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It’s okay Amir one day we’re going to agree on something and it’s going to be great
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
I would take “Slavs” or “Under the Earth” over something this bloodless any day.
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January 15, 2019 on Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
I'm only speaking for myself but I'm just completely indifferent toward Pavement. I find the acclaim they are held in perplexing, but their music itself is perfectly acceptable.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Yeah it's basically "Sacrilege" and 10 b-sides (with all due respect to "Despair")
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January 15, 2019 on Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
It's kind of funny that you tell Tom to go back to P4K when they have stanned Deerhunter far more relentlessly than any other outlet. Believe it or not the idea that they are some era-defining band is the outlying opinion, not the consensus.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
As someone who lives on the East Coast... can you blame them? But moving to LA seems sensible if she wants to keep acting.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Yeah, we're on the same page. I think Monomania is pretty easily their worst album. Which is a testament to their consistency since Monomania is really far from a bad album.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
I guess some people are into the whole "we're too arty to learn how to play our own songs" vibe.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
And Savages just shit all over Deerhunter as a live band.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
SAME. I also just bought tickets to see her in February. She has Nilufer Yanya as her opener who seems very cool herself even if I had to check real quick how her name is spelled.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
I haven't heard the Deerhunter album, but I am not that excited for it based off the singles. I really loved Fading Frontier, so the pop structure or production is not a dealbreaker for me. But the songs just aren't as memorable as Snakeskin or Breaker or Living My Life, which brought the more direct melodies that you would want from a pop Deerhunter record. That said, their albums usually have to grow on me a bit so maybe this one will once I get to hear the whole thing. It's just been a pretty weak run of advance singles IMO.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Sure, these songs are better than the very worst songs on Mosquito. I would say better than the average song on Mosquito. But that's not an especially high bar to clear. Vocally she's trying to give us some of that wild Fever to Tell energy but the track feels so sterile to me.
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January 15, 2019 on Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
Have to agree. As happy as I am to hear Karen O in any context, these songs aren't any better than where YYYs left off with Mosquito, which means they are worse than pretty much everything else YYYs ever did.
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January 15, 2019 on Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
If you transition into voice acting, you don't have to. Can't wait for Kung Fu Panda 4!
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January 14, 2019 on Watch St. Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking The Girl”
I think it squares up via “this album made her into an extremely valuable industry commodity, and that ended up being horrible for her mental and emotional well-being.” The teen pop boom was the original Hunger Games.
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January 14, 2019 on …Baby One More Time Turns 20
I love hideous 90s websites. And if you changed "E-Mail My Heart" to "DM My Heart" it would basically be a 1975 song and Stereogum would love it.
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January 14, 2019 on …Baby One More Time Turns 20
You should be good to go! You might eventually want an amplifier, but it's not a necessity. I currently use my portable Bose as my speaker because its the best sounding thing I own, but I have my eye on some bookshelf speakers for a dedicated set-up.
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January 13, 2019 on U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Grew 15% In 2018, Led By The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie & Panic! At The Disco
Ideally "there are no reasons why men, women, and non-binaries can't compete in the same category" would be true, but what we've seen at, say, the Grammys isn't comforting as to whether that would be a fair competition. When categories are gender neutral, women get nominated less and win less. Compare this with the Oscars. I wonder how many great actresses would never have won or even been nominated for their Academy Awards if there wasn't a separate category? The way I see it, the BRIT scheme is awkward but it at least has the advantage of forcing gender parity.
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January 13, 2019 on Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie Lead 2019 BRIT Award Nominations
I can't just listen to it once
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January 11, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I guess they only stop making punk if punk is construed narrowly - this new song still sounds punk to me but punk in a Debbie Harry / Pretenders new wavey kind of way. But in general I feel like most wortwhile artists try to expand their sound beyond the conventions of their genre as they develop.
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January 11, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
No, but inversely I did not really love the last Priests album beyond a couple songs and I absolutely love the new one
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January 11, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
PERSONALLY I would have flipped #2 and #1 but I'm also pretty well obsessed with the Priests song at this point and I actually love all five of these songs so I guess this can work Let it be said again that 2019 has officially been set off, and next week's new album haul is going to kick it into high gear
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January 11, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Any article with Zep, Bjork, and Pokemon is one I'm glad to have read. I love that St. Etienne song too!
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January 11, 2019 on Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”
I saw Freaky Friday with my mom and my sister, and afterwards we went to FYE to buy the soundtrack. While we were there I also asked her to buy me a Poison the Well CD (You Come Before You came out the same summer), which she did, but surprisingly only one of those albums made it into heavy rotation in the Solo family minivan.
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January 11, 2019 on Lindsay Lohan Is A Boss Bitch Now. Remember When She Was A Musician?
Karin or, as I like to introduce her to my fellow gays, "Chaos Robyn"
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January 11, 2019 on Fever Ray Turns 10
Yeah, its... acceptable. Being by the water is nice during the summer. That's about all I can say in its favor. I don't really like Seaport. The sound is not great. The beer is unreasonably expensive ($12 cans?).
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January 10, 2019 on Boston Calling 2019 Lineup
His live shows for TCIA were fantastic. And I thought he was strong during the Overgrown tour as well, but it was still a huge step up.
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January 10, 2019 on James Blake Details New Album Assume Form, Out Next Week