Weekend with Peter Gabriel and Talking Heads, maybe they are too inexperienced for that. All I can point out from their self-titled is a guitarless Sublime in their self-titled (only listen to ?A Punk? to figure out the resemblance). Sublime?s late Brad Nowell used to employ the same tricks pretty much. Of course it?s always pleasant to listen to what Vampire Weekend has made but I still doubt on the originality factor. And if all I?ve uttered so far is nothing but nonsense, the albums? most influential material has been put on the first half of the disk. But comparing to pretentious colleagues like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco who simply make songs for girls under 12, Vampire Weekend is second to none and things I just threw out does not mean the album is not fun at all! Not every album sounds like Beach Boys? Pet Sounds. And I have to add the album art from now on to the list of worst album covers of the 2008. Take a look at it for God?s sake!

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May 25, 2008 on Vampire Weekend Keyboardist Leaks Original “Campus”

I don’t see the point to comparing Coldplay to Radiohead.
I saw a sick loser last night at a party and he went: “I’m not a Manic Street Preachers fan and I think Starsailor is much better!” WTF?
And for the video, I think it was better for the band NOT to appear to the camera at all, not because they can’t act, but because “violet hill” could be shown better in a more cinematographic approach.

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May 16, 2008 on New Coldplay Video – “Violet Hill”

I honestly don’t have a clue what all this hype is about!
Weezer has always been super-overrated! And I see them everywhere!

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May 12, 2008 on New Weezer – “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn),” “Cold Dark World,” “Everybody Get Dangerous,” “Thought I Knew”

I have just become a member, when I try to download this, it requires user name and pass but nothing happens when i enter them.
Help! I need somebody!

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May 10, 2008 on New Stereolab – “Three Women”