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I'd say it's their best; the songwriting was more consistent than on the last one, for example, where half of it felt lacking in melodies and kind of forced. But yeah I've find myself coming back to Let Me Get By fairly often as we're drawing to the end of the year. I like the two tracks where she shares/cedes vocals, too.
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December 2, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
1. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here... 2. The Avalanches - Wildflower (not on the TOP 50, SG?!?!?) 3. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book 4. Beyonce - Lemonade 5. Anderon Paak - Malibu 6. David Bowie - Blackstar 7. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide... 8. Mitski - Puberty 2 9. Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levy 10. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression RU that will get little-to-no love here: Jim James - Eternally Even Banks & Steelz - Anything But Words Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
We all are supposed to already know this? Hell, I don't even know what PC Music is.
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November 23, 2016 on Charli XCX – “After The Afterparty (Danny L Harle Remix)”
Can't wait to check this and the Jim James!
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November 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
yeah I need to get it when I get home today, but I kind of was thinking it'd be a good one. The first solo came out in the midst of a kind of mediocre time for the Jacket as recording artists - Evil urges & Circuital have great stuff but aren't consistent enough to rank as classics, and I think that same mediocre muse showed on Regions of Light..... This one is coming off a straight-fire MMJ album, their best in a decade, so I was hoping he'd still have his finger on that pulse. Can't wait.
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November 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
Booooo Drake, like usual. Go away for a while, guy.
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October 28, 2016 on Kid Cudi To Drake: “Say It To Face, Pussy”
"Gold" seems a bit liberal for The Love Movement.
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October 28, 2016 on New A Tribe Called Quest Album Coming In 2 Weeks
So it's not a Billy Corgan diss track? Shucks.
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October 13, 2016 on Slothrust – “Rotten Pumpkin”
Needs more Jar of Flies - at very least "I Stay Away", which to me is probably their high water mark (as is the whole EP). If I had to pick only one from Unplugged, which is my other favorite in their catalog, I'd have gone for "Got Me Wrong", though maybe that's the cliche pick from there, not sure. I liked them a lot more as an angsty teen, but I still enjoy hearing less-played songs on the radio and giving the aforementioned two releases a spin once and a while. I feel like "Best of the Box" or whatever is a really good single-disk compilation, too.
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October 6, 2016 on The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs
Well he referenced the right SP albums...too bad it kind of sounded more like he was describing MCIS rockers. Not that I've liked anything he's done since Zwan.
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September 11, 2016 on Billy Corgan Talks Rick Rubin-Produced Solo Album, Smashing Pumpkins Reunion
The Beasties slam was WAY offbase - if they ran out of exciting new ideas it was AFTER Hello Nasty, not on it! Hello Nasty sounds like them incorporating the electronic sounds of the rave scene and is absolutely a unique piece of hip hop. Great little left turns sprinkled throughout.
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September 10, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. AIM
Binaural & S/T are both excellent. Riot Act is a much dicier proposition for me.
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August 27, 2016 on No Code Turns 20
Fantastic writeup for an album that took a while for me to fully love, and still isn't my favorite, but is definitely way up there (and ahead of Ten). Nice work, and I'm glad "Off He Goes" got a paragraph.
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August 27, 2016 on No Code Turns 20
Primus was great, and Claypool's restless urge to play with a variety of collaborators led to some fantastic music in the early 2Ks, too - Frog Brigade, Oysterhead, and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (with Buckethead & Bernie Worrell!) all made spectacular music, especially live.
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August 25, 2016 on How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?
Prog & Americana both fair poorly with them, though prog a bit worse still.
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August 23, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna
Aquemini is truly as good as it gets, but this is their #2 best album and absolutely the essential step towards Aquemini. As such it's still an absolute beaut and, like its successor, a really unique sounding, cohesive piece of progressive work. I've never cared for "Ova da Wudz", though.
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August 19, 2016 on ATLiens Turns 20
Though I think this album is pretty damn good, so maybe -5.
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August 19, 2016 on ATLiens Turns 20
Well actually it's Andre who has that verse about "is he on drugs? gay? when ya'll gonna break up when ya'll gonna wake up...", but yeah your intial comment shouldn't be at -9.
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August 19, 2016 on ATLiens Turns 20
Aw, Mike, now what'd you have to go and say that for? I get it, you're bummed about Bernie, we all are...but this such an ignorant, dumbshit statement, think before you speak in frustration. Is Hillary ideal? Like everyone's been saying, HRC is hardly ideal, but she's so much better suited for the job (ie sane, politically experienced, not given to stoking flames of bigotry) that your statement is absurd. Don't waste your relevance as a voice in the country's political discussions on kicking over the chess board.
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August 12, 2016 on Killer Mike Claims That Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton Are “The Same Thing”
No "Can You Picture That"? All the same, long live Dr. Teeth!
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August 8, 2016 on Watch Muppet Band Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem Play Their First Festival At Outside Lands
Nah, eating is great and different - the kind of thing I would wanna do for a show. This was just ill-conceived because obviously people were going to do exactly what they did. Better for your lungs, too.
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August 8, 2016 on 24 People Treated After Eating Free Edibles At “The Last Weekend On Earth” Fest
Oh, and The Strokes' "Oblivius"
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
3 or 4 songs from the Avalanches album for sure - "If I Were a Folkstar", "Frank Sinatra", "Because I'm Me". Domo Genesis ft. Anderson Paak - "Dapper" Chance - "Angels" (and a few others as runners up)
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
I was a bit bummed that Lewis didn't take a more prominent vocal on it. But I'm glad to hear the comp mentioned at all - Jim James' "Candyman" is great.
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
That or "If I Was a Folkstar", different as they are.
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
Great news! Please Be Honest left me totally flat after having loved most of the reunion stuff, but Gillard is a great Pollard accomplice, and was the driving musical force when I was seeing the band frequently in the early 2000s. Now I'm even more excited to see them in Philly (even if them just getting a GbV date would have been nicer than whatever slot they're gonna get at the PBR fest)!
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July 25, 2016 on Doug Gillard Rejoins Guided By Voices, Starts Another New Band With Robert Pollard Called ESP Ohio
Another thing is that this was a festival for a liberal, NPR-affiliated family public radio station, not exactly a Trump stronghold. I'm sure the vast majority of attendees were not Trump voters and know what's going on with the election cycle. AND he didn't drop any hard facts or anything that was going to change minds or inform people's actions anyway. It was sloppy and bratty and he chose the wrong forum if he was gonna do it at all. What, were people supposed to not go to the concert they had paid for months ago because they were sad/indignant that Trump got the nomination we all knew he was gonna get?
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July 25, 2016 on Father John Misty Responds To Strand Of Oaks’ Subtweet, XPN Criticism Of His Fest Lecture
Pardon...."He has lost it - vocally and as a songwriter, too...."
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July 21, 2016 on Temple Of The Dog Announce First-Ever Tour For 25th Anniversary
He has lost in - voice and generally songwriting, too...but Soundgarden opened for NIN when I saw them two years ago and were better than I expected at this point, Cornell included.
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July 21, 2016 on Temple Of The Dog Announce First-Ever Tour For 25th Anniversary