Comments from sillerdu

I’m really confused. I thought I was at ‘Stereogum’ and they covered Independent music.

Oh wait, there is no $$ in Indie….I see the trend, and it’s a growing nicely.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Stereogum is stooping to new lows with this one. Sorry, this is bad.

And btw…is it just me or has indie music become 70% rap these days? Think the market is now over inflated.

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August 14, 2015 on W.W.A. – “Straight Outta Chicago” Video

The sound of a band fading into the mainstream of like sounding crap.

Like em or hate em, at least before Mumford was a bit different from the same old same old most people think is the best of what is available.

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April 10, 2015 on Mumford & Sons – “The Wolf”

Lord Huron is just so underrated. Not sure why they can’t get any respect.

Anyone? And don’t tell me because they are a Fleet Foxes knockoff. Where are Fleet Foxes now anyway?

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April 7, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp

It is an outstanding album. Can’t wait for Ryley to get a bit more recognition. Glad to see this is not flying to far under the radar at this point.

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March 25, 2015 on Stream Ryley Walker Primrose Green

Let me apologize for mis-wording my original post. If you knew me, you would know that telling people to DO religious activities is not me at all. My faith is very important to me and just like anything we are passionate about, the natural response is to want to share the experience with others.

So to further my point as it relates to Sufjan, what really gets me is brutal honesty about his struggle. This is why I brought up the Psalms in the first place.

Here is a great quote I read recently about the Bible:

“Contrary to popular assumptions, the Bible is not a record of the blessed good, but rather the blessed bad. That’s not a typo. The Bible is not a witness to the best people making it up to God; it’s a witness to God making it down to the worst people. Far from being a book full of moral heroes to emulate, what we discover is that the so-called heroes in the Bible are not really heroes at all. They fall and fail, they make huge mistakes, they get afraid, their selfish, deceptive, egotistical, and unreliable. The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with his rescue; our sin with his salvation; our failure with his favor; our guilt with his grace; our badness with his goodness.”

I would say Sufjan can relate. And so can I.

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March 24, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

As a believer in Jesus, just love the humble honesty Sufjan writes with here. Guess what, none of us have it figured out in this often very cruel life. So many people want to believe that Christians have it all together, don’t sin, and live life in a constant state of bliss. Couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Speaking of the Psalms, go read them and you will find a lot more honest and troubled words from David.

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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

Me too. The lyrics from his mother’s perspective just hits me hard.

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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

This is pure.

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January 20, 2015 on José González – “Leaf Off / The Cave”

Thank you Tom! Mark is such an underrated artists. Everyone likely has heard his 2000 album, “Sailing To Philadelphia”. But I really love “Kill To Get Crimson” and “Shangri-La”.

BTW…Dire Straits album “On Every Street” is easily one of my favorite albums of all time.

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January 16, 2015 on Mark Knopfler – “Beryl”

This here is good Iron & Wine. Laid back, simple, no extra glam needed. More please!!

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January 9, 2015 on Iron & Wine – “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95”

Incredible return to form for PJ. Clearly their best album since Yield.

I know a lot of people (talking to all you hipsters) will knock it, but to me this is old school Pearl Jam.

Shall be on repeat now for the foreseeable future (i.e. until “Reflektor” leaks).

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October 8, 2013 on Stream Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt

Well, I was just a tad bit worried as that big white bus made its approach behind KV.

Risky man…just a bit risky.

Not sure being flattened by the big white bus is the best way to go out after what is sure to be AOTY.

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May 2, 2013 on Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away” Video

Yep. I noticed that previously too. The album version is more solidly acoustic than the single.

Both versions are solid.

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May 2, 2013 on Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away” Video

I almost wonder if this is kind of a back-handed compliment. After all, “Afraid of Everyone” speaks to the pressures and fears of being a dad, of which I am 3 times.

This song is absolutely, stunning!!

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April 12, 2013 on The National – “Don’t Swallow The Cap”

I am pissed!!

Pitchfork only gave this album an 8.5. That is weak Mr. Jayson Greene!

WOAPD is an instant classic and hands down should have been given at least a 9.0.

Don’t get me wrong, I am glad that it is in PF’s “Best New Music” category but to me, 8.5 makes it fall in with everything else. This album stands above everything else that is being done right now. It is both innovative and a throw back. It is freaking 70 minutes longs with nary a dull moment on it. What an amazing LP that should be getting much more recognition.

AOTY….book it.

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April 10, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Great review for a masterpiece of an album. One that gets better with each and every listen. One that flows so freaking perfectly it sets a higher bar for everyone else. One that will certainly age quite well over time. One that reminds me why I love amazing music so damn much!!

BTW…does anyone else hear a little Grateful Dead in ‘Goldtone’. Crazy good song.

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April 9, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Aren’t we getting a little stream-happy around here?

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April 9, 2013 on Stream Charli XCX True Romance

So excited…….for my 8 year old daughter. On the phone with her now to let her know the big news!

“Pictures of pandas painting penguins…”

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February 21, 2013 on They Might Be Giants – “You’re On Fire” (Stereogum Premiere)

My Monday just got a whole lot better with Futurebirds and now some Kurt Vile!

Nothing like some new truly good music after being reminded once again that a lot of crap fills the airwaves and ends up on the Grammy’s.

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February 11, 2013 on Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”