Matt Sanderlin

Comments from Matt Sanderlin

Even after the re-encoding, it still sounds like it's coming through at about 64 kbps...
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October 4, 2013 on Minor Alps – “Far From The Roses” (Stereogum Premiere)
I respect the LCD Soundsystem decision, but I have to say - Critically, it's gotta be a Radiohead song. Something like "15 Step," "House of Cards," or "Lotus Flower." Personally speaking - Gillian Welch's "Hard Times" isn't particularly relevant to this era, but it is exceptionally beautiful and a perfect composition. Beach House's "Silver Soul" is more relevant (lyrically), definitely a potential contender. "Wake Up" or "We Used to Wait" by Arcade Fire hit home hard in the lyrical department, and U2's "Peace on Earth" might work thematically. I'm also going to be extra-bold and suggest a Tame Impala song, like "Mind Mischief" or "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." That second album is immediately timeless and speaks lyrically of, well.. Lonerism, or the idea of being isolated, despite company or technology or anything else. Highly relatable, and especially "FLWOGB" is a stroke of musical genius.
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September 12, 2013 on Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium
Couldn't agree more. Here's to hoping that other publications will address the art and not attack the creators. Another great album by one of the best bands around. Critics didn't understand Congratulations when it came out, but now they finally respect it. I'm sure the same will happen here.
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September 12, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: MGMT MGMT
I agree with a portion of this, but Love is Hell is a little bit closer to the top for me. Something like this, perhaps.. 1. Love is Hell 2. Heartbreaker 3. Cold Roses 4. Jacksonville City Nights 5. Gold (More appropriately - The Suicide Handbook belongs here) 6. 29 7. III/IV 8. Cardinology 9. Ashes & Fire 10. Easy Tiger 11. Demolition 12. Rock N Roll
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July 28, 2012 on Ryan Adams Albums From Worst To Best
What the eff, Lips??? It's all downhill from here...
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April 10, 2012 on Wayne Coyne Recording With Ke$ha Again
Though all of his albums are wonderful opuses in their own right-- I LOVE Love is Hell.
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October 13, 2011 on Win Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire 3D Deluxe Box Set