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I became a fan of Live around the time Secret Samadhi came out, a dark, bleak record that seemed to come out of left field. With it's non-sensical lyrics and emo-like themes, I think it's brilliant and feel it still holds up. Throwing Copper on the other hand, had it's hits but also some deeper cuts that holds the album together well; songs like "The Dam at Otter Creek", "T.B.D." And "Pillar of Davidson" give the album a darker edge and reminds us that Live is not just in it for the hits. 'Throwing Copper' should not be compared or judged by what other trends were popular in the 90s but instead be appreciated for nothing else but the music. I'm probably in the minority as someone who enjoyed this album as a whole and not just the hits. Live's fourth record 'The Distance to Here' was still good IMHO, but it was after this album that even I lost interest in the band, not as many darker-moody songs but still solid. ...God I miss the 90s.
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April 19, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
Teenage angst has paid off well, now we're bored and old.
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December 17, 2013 on Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2014 Inductees
Any true Dylan fan would include at least one or two of the following on their "best of Dylan" lists... Mr Tambourine Man Like A Rolling Stone Simple Twist Of Fate A Hard Rains' a-Gonna Fall Just Like A Woman Masters Of War Hurricane Ok fine Stereogum, I'll give you credit for including Idiot Wind, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) and Visions of Johanna. I'm still scratching my head on the rest of your list, it's as if you guys are provoking us to reply to this post........ darn. (you got me).
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December 17, 2013 on The 10 Best Bob Dylan Songs
I heard Kim Gordon is still available.
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December 9, 2013 on Pixies Reveal New Bassist, Tour Dates, “Another Toe In The Ocean” Video
As Bauer's quote stated "an Indefinite hiatus but not an official break-up", the optimistic in me hopes they'll come back with yet another classic album some time. Glad to see they're being praised for their musical output over the last 10+ years. The Walkmen will be missed.
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December 5, 2013 on Slow Burn, Slow Fade: Inside The Walkmen’s Final Days
These guys are more popular than Yeezus right now.
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November 27, 2013 on Beatles Albums From Worst To Best
Do they still expect us to take them seriously? NME, c'mon.
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October 25, 2013 on NME‘s Top 500 Albums Of All Time
If this isn't a best-quality USDA-graded beef, I don't know what is.
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October 24, 2013 on Guided By Voices’ Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly
TIED: 1. Head Down/Like Suicide 3. Fresh Tendrils 4. Superunknown 5. Limo Wreck 6. 4th Of July 7. Rusty Cage 8. Fell On Black Days 9. Outshined 10. Jesus Christ Pose
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August 23, 2013 on The 10 Best Soundgarden Songs
sounds kinky. count me in.
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June 27, 2013 on Chelsea Wolfe – “The Warden”
West Grips.
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
Some of you here get as excited for Kanye as i do when a new Radiohead LP drops. Yeezus!
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June 14, 2013 on Kanye West Yeezus Comment Party
The song itself is not a bad song at all. It has a nice build-up to the chorus and the lyrics have an interesting interpretation of what was going during the Bush-era years, which is why it feels dated when i listen back to it today. Within the context of the LP the first two songs sounded repetitive and predictable that even the band didn't play much of them their most recent tour. Those songs would've made for a some really good b-sides though. The other two songs i left out: We Suck Young Blood and A Punch Up At A Wedding... one was shooting for the sound of Life In A Glasshouse but lost me after the second verse... the other has been the only song in RH's catalog that I haven't seem to "get".... I JUST. DONT. GET IT. To this day... when I begin listening to this it, I begin to wonder how long before it's over. It's sad but I'm sure there's other RH fans who feel like this. And as a fan, it sucks having to critique one of my favorite bands' own albums. Can't say much about In Rainbows the follow-up to this, since it's pretty much flawless. I guess HTTT was just a minor bump in the road. P.S. yes... KOL was two songs short, the band should've included Staircase and The Daily Mail on it.
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June 8, 2013 on Hail To The Thief Turns 10
People at stores in Japan don't normally give you things away. They expect you to do a little dance and solve a complicated riddle written by an old man that wears a wig loves to eat tacos. Trust me.
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June 7, 2013 on Hail To The Thief Turns 10
This is my least favorite RH album for several simple reasons: it was too long, it lacked the creative spark found on their previous LPs and like someone else has mentioned the album was all over the place. Although some gems are to be found in 'There There', Wolf At The Door' and 'Where I End And You Begin'. Some songs if having been left off as b-sides, would've made for a more concise LP. As a fan, i've felt so strongly about this that I actually created my own alternate list of what would've made a superior album. I omitted some songs and moved songs around to a more well-rounded LP (IMHO, of course): 01. Go To Sleep 02. Backdrifts 03. Sail To The Moon 04. Where I End And You Begin 05. The Gloaming 06. There There 07. I Will (LA Version) 08. Myxomatosis 09. Scatterbrain 10. A Wolf At The Door
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June 7, 2013 on Hail To The Thief Turns 10
Been a fan since the Tidal era. Here's my list, etc... 10. I Know 09. Waltz (Better Than Fine) 08. Werewolf 07. Never Is a Promise 06. Every Single Night 05. Daredevil 04. Red Red Red 03. Sullen Girl 02. Extraordinary Machine 01. Slow Like Honey
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May 24, 2013 on The 10 Best Fiona Apple Songs
Yes, please.
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May 7, 2013 on Blur To Record New Album?
Any artist capable-enough to write an album like 'Ok Computer' has the license to go and take their music into any direction he wishes to. Thom's music has morphed over the years, he's an incredible song writer and as of lately, top-notch performer >insert Thom-dancing red pants here< but he has always stuck to his guts. AMOK, just like any of his other musical projects is something that requires repeated listens in order to truly appreciate. With KOL, Thom wrote one of the most mind-blowing songs I have/had ever heard with 'Bloom'. I still go back and listen to the song just to remind myself of it's existence. I know I'm mostly biased when it comes to anything Thom Yorke/Radiohead-related mainly because I"m a fan, but one thing I know for sure: a pre-mature evaluation is nothing more than, well.... a premature evaluation.
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February 22, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Atoms For Peace AMOK
Correction: Album of the year.
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February 5, 2013 on Album Of The Week: My Bloody Valentine m b v
Michael_ you do realize this is 2013 right? The music business is not exactly in the same state that MBV left it 22 years ago.... Times have changed. Not to say that downloading music without paying for it is something everyone should do, but let's face it, you can't stop people from doing what they want to do. Do you really want to be the internet-police or something? Look, most people here like myself are fans and I can guarantee you that the majority if not, all of us will be ordering this on Vinyl and have it tucked away where nobody can touch it. THAT'S HOW MUCH WE LOVE THIS BAND. Otherwise, i don't think any of us would be here tonight.
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February 2, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v