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“Look, I hate to be That Guy, but you really gotta listen to “Two Urns” on headphones. Nah, not earbuds: headphones. I know, I am being That Guy, and I do hate it. So please recognize that I am embarrassed by this display of rockist pomposity, and please understand that I wouldn’t volunteer for such embarrassment if I didn’t think it was worth it.”

That is a very depressing series of sentences.

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August 3, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2015

to oeuvre

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March 31, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

Phew, for a minute there I thought the March Black Market had been pre-empted for that love letter to oeuvre of Max Martin.

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March 31, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

“I like money.”
-Frito Pendejo, Esq. circa 2505

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March 27, 2015 on 30 Essential Max Martin Songs

Longstreth is a true talent.

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March 16, 2015 on Listen To Dave Longstreth’s New Orchestral Work “Michael Jordan”

It is a perfectly competent female-fronted punk band regardless of the rhetoric from her or hype from pitchfork.

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March 13, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

An open letter to Meredith Graves:

Why does this exist? You seem quite sensitive to the “language of abuse”, yet here you are, writing about a band you do not like and, as if to underscore how passé you think Radiohead is, your chosen form is to interview your father about them. (And he doesn’t seem to like them all that much, either!). Then, of course, there is kicker that is your big reveal that the primary reason you dislike the band is because you disliked the band’s fans when you were in college(!). Thus I must reiterate, what is the purpose of this?

Dan Coscino

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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead

If you long for the more guitar-driven Radiohead, you could do worse…


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March 10, 2015 on Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway Remembers The Bends

I think you are underrating the Velvets, Nico and Lou’s solo career in one fell swoop. Especially Nico, whose solo albums are pretty amazing in their own right.

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February 17, 2015 on Watch Lou Reed Call The Beatles “Garbage” And The Doors “Stupid” In Newly Animated Interview

I’d sooner believe that Tom DeLonge communes w/ aliens than that adult music critics sincerely give a shit about Taylor Swift or prefer Beyonce to Beck (aka poptimism ca. 2015).

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February 17, 2015 on Tom DeLonge Says He’s Had Contact With Aliens And He’s In Danger Because Of What He Knows

How is it that the discographies investigated around here are that of The Fall and Steely Dan, yet the current coverage tends to regard the likes of Kanye and Taylor Swift?

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February 12, 2015 on The Fall Albums From Worst To Best

To carry your excellent point further:

I think the tension between the entire internet’s (probably marketplace survival mandated) turn toward a more zeitgeist/click-friendly editorial voice and the taste of its long time readers is pretty fascinating.

Remember when everyone laughed at Prince a few years ago when he said the internet was dead?

Well, he may have been more early than wrong on that one, after all.

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February 9, 2015 on Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

I am way late to the party here, but I gotta say this is Bjork’s finest hour since Homogenic!

I am amazed by how good this is!

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February 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura

What is with all of the pre-emptive PONO bashing?

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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

That is not true. Bit depth is noticeable. The audible difference is more about dynamic range and headroom than the frequency spectrum, though.

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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

If there is indeed a avant-garde black metal arms race on then, Mr. Gorbachev, keep up that wall!

Also, Mastery’s immediate neighbors on this list, Wounds and Sarpantium!

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January 29, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015

The worst:

Fred Durst OR Robert Durst?

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January 29, 2015 on Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week’s Nü-Metal Cruise

“intricate music-theory-bait arrangements”

Does that mean they know more than 4 chords?

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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best