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Comments from bogota rocks

Wow man, hate is all the world has even seen lately to this comment.
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June 21, 2019 on Significant Other Turns 20
Not the biggest Limp Bizkit fan but I do miss when even bad rock bands had a cultural cache that they don't even remotely have now.
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June 21, 2019 on Significant Other Turns 20
Just think about it....
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June 21, 2019 on Significant Other Turns 20
My critical faculties tell me this song is manipulative and cheesy, my lizard brain blubbers like a baby when I hear, especially now as a dad who tries his best not to be like the dads in the song. Years of hearing this on my parents' favorite Lite FM stations probably just added an extra layer of nostalgia. Much respect for any song that can actually make big gobs of sentimental claptrap work in its favor. I like this song for the same reason I like Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Journey, and all sorts of other music I should probably hate because it is corny, but I can't help myself. 10/10
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June 18, 2019 on The Number Ones: Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s In The Cradle”
System of a Down's "Prison Song" is basically like this, and a very good protest song, but not every band can pull that off!
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June 13, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”
A lot of criticism of Imagine comes down to "human nature" supposedly being very defensive of one's own nationalism, relative economic position vs. lower classes, and religious beliefs. They seem to view an "Imagine Police" that will be an authoritarian implementation of the song lyrics. I think that is a deliberate misreading of the song that mostly serves to show that Lennon touched a nerve, by making people reflect on how much their personal chauvinism and selfishness perpetuates barriers to peace and understanding. Then there are those that find that sort of lecture from a rich white rock star unbearably pretentious and hypocritical, and yeah there's some of that. But again, I feel like Imagine is held to a very high standard that most political rock and pop songs would also fail if held to the same standard.
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June 13, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”
Would be interested to hear your opinion about political songs that go beyond dreams and actually comment on bringing those dreams to fruition. What should we compare Imagine to by those standards? Genuinely curious.
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June 13, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”
Imagine gets a 4??? Why is this song so divisive? So many people whose opinions I otherwise respect absolutely hate Imagine, and I don't get it. Sure, it's simple, and probably pie in the sky, but so are most song lyrics, to say nothing of religious texts. I always thought about Imagine as a goal worth striving for, even as you know you most likely won't succeed in attaining it. It is not that different from, say, sins that you know you never able to fully avoid committing. It is even a little ironic that way! And the piano riff is sublime! WTF? I also don't get people who hate the Doors, so maybe I am just easy to please when it comes to classic rock.
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June 13, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”
Will say that I saw Blink on the Dude Ranch tour and half the set was them telling your mom jokes and I think you would have laughed.
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May 31, 2019 on Enema Of The State Turns 20
Once Napster collapsed, Audiogalaxy came along and for whatever reason seemed to have a lot more oddball stuff available for download. That was when I finally was in college and I have a lot of fun memories of drunkenly downloading songs there with a group of friends and plunking them in winamp.
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May 31, 2019 on Napster Turns 20: A Eulogy For The First Free-Music File-Sharing Network
Can't wait for bloc's take
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May 31, 2019 on Enema Of The State Turns 20
Can you share the 1974 playlist? Wonder how many songs you share with this one: https://open.spotify.com/user/marathonpacks/playlist/2fnEVbLEFLaRnbnIAJK6OB?si=Jwlffg6jTpii9IarAZfSvA
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May 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Denver’s “Annie’s Song”
Waterloo is a 10, bow down everyone before the kings and queens
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May 23, 2019 on The Number Ones: Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”
I actually dug out my old Play CD not that long ago and liked it much more than I thought I would. I remember loving this at the time, it really did seem fresh, and while I get the backlash to it, at the end of the day it is still a very pleasant listen. On the other hand, I went to the Area Festival with Outkast and Incubus and Moby was so boring I left.
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May 17, 2019 on Play Turns 20
Mick Jagger's Goddess in the Doorway topping that catalog chart.
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May 7, 2019 on Rolling Stone Launching New Music Chart
Psyched for the Frenzal Rhomb reference, Stereogum needs more celebrations of late 90s and early 2000s Triple J-core.
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May 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Ringo Starr’s “You’re Sixteen”
Tom how are you gonna give Walk Away Renee a 6, it's at least a 9.
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April 16, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stories’ “Brother Louie”
I definitely thought Merry Clayton and Clare Torry were the same singer, and I think I said so while stoned on a number of occasions listening to either Gimme Shelter or Dark Side of the Moon, totally talking out my butt.
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April 9, 2019 on The Number Ones: George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”
Another way I remember watching this video was the official compilation of Chris Cunningham videos on DVD. There were other DVDs for Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze videos too. Definitely remember getting blazed and sitting around with my friends and watching those over and over again in the mid-2000s.
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March 22, 2019 on “Windowlicker” Turns 20
Young Classic Rocker Ryan Leas please make a playlist of Blaine classics.
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March 12, 2019 on Wrecking Crew Drummer Hal Blaine Dead At 90
Show Your Bones gets lost in the shuffle if you ask me. That album is so good and deserves more nostalgic looks back. Pure make out music.
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
Now I'm fiending for a Supertramp albums worst to best feature...
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March 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”
You may not like it but America is surely in that Neil Diamond legacy pile, and Anchorman has helped Cherry Cherry get in there.
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March 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”
Will always fondly remember Day by Day for the good Wet Hot American Summer jokes.
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February 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: Sammy Davis Jr.’s “The Candy Man”
Maybe Tom has mentioned this before, but the Flaming Lips' highest-charting song was "She Don't Use Jelly," which made it to number 55 on the Hot 100. It made it to number nine on the modern rock songs chart too, and I remember Beavis and Butthead digging it. Oh yeah, and it's a 10!
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February 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
In the late 90s, me and a lot of other people thought politically correct scolds would be a bigger problem than politically incorrect scolds, and boy did we get that one wrong!
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February 22, 2019 on The Slim Shady LP Turns 20
I listened to both the Slim Shady LP and the Marshall Mathers LP every day for months when they came out. I thought Eminem was the best rapper ever at the time. But even then...I never really liked the violent anti-Kim stuff. He was a technically amazing rapper, and funny with all sorts of weird references. He was unique. But 20 years later, the stuff I like about Eminem is mostly for the backpacker rap nerds, and the stuff I find offensive and hard to listen to basically helped jump-start the alt-right and poisoned the Internet. South Park, another contemporary pop culture product that seemed very refreshing at the time, makes me similarly uneasy now.
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February 22, 2019 on The Slim Shady LP Turns 20
I would be fine with Tom writing about number one albums next, but I think I would enjoy Tom writing about every number one Hot Rap Single or Hot Modern Rock Track beginning from when those charts were inaugurated in the late 80s even more.
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February 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Neil Young’s “Heart Of Gold”
Much respect to Nilsson for also singing this in Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAccO_BDX5U
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February 20, 2019 on The Number Ones: Nilsson’s “Without You”