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It means it is really hard to make a dildo joke that people don’t like. I’m struggling to think of what kind of comment would garner a lot of down votes. I’m sure _someone will figure it out.

People who live with glass dildos shouldn’t throw Kid Rocks.

 +1Posted on Jul 3rd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

Dude, this happens all the time. I genuinely like so called “difficult” or abrasive music. There are bands featured here all the time that I check out and find incredibly boring or unlistenable. Future Islands, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and Vampire Weekend are just a few bands that come to mind.

Sometimes the music press wets their pants over a band and they just don’t do it for me. It happens. I come to the defense of bands like Death Grips or Swans because these are bands that I actually enjoy listening to. Most people like to have their opinion validated every once in a while and I am no different. There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t like Swans or Vampire Weekend. Hell, I don’t even like Daft Punk. Talk about feeling left out.

 +1Posted on Jul 3rd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

Well said. I have compared death grips to the sex pistols myself here. I hope they stay broken up. My favorite band break up ever is Big Black. I love that they did their thing and broke up on their own terms. (Yes, I know they played the touch & go anniversary, that was justified). Anyway, glad you got to see them and can appreciate them for what they were. That is what music is all about.

 0Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

And to clarify, I love death grips. I wish more bands would come along and fuck with people they way they did. I understand why a lot of people didn’t like them but that was part of the point. There are plenty of bands giving people exactly what they want. Breaking up was the only way to go.

 +2Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

Great Job!

 +3Posted on Jul 1st | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (69 comments)

I’m eager to HAVE thoughts on the Pallbearer record.

 +3Posted on Jul 1st | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (69 comments)

I LOVE Swans but these replies pretty much sum it up. If they are not your thing I don’t think there is anything you can do about it. My best friend, who shares about 95% of my musical taste, simply does not like Swans despite my multiple attempts to help him see the light ( or should I say the darkness). It helps to have an appreciation for repetition, noise, and minimalism. Probably helps to also have a deep depressive streak. I hate to use the word “goth” but I have often thought that Swans were a goth band for people who love heavy musicl but hate goth culture. That still doesn’t quite do it but I appreciate your willingness to try. I know how much it sucks to really want to like a band when you just can’t.

 +3Posted on Jul 1st | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (69 comments)

Excellent column this month. Love the perspective on the “big 4″. I have 3 things. 1. That Body Count cover was way better than it had any right to be. I remember getting their first album in high school and feeling like I had a real piece of contraband. 2. That Pallbearer song is really growing on me and I still can’t wait to hear the whole thing. 3. Say what you will about the politics behind “Why Do the Heathen Rage?” but that album is fucking brilliant and the cover is amazing. I bought the vinyl on sight!

 0Posted on Jun 27th | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (19 comments)

Me too.