Alan Knut

Comments from Alan Knut

One of the best! Really enjoyed Music Complete and I hope this leads to something larger. Also, because I always have to when I talk about Stephen Morris, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0spojjpFtQY He is one of the nicest people on the planet. And watch any interview with him on youtube, he is so kind to each and every interviewer no matter how large/small their publication is.
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September 8, 2020 on New Order – “Be A Rebel”
I thought I saw Micachu and the Shapes live. Apparently this wasn't the case, that is not the same band. I hated whoever that band was. The singer said something like "I've got a funk record recorded on my laptop, this is from that". Pretentious skinny kid.
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September 7, 2020 on Micachu And The Shapes Change Name, Announce New Album
I rolled my eyes when I saw this, now seeing the content I am all in.
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August 5, 2020 on New Order Announce Power, Corruption & Lies Reissue With Previously Unreleased Recordings
Happy my uploaded music transitioned over from Google Music. Dislike the YT music UI/UX. Having to switch from YT Music/Uploaded music seems unnecessary. After hitting 'Artist' having all of the songs from all albums listed out instead of thumbnails or name of albums is probably a deal breaker for me. I've been with Google Music since mid-2011 or so. I'm not a person that will ever pay for a subscription service, I just don't believe in them even if it'd make my bank account heftier. I haven't checked it out yet, but try Groove Music, they allow you to store in OneDrive and stream songs from there which is pretty cool. It will cost money, but I'm willing to pay a small fee to have my music library in the cloud. Amazon Music is a bust, they claim to allow you to upload your own music but two hours with technical support prove otherwise. Anybody else have any suggestions?
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August 4, 2020 on Google Play Music Shutting Down, Subscriptions Migrating To YouTube Music
It's up my alley musically though. It's recorded poorly and the lyrics are schmaltzy.
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July 31, 2020 on Semisonic – “All It Would Take”
I would argue the opposite. Spotify is, not alone, driving the 3-5 year album cycle. Tour, tour, tour, non-album merch. That is how bands have to survive these days. They can't rely on their spotify revenue as the traditional album revenue sharing where they'd get a buck or two, plus publishing, for each album (or more on an independent) is gone.
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July 31, 2020 on Spotify CEO To Musicians: “You Can’t Record Music Every Three Or Four Years And Think That’s Going To Be Enough”
This song is REALLY bad.
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July 31, 2020 on Semisonic – “All It Would Take”
Holy shit... watching that IG live versus that interview. What a fucking affectation she puts on in the IG live, which extends to her music.
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July 25, 2020 on After Mocking COVID-19, Doja Cat Says She Got Coronavirus From Ordering Postmates
Wow, young virally-created rapper says outlandish things to get a reaction and then doubles down. How surprising.
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July 25, 2020 on After Mocking COVID-19, Doja Cat Says She Got Coronavirus From Ordering Postmates
She's really ridden that skeleton costume pretty hard. Two album cycles, that's no longer a gimmick. That's a lifestyle.
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July 12, 2020 on Phoebe Bridgers Heads To The Cyber Goth Prom In Outer Space On Zack Fox’s New Show RELEASED!
Absolutely. Shame it isn't on the record, this would have been a standout on any record.
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July 12, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “My Rajneesh”
Oooh!!! Abandoned Love cover, one of the finest songs Dylan wrote. Clearly this is a cover not of the HORRIFIC studio version but of the bootlegged open mic sit in of Dylan at the Bitter End Club which is one of the finest moments in Dylan's career.
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July 12, 2020 on Stream Gillian Welch & David Rawlings’ New Covers Album All The Good Times
It really hurts me that Hans Zimmer seems so cool, using modular synths and such and knowing so much about music because I find his music so boring...
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July 6, 2020 on Ennio Morricone Dead At 91
I have to give 'Iconic' to Williams. But 'iconic' certainly doesn't mean better. Morricone's music had more impact on the scenes, it was miles ahead of Willliams artistically. Williams was a bit of a plagiarist, so I'm not the biggest fan. Morricone is the one film composer that would give any credit to being a 'composer' Take the film out of it, the guy was just an amazing composer. Morricone is also much more imitated than Williams. As Williams was just doing the Holst 'The Planets' thing, you can tell when somebody is giving an homage or copying Morricone, and you can always instantly tell it wasn't Morricone.
