whiskeyclone

Comments from whiskeyclone

I only wound up seeing the 4th of July show, On Demand. Had mixed feelings, mainly due to the setlist.

The first set was quite excellent, with strong takes on “Tennessee Jed”, “Friend of the Devil”, “Deal”, and “Liberty” (which I wasn’t even familiar with), plus the “Shakedown Street” opener.

The second set started well (great “Bird Song”), but they kind of lost me after “Saint of Circumstance” for the remainder of the set.

An odd proportion of later-era stuff to be sure.

I enjoyed it on a whole, but I sure wish I’d caught the previous night’s second set instead, starting with “Scarlet/Fire” and closing on “Help>Slipknot>Franklin’s” – THAT is a fare well set.

0 |
July 9, 2015 on Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

To each their own, but Donna is just awful to my ears about 90% of the time, and during so much of their peak era, too. I’d have been annoyed if I was watching one and had to deal with her again.

+1 |
July 9, 2015 on Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

Chamberlain has got to be one of the most underrated elite rock drummers there is.

0 |
July 3, 2015 on Jimmy Chamberlin Makes Up With Billy Corgan, Rejoins Smashing Pumpkins

Wh shouldn’t they? Care that is, not pretend.

0 |
June 29, 2015 on Watch Videos From The Grateful Dead’s First Fare Thee Well Show

Could have sworn I posted this a page or two ago, but oh well:

1. Surf
2. The Waterfall
3. To Pimp a Butterfly
4. Painted Shut
5. Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
6. North Mississippi Osborne – Freedom & Dreams
7. AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
8. Mr. Wonderful
9. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
10. Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again

0 |
June 17, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

I don’t care much for Sufjan, but great to see the Bolaño quote!

+1 |
June 17, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

Truth.

0 |
June 17, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

I know everyone’s happy to have Sleater Kinney back and all, and No Cities to Love belongs on this list…but #11? Sorry, I just don’t see what’s so great about that album.

That said, I was ready to get annoyed that the MMJ album wouldn’t make the cut at all, and am glad to be wrong there.

1. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Surf
2. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
4. Hop Along – Painted Shut
5. Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
6. North Mississippi Osborne – Freedom & Dreams
7. A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
8. Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful
9. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
10. Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again

-2 |
June 17, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

Count me among the people who think they peaked on Chulahoma.

But beyond that…El Camino as #1? As in, better than Brothers? No fucking way.

0 |
June 12, 2015 on Magic Potion (2006)

Lastly, I count Black Messiah as 2014, but it would still get my #1 this year so far, too.

+1 |
June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

I’m presuming/hoping Tame Impala will take one of those spots soon.

0 |
June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

This may be my favorite of the year so far, we’ll just have to see if it continues to hold good replay value.

It may unseat My Morning Jacket’s the Waterfall as my favorite album so far, and almost definitely unseats To Pimp a Butterfly as my favorite “rap” album, though this is only nominally a rap album anyway.

I’d say my Top 5 so far is:

Surf
The Waterfall
To Pimp….
Painted Shut
and the totally slept-on Little Neon Limelight by Houndmouth

0 |
June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

Yes to your question, and well-said on the observation.

+1 |
June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

Yeah I thought it was one of the better albums of last year, and they were even better live. Granted, it was a really weak year musically, but Tyranny was solid all the same.

+2 |
May 31, 2015 on Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

Damn fine album, this year just keeps going!

0 |
May 28, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP

Aside from two or three tracks El Camino was a pretty big letdown for me, and despite loving “Gotta Get Away”, I thought Turn Blue was a dud, too.

But “Tighten Up” is awesome, I was going to definitely point that out if you hadn’t.

0 |
May 28, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP

Whoa whoa whoa…granted, I’ve only listened through once, at less than complete attention, and this sounds fine and good, but Tame Impala’s work thus far is of a substantially higher cut. I say that out of Tame Impala fandom and lack of being impressed by UMO aside from scattered songs, which apparently still holds true.

-4 |
May 26, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

I’ve never minded “When Love Comes to Town”, but the Rattle & Hum cover songs are definitely big-time duds.

+1 |
May 17, 2015 on Watch U2 Play “When Love Comes To Town” For The First Time In 22 Years In Tribute To B.B. King

Wow, now there’s a PJ song I hadn’t thought of in years.

+1 |
May 15, 2015 on Eddie Vedder Will Be One Of Letterman’s Final Guests

Haha, I knew Camp Bisco was going to be all over this.

+4 |
May 6, 2015 on These Are The Reportedly The Most Popular Drugs At Each Music Festival