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i think the real story here is that We Are Scientists are still a band
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May 9, 2014 on Morrissey Tried To Shut Down Last Night’s We Are Scientists/PAWS Show
If the commercials I saw every 5 minutes for that show Low Winter Sun (that's your show title) are to be believed, I'm afraid we all might have to swallow the possibility that a GOOD COP and BAD COP could actually be... SAME COP. "Folks talk about morality like it's black and white." --Low Winter Sun, 10/9c on AMC
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August 13, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E09: Tread Lightly And Have An A1 Day!
Maybe some people were turned off by the glitzy production but from a compositional standpoint he was unstoppable on that record. I mean... "Everything Means Nothing To Me" ... "Pretty Mary K"... are you fucking kidding me? That's Abbey Road-level shit.
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August 22, 2012 on The 10 Best Elliott Smith Songs
My avatar compels me to comment. Elliott was a true artist. There is a LOT of musical sophistication in his songs, but he was never trying to hit you over the head with it. He just loved writing songs and always put a huge level of care into his work. Not to mention dude fucking ripped at guitar. Check out the solo on this shitty-quality live take of one of my favorite unreleased tunes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ANo9Kf_lYE And here's an alternate Top 10 in no particular order because come on: Clementine (s/t) Alameda (either/or) Tomorrow Tomorrow (xo) Independence Day (xo) No Name #3 (roman candle) Say Yes (xo) Let's Get Lost (from a basement on the hill) Somebody I That I Used to Know (figure 8) The Biggest Lie (s/t) Everything Means Nothing To Me (figure 8) R.I.P. Dude </3
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August 22, 2012 on The 10 Best Elliott Smith Songs
So stoked that "Thinking About You" made the record. It is gross how many times I listened to that early version, and it is even more gross that I am about to at least double my play count with the new version. Gross.
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July 10, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Channel Orange
*concept. One fucking sentence and I blew it.
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July 9, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Shields Details
I heard it's a conept record about the making of Loveless.
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July 9, 2012 on Grizzly Bear Shields Details
No way, JR White is a huge part of Girls' sound. He handles the production on their records, and I don't know about you, but the way that Album SOUNDS is what really makes it an incredible record to me instead of just a great record. Owens is definitely a great songwriter, but the acoustic version of a song like "Hellhole Ratrace" does not become such a powerhouse of a recording incidentally. Between that production and his pitch-perfect basslines I think White was the perfect compliment to Owens. Dude needs his props. An Owens solo record will be good, but it won't be Girls.
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July 2, 2012 on Christopher Owens Quits Girls
I really wanted to dislike her before I checked anything out, but there's something super engaging about "OK Cupid" that was clear from the first listen. It will be interesting to see if she can have any type of longevity as an artist, but the girl's got a pretty undeniable, Lily Allen-esque charisma.
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June 22, 2012 on Mixtape Of The Week: Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry
Ah, those were more prosperous times... Daring, innovative TV on network primetime and hair growth at an all-time high.
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June 21, 2012 on The Story Behind Twin Peaks Is Pretty Interesting!
Being broke means more hours you have to spend working at your 2 shitty restaurant jobs or whatever it is you have to do to make rent, and then you get home and have maybe a few hours to spend even thinking about your music, which of course means much more than writing music-- it means keeping up on scheduling practices with band members, constantly dealing with everyone's moods/lifestyles, maybe finding another band to split rent on your practice space if it's too expensive (which of course will mean even LESS time to play), booking shows (let alone a TOUR, which is a logistical nightmare of an undertaking) and a million other variables. It can begin to feel like even if you wrote the best song in the world it could very easily make no difference to your situation due to the sheer amount of non-music related obstacles you have to wade through to even get a band to give a halfway-decent sounding 20min set, and when you combine that with the fact that a lot of "fans" these days really just amount to nothing more than consumers with easy access to the music of a thousand people like you and who want the most entertainment for the least amount of effort, that shit can be fucking defeating. Phew, sorry for this rant but I just had to get that off my chest! I just want to make sure we keep the human side of the music in perspective in this conversation.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
I don't know, I think it's refreshing to have a musician with big ideas behind his music who isn't afraid to lay them out bare for us. I mean he's only exploring questions, which I don't think is that pretentious, but honestly, Dirty Projectors are on such another level compositionally that I think we can grant Dave some loftiness either way.
