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 +3Posted on Mar 26th | re: The Black Keys - "Fever" (61 comments)

I wonder what the reactions are from people who go to see them at big arenas expecting to hear songs like this and the last album when they bust out Do The Rump or something like that. It doesn’t even sound like the same band. I mean, every band evolves, but this is a pretty stark contrast.

That’s about as Morrissey a title as I’ve heard. I don’t think an album title could be any more Morrissey than that.

 +4Posted on Feb 7th | re: The 10 Best Beta Band Songs (32 comments)

Dr. Baker about a hundred more times.

Also, Inner Meet Me.

 0Posted on Jan 9th | re: Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Play Fallon (1 comments)

Awesome that they did Stick Figures. Probably my favorite song off of Mirror Traffic.

 +2Posted on Nov 29th, 2013 | re: The Walkmen Announce "Extreme Hiatus" (31 comments)

So that’s why they call this Black Friday. This really sucks. I’d be willing to live without more albums, because recording is a bit of a chore I’m sure, but I’m really, really gonna miss their live shows.

 0Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 | re: NME's Top 500 Albums Of All Time (158 comments)

Or rather #276.

 0Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 | re: NME's Top 500 Albums Of All Time (158 comments)

I love lists like this. I mean, I can understand doing a top 10, or 20, or even 50. But 500? Like they sit around going “Ya know, I think the new National album is really good, but c’mon, it’s clealry not one of the top 477 albums of all time.” This is basically a “Top 50, plus 450 other records that are pretty good and in no particular order, but we’re gonna put numbers next to them anyway”.

That said, Ocean Rain at #277 is a disgrace.

 +1Posted on Oct 11th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs (70 comments)

I’ve seen them like 10 times and they NEVER play that song! It kills me! I love that song.

 +2Posted on Oct 11th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs (70 comments)

Good Bejar representation here. His stuff always tends to be my favorite on NP records. I think he’s a really great writer of straightforward pop songs, even though that’s not usually what he writes for Destroyer, except for a lot of the stuff on Streethawk (which is my favorite Destroyer album). Probably would have found a place for Spirit of Giving, but I can’t quibble too much with this list. Ballad is my favorite NP song.

Also, might have slotted in Graceland from the Matador compilation. I think that’s as good as anything Newman has done.

Well played.