Comments from slida

I lost interest in Beck after "Sea Change". I generally liked the album but I felt it lacked something vital and was kind of samey. Too many steps towards the middle of the road for my taste. I would rate Mutations/Midnite Vultures as peak Beck, but this article has convinced me to check out "Guero" at least. The one song I listened to off of "Morning Phase" sounded like straight up adult contemporary to me. I have found that several Beck tracks from the Odelay-Mutations-Midnite Vultures combo stand up to repeated listens.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
I like the Pixies a lot. "Last Splash" is better than any Pixies record. Pixies had better guitar playing, that's it. 90's psychedelic rock at its finest. A classic record.
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August 31, 2013 on Last Splash Turns 20
This is a pretty intriguing track, but I'd say at this point I could do without that guitar in the left channel for the most part.
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March 6, 2013 on The Flaming Lips – “Look… The Sun Is Rising”
This is like some weird test of the level of Flaming Lips fandom. Telepathic Surgery, their worst record, at 4 is just weird, and "Priest" is a classic in Flaming Lips universe. "Hit" is my favorite, so I'm glad it got some love. Clouds Taste Metallic would be around 5 I'd say, behind all the other 90s 'noise-rock' records. "Mystics" was the first disappointing Lips record since the early days and should be way lower. "Zaireeka" I think is their finest achievement, but it has to be listened to properly, and maybe shouldn't be included. I'm still figuring out what to make of "Embryonic" which is a good thing. At this point I'd certainly put it ahead of their three early records and "Mystics".
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January 18, 2013 on The Flaming Lips Albums From Worst To Best
I agree with including Louder/Hatful as a single entity on this list, but, y'know, The Queen is Dead is fantastic, and a proper album. I suppose if it was in it's rightful place there would be fewer comments. ;)
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January 9, 2013 on The Smiths Albums From Worst To Best
I thought Mutations was way better, he's considerably less interesting when trying to be 'serious'. I listened to this a lot though, at the time, wasn't terrible. I had no idea so many people liked it so much.
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September 27, 2012 on Sea Change Turns 10
I have a lot of confidence in these girls. Can't wait to hear it!
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August 1, 2009 on Progress Report: Tegan & Sara
How about calling it "What is the light?"
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May 19, 2009 on The Soft Bulletin Turns 10
CCR was really fucking good. Props people.
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May 8, 2009 on Norm MacDonald Jokes About Crystal Meth On Letterman
CCR is really fucking good.
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May 8, 2009 on Norm MacDonald Jokes About Crystal Meth On Letterman
I like Grandaddy, but their sound hasn't really gone anywhere. This song could be on the sophtware slump.
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May 8, 2009 on New Jason Lytle Video – “I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)”
Here's all you have to do to understand some of the ridiculous things Prince does. He decided to strip down to his underwear and put out an album of pornographic demos...and it worked. He decided to put out a double album and it worked. Then, he decided he was going to make and star in a semi-autobiographical movie and it worked. This is how you become a person that can't be told how to do anything.
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March 31, 2009 on Prince Web Presence Leaves A Lot 2 B Desired
Not groundbreaking, not bad. Sounds a lot more like Cheap Trick than anything else. Just substitute the Hanson kid for someone who can't sing, substitute the rest of the band for people who can't play, make a low-fi recording, release it as vinyl only, and this song would be instantly legendary, it's just that easy.
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February 24, 2009 on Tinted Windows (James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, Taylor Hanson) Is A Band That Exists, Offers Songs
I thought that this movie was absolutely brilliant until the spielbergian parts started creeping in, its actually pretty easy to tell when it ceases to be a Kubrick movie. I don't think that this movie belongs here.
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February 17, 2009 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: A.I.
Interesting production and arrangement, it's like he's trying to make the Sgt. Peppers of hair metal, which I would suggest is a terrible idea to begin with.
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October 23, 2008 on New Guns N’ Roses – “Chinese Democracy”