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June 8, 2012 on Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger” Video
How could anybody say this sounds like anything but Grizzly Bear?
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June 5, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”
CONFIRMED: Jhvvrtykxsudt set for release on 9/18 via Warp!
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June 5, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”
(this was not supposed to be a reply to Jon Boriss, sorry)
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May 30, 2012 on Against Me! Singer Plays First Gig As A Woman
This has been bugging me-- isn't the condition that afflicts transgendered individuals known as "GENDER dysphoria"? It is, right?
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May 30, 2012 on Against Me! Singer Plays First Gig As A Woman
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/004/447/whatchatalkinabout.jpg
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May 29, 2012 on Willis Earl Beal Arrested For Allegedly Kicking Homeless Person
It's funny, I've always heard similarities between Boeckner and Daniel. I'm excited to see where this goes.
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May 22, 2012 on Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown Are Divine Fits
[fingers crossed] Wolf Parade comeback, Wolf Parade comeback, Wolf Parade comeback...
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May 18, 2012 on Handsome Furs Break Up
Dave and Dan Deacon square off in their 5th annual "Forest Fire" air guitar showdown.
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May 16, 2012 on Caption Contest: Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Cover
Lush - "For Love", anyone?
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May 16, 2012 on NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’90s
Is it unreasonable that I want the entire scene of Pete's fantasy and subsequent smirk on the couch as a .GIF? That made me laugh so hard you guys.
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May 15, 2012 on Mad Men: The Smog Of War
@Michael_ I sympathize with your Beatles/"Happy Birthday" analogy-- feeling indifferent toward The Beatles strictly as a listener in 2012 is understandable-- BUT, while there may be something to be said for the argument that they were working with a somewhat "clean slate", I think the claim that "anyone could have been The Beatles" is super misguided. Let's assume your argument is true that any band in The Beatles' position would have had an equal cultural/musical impact. If that is the case, then it is that much more fucking incredible that they happened to write the music that they did. The amount of melodic sophistication and structural elegance present in the majority of their work is mind-boggling. Off the top of my head: the key change in "Here There And Everywhere"; the guitar leads over the chorus of "Oh! Darling"; all of "Michelle". Even one of their simpler-sounding songs like "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is ripe for analysis on a music theory level. Obviously not everyone knows music theory, but I think the fact that the songs are so well composed on that level is a big part of why The Beatles continue to resonate with listeners-- people respond to those musical cues even if they don't realize it. Basically I'm saying that if The Beatles could have just settled for being Journey, it's crazy that they were The Beatles instead.
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May 14, 2012 on How Mad Men Got The Beatles
Stan Lee, Matt Groening and R.L. Stine have been placed in protective custody.
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May 8, 2012 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Maurice Sendak
Where The Sad Things Are (planet Earth, lately) R.I.P. <3
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May 8, 2012 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Maurice Sendak
Maybe "creepy" is subjective, but he is pretty much just kind of a dick. And it breaks my heart that he is Sally's main friend & confidant because she is clearly at the crossroads of becoming a real person and HE IS JUST A BAD INFLUENCE! Remember when he and his friend trashed the Draper house? Then in this episode when Sally told him how her grandma broke her ankle and Glen laughed and said something dick-ish and got Sally to laugh in agreement? That was so =[ Glen is that kid at the pool party who reaches into the chip bag with wet hands.
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May 1, 2012 on Mad Men: Joan Isn’t Just Like Everybody Else