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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
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