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That Fleet Foxes album finally hit me a couple weeks ago. I spent a lot of time with it when it came out, but couldn't really grab on. But after a break, I put it on and I was overwhelmed by its beauty.
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October 7, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That sucks. Was it also the silent and still type? I saw Japandroids in 2012 at a 500-capacity venue and I was in just the right location (really close to the front but on the left side of the stage) where I wasn't in the moshing but I was right next to it and it was pretty awesome.
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October 7, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's the thought that counts 👍🏼
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October 7, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I saw the Shins and Spoon together at the Greek last weekend, and unfortunately the overwhelming feeling I had was disappointment in the crowd. I like the Shins well enough, but I definitely went to see Spoon -- it was clear that the same can't be said for everyone else there. The crowd was DEAD during Spoon, and it annoyed me. They're playing "Don't You Evah" and "Hot Thoughts" and "I Turn My Camera On" and everyone is completely still and silent. How are you not dancing?? My reaction surprised me because I usually only get mad at fellow concert-goers when they're being rude or obnoxious, but this was the opposite. I just couldn't believe how dead it was while they played. They perked up a little when "The Underdog" started playing, which annoyed me even more, haha. So as a consolation, I used some birthday money this week to buy a ticket to Spoon with White Reaper (!) opening in SF in January. Looking forward to a much better Spoon experience.
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October 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Jealous, I reeeeeally wanted to go to that War on Drugs show tonight, but I have to save up while I finish up my master's (in December!). I'll try to make up for it by kicking back and watching the Dodgers' first playoff game tonight. Although if their history is any indication, I may be relating to "Pain" a little too much by the 7th inning.
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October 6, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's weird -- Beck is one of my favorite artists, but now that I think about it, there are only 4 albums of his that I love: Odelay, Guero, Sea Change, and Modern Guilt. I have a love/hate relationship with the slick funk of Midnite Vultures, I get bored of The Information even though I like a lot of it, and Morning Phase is mediocre. I should probably revisit Mutations though, it's been a while.
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October 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Beck Colors
"Up All Night" and "Can't Stop the Feeling" would make be a good opening 1-2 punch on a playlist for basics.
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October 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Beck Colors
There's another "Up All Night" from this year that's way better.
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October 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Beck Colors
Agree with the above. Modern Guilt and the one-offs, especially "I Won't Be Long," were excellent. I also like a lot of The Information, even though there's a good amount of filler. "Think I'm in Love" is one of my favorite Beck songs, and I love dancing to "Cellphone's Dead."
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October 6, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Beck Colors
The JT comparison is spot-on. I like both of those guys, but they're especially susceptible to serious overexposure.
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October 6, 2017 on Pat Smear On Foo Fighters’ Carpool Karaoke: “By Hour Three In Dude’s Car It Got Less Fun”
I hate Jared Leto more than life itself.
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October 6, 2017 on HELP
It took me a long time to understand this sentence, considering the incorrect words (Spin's fault) and a key misinterpretation of that dash there (my fault). "The quote is ridiculous on his face–having an affair is not the same thing sexually violating multiple women..."
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October 5, 2017 on Harvey Weinstein Used A Made-Up Jay-Z Quote In His Statement About Sexual Harassment Allegations
I saw Spoon play last weekend and "I Ain't the One" was the highlight of the whole show for me. So ominous and awesome.
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October 4, 2017 on Spoon – “I Ain’t The One” Video
Was just coming here to say too bad they're playing arenas, otherwise I would be SO into this.
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October 4, 2017 on Run The Jewels, Mitski, Tove Stryke To Open For Lorde On Tour
"Mary Jane's Last Dance" just gave me chills. I've heard "Free Fallin'" a million times, but I almost teared up listening to it yesterday. It just struck me that "American Girl" is not just a great song, but a transcendent song. Tom Petty was such a huge part of me that I enjoyed but also unfortunately took for granted. I'm looking forward to continuing to remedy that.
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October 3, 2017 on American Standards: Why Everybody Loves Tom Petty
If anyone's interested, I made a "Heartland Rock" playlist a while ago that might hit the spot right about now. https://open.spotify.com/user/dbradford07/playlist/5e6lUAqcJXS7EZTz8cNQ2e
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October 3, 2017 on American Standards: Why Everybody Loves Tom Petty
LAPD just walked back their confirmation of his death apparently. Not sure what's going on.
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October 2, 2017 on Tom Petty Dead At 66
I've appreciated him my whole life, but just this year, I finally actually bought his greatest hits CD at Amoeba and threw it on in the car a lot over the last few months. The guy had HITS of the highest order. R.I.P.
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October 2, 2017 on Tom Petty Dead At 66
Some comments-section lurker is going to show up and be like "Hey, uhhh, I'm uh..... *checks phone* bakedbeans. One word. Yeah. Let me get a brew."
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah mine has Diddy and Christina Aguilera, and I honestly don't think I've ever put on a track by either of them.
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Do they base the selections on your age? Mine are all about 1997-2007, but with some random outliers like Pixies' "Where is My Mind?" Maybe I'm just not impressed because they didn't do as good of a job at hitting my taste on the head or choosing those choice deep cuts. Seems really random, and mostly hits.
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I’m surprised with how much the personalized “Your Time Capsule” Spotify playlists are catching on and resonating with people on Twitter. Maybe not “surprised” per se -- not necessarily “bemused” either, because that sounds more condescending than I mean it. I definitely enjoyed my playlist, but it’s not that different than what I already listen to anyway, or what I already have in playlists that I regularly revisit. A lot of people find it to be some sort of revelation or a peer into their psyche from 15 years ago, and like I said, I really liked my playlist too, but there really wasn’t anything on there that I don’t already listen to somewhat regularly, or at least on occasion. Not sure if that makes sense. Maybe people don’t revisit music slightly older music as much as I do? Or maybe people are just impressed with how well it feels like Spotify knows them? If that's the case, it wasn't as impressive for me because I have all those songs in playlists already. I don’t know.
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September 29, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah I was going to include that there's a fair amount of Chance backlash now, a lot of it deserved, but would have made my point less salient haha
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September 29, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
It's hilarious how David Brooks can praise a socially conscious, thoughtful, black rapper while coming after a white, problematically-politically-neutral, petty-celeb-feuding pop star, and we're all rightfully still like "Nah dude, you're still a hack and your opinions are garbage."
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September 29, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I really like the original track, especially in the chorus when that classic Edge guitar comes in. But the cover art, video, and "other versions" are SO cheesy and dumb.
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September 29, 2017 on U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (Acoustic Version)
Excited to dig into this. "Truth" is a revelation.
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September 29, 2017 on Stream Kamasi Washington Harmony Of Difference EP
Yeah I didn't include that because they have nowhere near the name recognition of the other bands here. I wasn't familiar with them until this album, but I am really liking it a lot. Looking forward to spending more time with it.
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September 28, 2017 on Stream Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry