Comments from charbarred

What a beautiful song. Can't wait for the album.
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March 20, 2015 on Blur – “There Are Too Many of Us”
I think these guys actually saved metal. At that point in time, metal was very stale. It was going extinct and the only metal bands who were still in business were serving up some pale grungy version of what they thought audiences would like (Metallica, we're looking at you). The Nu metal bands were actually changing things around. They tossed aside all the accepted paradigms and melded genres. Sure, I wouldn't place Korn and Deftones in the same category of LImp Bizkit, but Limp Bizkit were a huge commercial success and they got kids who would otherwise be listening to boy bands and R&B to have a little taste of something different. Later on, more serious metal bands emerged and paved the way to whatever passes for metal these days. And I bet most of the younger guys who play good metal today were listening to Limp Bizkit when they were growing up. In a way it was the same as Bon Jovi and Poison serving as a gateway drug to Slayer and Metallica in the 80s. No one I know in the 80s went straight from Wham to Anthrax. You had to make a Motely Crue stop on the way.
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January 31, 2015 on Q&A: Wes Borland Tells Us Whether He Really Hates Being In Limp Bizkit, And Why Fleet Foxes Are Bad For Music
Delightful album! Best Rock Bands to Emerge in the Past 20 Years 1. Built to Spill 2. Cursive 3. Wilco 4. Midlake 5. Dr. Dog 6. The Shins 7. Rilo Kiley 8. Spoon 9. TV on the Radio 10. Rotary Downs
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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
It's OK. Sounds like a King of Limbs B-Sides collection. Apparently not anyone can play guitar, but everyone can make a lazy electronic album.
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September 28, 2014 on Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Comment Party
Sounds like a bunch of teenagers noodling with with knobs. I guess the solo's nice. There's a good song there hiding somewhere underneath all the pretentiousness. Kinda sounds like The Strokes before they learned how to play.
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September 3, 2014 on Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness”
Has there been a tribute project in the past 5 years that Jim James wasn't a part of?
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August 20, 2014 on Hear “Nothing To It” From All-Star Bob Dylan Comp The New Basement Tapes Feat. Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford
A sore reminder of what a big sell out Chris Cornell is. At least Corgan managed to stay true to his cooky self.
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August 19, 2014 on Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Won’t Name Names, But He’s Still Pissed At Billy Corgan
Agreed. This guy really needs to get better.
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July 17, 2014 on Watch Bleachers Play Fallon
Rotary Downs - "Traces" is hands down the best album of the year (so far) Don't know why it's not getting more love.
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June 18, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far
Here's my list:
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
Dear moaning artists, Your label did an initial licensing deal for their catalog with Spotify and got paid millions. Since it's not a royalty deal, your label probably found a way to pocket all that money leaving you with nothing. Again, Spotify paid millions - you didn't get any of that money - it's because of your label. Go moan to your label!
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October 30, 2013 on Foals Join The Anti-Spotify Club
I will happily second that
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October 29, 2013 on No Alternative Turns 20
I find myself cursing the guy who invented the concept of the Web Gallery. He's right up there with the dude who came up with water levels in the Mario games.
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September 19, 2013 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2013
Nice to hear Chris Martin is actually writing songs again. The last album sounded like a producer put it together and called him to put some vocals on it just so they could say it's a Coldplay album.
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September 7, 2013 on Coldplay – “Atlas”
Kinda feels like it should be: 1) All songs from Is This It 2-10) Some other songs
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March 31, 2013 on The 10 Best Strokes Songs
What a sad day! Trials and Errors is probably the best live album I've ever heard. R.I.P.
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March 18, 2013 on R.I.P. Jason Molina
I'm going to start a Kickstarter campaign to buy Amanda Palmer new eyebrows.
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March 5, 2013 on Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned
1. Monday Monday 2-10 - Any of their other songs (they all sound pretty much the same)
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February 17, 2013 on The 10 Best Tegan And Sara Songs
Is it me or is the overall volume of this album really low?
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February 4, 2013 on Download My Bloody Valentine m b v
Just because your older brother is dancing in that video, doesn't mean you have to diss the entire feature.
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January 31, 2013 on Parental Advisory: Brendan Benson
Great feature! Keep em coming!
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January 31, 2013 on Parental Advisory: Brendan Benson
Am I the only one who's getting a fake Adobe Acrobat virus pop up whenever I visit Stereogum?
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January 29, 2013 on Watch Merchandise Play New Song “Winter’s Dream” At Stereogum Unmuted
Nice song and all, but do we really need more synth/electronic music? There are like 3 guitar bands left in the world. Wish they concentrated on their amazing rock abilities rather than trying to sound like everyone else.
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January 28, 2013 on The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”
At least we won't have to suffer through another Jet album.
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December 27, 2012 on In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012
Serious question - how does Frank Ocean differ from other run of the mill modern POP/R&B singers? All I hear is regular chart music.
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December 6, 2012 on Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys