Comments from rockhouse

I was going to complain about this but then I saw All Dogs is also Yowler so I’m here to say listen to Yowler.

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August 25, 2015 on Album Of The Week: All Dogs Kicking Every Day

Is there a law against riding a small hands-free segway around an airport? Honest question.

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August 23, 2015 on Hoverboarding Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed For Being Ahead Of His Time

Gonna have to question the lack of Anna von Hausswolff, although I guess that’s more appropriate for winter than summer.

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August 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This is basically what Two Years At Sea is, minus the robots. I recommend it.

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August 18, 2015 on Jeff Tweedy Doesn’t Even Like Star Wars (The Movie)

There’s a key difference though – you had at least some respect for your parents, and they had ways of punishing you. Neither of the those factors apply to this situation. They have absolutely no reason to change for you or any other internet stranger. It’s sounds defeatist but I’ve fought this battle for years (I used to post on /mu/ back when you could still find some decent discussion among the shit) and ignoring them really is the only option.

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August 17, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To 4chan Trolls

That’s the thing though, these are people who don’t care if their actions are socially acceptable. If anything they pride themselves on being “honest” and “real”. You will never win by engaging them in this way, the second you acknowledge them you lose. They’ve been acting this way for over a decade and it’s not going to change.

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August 17, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To 4chan Trolls

Everyone knows there are only four instruments: guitar, bass, drums and synths. (Those are definitely woodwinds Chris, no question.)

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August 15, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

I really like this album but you guys are laying it on super thick here. I mean I guess I don’t have a problem with that, but it would be nice to see this level of intense praise aimed at smaller artists who can actually use this level of buzz. CRJ’s gonna do just fine without Stereogum writing weekly defenses of her genius.

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August 7, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Making The Most Of The Night”

Yeah this makes Ethan’s weirdly aggressive takedown of Alice look even worse.

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July 17, 2015 on Alice Glass – “Stillbirth”

I know it’s probably pretty annoying for any singer-songwriter-harp player to constantly be compared to Joanna Newsom, but I AM getting a Milk-Eyed Mender vibe from this and I can’t think of higher praise than that.

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July 16, 2015 on Emilie & Ogden – “Ten Thousand” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pretty curious to see if/when (probably when) people start to express “outrage” over Drake’s “racist” whtieface caricatures.

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July 10, 2015 on Drake – “Energy” Video

This is a cool twist on the “Arcade Fire covering things” genre, nice to know there’s still artists out there looking to push boundaries and keep our headlines fresh.

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June 30, 2015 on Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”

Weird, I thought track 3 was one of the only interesting songs on the album. I like her music but she really needs to pare things down a bit.

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March 3, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Pile You’re Better Than This

Look, full disclosure, I’ve been enjoying this album since it leaked yesterday. But I’m just a dude listening alone in his house. Posting about it to spread awareness, and then actually including a song from some tumblr stream is kind of fucked up.

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January 18, 2015 on Björk’s Vulnicura Leaks Days After Being Announced

Sauna’s placement on this list is comically low. Phil’s about to drop a goddamn masterpiece on your heads and y’all ain’t even ready.

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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015

I’m just now realizing the reason I loved Thomas so much as a kid was the high-stakes train crashes. I feel like my whole life as come into focus.

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August 27, 2013 on Thomas & Friends Train Crash Compilation (Crashup)

Hate to be that guy, but Still Night was their third album. Spectrums is their fourth.

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August 6, 2013 on Au Revoir Simone – “Somebody Who” Video

Based on the iTunes previews (which are gone now, shocker), this is one of the more accessible songs on the album. Think more ‘Tomorrow, In a Year’ than ‘Silent Shout’. Definitely don’t go in expecting anything poppy.

Personally I think this song is amazing.

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January 28, 2013 on The Knife – “Full Of Fire” Video

haha, got em

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October 15, 2012 on The Stereogum Guide To CMJ 2012

More bands should follow this model of album release. Start selling the vinyl at a show with absolutely no warning, wait a few hours, make official announcement saying it will be available everywhere in two weeks, watch everyone shit themselves. No fuss, no hyping, just great music.

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October 2, 2012 on Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Details