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Robert Deleo is an amazing talent. STP have so many great songs. Not sure how I feel about the Chester move, but I guess it's better than having an unreliable asshole as your frontman.
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September 14, 2015 on Drunk Guy Collapses Onstage With Stone Temple Pilots, Is Not Scott Weiland
You're not alone. This is trite and uninteresting stuff sprinkled with some nice-sounding synths. "Staying power"? Nah. No one will be playing Chvrches in public in 3 years except the in-store radio at Kohl's. Sounds like some basic teen acoustic folk rock trio had their lives changed by an M83-inspired soft drink commercial song written by an ad agency whose pitch deck overuses the words "alignment", "engagement", and/or "youth culture".
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September 12, 2015 on Chvrches – “Clearest Blue”
"pretty, but also limp, and dull" = Chvrches. Man, that band is so unbelievably overrated.
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September 12, 2015 on Lana Del Rey – “Music To Watch Boys To”
This "Who is Troubled Waters" thing is fun and all, but what I really want to know is WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ON EZRA, A BACKPACK? Dude's about to buy Twizzlers before he departs LAX for 5th grade.
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September 12, 2015 on Who Is The Mysterious Paul Simon Tribute Band Playing Colbert Tonight?
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August 18, 2015 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To 4chan Trolls
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July 22, 2015 on China May Find New Taylor Swift Merch Uncomfortably Reminiscent Of Tiananmen Square Massacre
If you didn't see that photo yet and had to guess who would be the only member wearing a hat with his own name on it, who would you guess? Yeah, I guessed Ice Cube, too.
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July 22, 2015 on N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member
Being totally honest, yes I was. I was telling everyone that Daft Punk was special and would go on to be huge during Homework when most people were writing them off as one hit wonders with "Around the World". Yes, I was that guy and I was right and I'm pretty awesome for it. You don't have to be bitter about it. You were probably a huge Semisonic fan.
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July 19, 2015 on Honda Targets Millennials With Strange Weezer Commercial
This song is great...
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July 19, 2015 on David Gilmour – “Rattle That Lock”
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July 19, 2015 on A Day At The Museum With Albert Hammond Jr.
Sounds like the Nickelodeon marketing department created a wanna-be M83. Chvrches isn't hard to listen to, but they aren't interesting either.
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July 19, 2015 on Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”
...left by an Atlantic Records intern as requested by her boss(es).
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July 19, 2015 on CeeLo Green’s “Robin Williams” Is Some Craven Shit
But they didn't find cats to actually rap the lyrics?? Fucking lazy.
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July 19, 2015 on Meow The Jewels – “Meowrly”
I hired Absorption for my wedding and they were top notch. They transformed "Melt with You" from a standard love song into a jaw-dropping, raise-the-roof awakening, customized just for me and my wife (who happens to be a grilled cheese sandwich). I rated them 4 stars in Yelp. I would've given them 5 but we caught the bassist doing something inappropriate in his van.
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July 15, 2015 on Key & Peele And 2 Chainz Are The World’s Worst Wedding Band, ABSORPTION!
I don't know exactly when, but I definitely saw this commercial a while ago, probably months ago. Not that new.
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July 10, 2015 on Honda Targets Millennials With Strange Weezer Commercial
Bingo. I think it's lame how many high profile artists these days have to depend on reappropriating someone else's art to make their own.
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May 6, 2015 on Here’s The New “Uptown Funk!” Royalty Split Following Publisher’s Preemptive Crediting
Accuradio! I haven't used that in ages but it was the best internet radio around about 10-13 years ago. I actually discovered Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene and more of favs from that time from Accuradio.
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May 6, 2015 on Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming
I fuck lanterns.
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April 29, 2015 on Hidden Braille Message Reveals Full Title Of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly
"They grew up in and came out of the brute strength of Long Island hardcore." 'The closest that Brand New ever came to the pop-punk that they would long be associated with was on Your Favorite Weapon." "They were sending up the whole scene with a knowing, winking nod, but no one really picked up on that at first." James, Thanks for the list. Brand New is a solid band whose sound matured well beyond what many people would give them credit for. A lot of great tunes. But,'re clearly in some kind of pop-punk/emo denial. Your Favorite Weapon wasn't the "closest" they got to pop-punk, it was basically full-on bubble gum pop-punk. And that's OK. It may be pretty embarrassing stuff now, but they built on that, grew up, and accomplished great things like The Devil and God, so be it. Do you know what Long Island hardcore sounds like? You think their early stuff comes close to VoD, Kill Your Idols, or Glassjaw? You're kidding yourself. They may have loved listening to L.I. hardcore and WANTED to sound like that, but they didn't. But that's OK...because they eventually had their own thing going for them, and we have to give them credit for that. But "winking" at pop-punk/emo? Sounds more like a defense mechanism for realizing they became associated with an easily-digested, derivative pop genre that wasn't cool to anyone older than 15...they were associated with it because they were it. It's not like the press had some conspiracy against them. Taking Back Sunday was another Long Island band in a similar situation, fighting to be taken more seriously after their initial impression. Best, Chreezy
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April 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Brand New Songs
So links to JPGs don't appear as images anymore?
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February 26, 2015 on Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards
Oh, I know what it is:
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February 26, 2015 on Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards
I'm almost positive the song "Delusional Skank" is about her.
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October 14, 2014 on Most Of Siamese Dream Is About Courtney Love, Says Courtney Love
Same here. It sounds like a thousand other late 70s/80's inspired guitar rock revival acts and there's not much about this tune that stands out from the pack.
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October 13, 2014 on Ex Hex – “Waterfall” Video
After this kind of talk, "he’s working on Madonna’s follow-up to 2012′s MDNA" might soon mean "he WAS working..."
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October 13, 2014 on Ariel Pink Thoroughly Disses Madonna In Interview About Working On Her Comeback Album
I wasn't referring to that quote. But there are plenty others, including the rant I personally experienced at a Summer Jam show years ago.
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September 30, 2014 on Talib Kweli Writes Essay In Defense Of Lauryn Hill
It's because in real life, she has become quite pitchy. That isn't a play on words, I mean she's slightly out of tune for real.
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September 29, 2014 on Aretha Franklin – “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele Cover)