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That song is 'Hang me out to Dry' and it sounds nothing like 'It's never over' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrrGKR8Xii4
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October 25, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Reflektor
In the style of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
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October 12, 2013 on Phosphorescent – “Ya Hey” (Vampire Weekend Cover)
he sounds like buscemi pronouncing the lyrics so flat like that... not in a good way. also didn't exactly bother to learn the melody completely
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August 20, 2013 on Watch Biffy Clyro Cover Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young”
He's too old. I wouldn't be surprised if it was Tom Hardy. His role in Inception was basically a warm up.
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June 18, 2013 on Can We Talk About This Johnny Depp Thing For A Second (Again)?
Not at all. And it's phenomenal. The three most likely scenarios are that it was leaked by him, someone from xl, or an outside source. And don't bother with any fan made remixes or mixes, the way it was released is perfect, with some great interludes in between the songs.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
The unofficial #1 is Jai Paul's leaked debut..... By a mile
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
Hannah Hunt (especially the last minute and chorus) is probably the best songwriting they've ever done. Rostam's production is off the charts again. We got a taste with "Diane Young" but what these guys are doing in the studio is really magical. Most of it unfortunately doesn't translate to live performances well, but the recording aspect reminds me of Revolver-Beatles Era creativity. "Everlasting Arms" is pretty much pop perfection. I can't provide much criticism, besides maybe I'm not exactly into the "Finger Back" and "Worship You" combo, and the chipmunk vocals on "Ya Hey". But, the album is still pretty great front to back. These guys are a well tuned pop music machine right now.
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May 7, 2013 on Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Comment Party
This is my least favorite song in their entire catalog :( I wish they would have done one for Unbelievers instead.
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May 3, 2013 on Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey” Lyric Video
We're all just mad we didn't do it first :(
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April 27, 2013 on Twin Peaks – “Stand in the Sand”
It's 'Speaking In Tongues' by a mile!
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April 20, 2013 on Talking Heads Albums From Worst To Best
so nice. bibio is a talent!
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April 17, 2013 on Bibio – “You”
Not even The Real Thing? It's a top 10 Phoenix song for me, for sure.
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April 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Phoenix Bankrupt!
Hey! Way to respond! Thanks :) Now that you mention it, it does make sense to have that discussion when considering how other critics and fans will view the work. I kind of marginalized you into what you yourself were talking about how others might react, context wise- and when I re-read the section you focus on Bankrupt! you didn't actually compare it to Wolfgang much at all. So sorry for that, though I have a feeling a lot of people will- which IMO takes away from the pretty solid group of songs they've presented. Anyways, nice review/article- I like the hybrid thing you have going. Definitely one of the better premature evaluations I've read.
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April 16, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Phoenix Bankrupt!
Well, I like this album a lot more than you do. -And I know this is going against your fundamentals of music criticism, but not all work needs to be compared to previous efforts. Just take Bankrupt! for what it is and don't worry about whether it is better or worse than Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and the rest of their catalog.
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April 15, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Phoenix Bankrupt!
Ezra Koenig is a really funny dude. His twitter is full of gold
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April 11, 2013 on Vampire Weekend Move Beyond Sweaters, Model For GQ
Oh, and fuck you for saying Available is a "not great" song, dick!
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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
My favorite The National songs are, in no order: Mr. November Available Secret Meeting Fake Empire Mistaken For Strangers Squalor Victoria ADA Terrible Love Afraid of Everyone Conversation 16 England Karen
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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
Love that the phrasing in fireproof's second verse mirrors "Ada"
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April 5, 2013 on Watch The National Debut “Heavenfaced,” “Fireproof,” “Graceless” In Berlin
I don't think I've ever agreed with these lists. Favorite Death Cab song, guys? I think mine is 'Crooked Teeth'
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April 4, 2013 on Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best
What a fucking whiner. You have more than so so so many people. You asked for everything and got it. I like your music Tyler, but really- get some perspective dude.
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March 28, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Tyler, The Creator Wolf
Transference is probably the Spoon-iest of all Spoon records.... produced by brit daniel, really tight playing, great pop songs. The record has it all and is basically trashed in this post.
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March 28, 2013 on Spoon Albums From Worst To Best
mmh ahh! mmh mmh ahh!
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March 28, 2013 on Spoon Albums From Worst To Best
Kill The Moonlight will always be the best Spoon album. No question in my mind. My dark horse for #2 though, is Transference- a record a hell of a lot better than the internet gave them credit for. Then I would go Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Gimme Fiction, and Girls Can Tell
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March 27, 2013 on Spoon Albums From Worst To Best
I am definitely looking forward to this album. I thought his debut was a bit self indulgent (didn't care too much for the arrangements and vocal effects), but Retrograde is a really good straightforward pop song and this one is a banger straight out of a boiler room set. This guy is talented for sure.
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March 7, 2013 on James Blake – “Voyeur (Dub)”