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There was one clip I saw where he's talking about the guy from the start of Prometheus. I'd like to know how the conversation reached that point
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October 7, 2015 on Watch Kanye West’s 2-Hour “In Camera” Interview
Thank you! 80's Comedown Machine is easily my favorite song on that album which I actually think is pretty good and under rated on the whole. I don't know, I feel like if the strokes can put out another good record or two to close out the decade and actually tour and promote them and insert themselves back into a relevant position in the music world these post-Room on Fire albums will have a much more positive reputation than they do now. Same time though, they've been an incredibly frustrating band because of what they could have been. After Is This It they could have spent the next five years becoming the biggest rock band in the world (if the black keys can do it I have no doubt the strokes could have had they chosen that path) and actually made a real impact. where as it stands they've got a great fan base that loves almost everything they've done, but they kind of came and went without ever making much of a mark on the music scene as a whole. They've yet to make good on that "Saviors of Rock n' Roll" title
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September 28, 2015 on The Strokes Are Going Back In The Studio
Well since like half his songs these days seem to be at least ten minutes long I'm guessing they must take at least ten minutes to write.
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July 1, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Commits To Playing Israel, Promises New Song “America’s Most Wanted: Mark Kozelek And John Dillinger”
Oh wow, I always try avoid commenting on these lists but sometimes I just have to. This is a very bizarre ordering. I mean, I'd say it'd be pretty hard to justify calling El Camino a better record than Brothers, and Rubber Factory kicks the shit out of both of those albums. Also having Turn Blue ranked ahead of any of their other albums seems like a stretch, especially when it's two spots ahead of Thickfreakness. Opinions are opinions though or whatever, if I had to rank them (admittedly not an easy task since they've been so consistent throughout their career) I'd probably have to go: 8. Turn Blue 7. Magic Potion 6. The Big Come Up 5. Attack and Release 4. El Camino 3. Thickfreakness 2. Brothers 1. Rubber Factory Side note: The only time I've seen the Keys live was when they were touring El Camino and the Arctic Monkeys were opening for them. The arena was more than half empty and completely sedated and bored for the Arctic Monkeys entire (actually really solid) set but by the time the black keys made it on stage the place was packed and fired up and it was a great set with a great atmosphere from the band to the crowd. Cut to last year I saw the Arctic Monkeys headline a show at Red Rocks in Colorado and the place was packed with screaming teenage girls taking selfies for Instagram and the band played a bland note by note replica of their recordings set that left me passed that I'd paid to come see them at all but had their new target audience screaming and social networking with joy. I guess the point I'm trying to make is it's crazy how much of a difference a couple of years can make for the way a band is received. Also if you wanna pack big venues appeal to the social networking teens demographic, because teenage girls will buy a ticket to your concert just for the opportunity to post a picture of themselves there on Instagram.
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June 11, 2015 on Turn Blue (2014)
I remember when CM came out and a lot of people were shitting on it "80's Comedown Machine" was often singled out as the low point of the album, which I thought was pretty infuriating. Not only is that a killer song but it's probably the best proof we have that if they want to the Strokes can totally branch out and make different styles of music that sounds nothing like their signature style/sound that they've been criticized for sticking to and being too formulaic.
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June 7, 2015 on Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon
Damn Young Thug and his camp are starting to look really really bad in this whole thing. What a prick.
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May 29, 2015 on Young Thug’s Tour Manager Arrested For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting
Like meat said, this definitely isn't the version of the song from the album and seems to be a live performance for the video. The video is cool but would have been a lot better with the outstanding studio recording of the song, this version is really flat and weak to my ears. Oh well, I'm still really glad this song has a video and a pretty good one at that.
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May 27, 2015 on Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness” Video
I really hope the whole Tidal thing ends soon because I can think of nothing more tragic than starting to resent Jack White. Damn you Jay-Z!!!!
