Comments from vandertramps

I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I’ve heard in rock. Phil Collins’ solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist.

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September 2, 2015 on Phil Collins Recreates His Iconic Album Covers For First-Ever Deluxe Reissues

I love Embryonic (and The Terror), but you have to admit they’re not the most accessible as Yoshimi/Soft Bulletin so I can kinda see why some would say that, but yeah I think it’s mostly hyperbole

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August 31, 2015 on Stream Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’s Surprise Album Feat. The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Phantogram, & Big Sean

Cyrus Skies is a re-worked Lips track off of 7 Skies H3. I just felt like pointing that out

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August 31, 2015 on Stream Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’s Surprise Album Feat. The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Phantogram, & Big Sean

SWISH is the new SMiLE

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August 30, 2015 on Travi$ Scott – “Piss On Your Grave” (Feat. Kanye West)

Looks like I backed the wrong Titus song..

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August 28, 2015 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

Will the main characters all hang out at a combination pizza hut/taco bell?

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August 26, 2015 on Heems Says Fox Is Producing A Sitcom About Him

When I read the headline I thought, well that seems like a stretch. Then I watched that video clip….

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August 26, 2015 on Eazy-E’s Son Thinks Suge Knight Injected His Father With AIDS Blood

Sick burn yo

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August 23, 2015 on Bon Jovi Say Fuck You To Longtime Label On New Album

its not a hoverboard if its still touching the ground

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August 23, 2015 on Hoverboarding Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed For Being Ahead Of His Time

i think the last big one ever made was The Black Album

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August 23, 2015 on Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up

License to Ill
Straight Outta Compton
The Chronic
Reasonable Doubt
Ready to Die
The College Dropout
The Gilded Palace of Sin
Hold On Now, Youngster
Silent Alarm
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
#1 Record
Pink Flag
Nevermind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
Fever to Tell

This is a Fun Game

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August 23, 2015 on Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up

Are You Experienced?
Desperate Youth Bloodthirsty Babes
Slanted and Enchanted
Rage Against the Machine

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August 23, 2015 on Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up

I knew Matt Tong left a while back, but didn’t realize they’d lost Moakes too. Puts a damper on things as that rhythm section was tight as hell, but these songs sound promising so I’m remaining optimistic.

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August 20, 2015 on Watch Bloc Party Debut Two New Songs In Pomona

This has to be the only biopic that’s been promoted by the subjects more than the actors playing them

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August 13, 2015 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Interview N.W.A


this could be cool though

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August 12, 2015 on Thom Yorke Writing Music For Clive Owen-Starring Broadway Production Old Times

This is the best thing to happen in music since Meow the Jewels

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August 9, 2015 on Preview Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker-Style Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”

What the fuck is Ed Sheeran doing at a Bill Withers tribute concert??

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August 3, 2015 on D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, Michael McDonald, & More Set For Bill Withers Tribute Concert