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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
Oh yeah, the critically ignored (at least on AotY lists) My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall >>>>>> the FJM album. There I said it.
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December 21, 2015 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2015
#'s 6 & 7 on the song list - my two least favorite from their albums, yay! But actually, very cool to see "Loud Places" come ahead of its more obnoxious album-mate. I voted "King Kunta", but am very cool with "Let it Happen" winning, too.
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December 21, 2015 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2015
Nailed #1, nice job - but no shout-out to that vicious guitar solo? I'd have had even more of Tiny Music ("Adhesive", probably), but solid list all the same. I might also have included "Big Empty".
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December 5, 2015 on The 10 Best Stone Temple Pilots Songs
How did I let this go so far without dropping a list nobody will care about? 1. Tame Impala - Currents 2. Miguel - Wildheart 3. Donnie Trumpet & Co - Surf 4. My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall 5. A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP 6. Hop Along - Painted Shut 7. Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm goin down 8. North Mississippi Osborne - Freedom & Dreams 9. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 10. Houdmoht - Little Neon Limelight 11. Beach House - Depression Cherry 12. Jamie XX - In Colour 13. Mac DeMarco - Another One 14. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color That's exactly the point where the next bunch of albums merge into a big blurry mess that I have a hard time ordering (Vince Staples, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Neon Indian, etc). That said, I haven't listened to the Grimes yet, and have never heard any Car Seat Headrest, which this list finally made me interested in. Maybe one of those will take the spot.
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December 3, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
I'd say Guru suffers from Black Thought Syndrome worse than Black Thought (who I don't think deserves that term and has lots of verses that pop into my head with reasonable frequency).
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November 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Freddie Gibbs Shadow Of A Doubt