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May 23, 2015 on Jack White Shares Poem Not About Tidal
It seriously all comes down to the music though doesn't it? No one loves Jay-Z the person(well I'm sure some people in his life do, I just mean amongst us common folk), we've loved Jay-Z the rapper. If his next album is as good as the Black Album or Reasonable Doubt we'll all go back to acting like he's some god amongst men, if it's as bad as Magna Carta our criticism of him will get more intense. That's just how it goes, no one would give a shit about him if it wasn't for the music, and there'd be no backlash if the quality of said music hadn't gone drastically downhill.
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May 20, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
I think changing the words to your songs because the puritanical system in place deems certain words unacceptable to be uttered on television makes you look even more stupid (not to mention pathetic). How would you suggest he goes about not allowing his music to be censored (besides just not performing at the billboard awards which would be a wise decision for anyone if you ask me)?
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May 18, 2015 on Kanye West Booed After Heavily Censored Billboard Music Awards Performance
I actually saw The Killers a couple years ago when a friend offered me a ticket, and yeah their setlist (basically a greatest hits plus a few from their last album) was pretty impressive but honestly the show itself did nothing for me. I mean, they sounded fine (although basically exactly the same as they sound on the albums which is not what I look for in a live performance) but they basically just seemed to be going through the motions, posing in the spots where they're supposed to, and ultimately not he a very engaging love act. The crowd reacted accordingly, mostly with a collective shrug, and them singing along and dancing to the two or three mega hits you'd expect them too. Ultimately I can't say it was a very good show, but no worse than mediocre. Pretty much exactly how I feel about them as a band as well.
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
Arcade Fire, Spoon, The National, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, Arctic Monkeys, Brand New, Radiohead, Deer Hunter, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, The Black Keys, and Vampire Weekend are all bands I can rattle of the top of my head whose output over the past 15 years kicks the shit out of anything the Killers have done.
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
It is such a killer song. Video looks pretty cool too. I'm still hoping "Nintendo Blood" get released as a single before the album cycle is over (although I'd assumed it already was until I saw this story).
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May 13, 2015 on Watch A Trailer For Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ “Human Sadness” Video
Albert's stuff is always solid, but what I really want is for a damn Little Joy reunion. Personally I think that album they put out was the best Strokes related music since First Impressions of Earth.
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May 12, 2015 on Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”
If we've learned anything from the great Scott Weiland incident of last week, it should be that any rocker defending a habit by claiming they had "a few beers" before a show is lying their asses off.
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May 12, 2015 on Gwar Fires New Singer For Partying Too Hard
Another great song, Mac can do no wrong! Why'd I have to search his name to find this story though? The 'Gum needs to stop hating on Mac! And revise the damn best of 2014 list to include Salad Days dammit!
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May 11, 2015 on Mac DeMarco – “The Way You’d Love Her”
He's been winning me over with this new music, but it's like he's trying his best to undo that every time he opens his mouth outside of the context of a song. You're not Noel Gallagher, you're not Kanye, you're not David Bowie. No one gives a shit what you have to say, let the tunes do the talking dude!
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May 7, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Agrees 150% With “Blurred Lines” Ruling
Saw them last Sunday in Denver and it was great, easily my favorite show of the year so far. I'd seen them at Riot Fest a couple years ago and while that was fun it was also a pretty limp show from a performance standpoint, so it was really cool to see them actually clicking on stage and by the time they were near the end of the set ripping through "Bastards of Young" and "Left of the Dial" I was actually getting emotional.
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April 24, 2015 on Watch The Replacements Play New Song “Whole Foods Blues”; Studio Recordings, Box Sets, Book, Movie In The Works
Big fan of both Justin and the song, but wow that was bad. Started out somewhat promising, but it ended up sounding like something you find open in your computer from garageband after a night of blackout drinking that you promptly delete to make sure the rest of the world never hears what you've done (not that that's ever happened to me...).
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April 17, 2015 on Watch Justin Vernon Cover Spoon’s “Inside Out” In Eau Claire
The other announced headliner is the Foo Fighters and they're protesting Kanye? Dave Grohl's a cool dude and all, but holy shit they're the most boring/safest headlining choice you could possibly make at this point I think.
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March 19, 2015 on British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury