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Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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What Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band Reveals About The End Of Her Marriage And The Last Days Of Sonic Youth

In David Browne's 2008 biography of Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century, he writes on the group's lasting stability:…
Doug Bleggi | February 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm

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not to defend Sam Smith who will likely say something jerkface-ish if ever confronted with this, but I will also point out that Lana Del Rey's "Get Free" suffers from the same "Creep" problem, more so even in that she cops the melody as well.
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November 3, 2017 on Hear The New Sam Smith Song That Rips Off Radiohead
urgh, only the second half of my comment posted. Does anyone recall a video that the band posted on Dead Air Space a few months early that had little edit pieces of stuff from what turned out to be In Rainbows?
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October 10, 2017 on In Rainbows Turns 10
If I recall correctly, it had little edit snips of "Down is the New Up," "Faust Arp," "Bangers and Mash," Jigsaw Falling Into Place," and and I think "Nude."
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October 10, 2017 on In Rainbows Turns 10
I run an indie dance party in Brooklyn. It's called Young Adult Friction. As for weddings, I tailor it to whatever the bride and groom likes, but most of my clients are people who want parties like YAF.
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March 10, 2017 on Sound Of Silver Turns 10
I DJ'd a wedding once that closed out with "All My Friends." The bride and groom's friends raised the two of them up on their shoulders and they crowd surfed across the dance floor. It's the pinnacle of my career.
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March 10, 2017 on Sound Of Silver Turns 10
Great list, but also worth noting the EXTRAS cameo from their xmas special/series finale.
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December 26, 2016 on Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments
Was indeed waiting for the Bends comparison as its something I have likened to it a lot in that it perfects alt country and moves on (as The Bends perfects straight up alternative rock before moving forward). A.M. in many ways is also like a very listenable warm up record akin to Pablo Honey.
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
Does Crosby have a problem with Kanye saying he's a god? "I think someone should drive him, right now, to heaven so that he understands who the real one is."
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October 27, 2016 on Watch David Crosby Talk Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, & Britney Spears On Watch What Happens Live
Abruzzese played every show associated with Ten, as well as played on and co-wrote on Vs. and Vitalogy (and he toured for Vs. as well), both of which were crucial records to their career, more so than any record that followed. He is the peak-era Pearl Jam drummer and I think someone else on this thread pointed out, he is part of why they are what they are today. And also, yeah, throw Jack Irons a bone too cause he rules.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
Not sure which part you're disagreeing with or just all of it, to which I don't know what to tell you other than what I posted again.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
R&R hall of fame is a sham anyway but yeah, Abruzzese was in the band before Ten even came out and is crucial to the sound of their most relevant years. All the drummers who played on records should be inducted, but especially Abruzzese.
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October 19, 2016 on Pearl Jam’s Un-Nominated Third Drummer Asks Them To “Do The Right Thing” If They Get Inducted Into Rock Hall
Let Love In, if we consider the Bad Seeds nucleus of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld to be enough of the same band that made From Her to Eternity 10 years prior.
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September 9, 2016 on New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20