Stephen Fish

Comments from Stephen Fish

I kind of think of them all as songwriters FOR millenials though, even though they all qualify as Gen Xers. Grunge was gen x's thing. I know that's gonna rankle a lot of folks. Can't mention the word millenials without generating ire.
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October 11, 2017 on Sufjan Stevens – “Wallowa Lake Monster”
I was really hoping for a Petty cover in Berkeley. Instead we got "Tangled Up in Blue" so I guess I can't complain.
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October 9, 2017 on Watch The War On Drugs Cover Tom Petty In LA
Throw in some Jackson Browne and a dash of Dylan.
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October 9, 2017 on Watch The War On Drugs Cover Tom Petty In LA
Anyone else follow Ed on instagram? Aunt Freckle is constantly doing THE MOOOOOOOOST and I can't handle it. Like she never stops performing and it's exhausting.
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September 28, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Losing All Sense” Video (Feat. Busy Philipps)
Shit that's probably my favorite lineup I've seen all year.
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September 20, 2017 on Day For Night 2017 Lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, St. Vincent, & More
Between this and new My Bloody Valentine, it's gonna be a winter for anyone who did a lot of brooding in the late 80s.
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September 19, 2017 on Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”
I like having a physical version of my favorite albums. They're fun to look through, look cool on my shelf, the cover art is blown up and more fun to look at. I suppose all of that might just add up to commodity fetish but if that's the case then there isn't necessarily anything wrong with commodity fetish. But, you're right, if it was recorded digitally from the start then I don't think there's an actual sound difference between a high quality digital file and the vinyl record. Except that the digital file won't wear down over time.
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September 18, 2017 on Beyoncé’s Lemonade Vinyl Accidentally Pressed With Canadian Punk Band’s Album
At first I was like, damn there's gonna be some pissed of Beyonce fans out there. Then I realized those mispressed LPs are gonna be collectors' items worth BANK pretty soon.
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September 18, 2017 on Beyoncé’s Lemonade Vinyl Accidentally Pressed With Canadian Punk Band’s Album
Fuuuuuuck this is good. Kaputt is one of my top ten from this decade so far but I couldn't quite get into Poison Season. If the whole album is anywhere near as good as these first two singles it's gonna be phenomenal!
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September 13, 2017 on Destroyer – “Tinseltown Swimming In Blood” Video
See her live. That's what did it for me.
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September 5, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi
Holy shit dude. Stereogum: Where the articles are treatises and the comments are articles.
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September 5, 2017 on Father John Misty Talks Ryan Adams Beef, New LCD Soundsystem, & His “Pretty Much Done” Next Album
SAME! I mean Bloodbuzz Ohio... come on! Lemonworld, Terrible Love, Conversation 17... They're all fucking gems.
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September 1, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast
Yeah... I don't think the video is meant to be an accurate representation of NYC. The color palette and style are meant to contrast with the subject matter of the song.
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August 31, 2017 on St. Vincent – “New York” Video
Yeah, but that's Clickhole's whole schtick. It's supposed to be incredibly dry but completely ridiculous. If he'd read it like he thought it was funny it wouldn't have been.
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August 30, 2017 on Here Is A Video Win Butler Made With ClickHole
Came here to say exactly this. This is JUST what I imagined/hoped it would sound like!
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August 30, 2017 on Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything” Video
"Let's just get high enough to see our problems..." god damn every now and then they just slay you with a simple turn of phrase, delivered impeccably.
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August 29, 2017 on The National – “Day I Die” Video
Their drummer is lowkey incredible. Never too showy but always doing something incredibly interesting while simultaneously anchoring the whole song.
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August 29, 2017 on The National – “Day I Die” Video
Yep. Disliking all 4 of those bands reeks of contrarianism. "This is what all the indie blogs tell me I'm supposed to like, therefore it all sucks automatically!"
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August 25, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Yeah and it's also really easy for a guy who was among the last generation of musicians to benefit from the record industry boom of the CD era to get on a high horse about not "selling out". It's a lot easier to turn down a quick, easy, big payday when you've got regular money coming in from record sales. It bums me out when I hear Grizzly Bear in a VW commercial too, I totally feel him on that. I don't want to thing about cars when I listen to my favorite music either. But it seems like Trent is unfairly holding that against Grizzly Bear. They make great music, they deserve a payday, and that payday isn't gonna come from record sales anymore so they do what they have to do.
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July 28, 2017 on Trent Reznor: “When I Hear Grizzly Bear In A Volkswagen Commercial, It Kind Of Bums Me Out”
The worst is when you get two thick onion segments that never separated inside one ring.
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June 14, 2017 on Lorde, Please Don’t Stop Instagramming Onion Rings
Switch The Suburbs and Neon Bible and then we'll talk.
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June 1, 2017 on Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now
That's a really good point. Literally every song anyone has every liked has been shown to them in one way or another, by a friend, a radio station, a blog, pandora or some other services... and whoever showed it to them said some version of "here, like this! this is a thing you should like!"
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May 31, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Seeing this on SUD is gonna make me so happy.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Sgt. Pepper's is totally a legit choice. IMO (and probably the opinion of most people who slightly dismiss Sgt. Peppers) it's their most influential album, the one that caused the biggest sea change in how albums were made and thought of, but not their "best."
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Revolver. But these guys also just published a Linkin Park top 10 so IDK what to think anymore.
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Also: "People genuinely liked the music without having to be told that they should like the music." Is that a low-key burn on your entire readership? You're gonna post a Linkin Park top 10 without a hint of irony and then imply that the reason literally no one who regularly reads your articles likes them is because they only like what they're told to like? At first I just thought this was kinda laughable and dismissed it as a lark. After actually reading it, I'm a little insulted. Not like REALLY insulted. But just a little. Sorta.
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Good god WHY?????
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
This is pretty much the opposite of true.
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May 25, 2017 on St. Vincent Working With Jack Antonoff