Aaron De La Fuente

Comments from Aaron De La Fuente

No San Fermin? Ya done goof'd.
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December 3, 2013 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2013
These kids need more love. "Wild One" was a great record.
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July 19, 2013 on North Highlands – “I’ll Do My Best” (Stereogum Premiere)
If artists wanted to make money off the internet, they got into for the wrong reasons.
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July 14, 2013 on Atoms For Peace Pull Music From Spotify
I don't think anything Sufjan has done is anything less than brilliant. Even "Super Sexy Woman" ;)
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July 2, 2013 on Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State Turns 10
If that's not Kim, then the denial is just adding insult to injury.
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June 29, 2013 on Pixies – “Bagboy”
I hate to be that guy but I must: I'm not really seeing/hearing anything that's so great. It's like 2004 dance post-punk all over again.
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June 6, 2013 on Watch Savages Play Fallon
Can I downgrade the firmware on @daftpunk version 4.0?
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April 21, 2013 on Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
Thom Yorke likes to keep busy. Atoms for Peace, initially a collective with the intention of performing Yorke’s debut solo album The Eraser live, have delivered its debut album Amok on the masses. The first thing you may wonder (as I did) was “how is this any different than Radiohead?” or any of Yorke’s solo work, for that matter. The subtle gloom and cryptic doom is intact yet the textures are, for lack of a better word, different. First single “Default” is held together with the tinny electronic pitter patter of drums which collides in a wash of digital waves during the chorus in which Yorke laments “The will is strong but the flesh is weak”. That line could be perceived as a statement that this album is making. Some critics would say Yorke’s weighty subject matter doesn’t stand up on its own without a rock band behind him but Amok proves otherwise. Much like the last proper Radiohead single “Lotus Flower”, Yorke is front and center while the polyrhythms and electronics neatly flail around him. This observation could also be seen as a downside of the album. Everything is too much in its right place. Enlisting seminal funk punk bassist Flea into the mix was a surprisingly interesting move but his signature slaps and pops are missing, which gives way to the idea that Amok is a collaboration in theory only. The pace livens a bit by the middle of the record as “Dropped” lays down some jaunty bass runs but its a missed opportunity for Yorke to break from the parameters of the electronic purgatory Amok is entrenched in. As a standalone album, Amok serves as a somewhat unsatisfactory pacifier until the next Radiohead album and/or one-off Yorke collaboration. I would punch a small child in the face repeatedly for a full Flying Lotus/Burial colab album but Amok may ultimately fair better as a template for a remix album not unlike TKOL RMX 1234567. For most, Amok’s dense production and punchy percussion will serve well for late night trysts and disorientating Gobi tents in equal measure.
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February 20, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Atoms For Peace AMOK
I've been listening for a few solid hours on repeat and have a pretty fair review written. I'll wait to post to avoid the eventual flame war.
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February 18, 2013 on Stream Atoms For Peace AMOK
Can't agree more. Nothing really grabs at you and although it's a "fine rock album", this is 2012. I could just listen to Tom Petty if I want to listen to a "fine rock band"
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October 16, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus Local Business
Working with Thom Yorke via email kinda...killed that fantasy :(
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October 16, 2012 on Flying Lotus On His New Album, Working With Thom Yorke, And His Dream Collaborations
The Amazing Sounds of Orgy was...amazing.
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October 9, 2012 on Watch Radiohead Play Austin City Limits
Without the VW association, this wouldn't much further than a Tumblr reblog.
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September 3, 2012 on Baio – The Silent/New You EP
Well put. After they play it, 70% of the crowd leaves. If they're not too high/wasted.
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August 31, 2012 on The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs
NOW we got a list game going! 1. Paranoid Android 2. Pyramid Song 3. Optimistic 4. Bloom 5. Sail to the Moon 6. Climbing Up the Walls 7. Bodysnatchers 8. Anyone Can Play Guitar 9. Kid A 10. Lotus Flower
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August 17, 2012 on The 10 Best Wilco Songs
"Impossible Germany" should be the only track from SBS on this list. And at #1.
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August 16, 2012 on The 10 Best Wilco Songs
The minor chord changes, guitar tonality, even Ed's vocals sound very McCombsy. Definitely not a bad thing.
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August 4, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
I'm feeling a little Cass McCombs influence on this as well. Excited to hear more.
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August 2, 2012 on Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
Well, I'll move along now. Song still sucks.
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July 24, 2012 on Bat For Lashes – “Laura” Video + NSFW The Haunted Man Cover
Feels like a grab at the "'Video Games' of 2012" award. Next.
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July 23, 2012 on Bat For Lashes – “Laura” Video + NSFW The Haunted Man Cover
Or, ya know, don't be a tool and actually get one directly from the man himself. http://www.hihowareyou.com/store/shop/shirts/
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June 12, 2012 on Daniel Johnston Designs Supreme T-Shirts
I remember my first beer, too.
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May 9, 2012 on Fergus & Geronimo – “Roman Tick”
Soul sample+drum beat+fey vocals+2.5 minutes or less=TV Girl single. Can't wait for a whole album of this!
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April 6, 2012 on TV Girl – “I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now” (Stereogum Premiere)
Straight from the horse's mouth, too.
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March 27, 2012 on Best Coast – “The Only Place”
This is pretty disappointing considering how much this was hyped up as a "grown up" record. Sounds like filler material for the next teen summer rom-com trailer.
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March 26, 2012 on Best Coast – “The Only Place”