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FEELING THE FEELING

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I knew this would be dumb but by the time I got to "I really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art" I realized it was far dumber than I could have anticipated.
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May 28, 2020 on Grimes Is Selling A Piece Of Her Soul
Should clarify that its technically incorrect to say Petty wrote it for them, since I think it was a Mudcrutch song or something, but he offered it to them sometime pre-Damn the Torpedoes.
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May 27, 2020 on The Number Ones: The J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold”
Also "Must of Got Lost" was used to great effect in the Eastbound & Down finale, one of the many excellent song cues in those Jody Hill/Danny McBride series.
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May 27, 2020 on The Number Ones: The J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold”
As far as dumb-fun classic rock goes, this one's hard to beat. The J. Geils Band had some jams. Apparently Tom Petty wrote "Don't Do Me Like That" for them but they turned it down--not the savviest career move, but they bounced back.
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May 27, 2020 on The Number Ones: The J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold”
Just imagine a crowd of people in those suits at, like, an Archers of Loaf show.
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May 26, 2020 on Ridiculous Protective Suit For Concerts Features N95 Filter, Canisters For Drinking And Vaping
I can't wait for this whole dramatic covers of popular songs trend to be over. Every goddamn commercial and movie trailer now has a super slowed down, whispery, piano plinky rendition of, like, a Fleetwood Mac song or whatever.
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May 25, 2020 on Taylor Swift Makes Fake Band To Re-Record “Look What You Made Me Do” For Killing Eve
There's a massive Sonic Youth live archive on Bandcamp and it's glorious
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May 23, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
When the Musk/Grimes baby happened I was having troubling remembering the name of this one SR-71 song. When I finally did it turned out it I was thinking of American Hi-Fi.
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May 22, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm sorry but as a lyricist Matt Berninger is no (checks Wikipedia) Hawthorne Heights lead vocalist and guitarist JT Woodruff
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May 22, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
FYI Hawthorne Heights's "Ohio is for Lovers" turns 20 in June 2024
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May 22, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
No I hadn't seen that--thanks for the tip
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May 22, 2020 on Mer De Noms Turns 20
I remember thinking of this album as modern rock with VH1 Classic vibes and this comment kind of confirms that I was right? I liked it at the time fwiw.
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May 22, 2020 on Mer De Noms Turns 20
She played fiddle on Tanglewood Numbers which makes her ultra rad in my book
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May 22, 2020 on Mer De Noms Turns 20
I was in middle school when this came out. Most of it really wasn't that shocking--the edgy/insensitive jokes here were pretty standard stuff at a time when a very Gen X "don't censor me, maaaaan" attitude was the norm. Pushing boundaries for the sake of pushing boundaries was cool at the time, and that's how I understood the album. I knew enough to despise homophobia and misogyny in practice, but for some reason I thought it was important to allow people to make jokes about them because free speech. That said, I'm pretty sure I only listened to "Kim" all the way through once. It was and is super gross. I burned a version of the cd that didn't include it because I got tired of skipping it.
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May 22, 2020 on The Marshall Mathers LP Turns 20
username checks out
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May 22, 2020 on The Marshall Mathers LP Turns 20
"Rootsy country star" seems redundant at first, but then you remember Luke Bryan.
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May 21, 2020 on Margo Price Releases Live Album Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman Featuring Jack White, Sturgill Simpson, & Emmylou Harris
"Question for the culture" = automatic red flag that this is going to be stupid
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May 21, 2020 on Lana Del Rey Is Fed Up With Critics Who Say She Glamorizes Abuse
Judging by the cover, this album will rock your socks off. Yet, somehow, it will also keep your shoes on. Maybe it will rock both your socks and shoes off, and then make you put your shoes back on. Regardless, it will probably make your feet sweaty.
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May 20, 2020 on Matt Berninger – “Serpentine Prison”
This is more of a Digitalbrat comment. You need to work on your brand.
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May 19, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: The 1975 Notes On A Conditional Form
I wish I was capable of executing that vision because that sounds like a rad band.
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May 19, 2020 on Billy Corgan Brings “Hard Times” To Fallon Because, Well, You Know
"nothing from the 90s has held up quite as well as those early Pumpkin records." That's, um, debatable. It's ok to have that as a personal opinion, though. For instance, I think that nothing from the 90s has held up quite as well as those t-shirts with cool iguanas on them. But that's just me.
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May 19, 2020 on Billy Corgan Brings “Hard Times” To Fallon Because, Well, You Know
Debut single "Talk Turkey to Me" coming soon
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May 19, 2020 on Billy Corgan Brings “Hard Times” To Fallon Because, Well, You Know
I was going to say he looked like a casual pilgrim. Now I'm thinking that's a great band name. So I guess I'm using this follow-up comment to announce the formation of my new band Casual Pilgrim.
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May 19, 2020 on Billy Corgan Brings “Hard Times” To Fallon Because, Well, You Know
Oh for sure. But I also loathed "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," which I believe came earlier in the singles chronology and was similarly ubiquitous. Anyway, for some weird reason I'm guessing we can both agree that The Body, The Blood, The Machine is the vastly superior anti-Bush pop-punk concept album.
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May 15, 2020 on Lady Gaga’s Law Firm Rejects Ransom Demand As Hackers Leak Files
Hot-ish take: "She" is the best song on Dookie.
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May 15, 2020 on Lady Gaga’s Law Firm Rejects Ransom Demand As Hackers Leak Files