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Great news! Please Be Honest left me totally flat after having loved most of the reunion stuff, but Gillard is a great Pollard accomplice, and was the driving musical force when I was seeing the band frequently in the early 2000s. Now I'm even more excited to see them in Philly (even if them just getting a GbV date would have been nicer than whatever slot they're gonna get at the PBR fest)!
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July 25, 2016 on Doug Gillard Rejoins Guided By Voices, Starts Another New Band With Robert Pollard Called ESP Ohio
Another thing is that this was a festival for a liberal, NPR-affiliated family public radio station, not exactly a Trump stronghold. I'm sure the vast majority of attendees were not Trump voters and know what's going on with the election cycle. AND he didn't drop any hard facts or anything that was going to change minds or inform people's actions anyway. It was sloppy and bratty and he chose the wrong forum if he was gonna do it at all. What, were people supposed to not go to the concert they had paid for months ago because they were sad/indignant that Trump got the nomination we all knew he was gonna get?
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July 25, 2016 on Father John Misty Responds To Strand Of Oaks’ Subtweet, XPN Criticism Of His Fest Lecture
Pardon...."He has lost it - vocally and as a songwriter, too...."
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July 21, 2016 on Temple Of The Dog Announce First-Ever Tour For 25th Anniversary
He has lost in - voice and generally songwriting, too...but Soundgarden opened for NIN when I saw them two years ago and were better than I expected at this point, Cornell included.
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July 21, 2016 on Temple Of The Dog Announce First-Ever Tour For 25th Anniversary
Are you kidding? These tickets are going to absolutely fly between the novelty of seeing these guys together and Pearl Jam fans' berserk level of devotion. I'd like to go myself to the Philly show, but $90 is a bit steep and I fear they'll sell out quick.
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July 21, 2016 on Temple Of The Dog Announce First-Ever Tour For 25th Anniversary
They're easily one of the current bands I'd most like to see.
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July 19, 2016 on Goat – “Try My Robe”
Great album, but I couldn't disagree more on the rap verses. And I actually wish there were a couple more tracks like "Frank Sinatra".
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July 10, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Avalanches Wildflower
RIP for sure. Not only was he in Parliament and part of the ultimate incarnation of Talking Heads, but as part of Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains with Buckethead & Les Claypool, he put on the most absurdly wonderful set of future-cyber funk I've ever seen back in 2004.
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June 25, 2016 on R.I.P. Bernie Worrell
Seriously, that was easily the 1st thing i thought of...came in figuring it was a cover. Love me some Wild, Innocent, & E-Street Shuffle.
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June 22, 2016 on Cymbals Eat Guitars – “4th Of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)”
I can get behind the Top 2 here, but that list is A LOT different than mine...but then again, I haven't heard probably 2/3 of them (only like 3 prior to #23!). Oops. I also couldn't get into the Rihanna album. I'd have Black Mountain, Flatbush Zombies, Tedeschi-Trucks, Iggy Pop, & Lushlife on there, plus Day of the Dead if we're counting covers albums.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Well he did do that in the 80s with Reagan.
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June 12, 2016 on Neil Young: “Fuck You, Donald Trump”
The Strokes are the most unfairly over-analyzed band of their generation. Give me (and them) a break already. I'm glad we got a new EP, and I really like "OBLIVIUS" (the one worth really getting stoked about) and "Threat of Joy". They don't have any bad albums under their name, but some have better hit-miss ratios than others. Just like tons of bands that have been around as long. That's it.
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
I think "Call Me Back", "Metabolism", and "Games" are kind of stinkers....but I LOVE the rest. So yeah, I'm also glad to see some acknowledgement here.
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
Angles > First Impressions of Earth, for one thing.
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June 3, 2016 on Past, Present, No Future? Struggling To Love The Strokes In 2016
My favorite album of the 2Ks, I'd say. I don't feel like I need a new mix, but I'm certainly curious to hear it all the same. I'm bummed about the lack of the quick-follow up, The Waterfall was so fucking good and underrated when it came time for year end lists. Easily their best since Z.
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May 27, 2016 on Q&A: Jim James On The It Still Moves Reissue, A New Solo LP, And What’s Next For My Morning Jacket
They don't even really sounds like the Stones any more, though...
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May 27, 2016 on The Strokes – “The Threat Of Joy”
See, I've always felt like it generally runs out of steam in that last stretch (though I like "Boot Camp"). But that said, the rest is high quality stuff for sure. Badmotorfinger is my favorite SG album, but I like this at least as much as Superunknown. "Ty Cobb" > "Blow up the Outside World" > "Burden..." is a monster trio. "Burden in My Hand" is one of my two or three favorite SG songs, up there with "Rusty Cage" and some of the other BMF highlights. It's also a welcome addition to the "Down by the River"/"Hey Joe"/etc line of songs about killing your partner.
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May 24, 2016 on Down On The Upside Turns 20
Corgan, Pollard, Vedder, Beck if it's personal musical preference. Or swap Vedder for a space that's half-Big Boi & half-Andre 3000.
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May 12, 2016 on Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao
Creatively/output-wise? Hell yeah, Corgan over Cobain. Cobain only pulls ahead on impact. But as for this...Corgan should stick to talking about music (which causes him to give interviews that are far more entertaining than any music he's released since Zwan) and avoid politics, because he sounds like a greedy right-wing clown here.
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May 12, 2016 on Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao
Hell yes, they did that at Bonnaroo '05, First time I heard that song, actually, though I've since come to really like the original.
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April 30, 2016 on Watch My Morning Jacket Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” And “Sign O’ The Times” At Jazz Fest
I thought it was mostly a bit middling compared to the rest, but definitely not the worst. 1. Bears for Lunch 2. Class Clown.... 3. Motivational Jumpsuit 4/5. Let's Go Eat the Factory/English Little League 6. Cool Planet I really like those first 3 in particular, and a number of tracks off the rest. have to hear this new one.
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April 19, 2016 on Stream Guided By Voices Please Be Honest
I really don't see where this article makes a convincing case for why the album "hasn't held up". It also just doesn't take that much time to talk about the music here.
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April 15, 2016 on Evil Empire Turns 20
I can't believe none of the major festivals has ever nabbed him.
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April 7, 2016 on Tom Waits Cast In Hulu’s Supernatural Drama Pilot Citizen
Suburbs >>>>>>> Reflektor In Utero > Nevermind Pinkerton > Blue Don't like Sufjan.
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April 4, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Junk
This is hands-down their best album, IMO. Great sound, great songwriting - the one time I feel like they consistently performed on the level of their more fashionable peers.
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March 26, 2016 on Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop Turns 20
So Claypool just needs to perform with a Lennon to get acknowledged on indie blogs. Gotcha. (nah, SG is better about it than P4k, you guys at least mentioned a thing or two relating to the Willy Wonka album)
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March 21, 2016 on The Lennon Claypool Delirium – “Mr. Wright”
Also, Primal Scream has a new one? I didn't even know they were working on one...but it's also been a few albums since they dropped a full-on keeper.
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March 15, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression