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If Doug Gillard is in I'd be pretty stoked, too. I thought Ancient Melodies of the Future was a near-absolute dud with like 2 exceptions ("Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" is impossible to dislike) and There is No Enemy was kind of forgettable.
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February 9, 2016 on Guided By Voices Reunite, Again, Kind Of
Yeah, good call, I forgot they canceled their dates.
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February 9, 2016 on Guided By Voices Reunite, Again, Kind Of
Why did they go out with a whimper? Their reunion run was pretty impressive.
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February 9, 2016 on Guided By Voices Reunite, Again, Kind Of
No way. Built to Spill hardly releases albums with any consistent frequency, and GbV has been as consistent or moreso than post-Keep it Like a Secret BtS. Universal Turths & Cycles is fantastic, Earthquake Glue & Half-Smiles.... are quite good, and Class Clown Spots a UFO, Motivational Jumpsuit, and especially The Bears for Lunch were all excellent reunion records. Built to Spill has been at best 50/50 since 2001, over 4 albums. And plus GbV is a force live.
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February 9, 2016 on Guided By Voices Reunite, Again, Kind Of
Good week, good year so far - the Dr. Dog is solid, the DREAM is good, the DIIV is alright, the new Tedeschi-Trucks album (which naturally gets ignored by places like this & Pitchfork because jam fans like them) is killer, then Bowie, Anderson Paak....good stuff.
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February 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
OHM is so unjustly poo-pooed by the mainstream consensus. The first 4 and Tearjerker are particularly excellent, though there's admittedly a fair amount of filler.
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February 7, 2016 on Holy Grail Red Hot Chili Peppers Rarity “Circle Of The Noose” Finally Surfaces
Eh, Fate is too slight/cutesy at a few points, which is what can hold them back. Shame, Shame, on the other hand, is excellent from front to back, and I think should be regarded as their best. It maybe is less representative of their sound than some others, but it's pure power-pop ecstasy.
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February 3, 2016 on Stream Dr. Dog The Psychedelic Swamp
I sure hope this album is better than his downward trend over the years suggests. Transistor Radio & Post-War are both among the best albums of their respective years...but then Hold Time runs out of gas HARD in the second half, and the last one has just about nothing worth remembering.
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February 3, 2016 on Watch M. Ward Play Two Songs On Colbert
Hmm, I'm gonna check out more than usual this week - Dr. Dog, DIIV, Rihanna (yeah I know, I'm behind...only checked out her Tame Impala karaoke so far)...and now KING.
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February 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
I haven't listened yet but I'm sure willing to believe it's a lot better than the Sleater-Kinney album (SO average) and the John Misty one (sorry, universe, I don't like it). And if it's legit excellent, it won't be hard to best Bada$$ & VC, either.
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February 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (I think it came out a couple days late, but it would hardly have gotten any love here anyway.
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January 29, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Nef The Pharaoh Neffy Got Wings
Right, Ghostface is going to actually murder this rich fuck. If that's the narrative people want to create for themselves, sure, but I'll believe it when it happens. I mean, by all means, no loss if this guy gets offed. Just sayin.
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January 29, 2016 on Martin Shkreli & His Goons Threaten Ghostface On Video: “Don’t Ever Mention My Name Again, Dennis”
It feels underwhelming, beyond having a stellar headlining crew...and yet: Tame Impala, M83, Kurt Vile, Miguel, Ween, whatever Claypool is doing with Sean Lennon, Big Grams, the two Superjams, Kamasi Washington, Sam Bush Band...there is a wide variety of really good undercard stuff, and that's not even including stuff I'm just curious about like Shamir, BORNS, Mavis Staples, etc. It's just the lack of any big surprises or anything.
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January 21, 2016 on Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup
When he's not talking about his own music, he's certainly the right mix of insightful, brazen, and amusing. And the 20yo baby momma.
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January 19, 2016 on Thurston Moore: “I Find It Really Strange That I Get Demonized For The Break-Up Of Sonic Youth”
Really a great, somewhat forgotten album. My high school journalism teacher gave me copies of this, Fun House, Is This It?, and Low in 11th or 12th grade. I've appreciated it more every few years as I rediscover it, and I listened to it a lot after breaking up with my girlfriend of 4 years and moving back to the US after 5 years in China. He went downhill pretty fast, but no denying this one (About a Boy was ok, too).
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January 14, 2016 on Badly Drawn Boy – “Meet On The Horizon” (Stereogum Premiere)
Out of the top two lines, "yes please" to The Strokes, Robyn, M83, and maybe Beck. Decent line up. I'd go but I hope there are still better lineups to come.
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January 9, 2016 on Governors Ball 2016 Lineup
I'm sure glad this line-up is really weak so I don't have to feel bad about not going.
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January 7, 2016 on Coachella 2016 Lineup
I loved these three albums in my teen years in particular. I remember pushing Girlfriend & especially Altered Beast on anyone who'd listen (this was in the late 90s). I loved the guitars, obviously, and AB was up there in my teen angst favorites. It pissed me off when people would dismiss it as soft or lame or, stupidly, "girl music". It also exposed me to Caligula, haha, which I thought was a pretty edgy and crazy thing to like at the time. I fell off listening to him a lot over the years, maybe in part because his output became so saccharine and adult contemporary, but more recently I've thrown on Girlfriend once in a while and think I'm overdue to spend some time with the others again, too.
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January 7, 2016 on Q&A: Matthew Sweet On His ’90s Power-Pop Trilogy & Crowdfunding A New Album
Angles was 7 awesome songs and 3 clunkers, I think it was their best since Room on Fire. Comedown Machine had its moments, especially the opener. And yeah, I dug the Voidz stuff, especially live.
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December 28, 2015 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016