Tanner Howard

Comments from Tanner Howard

"But this time around, the only real question is whether this is some sort of generational classic or whether it’s merely a great album." Why would that be the question? Why should one try to determine if an album is a masterpiece the first time one hears it? I don't mind the idea of a Premature Evaluation, and Tom acknowledges its limitations in that paragraph, but it's just a recipe for overdone hyperbole every time we try to gauge an album's long-lasting significance on first listen.
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November 6, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels
"Wowee Zowee" was my first Pavement real pavement record. I had CR, CR before, and listened to it a decent amount, but it was WZ that really did it for me. I found it in a dollar bin at my local record store, and for the rest of that summer a few years ago it was the only thing I had in my car. There's definitely not a better Pavement album than this, and there may not be a finer 90's album, in my opinion.
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April 10, 2015 on Wowee Zowee Turns 20
In that Kimmel clip, kinda shitty for Speedy Ortiz that neither Burress or Kimmel had their name down. Like, isn't the point of talking about it to also help out the band and get them more recognition?
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March 19, 2015 on Watch Hannibal Buress Play Drums For Speedy Ortiz At SXSW
How the hell is Salad Days not even Top 50? Pull it together, Stereogum
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December 2, 2014 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2014
I feel bad for him, and I really hope he can recuperate, get back to the studio, and eventually get back on the road. But I went to see him last October in Chicago, and it was just a mess. He came on 90 minutes late, was deeply antagonistic towards the crowd (telling people to throw stuff on the stage, then mocking them as being moronic for doing it), and barely performed. I love Earl, and I would consider seeing him again, but he might enjoy the road a bit more if he treated his audience better.
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July 8, 2014 on Exhausted Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Tour
Is anyone else reminded of "Get Lucky" at the beginning of the song?
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January 8, 2014 on Broken Bells – “After The Disco”
It's a shame the "shredded" version of this song didn't make the supercut. It wasn't nearly as well-seen as some of these other clips, but it still had 1.3 million Youtube views, so that counts for something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOlM5CDSoi8
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December 27, 2013 on The “Get Lucky” Supercut
Tough call... Revolver. Too good front-to-back. Anything that starts with "Taxman" and ends with "Tomorrow Never Knows" is going to be Number One.
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November 20, 2012 on Win A Remastered Beatles Vinyl Box Set