MidnightBanter

Comments from MidnightBanter

Wow, this is very good. As Michael_ alluded to above, I was expecting a percussion-heavy electronic track with a tribal touch. Instead I found a warm, melodic song with a deep, glowing bassline. The arpeggiated brass synth at various points is almost reminiscent of Portishead's "The Rip," but this Liars track is not nearly as ominous. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Colour me intrigued.
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April 2, 2012 on Liars – “No. 1 Against The Rush”
Wow, I feel like I'm 12 again. That list brings back all kinds of memories.
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March 28, 2012 on Garbage – “Battle In Me”
It's amazing that even after all these years, these two wreckers of civilisation are still at it and just as relevant as ever. It's also nice to see them embracing the next wave of subversive musicians like Nik Kolk and the rest of Factory Floor. I'm eagerly awaiting "Transverse."
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February 23, 2012 on Carter Tutti Void – “V3″
Ah, my beloved Roxy Music. I thoroughly enjoyed this remix and video.
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February 17, 2012 on Roxy Music – “Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Disco Dub)” Video
Nice cover. I can't wait to hear some new material from Austra; "Feel It Break" was one of my favourite albums of 2011.
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February 17, 2012 on Austra Covers Robyn
That's exactly what they're doing. Blood is quite the commodity these days.
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February 15, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror
"Never Say Die" touched me in a very strange way. As a whole, I definitely enjoyed "Reign of Terror" more than I wanted to admit at first. After hearing it all the way through a few times now, I can say that I'm really liking it and I'll be listening to it a whole lot more during the upcoming months.
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February 14, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror
I prefer her other singles, but that probably speaks more to my lovelorn disposition today than to the track itself. This is a seemingly fun and playful way to garner some good press on this St. Valentine's day. Now when's that album coming out, Charli? I'm sure I'm not the only one anticipating her first LP.
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February 14, 2012 on Charli XCX – “Valentine”
Je dois admettre que je n'ai jamais entendu de Mlle. Sokolinski mais sa musique est plutôt belle. Ca ferait de la bonne musique pour un Dimanche matin paresseux durant l'été.
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February 14, 2012 on Stream SoKo I Thought I Was An Alien (Stereogum Premiere)
I find this album, much like Trust's "TRST," to be utterly bewitching and intoxicating. Both of these albums do much to confirm my suspicion that Canadians are making some of the best subversive electronic pop around.
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February 13, 2012 on Stream Grimes Visions
Is it crazy that I absolutely love her hair? Either way, The Kills still have "it." What a great duo.
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February 10, 2012 on The Kills Bring “The Last Goodbye” To Letterman
I'm really loving this. It's not a whole lot different from the first album, but it's melting my face as I type this (on my second listen through). The last track, "Golden Silence," is simply fantastic and is one of the many highlights to be found here. It seems like these sisters didn't miss a beat even with the departure of Michael Collins. Oh, and that picture is ridiculous in a fantastic way.
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September 28, 2011 on Stream Prince Rama Trust Now
Stereogum: you should really put a warning up there advising people that once they hear this, they can't unhear it. The inclusion of lyrics is a nice touch though.
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September 26, 2011 on Lou Reed & Metallica – “The View”
Zola Jesus is easily my favourite current singer / musician so I may be a little biased. I approached this album with the voracious appetite of a hundred hungry lions and I was thrilled to discover that it completely satiated me. I plan on buying this and listening to it over and over. The latter half of the album is especially powerful and carries great weight. It's hard to pick a favourite track, but the leading candidates for me so far are "In Your Nature" and "Collapse." What a unique talent!
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September 22, 2011 on Stream Zola Jesus Conatus
Not bad, but I really thought HEALTH would add something more to it than just vocals. The rest of it is pretty faithful to the original. I guess I prefer covers that deviate from the original. Again, not a bad effort but I feel like they could've done more with it.
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September 1, 2011 on HEALTH – “Goth Star” (Pictureplane Cover)
I have to admit that I'm not too keen on much of first disc, but the last five or six tracks on the second disc absolutely make the entire album for me. Bravo! Well done, Mr. Gonzalez.
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September 1, 2011 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
This is amazing. I want to hear the full album right now, dammit.
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May 10, 2011 on Pictureplane – “Real Is a Feeling”
This is deeply upsetting.
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April 8, 2011 on Iggy Pop Was On American Idol
Kate Moss be damned, you can't stop the Kills.
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February 1, 2011 on The Kills – “Satellite”
I really liked both the song and the video. Ignoring the whole "rape gaze" schtick and the fact that Witch House is just a fad, this sounds great and I'm curious to see what else these two ladies can do.
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January 28, 2011 on Creep – “Days” (Feat. Romy Madley Croft) – Video
Can't wait to hear that muthafuckin' bassoon.
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January 24, 2011 on New Kanye LP Out This Summer
Well, it did have its moments, but I found it underwhelming as a whole. To me, a lot of these songs sound like good ideas in theory but suffered from poor execution. I'm not saying I could do any better because I can't, but I expected more from The Strokes. To be honest, if they had pared it down to eight or nine of the stronger tracks and gotten rid of some of the filler, I might have a more favourable opinion of it. One positive thing I can say is that there were definitely a few gems on the last album so not all was lost.
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January 21, 2011 on Strokes “Angles” Details
The reasons to own a cat keep getting better.
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January 21, 2011 on Best Coast – “Crazy For You” Video + “When You Wake Up”
I'm going in with low expectations. I don't want to be as disappointed as last time.
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January 19, 2011 on Strokes “Angles” Details
Definitely agree on The Soft Moon and Prince Rama. I just managed to listen to them towards the end of 2010 and I was quite impressed with both. I like the former's coldness; it makes for perfect winter listening. I love the latter's left-field vibe and general uniqueness. Highly recommended.
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January 13, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
Sounds like a real life Fright Night.
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January 12, 2011 on Ariel Pink Confounds NY Audience Again
This was a nice read. It's good to see a different side of Johnny than the usual piss and vinegar. That scrapbook sounds rather fascinating as well.
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January 10, 2011 on Progress Report: John Lydon