Sam Kirkland

Comments from Sam Kirkland

ha yeah that weird necklace guy totally proves that anyone can play guitar.
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August 6, 2010 on 1993 Radiohead Marketing FAIL
waited until i could get it on vinyl to give it a listen. it lacks obvious hooks on the first listen. kinda same-y, yeah, but i hope that goes away with more spins. they've definitely created an atmosphere devoid of funeral's sweeping highs and lows, but it's still enjoyable and full of feeling. the Regine songs are the standouts, i think. seems like the suburbs will be one of those albums that will fit nicely into the background while i study or work, whereas funeral always reaches out and demands my attention too much for me to be able to focus on anything else. interestingly, "suburban war" is track 15 on vinyl (rather than track 9)... which is good, because that makes "month of may" the opener for disc 2. really needed an infusion of energy at that point when i was putting on side 3.
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July 31, 2010 on Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Premature Evaluation
yep. inoffensive, low-key, catchy, poppy goodness. not expecting a radical departure from The Rhumb Line.
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July 30, 2010 on Ra Ra Riot – “Too Dramatic”
at least this new stuff he's releasing is pretty good
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April 29, 2010 on Billy Vs Courtney Pt. 16
I mean ... yeah. "Kid A" should be in the top 10 (nevermind the top 125) no matter what your criteria ... most influential, greatest album, best vocal performance, most beautiful fucking lyrics, &c. I am OK, however, with OK Computer being their highest ranked Radiohead LP. NMH's absence is also glaring, for sure. "It's Blitz!" is not the YYY's best album. REM should be higher up, as should Wilco. More Smiths, more Pixies, please. but it's aight.
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April 28, 2010 on SPIN’s 125 Best Albums Of The Past 25 Years
more likely green day.
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March 31, 2010 on Guess The L_llapal__za 2010 Lineup
spoon! and is that the dodos down in line 11?
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March 31, 2010 on Guess The L_llapal__za 2010 Lineup
the man is married to zooey now. i expect him to ditch the emo tales of lost love and title his next album "YES YES YES I'M SO HAPPY MY LIFE IS PERFECT WHEEEEEEEE"
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March 25, 2010 on Ben Gibbard – “I Don’t Want To Get Over You” (Magnetic Fields Cover Live At Stereogum Range Life 2010)
the arcade fire is the main draw, but this is pretty baller too. lady gaga will be a spectacle like no other.
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March 11, 2010 on Strokes Confirm Lollapalooza 2010, LP Coming September
with a radiohead lp presumably out by the end of the year, i too wonder if any of these (plus 'lotus flower') are new RH or just ???? (not quite ready to say atoms for peace yet). remember how long the 'in rainbows' tracks were played live before that album's release in '07?
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February 26, 2010 on Thom Yorke – “The Daily Mail,” “Mouse Dog Bird,” “Give Up The Ghost” (Live In Cambridge)
chicagoooo. aragon's sound sucks, but i'm too much of a radiowhore to pass this up. let's hope for some new material.
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February 25, 2010 on Thom Yorke Names His ???? Band Atoms For Peace, Announces Tour Dates