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Their first album arrived with no real warning or context and really caught people by surprise. While this album is moodier and not as poppy, it's being met with huge expectations. It's not really fair to measure the album based on your reaction to it ("not as impressed as I was with the last one"), when you're on a totally different playing field. If you're bored by it, fine. But you'd probably be bored by their first album if it came out again. It's minimalistic. On purpose. Obviously, to each his own, but it doesn't make sense to call it a sophomore slump or anything like that.
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September 2, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist
2001 called...
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September 2, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist
"I didn’t want to actually post that b/c this is a pretty serious subject" ...but you did...
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August 8, 2012 on Hate Punk & Kirtan: Musical Overtones In The Wisconsin Sikh Temple Killings
I thought the same thing. Don't mean it as a slight or anything, but that was my first thought. Just wanted to assure you that you're not alone.
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August 7, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
Sounds like Other Lives to me. I like it.
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August 2, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
ok
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July 29, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best
Funny how subjective this whole thing is...I'd share your top 3, but then I'd follow with Demolition and Rock N Roll. No point to make, here, I just love those albums. Especially Demolition. Some days it would be my #2 behind Heartbreaker. It's been hard to give any of his albums repeated listens since Jacksonville City Nights. There have been some great songs ("Oh My God..."), but I'm getting used to being bummed out by each new record.
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July 26, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best
This is like if Talking Heads did a James Bond theme.
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April 5, 2012 on Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”
Saying, "Mos Def, who is still insisting that we all call him Yasiin Bey now" does come off as belittling a serious life choice (be it religious or artistic or for any other reason). But I think he was just being smug. Which is just as worthless.
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January 23, 2012 on Mos Def – “Niggas In Poorest”
Eleven letters in KING OF LIMBS, TALKING HEADS CHRONOLOGY DVD released TWO-THOUSAND ELEVEN. =======KING OF LIMBS pt. II Code cracked. You're welcome.
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January 19, 2012 on 20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them
This dude must really like Arcade Fire.
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January 19, 2012 on Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”
I always thought that this was so obvious. As At The Drive In, they were able to temper each other perfectly, but they were unchecked as Mars Volta and Sparta. It's like super-group in reverse.
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January 13, 2012 on At The Drive-In Reunite
I was just thinking the same thing. How is that news not just as big?
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January 13, 2012 on At The Drive-In Reunite
No one is with you.
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January 13, 2012 on At The Drive-In Reunite
How in the world does this sound anything like Band Of Horses?...or sound like Mercer has been listening to them... Sounds to me like he's been listening to some David Bowie. Really, though, I can't imagine any connection to Band Of Horses...this one wasn't even produced by Phil Ek.
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January 13, 2012 on The Shins – “Simple Song”
I loved The Rip Tide, too. I was honestly pretty shocked about the album's lukewarm reception. I think it's his most focused record.
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December 23, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Totally agree. Section 80 should have gotten way more love this year. Don't know why they lost their shit over A$AP Rocky and much much less with Kendrick Lamar.
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December 22, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
I think it's because he wrote and recorded a gigantic motherfucking fantastic album this year. This list isn't the top 50 collections of lyrics of the year. There's more to consider. And anyway, I'd take Bon Iver's beautiful sounding nonsense over silliness like Best Coast or whatever.
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December 22, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Are you suggesting that Stereogum and Pitchfork are not as "white," and if so, I'd like to see your scale of website whiteness gradation.
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December 22, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
That record is so good...top 10 material for me.
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December 22, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011