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'I Wanna Prove to You' is a great song.
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September 12, 2017 on At Home With The Lemon Twigs
"The new The National isn't my taste, but have you heard the new Grizzly Bear?" - Karl
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September 10, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
"Why isn't Matt screaming????" - Karl
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September 10, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
He's more a fan of alt country old school The National.
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September 10, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
Am I the only one getting a "Tunnel of Love" vibe to some of the slower tracks?
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September 8, 2017 on Stream The National Sleep Well Beast
I don't hate the songwriting. It's pretty and the melody is well constructed...but I agree it would be better arranged with a full band as SP song. It sounds a bit like a demo.
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August 22, 2017 on Billy Corgan Announces Ogilala LP Produced By Rick Rubin
I really don't understand the tepid reviews this album is getting on SOME SITES *cough* - it's great and every bit as interesting as Shields - which *everyone* slobbered all over upon release. My only lament is that it took 5 years for this album...I hope the next one doesn't take another 5 years.
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August 18, 2017 on Stream Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
That's not Ed singing that line.
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August 18, 2017 on Stream Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Losing All Sense is pretty amazing.
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August 16, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
I think he is equally as impressive as a composer as he is a singer.
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August 10, 2017 on Moses Sumney – “Quarrel”
Shit. This is sad. Now I have the sad. I'm going to eat a sweet potato.
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August 8, 2017 on The National – “Carin At The Liquor Store” Video
The above comment is referencing the Haiti clip from ACL '07.
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July 28, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
This version has so much fucking energy...it's as if they took the original song and it had banging angry sex with (Power Out).
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July 28, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
This really isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Lowered expectations works!! No - but seriously - I think people will look back at this album more favorably than now. Electric Blue to the end is pretty good. Put Your Money On Me has a pretty chorus. I would've enjoyed hearing less from Butler and more from Regine...in fact, Put Your Money on Me would've made a pretty great proper duet. Also - I don't have Chemistry as much as everyone else seems. It's a bit 80's electronic kitsch. Either way - the album is definitely a step back...but maybe not as much as advertised.
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July 28, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
Would you like the songs better if there was more reverb???
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
All four songs they've released are pretty great. I don't understand what people don't like about them. Pitchfork complained "Three Rings" is too complicated and then Pitchfork complained "Mourning Sound" is too simple. It seems this is a case of expectations more than actual quality.
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July 21, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors”
The reason there is an occupation to begin with is because the surrounding Arab countries used Gaza, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights as staging grounds for a guerrilla war against Israel and its civilian population. Every time Israel pulls back - there is more violence against Israelis. Gaza is a great example of this phenomenon. The Arab world (and many who are part of the BDS movement) called for the withdrawal of Israel from Gaza. Israel withdrew, Hamas moved in - and now even Egypt restricts movement and trade with Gaza. The problem with BDS is that it is short sighted and focuses on ONLY Israel's role in the political and humanitarian crisis in the area - while Israel is really one player in a much broader situation that involves Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. The fact is - ISIS and the civil war in Syria may have more to do with a Palestinian / Israeli peace resolution than anything the BDS accomplishes...because the situation with ISIS and Syria forces all players to act in a unified manner to push back the threat ISIS entails.
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July 17, 2017 on Michael Stipe Shares Message In Support Of Radiohead’s Israel Show
That clip of "Doomed" live is pretty amazing.
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July 11, 2017 on Moses Sumney Announces Debut Album Aromanticism
I love Let Down - it never seems to get old for me...the bass, especially - and that climax. It is a perfect song - smack in the middle of that album.
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July 2, 2017 on OK Computer Turns 20
If St. Vincent is Hermoine who are Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Cho??? Who the hell is Dumbledore?
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July 2, 2017 on For Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary Perfume Genius Sorted Indie Musicians Into Hogwarts Houses
hahaha I mean Pink Rabbits...
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June 30, 2017 on The National – “Guilty Party” Video
Can we all agree that Pink Elephants is gold?
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June 30, 2017 on The National – “Guilty Party” Video
Both of the newly released songs are pretty amazing. There's kind of a "In Rainbows" vibe to this song...I'm surprised it wasn't included (in a reworked fashion) on that album.
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June 22, 2017 on Radiohead – “Man Of War” Video
Well, this hasn't gone well.
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June 15, 2017 on Mudhoney – “Neanderfuck”
Well, if it's in wikipedia... https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.npr.org%2Fassets%2Fimg%2F2017%2F04%2F13%2Fimg_6824_wide-0c8064bd4bc839dfcd356a71f560ef0e397c4b6c-s900-c85.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2Fsections%2Fallsongs%2F2017%2F04%2F14%2F522912245%2Fstream-kendrick-lamars-new-album-damn&docid=-mu6aW-MxuToaM&tbnid=Hy-xFB-vpicWsM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwicpL--xMDUAhVEsY8KHSZBDOsQMwhTKAswCw..i&w=900&h=506&client=safari&bih=749&biw=1421&q=damn&ved=0ahUKEwicpL--xMDUAhVEsY8KHSZBDOsQMwhTKAswCw&iact=mrc&uact=8
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June 15, 2017 on Mudhoney – “Neanderfuck”