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They were the act I most wanted to see yesterday, I was really bummed when I heard they pulled out, especially because Ride were still delayed by pre-set tech difficulties, so it was really shaping up to be a shit late-afternoon. But Ride slayed once they came out and Jamila might have been my most pleasant surprise of the weekend, so that all softened the blow.
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July 17, 2017 on Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest
It was pretty great. Took over from George Clinton for best, funnest set of the weekend.
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July 16, 2017 on A Tribe Called Quest Take Over Pitchfork Fest For Their First Show Without Phife Dawg
Yes, Regine should definitely sing more. She usually scores some of the best highlights, and is a better singer regardless.
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July 13, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue”
This and the 2 Shabazz? That alone is gonna be a lot to digest...
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
Nah, it was better than that. I'd cut a couple of tracks, or at least heavily edit them, but there's a lot of great material there. With that said, I agree that he gives off "phony" vibes sometimes, and I've already been worrying about how much longer we've got before he becomes outright annoying/starts putting out sailboat material. Hope I'm off base, of course. And I still hear nothing but praise for his live shows, which I've somehow managed not to catch any of.
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July 1, 2017 on Chance The Rapper, Kings Of Leon Reportedly Got MTV News To Delete Mildly Negative Reviews Of Their Music
Oooh, Spiritualized
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June 28, 2017 on Desert Daze 2017 Lineup
Sorry to hear that...any word on the status of their tour?
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June 28, 2017 on Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Has Died
I only "discovered" it in like 2013, which in retrospect amazes me. It was totally something I could have obsessed with all the way back to high school and somehow I slept on it until three back end of my 20s. And it blew me the Hell away immediately. There may be endless amounts of beautiful music out there to discover, but there's not a whole lot that even comes close to the grandiosity, despair, psychedelia, and power on display here. It could be that it's just because I've been digesting OK Computer for nearly 20 years and Ladies and Gentlemen... for only 4, but I definitely give this more play, even if they are both so emotionally demanding that I approach both with some degree of caution.
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June 19, 2017 on Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Turns 20
I dunno on that first point...most of the last album already saw them reaching a new degree of maintained lyrical bufoonery. I like this song well enough for what it's worth, sonically.
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June 16, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort”
The most recent incarnation maybe not so much.
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June 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
I agree they ruled, but I thought the stuff from '09 and the subsequent tour were great, and that was a pretty jam-friendly period.
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June 13, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
I didn't know he had an album due until this article went up. I'm going in without anything in terms of expectations. Sir Lucious....was one of my favorite albums of this decade, but he was working on it for years, and the follow-up was just aight. I hope it's at least got a few killer jams.
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June 13, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
Very nice, I had just been wondering when we'd get something new from Homme post-Post-Pop Depression. The 2nd half of the year is shaping up strong for guitar music.
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June 13, 2017 on Watch Queens Of The Stone Age’s New LP7 Teaser
Everlong February Stars Big Me All My Life Stacked Actors The Pretender Generator Up in Arms Aurora Low No order after Everlong
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June 7, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
Great list! Everlong obviously and deservingly was a shoe-in, but I was very happy to see "February Stars" and the There Is Nothing... picks. And I kind of stopped following so closely post-One by One (which I like, not saying it turned me off), but good call on "The Pretender".
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June 7, 2017 on The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs
Well this is some of easily the most exciting music news I've heard this year. Love it!
