Comments from rockhouse

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

Why is no one asking him the important questions, like what’s going on with that new Volcano Choir album he mentioned a few months ago?

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September 24, 2012 on Justin Vernon: Bon Iver Is “Winding Down”

If anything from Shields deserves to be on this list, it’s got to be Sun In Your Eyes. What an incredible closer.

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September 13, 2012 on The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs

Uh, the Place Lives is from Clear Moon, not Ocean Roar.

Also both albums are excellent.

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August 17, 2012 on Mount Eerie – “Ocean Roar”

“Why do people have to pick which one they think is better?”

Because internet.

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August 2, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

Nice try, Columbia Records.

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July 18, 2012 on Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright” Video

Man this song is great. Two albums and three singles in a year? I don’t know if I can handle this.

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June 14, 2012 on Mount Eerie – “Pale Lights” (Excerpt)

I’m not going to pretend I understand my feelings toward Kitty Pryde, but I do know that I just listened to and enjoyed a remix of Call Me Maybe featuring a white teenage girl rapping over it, so that’s certainly something.

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June 11, 2012 on Download Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry EP

I saw a midnight screening of Prometheus last night (LADIES), and I thought it was pretty fantastic. That said, I can definitely see why some people would dislike it. It leaves a lot to the imagination (and inevitable sequel) and the plot gets weaker and less coherent as time goes on. It’s a very ambitious movie though, and it mostly pulls it off.

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