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July 6, 2020 on Ennio Morricone Dead At 91
This is my first time ever hearing the name. Even Imagine Dragons had to start somewhere to get to the top.
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June 30, 2020 on Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?
One of my favorite Dear Science tracks, there are some great tracks on it. Tracks as good as Cookie Mountain, but the album/sequencing isn't quite on the same level. Also, Tunde has never had great intonation live and it really showed in this Love Dog version. I couldn't make it through.
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June 4, 2020 on Watch TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Perform A Solo Loop-Pedal “Love Dog” On Colbert
Loop pedals are my least favorite tool of the past decade. There are those that use it to great effect, particularly pre-recorded loops. But most people don't don't how to transition/modulate/go to a chorus/bridge. It's a crutch that is being used to replace a bridge. Since the general public are luddites, it amazes them.
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June 4, 2020 on Watch TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Perform A Solo Loop-Pedal “Love Dog” On Colbert
Traditionally a rarity is an unreleased track or b-side/comp track. I don't know if the second track on one of their most popular and acclaimed albums counts as a rarity. A few weeks back you also called "The Agony of Lafitte" a rarity. It's the most cited song on that record as it is about their record label dispute, a dispute that defines that record and shaped Spoon's career.
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May 31, 2020 on Watch Britt Daniel Play Spoon Rarity “The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine” On Nicole Atkins’ Album Release Livestream
I'll forever be curious about if/how overrated Dave Stiek's contribution to TV on the Radio was. His solo album is one of the most disappoint releases in my life.
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May 15, 2020 on Stream Dave Sitek & Daniel Ledinsky’s Debut Neverly Boys Album
I was wondering why the quality was so low, then I noticed the lower right hand corner "Activate Windows". Somebody too a screen capture of the program using a bootlegged version of Windows. That video is a mess as far as editing/changing the channel.
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May 2, 2020 on Watch Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Eat Spicy Food And Debut “Letting You Go” In Trisha Yearwood’s Kitchen
Something they feel and like. Something that took them somewhere. There is a bit of a 'covers culture' that is a bit of an issue. Sadly, doing a cover gets a lot more press than releasing a new song.
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April 22, 2020 on Hundredth – “Sleeping In” (The Postal Service Cover)
And not just the cover art, the packaging. The fucking LP cover was a goddamn scratch ticket... (or that scratch off material anyways).
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April 13, 2020 on Congratulations Turns 10
It's a masterpiece. They really set the stage with their single Metanoia, that hit single the label wanted to follow up Oracular but was a 14 or so minute long 10" that isn't unlike Siberian Breaks but with vocals. My first listens to Congratulations are some of my best and most vivid moments with a new album. It is sequenced so well, all of the tracks are just beautiful but also challenging.
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April 13, 2020 on Congratulations Turns 10
Here is the video I meant, but do enjoy some Gary Numan as shown above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12rUOLtbQDk
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April 12, 2020 on Watch Chris Martin Cover Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm” On SNL At Home
I came in expecting to really like Martin's Shelter from the Storm. I think he is kind of a silly individual but tend to like his music. There is no right way to cover Dylan and you don't necessarily have to remain faithful to the music/melody but this version just kind of doesn't capture 'it'. His changes to the melody/timing of the song do little to create the world that Dylan creates in his performances. Here is a sick Dylan performance that proves there is no right way to do the song as long as you conveying feeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF4Z6smOrZw He fucking sings the same note for an entire line... it is glorious.
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April 12, 2020 on Watch Chris Martin Cover Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm” On SNL At Home
Holy shit, I was no prepared for her voice, I quickly adjusted though. Great cover, so rare for an artist to really get, understand, and place that original feeling/emotion back into the song. Time to check out some Charly Bliss!
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April 9, 2020 on Watch Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks Cover Fountains Of Wayne’s “Hey Julie”
"Shortly before show business became illegal" - Libertarian
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April 2, 2020 on Ecstasy Turns 20