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you have good taste
I think the whole Toro y Moi record is solid, but I agree there are exactly four songs that really stand out. Wonder if we’re thinking of the same ones…
I have no problem with giving Disclosure the love, but you describe the incredible new Camera Obscura album as “expansively twee.” Gimme a break. You do know this comes across as an insult, right?
I really appreciate this recommendation. I wasn’t aware of this release, but that single is great, and I was very impressed with Wye Oak when I saw them open for Dirty Projectors recently.
However, no mention of the new Sam Amidon record? That guy is a major talent.
….would have done this song better.
I haven’t, but that’s probably because I’m never aware enough in the moment to think that social advantage could be attained by pretending to know.
I’m not that familiar with Daft Punk, so excuse me if I don’t know what I’m talking about, but…people are somehow dissatisfied with this? The vocal hook is insanely good, and while the guitar is just a simple loop, it is quite tasty.
Orange Juice reissues, Destroyer’s This Night, Captured Tracks’ Bats reissue
good old Tim, keeping everyone in line
shape up, soldiers, you think it’s easy running a seven nation army with efficiency?…I said stand straight! wipe that smudge off your uniform, you
one direction reinterpreting raging bull through song and dance > ghost of liberace doing the macarena
“Album length EP” = LP
Nothing wrong with Elephant, but I do agree with the author’s feeling that it plays like a retread of White Blood Cells with some small refinements here and there. To me it seems like the least essential of their albums for that reason, but I can understand why other people might think of it as a favorite.
Chronological: The Modern Age, Barely Legal, Under Control, I Can’t Win, YOLO, Razorblade, Taken For a Fool, One Way Trigger, Slow Animals, Happy Ending
No way NYC Cops belongs here.
Dear Ian Cohen, when you describe a few seconds of the band laughing at the end of a song as “labored,” you are showing your fucking hand.
Dang 2013 will not let up with the awesome.
Not overstuffed and needing judicious editing like FIOE, not half-baked and awkward like Angles, this is unquestionably a successful Strokes album.
One Way Trigger is, so far, endlessly listenable.
I’d really like to know the series of decisions that led to this shirt being created. How does it happen?
The schadenfreude I’m feeling at Ian Cohen’s mistake right now is immense.
Almost too good! June is a long way away…
That’s, like, your opinion, man.
While I enjoyed New Chain, it was essentially redundant. They had already perfected their own limited aesthetic with “Despicable Dogs.” So it’s good that they’re now moving toward something a little different.
Way to express your preference by insulting someone else’s, pep-but!
Nice! And I agree about DIIV. I like their stuff, but Pitchfork went nuts for that album for obscure reasons, throwing out the weirdest descriptors. (Not everything with a strong rhythmic pull is Krautrock.)