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 0Posted on Sep 20th, 2012 | re: Animal Collective @ Paramount Theatre, Seattle 9/18/12 (7 comments)

Can’t wait to see these guys live with Flying Lotus at the Hollywood Bowl.

 +2Posted on Sep 4th, 2012 | re: Deconstructing: The xx (26 comments)

Easy there. I’m not looking for like massively over-the-top beats, I was just looking for the stuff I found in We’re New Here and other artists like James Blake and I felt like I didn’t get it from this album. Not a bad album but just not for me. Also took Jamie’s comment about it being ‘club music’ a bit too seriously before Oliver and Romy said it was a bit different than that. As for the Stereogum/Pitchfork thing, in the end, it’s up to us the listeners whether or not we enjoyed this album or not and not by some rating that a publication/blog gave out. Also I loved Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

 -1Posted on Sep 4th, 2012 | re: Deconstructing: The xx (26 comments)

While Beach House may have the same tone and style in most of their albums, I think most people that hear them know what they’re getting especially after 4 albums by them. The xx on the other hand are a different story. This is their 2nd album. Took them a good three years to make this thing and what we got was an album that is very similar to s/t and not much else. It just makes you shrug and go ‘really’? At least Bloom took Beach House two years to come out. Just seems the xx didn’t know what to do with the hype and just decided to play it safe. While reviewers and fellow listeners may love this album, I just had the feeling of where’s the beat going to actually kick in. Perhaps I expected too much after listening to Jamie’s remix album We’re New Here, but I felt there were better beats on better minimalism albums than what I found on Coexist. Maybe Coexist is just too deep for me.

 0Posted on Aug 31st, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist (80 comments)

I can’t see that. Not when you have groups like Four Tet/Burial/James Blake, who have done minimalist music like the XX.

 0Posted on Aug 30th, 2012 | re: The Black Keys - "I Got Mine (Tobacco Remix)" (7 comments)

Good stuff. Can’t wait for Tobaxx’s new stuff with BMSR, Demon Queen, and solo stuff.

 +4Posted on Aug 29th, 2012 | re: Animal Collective Talk About Making Centipede Hz (15 comments)

Anytime Deakin talks, I just think of this photo:

 +2Posted on Aug 29th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist (80 comments)

I just could not find myself getting all excited for this album after listening it 20 times. It just felt like a drag at some parts especially with Jamie’s production being so muted, which resulted in some parts going into an almost ‘a cappella’ style . I dunno, perhaps people will get on this, but for this album to take them three years to make, kinda of underwhelming setting down your tone even more.