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Comments from whiskeyclone

Is this seriously the first and only one in the US that's scored D'Angelo? So of course it's on the other stinking coast. Those top 3 lines are all over the place, but they do have a number of the acts I most want to see this summer. Not familiar with a ton of the undercard, though.
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March 25, 2015 on Outside Lands 2015 Lineup
This, Blues Explosion, Action Bronson - solid week.
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March 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Kind of a harsh implication that none of those people were there to see the band, don't you think?
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March 14, 2015 on Check Out The Insane Guest List For Radiohead At Irving Plaza ’97
I like "Highly Suspicious", especially live, but I also get why it's divisive. "Holding On to Black Metal" was kind of a more agreeable use of some of the stuff going on in it. But Hell Yeah, "Sec Walkin" is great, MMJ's perfect take on AM Gold, and I definitely see "Wonderful" as its sister song.
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March 4, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
Agreed, especially on "Wonderful", which is some of his best in the whole cheese-regard.
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March 3, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
I have my limits for Jim James Cheese™ - "Thank You Too" and "Look at You" definitely didn't do Evil Urges any favors where I'm concerned - but I agree this is pretty low, and that a little bit has come to be expcted at this point.
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March 3, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
New one sounds pretty good...but no Philly date? What the Hell, Jacket?!?
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March 3, 2015 on My Morning Jacket Announce New Album The Waterfall
Bill Murray knows hip-hop.
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March 2, 2015 on Alec Baldwin Raps With Chance The Rapper, Bill Murray Chills With Rick Ross
My friend and I were hoping to get lucky and be able to buy tix when they went on sale yesterday - never stood a chance. That is one rabid fanbase. I bet they'll sound pretty good, btw. Phil Lesh is old, but he's been playing as much as anyone who'll be there for the last few years, and it's not like he's a primary singer. They're not going to sound like they did twenty yeas ago, let alone in their peak, but I'm sure they'll be fun shows to be at.
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March 1, 2015 on The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Are Being Scalped At $10k A Ticket
AND ANOTHER THING! It always bugs me when Midnight Vultures is dismissed as a parody, because it's so obviously a sincere attempt (and success) at creating one last monster party album for the 20th Century. And yet in spite of that, it really is his funniest album, and one of the funnier ones I've heard in general.
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February 20, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
What's awesome about Beck's 90s stuff is that he constantly had me listening to stuff I wouldn't start enjoying elsewhere for years. I used to hate on hip-hop, have no interest in electronica, and not really get party-funk. And yet I loved Odelay from the get-go. The ragers on Midnight Vultures (2-6 in particular) left me scratching my head a bit when the album dropped, but a few years later grew into the basis of my love of the album. And Mellow Gold stupified me with how filthy and dark it kind of was, but needless to say, I grew into that one in a big way, too.
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February 20, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Beck lost me BIG time as soon as the 2Ks kicked off, but I think he was arguably the artist of the 90s. Weird. 1. Odelay 2. Midnight Vultures 3. Mellow Gold 4. Mutations .... 5. The Information 6. Guero 7. Modern Guilt 8. Sea Change 9. One Foot in the Grave (maybe a bit higher, I dunno...been a while) 10. Stereophonic Soulmanure Still haven't listened to Morning Phase all the way. Never bothered with Golden Feelings. Stray Blues is a pretty nifty compilation EP.
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February 20, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
100% agreed. I was so excited for it when it came out - I'd loved the sad/slow songs on earlier albums, I loved the live "It's All In Your Mind" I had on some compilation or other (Bridge School Benefit Concerts? or was that "Asshole"?), and I'd loved Mutations. And yet when we got the full sad acoustic album it struck me as flat, dull, and smothered by its production, save two or three songs. Yet it's gone on to be considered one of his two masterpieces, and I just do not get it.
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February 20, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
The only song I ever really thought was worth all the hype from these guys, though it's probably been 8 or 9 issues since I listened to most of the album.
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February 18, 2015 on Silent Alarm Turns 10
My Morning Jacket - Z Common - Be New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
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February 18, 2015 on Silent Alarm Turns 10
I think good kid.... belongs on lists like that. I wouldn't put it in the higher end of those, but it'd be in there somewhere for sure, and not at the bottom, either. As far as post-Madvillainy stuff, just off the top of my head I would also add Game Theory and the first RtJ album.
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February 5, 2015 on Sasquatch! 2015 Lineup
Petty got big in England before here really caught on in the States, oddly.
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January 29, 2015 on Tom Petty Releases Statement “About The Sam Smith Thing”
I'd heard "Bird of Prey" a few times on the radio and enjoyed it. The other two on this page are solid, but it remains to be seen if this is a full album I'll want to actually spend time with. I'm with the guys who're mentioning the Pond album, it's pretty darn good and deserves a lot more attention than it's gotten so far.
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January 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass
Yeesh, I hope that's not it.
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January 26, 2015 on This Firefly 2015 Lineup Leak Is Very Convincing
So glad to see this! My list: 1. My Morning Song 2. Thorn in My Pride 3. Wiser Time 4. Descending (you're definitely right that they killed it on ballads) 5. Jealous Again 6. Garden Gate 7. Good Morning, Captain 8. High Head Blues 9. I Ain't Hiding 10. Another Roadside Tragedy (the great single that could have been!) Soul Singing almost made my list, though it's not the only good thing off of Lions - I've always liked Cosmic Friend, Lay it All On Me is good, and, despite being initially cringe-worthy, "Ozone Mama" is really catchy after a few spins. I'd say Amorica & Before the Frost...Until the Freeze are pretty neck and neck for my favorite album.
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January 22, 2015 on The 10 Best Black Crowes Songs