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I've never minded "When Love Comes to Town", but the Rattle & Hum cover songs are definitely big-time duds.
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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.
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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.
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May 6, 2015 on These Are The Reportedly The Most Popular Drugs At Each Music Festival
I think it's inteesting that half of the stuff I read about it calls it their darkest, and the other half calls it mellow and feel good. It's obviously about coming out of darkness, which is why aspects feel dark, but also about the excitement of new options, uncertainty, and possibility. It's not one or the other. But yeah, good point about At Dawn being darker than writers are acknowledging. MMJ in general have always had pretty dark lyrics that sneak into their music - "At Dawn", "Strangulation", "I Think Im Going to Hell", "Into the Woods", "Dondante", etc. It's just easy to overlook I guess because there's a lot of positive stuff, too, and the stage banter is so feel good.
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May 6, 2015 on Opening The World Again: My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall And The New Americana
Well At Dawn was after the BIG 2. But I would agree that after Z, The Waterfall is the first essential album, even if I do like big chunks of the two between. I also big-time agree that It Still Moves is their best, and that if it just had slightly tighter editing it'd be perfect. Really, even if they just cut "One in the Same" and let "Steam Engine" close the album that would be enough. It's cool that their two main classics are such different albums and sounds.
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May 6, 2015 on Opening The World Again: My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall And The New Americana
100% agreed. Those guys were my favorite band of the 2Ks, and I had basically given up any hope we'd get an album this consistently excellent again out of them. I mean Evil Urges & Circuital had plenty of moments, but this is the first since Z that wasn't kind of a let down.
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May 5, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Metz II
GbV! GbV! GbV!
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April 30, 2015 on Tame Impala – “Disciples”
Oh he rips when he wants to. At Bonaroo '05 I saw him sit in for a whole set with Herbie Hancock doing Headhunters-era material and it fucking rocked.
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April 25, 2015 on The Grateful Dead Reportedly Planning To Tour With John Mayer After Farewell Shows
A favorite topic of James'...and one that's led to some of his stronger work over the years. I like the song, and after having mixed-but-improving feelings about "Big Decision", this makes two in a row that I've been immediately happy with. There's a decent amount of "best since Z" talk going around, and it would be awesome if that proves true. And yes, I'm aware I could hear the whole thing now if I wanted to, but it's not a huge wait, and it's not like there's not plenty of other stuff between now and the real release.
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April 22, 2015 on My Morning Jacket – “Believe (Nobody Knows)”
Killer track, which makes two. I can't wait for this album.
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April 5, 2015 on Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man”
And big-time agreement on "Jane of the Waking Universe".
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April 4, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
Big props to Gillard, for "I Am a Tree", a non-Bob, non-Tobin song that holds its own with the big boys. Nods also to the highly ammusing "Bulldog Skin" video.
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April 4, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
That's the second specific knock on "Mincer Ray" - I could see not caring for a few songs on the back end, but what do people have against "Mincer Ray"?
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April 3, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
For sure - that's why Sunfish Holy Breakfast, Get Out of My Stations, King Shit & the Golden Boys, and Tonics & Twisted Chasers are all so good, too. It was absurd.
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April 3, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
'93, even - no sense leaving Propellor out.
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April 3, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
Not my favorite (I heard Bee Thousand first, and yes, it's my favorite...but I also prefer Under the Bushes, Under the Stars), but GbV is one of my Top 5 bands of all time, so you can bet I know this thing inside and out and love it. This and my personal vote for most underrated gem in their discography, Universal Truths & Cycles, are in a tight race for #4. I never saw the band until 2001, so I missed the whole classic era run. As for ranking them, 1-28...how about 1-14?: 1. Game of Pricks 2. A Salty Salute 3. Closer You Are 4. The King & Caroline (way under-loved) 5. Blimps Go 90 (such a cool, unexpected track) 6. My Valuable Hunting Knife 7. Gold Hick 8. Little Whirl 9. As We Go Up, We Go Down 10. Motor Away 11. They're Not Witches 12. A Good Flying Bird 13. Cigarette Tricks 14. Ex-Supermodel
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April 3, 2015 on Alien Lanes Turns 20
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