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 0Posted on Oct 8th, 2013 | re: Stream Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt (7 comments)

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).

 0Posted on May 2nd, 2013 | re: Kurt Vile - "Never Run Away" Video (6 comments)

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.

 0Posted on May 2nd, 2013 | re: Kurt Vile - "Never Run Away" Video (6 comments)

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

Both versions are solid.

 0Posted on Apr 12th, 2013 | re: The National - "Don't Swallow The Cap" (32 comments)

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!!

 +6Posted on Apr 10th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze (67 comments)

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.

 +7Posted on Apr 9th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze (67 comments)

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.

 0Posted on Apr 9th, 2013 | re: Stream Charli XCX True Romance (3 comments)

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

 +2Posted on Feb 21st, 2013 | re: They Might Be Giants - "You're On Fire" (Stereogum Premiere) (12 comments)

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…”

 +3Posted on Feb 11th, 2013 | re: Kurt Vile - "Wakin On A Pretty Day" (9 comments)

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.

 +4Posted on Jan 29th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Bleeding Rainbow Yeah Right (10 comments)

Excellent choice.

But Ducktails new album is right up there for me. Can’t get it out of my head because I haven’t stopped playing it yet.