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June 7, 2017 on Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Announce Collaborative Album, Tour
Ugh, ignore this, it was meant as a response to another post.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
I agree that it's very good, much mercifully better than the last one, but no way is it better than The Bears for Lunch.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
My Top 10 Would be a mess. because it's so hard to order the mass of good-non-great albums by the likes of: New Pornos (the best of their last 3 though for absolute sure) Joey Bada$$ Strand of Oaks Jesus & Mary Chain Jidenna The Mavericks Afghan Whigs GbV David Banner King Gizzard... Beach Fossils Feist etc
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Woof, I do not have much in common with you guys here. Kung Fu Kenny @ #1, sure, Slowdive in T10, Spoon somewhere not too far off....but between acts that irk me (Migos, FJM, Drake) and stinker albums (Thundercat, Japandroids) a lot of the stuff I've heard on here left me cold. I haven't loved a ton of original output this year, but stuff I liked more than most of this list: Chicano Batman - Freedom is Free Valerie June - Order of Time Mark Lanegan - Gargoyle Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikkan Bada$$ and if we're counting live stuff, DEFINITELY the new Tedeschi-Trucks Live Album, @ Fox Theater Oakland. There's been lots of ok-good stuff, but I really have not loved a whole lot of albums yet this year.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Maybe so - that or the new North Mississippi Allstars album.
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June 6, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity
Him or maybe Lanegan...oddly the two best voices, too. But I don't think that's why I hold that belief. Or sure, Cobain is also in the conversation.
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June 3, 2017 on Pearl Jam Bassist Says Chris Cornell Was “The Greatest Songwriter To Ever Come Out Of Seattle”
I've heard him sing "without you..." before, to be honest, though it obviously makes sense he could have meant it for Cornell there.
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May 29, 2017 on Eddie Vedder’s Amsterdam Tour Opener Was A Subtle Chris Cornell Tribute
Another titanic vocalist so soon after Cornell? Sad stuff, Greg was a monster blues singer and great key/organ player. The Allmans belong up there in the conversation for greatest American rock and roll band and he was no small part of that.
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May 27, 2017 on Gregg Allman Dies At 69
That scene featured so many great, distinct and powerful voices. Cornell and Lanegan are all-time favorites of mine, Vedder's not too far behind, and Staley was great, if a bit more singular, maybe,too.
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May 19, 2017 on Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock
Yrs on thr lyrics. I thought that Cornell kind of lost it in the 2ks, but during the original SG run he was one of my favorite lyricists. He really was an expert at injecting his songs with surreal, very evocative and at times scary imagery. Highly underrated in this realm...because some dumbasses don't like "Spoonman"?
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May 19, 2017 on Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock
A fittingly rambling warts-and-all post, if I do say so myself.
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May 9, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
It took me some searching and effort as a teen to "get" the dead, mostly because of questionable early introductions - I tried Skeletons from the Closet first like a dummy, Skull & Roses or whatever was another early exploration (I like it fine now, but it's not really representative, nor great)....but this was the first one I heard that made the right case for them. '77 was easily my favorite year of theirs for my early years of being a fan. I don't think it's so clean-cut now - '70 & '72 were both great, too, and each for very different reasons form one another and '77. I also love late '79 shows when the Godchauxs had just left (sorry, I am a tried and true Donna hater) but they still had some of that late-70s luster - Dick's Picks 5 is my favorite show.But '77 is as good a pick as any - they had all the essential songs in their catalog by that point and the playing was pure funky fire. And this run (Boston, this, etc) is incredible - the stuff they were doing with their monster cuts, whether it's Scarlet Fire here or Help on the Way>Slipknot>Franklin's or Eyes of the World on the other shows - is about as good as it gets.. I like that the Dead are kind of okay now with the indie-sphere. Maybe one day jammy-music won't be treated like anthrax by the Pitchforks of the world (Pitchfork would have reviewed a band like Primus in the the 90s, for example, but Les Claypool got too jammy with his side projects, so now they may as well not exist. And I'm not saying listen to moe. or anything, but the absolute blacklist on all things jam-scene is a bit ridiculous.
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
Damn, New York is crazy with fests this year. This one's a bit different from the others though - Gorrilaz & Jay Z aren't on too many that I'm aware of (especially Summer ones), probably ditto people like Ghostface & BSS.
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May 8, 2017 on The Meadows Festival 2017 Lineup