Comments from rockhouse

Was Shaking the Habit not considered experimental?
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August 13, 2017 on The Knife Share Another Weird Teaser Video
Major shouts-out to whoever decided to make the earhole a cup holder.
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August 6, 2017 on Gucci Mane Got A New Pool Float
Just want to point out that PC Music already did the whole "fake energy drink based on a song" thing with much more conviction and a much better song.
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August 4, 2017 on Watch Arcade Fire’s Colbert Performance, Complete With Fake Infomercial
Who would preorder an album with absolutely no details? That's absurd. Ah good, my card went through.
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August 2, 2017 on Björk Shares New Album Pre-Order, But No Details Yet
I think the incredible short, barebones writeups for each song speak volumes. I've never seen the staff less enthused about something they seem obligated to cover. I think the songs have all been great personally.
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
I don't think you're getting the full scope of their genius. It's like, you want it now right? But you have.... to wait. They've brilliantly folded the standard bloated press cycle into their message by, uh, doing the standard bloated press cycle.
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June 28, 2017 on Arcade Fire Officially Unveil Everything Now Tracklist
That's, like, the point, man. They're playing 4D chess here.
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June 28, 2017 on Arcade Fire Officially Unveil Everything Now Tracklist
Just want to acknowledge the TWO Marshall stacks behind Nathan that he's not even plugged into.
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June 22, 2017 on Watch Mac DeMarco Perform “On The Level” On Conan With Nathan Fielder On Fake Guitar
Man that time signature change in the chorus is so close to taking off in a really cool way. I hope they record a studio version of this, it's got potential to be a real fuckin jam.
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June 20, 2017 on Watch Crying Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”
Hot take: he's being (purposely?) petulant but he's right.
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June 7, 2017 on Ricky Eat Acid Shares Essay-Length Car Seat Headrest Takedown
Counterpoint: whoa what's going on with No Friend?
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Paramore After Laughter
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May 4, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Three Rings”
Mad respect for your choice of that version of The Chain.
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May 1, 2017 on The Chainsmokers Are Second-Ever Act To Spend A Year In The Top 10
As a distant fan of Paramore (really just heard a few singles): this is dope.
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April 19, 2017 on Paramore – “Hard Times” Video
A bit of weirdly specific knowledge about a stranger: Phil and Genevieve met after his arctic cabin phase which was post-Microphones. That said this album definitely casts a new light (or is it shadow?) on his older stuff. Break ups and conceptual thoughts about Big Ideas seem very different compared to actual overwhelming grief. I think there's still plenty of room for that stuff in a lifetime and all those older albums are still wonderful and thoughtful, but the callbacks to his older stuff on this album really drive home how much this death has completely upended every part of his reality.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
To me it always sounded like someone creating a modern soundtrack to a Kurosawa film.
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March 7, 2017 on Forest Swords – “The Highest Flood”
To be honest this kind of just sounds like a less catchy retread of Seasons. Glad they're moving back towards the sound of In Evening Air/On the Water though, the songs on Singles were real good but the clean production killed their energy a bit.
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February 1, 2017 on Future Islands – “Ran”
Yeah, No More Stories gives me hope since it's my second favorite Mew album despite the missing member. I guess for me Mew has always been about the intersection of Bo's guitars and Jonas's vocals, so it's weird to hear one of those things missing. But I'm not against the idea of a tight pop album from these guys, I'm sure it'll still be good, though maybe less "essential" than previous releases.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Really worried about the lack of Bo on this album, new track is nice but it's missing that energy his playing brought. Easily the weakest closer of any of their albums which isn't a great sign. I'm still excited though, Mew are one of my all time favorites.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Counterpoint: it 100% is ok when they're fucking Nazis. Half the world went to war to do far worse than punch them in the face and it was generally considered a good move.
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January 22, 2017 on Tim Heidecker Wrote A Song About Richard Spencer Getting Punched In The Face
That's a pretty solid list, I'd love to hear a Kanye song inspired by Okami.
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December 9, 2016 on Kanye West Returns To The Studio With Pete Rock And A List Of Videogames
Real post: this cover and video are gorgeous.
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September 28, 2016 on Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video