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So, A&M is taking advantage of the untimely death of a man to further profit off of an album recorded in response to the untimely death of a man. Nice.
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April 11, 2015 on Legal Fight Brews Over Temple Of The Dog Master Tapes
Monday night in Tokyo just got a lot more exciting!
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
I await Tom Delonge's thoughts.
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March 4, 2015 on Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Says “The Best Room” Is About A UFO Encounter
Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) has a solo record in the works that I'm curious/excited about.
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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
I agree. Was all prepared to leave early on that last night to beat traffic, but that set was fantastic.
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November 19, 2013 on OutKast To Reunite At Coachella?
Darren Weiss of PAPA also plays on another outstanding release this week from LA artist Cillie Barnes (the EP Happy Valley). She also happens to be the model on the cover of PAPA's A Good Woman Is Hard to Find.
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October 10, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old
Every winter I get out a magnifying glass and scour the Coachella fine print for Mineral or the Gloria Record. I miss Chris Simpson. I know the Touché Amoré dudes from around town and agree with Underscore that they belong on a different list, but they're good guys that have worked hard for the success they've found. The only other band I've heard is The World Is a Beautiful Place..., whose record makes me nostalgic for the 90s, which is like nostalgia²—some sort of emo black hole. I hope these other songs make me feel that way, too. Thanks for making this list, I look forward to checking out the rest of the bands.
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October 1, 2013 on 12 Bands To Know From The Emo Revival
This is a fun track; it makes me miss that old DPs style (not that I don't love the current sound), which brings me to this: "In fact, the track brings to mind some of the most recent DPs material rather than something like The Getty Address, which was released that year." Not sure what you're talking about—this track sounds like it could be a b-side from The Getty Address. Go listen to "Not Having Found" and "Swing Lo Magellan" and get back to me on which is more similar.
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September 11, 2013 on Nat Baldwin – “Look She Said” (Feat. Dave Longstreth)
Oh yeah, and Dirty Beaches.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
It really has been an excellent five months for music. A few artists, whose new albums I've enjoyed, that didn't make your list: Colin Stetson, Dungeonesse, Phosphorescent, Baths, Matmos, Grouper, James Blake, Local Natives.
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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far
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May 14, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
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May 13, 2013 on Daft Punk Random Access Memories Comment Party
The National performance was an art piece in collaboration with Ragnar Kjartansson called "A Lot of Sorrow". Opinions on art aside, it seems like there was a clear purpose for their set as opposed to "god-knows-what-reason." Whether their participation coinciding with a new album cycle is suspect or not is up for debate, I suppose. Concerning Boards of Canada, it seemed like a lot of their fans had fun putting the clues together, which only builds excitement for a highly anticipated album. I didn't follow any of it closely, but neither the artists nor fans came off as clowns to me. Even without giving the National the benefit of the doubt, these marketing efforts don't have board appeal and are targeted to their core audiences. Individuals like the editor's choice commenter above or the code-breaking BoC fans were already going to buy the albums.
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May 13, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This album's intimacy combined with how unknown it is amongst my friends makes each listen feel like a private performance just for me. The songs are striking; each track moves and breathes in the almost hypnotic interplay between the drums, guitar, and vocals, left free to drift by Steve Albini's hands-off production. So good. Hopefully your write-up will turn a few new folks on to this brief, yet deliberate, collaboration.
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May 2, 2013 on Backtrack: Jim White & Nina Nastasia You Follow Me
I prefer the "One Foot in Front of the Other" version from Saddle Creek 50 to "Landlocked Blues." To be fair to the latter, none of the post-Lifted material really resonated with me (a symptom of getting old, perhaps?), but I do recognize the artistry. I can't complain about the older tracks that were selected, but some of my favorites that are missing are "A Song to Pass the Time," "June on the West Coast," "Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra," "You Will...," "I Watched You Taking Off," "From a Balance Beam," and... I'm going to stop here and go listen to some Bright Eyes. Lists aside, I think (hope) we can all agree that Oberst is a true talent—one of the best songwriters of the last 15 years, without a doubt.
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April 27, 2013 on The 10 Best Bright Eyes Songs
I had the exact same experience with tUnE-yArDs; I felt so foolish when I finally listened to her music.
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April 19, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Didn't mean to be a grammar nazi. I just have bad OCD about stuff like that. Sorry, everyone.
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April 13, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Umm... Modest Mouse did play "Cowboy Dan." And Tegan's voice, specifically, was anything but special. She can't seem to stay in key on her own songs anymore and totally drowns out Sara when singing back-up. Her live performances were never like this in years past. Not sure what's changed.
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April 13, 2013 on Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More
In regard to the mouseover on the thumbs: shouldn't a [forward] slash be used instead of a backslash?
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April 12, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'd switch 1 & 2, but otherwise this list is spot on.
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April 4, 2013 on Death Cab For Cutie Albums From Worst To Best