HartfordTheWhale

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Really? I think it's awesome. The songs are a little less catchy, but they make up for it in swagger.
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October 17, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
My wife and I have gotten into the habit of saying "10 scary 20 me." We're dorks.
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October 17, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
Ummm... http://thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Destroyer-at-The-Fillmore-by-Daniel-Kielman-19.jpg
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October 17, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
This album is fucking badass and Bognanno's voice makes me want to put my head through a brick wall.
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October 12, 2017 on Stream Bully Losing
I'm not a big Destroyer fan but Ken is goddamn excellent. I hit "Rome" near the end of a long run and it really pushed me through. Also, new Bully album is BULLY.
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October 10, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice
Sadly, my first thought was: Red state. Country music. Where were all the heroes with open carry licenses? Aren't they the ones who say more guns are the way to combat guns? Do they see now the naive futility of that notion? That their visions of heroism aren't shit against a single person with a semi and the high ground shooting into a crowd? Thoughts and prayers are empty platitudes. Fuck off with that garbage. Unless politicians are pushing for gun control, specifically regarding semi-automatic weapons, background checks and gun shows, nothing they say matters.
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October 2, 2017 on Jason Aldean Issues Statement About Las Vegas Shooting
After a few spins, I think it's great, but I don't think I can put it ahead of their past two albums. Agent Intellect, to me, is an almost perfect rock record. This one takes their dark, gnarled sound to the extreme, which is awesome but also can be very challenging and dissonant. I'm all for difficult listening, but what I like most about Protomartyr are the moments of melodic beauty that seem to rise out of the ugliness and then recede, and I think there are just less of those moments here. Again, this is all to say that I still very much dig this album and I think Protomartyr is one of our best working bands right now.
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September 29, 2017 on Stream Protomartyr Relatives In Descent
Protomartyr is a band that every fan of real rock should be into, and yet I get the feeling they remain under the radar. Under Color and Agent Intellect are two of the very best albums released in the last decade, full stop. I expect, from what I've heard, that Relatives will land in a similar spot. GET ON IT PEOPLE.
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September 29, 2017 on A New Dark Age: Protomartyr On Relatives In Descent
NE IPAs are rolling strong my man. Come on down to Hartford, we've got some surprisingly incredible stuff going on.
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September 29, 2017 on A New Dark Age: Protomartyr On Relatives In Descent
Blue Wave deserves to be near the top of that list.
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September 28, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry
I thought the new Iron & Wine was very good, would definitely put it ahead of the XX and AF (obvi).
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September 28, 2017 on Stream Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry
I, for one, was expecting this to be very good (just as the bafflingly underrated Mount Zoomer and Expo '86 both were) and, after first listens, I'm not disappointed. These guys just know how to make compelling, unique rock music that perfectly rides the line between angular and anthemic, eccentric and accessible.
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September 28, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry
But really, mine would go LCD Soundsystem (HOW DID YOU FORGET ABOUT THIS ONE??) > The National > War on Drugs > Grizzly Bear > Wolf Parade > Japandroids > Spoon > The XX > getting punched in the ear > Arcade Fire
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September 28, 2017 on Stream Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry
I think you're giving Arcade Fire too much credit here.
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September 28, 2017 on Stream Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry
Two Dancers through Present Tense (personal favorite) is an unassailable run. With all the music that's been made and is being made nowadays, it's near impossible to establish a sound that is completely and totally unique, but Wild Beasts were able to do that both sonically and thematically. I'm bummed but happy that a band so weird was able to exist long enough to release 5 solid to excellent albums of music.
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September 25, 2017 on Wild Beasts Break Up
Came here to do that but it was STOLEN from me. Thanks a lot, Crania. Also, "I Am The Song" and "Gulfport..." are a phenomenal 1-2 punch.
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September 19, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss
I'll give Bobby Jameson a listen, but man Ariel Pink annoys the bejeezus out of me.
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September 15, 2017 on New Albums Streaming Today: Foo Fighters, Ariel Pink, The Cool Kids, Rostam, & More
A few notes: 1) This is a sound I hope they explore on their next album. Except with more of Greer's growling. 2) At the risk of sounding like a creepy old man, Greer is a total babe. I say that not because of her looks, but because female rock singers with attitude and stage presence are just fire.
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September 12, 2017 on Watch Priests Cover Rod Stewart’s “Young Turks”
I believe someone begs to differ... https://thumbs.gfycat.com/ZealousSingleBighorn-max-1mb.gif
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September 12, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Havah Contravveleno
Came here to say this. Deserves that spot for "Peace Bone" and "For Reverend Green" alone.
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September 11, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
Real talk real question here: why is no one talking about this album? It's fantastic.
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September 8, 2017 on Stream Mount Kimbie Love What Survives
I'm so torn about Tillman. On the one hand, I love his music, his acerbic commentary and pretty much everything he does. On the other hand, I dress like a graphic designer. Life is hard and confusing.
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September 4, 2017 on Father John Misty Talks Ryan Adams Beef, New LCD Soundsystem, & His “Pretty Much Done” Next Album
IMO everything they've done Alligator on has been pretty much consistently excellent. On any given day I'd pick any of those albums as my favorite. Some days I might even throw Sad Songs in there. In short, these guys are incredible.
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September 1, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast
I was at the MSG show and I saw Shut Up and Play the Hits on it's premiere night in theaters and then bought the DVD and I STILL don't give a shit about any of that. I'm just happy for (excellent) new LCD music and that I get to see them again live. What real fan would feel anything other than gratitude for new music from a band they love? I'll tell you who - the ones who were more into the scene and bragging about the experience than they were actually into the music, that's who.
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September 1, 2017 on Stream LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Well there WAS a motherfucking image attached earlier this morning. http://oi64.tinypic.com/2lvxvlf.jpg
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September 1, 2017 on Stream LCD Soundsystem American Dream
It is. And their best sounding record. The depth of the production - the synths on "Oh Baby" and "American Dream," the cavernous drums on "I Used To," the surging climaxes of "Other Voices" and "Tonite" - it's one of the most sonically gorgeous albums I think I've ever heard.
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September 1, 2017 on Stream LCD Soundsystem American Dream