Comments from tomcruisin4chix

ugh, same, wish everyone was just bummed out all the time, and cynical about the world. Yeah, hate it when people aren't embarrassed to have a belief system or think independently.
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September 21, 2016 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Explains His Deal With The Number 22
I know you guys are blogging all day, but these guys are an Athens band. Also, every day they sound more and more like it! This is excellent.
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September 14, 2016 on Watch Mothers Cover Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”
I don't like judging people's music taste, if some song brings you the joy other songs have brought me--that's fucking awesome, all the best...That said, you couldn't be more wrong with this unsolicited garbage take, Aphasia is nothing other than stunning.
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August 28, 2016 on Watch Pinegrove Play 3 Songs On CBS This Morning
This is brilliant deadbeat nephew's version of "Tuesday's Gone," especially that jam at the end, woooooo!
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August 19, 2016 on Car Seat Headrest – “Does It Feel Good (To Say Goodbye?)”
I love all the takes coming in like "bahh, liberal media got em! bums me out!" and then everyone else going "where have you been for their first ten albums?"
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August 3, 2016 on Drive-By Truckers – “What It Means”
I feel like it's gonna keep coming up. And I feel like a pedant for continuing to comment it, but they're really from NJ. Listen to any of their albums or read their interviews and you'll learn D'Agostino and Whipple are from NJ. D'Agostino grew up by the shore and Whipple in Morris co. I could care less where blogs say they're from when the music itself clearly harkens to that post-hardcore NJ scene of the mid-00s (CEG giving it an indie twist). And the lyrics are strongly set in NJ towns, on highways, hell even at fucking Six Flags ("Jackson")--these are the things what I care about.
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June 30, 2016 on Cymbals Eat Guitars – “4th Of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)” Video
Joe D'Agostino deserves to be mentioned in the conversation about best rock lyricists.
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June 22, 2016 on Cymbals Eat Guitars – “4th Of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)”
when did "disruption" join the ranks of "awesome," "interesting," "progressive," and "empathy" as words-that-don't-mean-anything-right-now? 2014?
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June 21, 2016 on David Lynch Announces Festival Of Disruption Feat. Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Mel Brooks, & More
I'm really waiting for Mark Knopfler to come in at any moment on some of these tracks, Highway Anxiety in particular.
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May 26, 2016 on Stream William Tyler Modern Country
holy moly, when are we getting a breakdown of this new wandering virtuoso subgenre of guitar rock? (william tyler, steve gunn, vile, and the others)
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May 26, 2016 on Stream William Tyler Modern Country
I listened to some of the songs and it really just sounds like James wants it to sound like what they sound like now, which, from reading the lede, seems to be how Ryan feels too--while still maintaining some journalistic standards haha.
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May 26, 2016 on Q&A: Jim James On The It Still Moves Reissue, A New Solo LP, And What’s Next For My Morning Jacket
I grew up in ridgewood and played in bands the microgeneration after real estate, +@, and cassie ramone; and not that it makes me an expert, but I always saw Mondanile as the weak point in real estate. I think julian lynch rocks and I'm excited to hear how he'll help the band grow its sound (ps he also played on courtney's solo album I believe?)
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May 26, 2016 on Watch Real Estate Play Their First Show With New Lineup
Eva Hendricks definitely has made me coffee at the west on union and hope in brooklyn, trippy stuff
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May 25, 2016 on Band To Watch: Charly Bliss
LOSE is going to be one of the rock albums from this decade that will stand the test of time. Also, not to be a pedant homer, but can we stop calling them a "Staten Island" band? If you listened to LOSE at all you know it is a Jersey album through and through, and that the band self identifies as one also.
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May 23, 2016 on Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Wish” It's so fucking good, man. It's criminal these guys aren't all over the blogosphere.
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April 26, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Beyoncé Lemonade
New Madrid's "magnetkingmagnetqueen" is amazing and nobody will care
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April 26, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Beyoncé Lemonade
Idk the ethics of music blog headlines or their fact checking practices, but Mac saying, "I just had penis enlargement surgery so my balance is all out of whack and I can't play my drums properly right now, but soon enough I'll get used to this new piece," seems more tongue in cheek than medically accurate. But whatever, may DeMarco's D be long and prosperous
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April 15, 2016 on Mac DeMarco Shares Sought-After “Rollin Like A Dummy” Demo While Recovering From Penis Surgery
those singles scared me, but it all makes sense here. serious boogie, dancing at his shows is top notch.
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April 7, 2016 on Stream Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
It was my first favorite; but man, At Dawn? Those two albums are just mental whirlwinds. Each ends and you look up and ask, "where am I?" Amazing
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April 4, 2016 on My Morning Jacket Announce It Still Moves Deluxe Reissue
FUCKING ENOUGH ALREADY!! But honestly, best rapper to rock a hockey jersey. I always hated the shitty the rest of the group treated Phife at the end of the the band's career, but he handled it with total grace. "Every dawg has his day but F that it's my year" I'll never forget hotboxing cars in high school, driving on route 17 and the surrounding suburbs, and listening to ATCQ albums, trying our hands over some of the beats. Enjoy heaven's cipher, Phife di-dawg.
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March 23, 2016 on R.I.P. Phife Dawg
If you haven't heard this guy's previous album "The Bearer of Bad News" and you like early Paul Simon, it will certainly be a treat.
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March 22, 2016 on Andy Shauf – “The Magician” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Idk I love Sturgill but this sounds like what happened when the Black Keys hit mid-career and just put that chunky fuzz tone over everything, sheen over substance.
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March 4, 2016 on Sturgill Simpson – “Brace For Impact”
so many cool ones have been mentioned but I'll point out Sharon Van Etten doing "To Lay me Down" is so cool, so is Ira Kaplan doing "Wharf Rat". Jim James will be perfect, but to the point where it's just like "oh right, yeah"--the ooo's in the middle will be silo reverb perfection.
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February 12, 2016 on Jim James, Antony, Courtney Barnett Confirmed For Massive Grateful Dead Covers Comp
Wow, this is hard to believe. I remember being high at night on a baseball field in the Berkshires listening to this record, with what must've been a iPod dock speaker, when all of us realized collectively that this album was a goodbye, and got real fucking dark, before ultimately ending by showing us that death needs to be a celebration of life rather than fear of our humanity, one where we all must leave our bodies. One of the best records ever and certainly of the new century.
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February 5, 2016 on Donuts Turns 10
woah, definitely getting into some Kinks flavors here, these guys are rock steady.
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February 2, 2016 on Twin Peaks – “Walk To The One You Love” + Down In Heaven Details
[chanting] Dollar Days -- Dollar Days -- Dollar Days
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January 8, 2016 on Stream David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)
yardboat is great too, considering they did it three days, too. Also, I think side B is what puts Sunswimmer over the top. I don't think you can view them as like stand alone tracks, the album is really one piece of music and "And She Smiles" takes you places. I'm all a deadhead, so my tolerance for long songs is strong.
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December 10, 2015 on New Madrid – “Don’t Hold Me Now” (Stereogum Premiere)