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That “Blank Space” cover is beautiful, even if it’s only 30 seconds of it.

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August 18, 2015 on Preview Ryan Adams’ Covers Of Taylor Swift’s “Style” & “Blank Space”

The startling amount of times I’ve listened to “Random Name Generator” by Wilco since it’s release would make it a top one for me.

But “Good Times…” is going to win, and I’m not really upset with that.

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August 6, 2015 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015

Went to Bonnaroo the summer I turned 21; it was an awesome experience partly because I went with a bunch of people I knew and liked and partly because the lineup was full of bands I loved. Weather was fantastic too. But looking back, it was literally a 4 day excuse to get way too fucked up without consequence (though listening to Local Natives while throwing a frisbee around under the influence of several substances will qualify as one of the top 5 most calming and euphoric experiences of my life).

IF I was going with those same people (and maybe a few others), I’d consider going again but honestly, I just don’t want to ruin the image I have of Bonnaroo. Not to mention paying less money and being able to sleep in my own bed/shower and seeing one show suits me just fine.

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August 3, 2015 on Generation X Ages Out Of Lollapalooza

It’s nothing incredible or groundbreaking but being from one of my favorite bands, it’s probably one of the albums I’ll wind up listening to the most from this year. Solid album.

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July 16, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars

True enough, it’s just not on the same level as their later work in my opinion.

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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years

Well outside of Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, the National have had 4 good to superb albums come out in the last 15 years. That’s a pretty great track record that I don’t think any other band can match over the same time, to be honest.

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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years

I’m all for confidence and when The Killers are on, they can make some fantastic stuff. But best band of the last 15 years?

The Walkmen? Wilco? The National? Radiohead? Arcade Fire? LCD Soundsystem?

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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years

Good for him getting the help he needs. Love or hate Creed, we don’t need another person losing their life to mental illness.

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May 13, 2015 on Scott Stapp Is Now OK And Being Treated For Bipolar Disorder

Killing it.

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April 5, 2015 on Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man”

I don’t know what album is more devastating so far this year, this or Bjork’s latest.

I absolutely love both. It’s nice to see with all the crap going around in the world we can get a pretty fucking fantastic year for music thus far.

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

Love to see “Song for Zula” on here. Probably my favorite song of the year.

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December 24, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Haven’t been that impressed with this or “Alien Days” but they’re decent.

I know they’re not trying to appease anyone, but I’d be immensely happy with an album filled with songs similar to “Weekend Wars”, “Congratulations”, “The Youth”, “The Handshake” etc etc. That’s where their strength is.

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August 10, 2013 on MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie” Video

I’m sorry, but selling tickets to a show where, up until a while AFTER the show was supposed to start, people still think that it’s a normal show and then purposely not showing up and calling it “art” is douchebaggery to the nth level.

I do like their music, but I’ll be downloading it and not going to their shows. If you can’t treat your supporters with respect, they don’t deserve any either.

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August 10, 2013 on Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts

My NiN experience was always limited to Downward Spiral and The Slip, but I’m gonna have to listen to his stuff more (always liked Reznor’s collabs with Ross a little more). But this song is awesome.

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June 6, 2013 on Nine Inch Nails – “Came Back Haunted”

Not to say that’s a bad thing per se.

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May 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories

I agree with the last part; the whole album struck me as something a vinyl-enthusiast would put on at an apartment party.

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May 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories

Pretty good, but not deserving of the hype it’s gotten (but albums rarely are). I do like the ‘new’ sound though. Funky as fuck.

And am I the only one who’s in love with “Doin’ in Right”? I think it’s one of the stronger songs on the album but all it seems to get is hate from the comments I’ve read here. It’s summer drive-with-the-windows-down at night music if I’ve ever heard it.

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May 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Daft Punk Random Access Memories

I read an interview where Matt said they’re considering putting out another record next year as they had 30-35 songs done/partially done. Wouldn’t be surprised if they did if that’s the case.

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May 12, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: The National Trouble Will Find Me

Listened to the whole thing straight through today on the ride over my Ma’s house. I’m absolutely floored. I’ve always liked The National and thought it couldn’t get much better than HV (which is great but definitely has ebbs and flows). I loved this one from beginning to end. The arrangements are perfect and while there’s not immediately obvious lyrical hooks, there were a couple times when I’d be listening and Matt would sing some line that just cut right through. Can’t wait to see them at Barclay’s in June and then at Bonnaroo a week later.

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May 12, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: The National Trouble Will Find Me

Looking forward to the album, but I’m not sold on the first song “Mosquito”. I’m not sure if it was the audio or that I just really didn’t like that song at all.

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March 14, 2013 on Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Four Mosquito Songs At SXSW