Comments from someonewithsense

hate people who pull shit like this. let the artist do their thing so you can do yours (watch).
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February 7, 2014 on Watch Josh Homme Throw An Overexcited QOTSA Fan Offstage
well, it's definitely a u2 song
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February 2, 2014 on U2 – “Invisible”
Even more than lazy, the whole thing just seems empty to me. Call it performance art -- but then there's good art and bad art and also there's really fucking bad art. To me this seems like the latter because there's absolutely nothing on the line. Michael's right -- all Death Grips actually has to fear is bad press and pissed off fans. There's no real danger. And somehow, to me the worst part has to be the toy drum set. Nothing lost by destroying it. They come off as not only trying to be punk (which in itself ain't punk), but as too conscious, pussy, etc. to actually risk losing something of value in displaying their art. All in all just a weak move that'll nonetheless do great things for them in terms of publicity.
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August 7, 2013 on Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts
Awesome -- they left the album stream up. Not that it isn't already on every torrent site in existence.
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August 19, 2012 on Centipede Hz Comment Party
Damn, Applesauce is killer.
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August 19, 2012 on Centipede Hz Comment Party
Sounds precisely like every xx song ever. It's killer. Also -- that cover art is awesome, and seems reflective of the two songs released so far: same aesthetic as their debut; just subtly tweaked.
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August 7, 2012 on The xx – “Chained”
I don't know. I think it sounds pretty cool. A jarring first, second, third listen, sure, but I never (rarely) feel like AC does jarring for the sake of it. There's definitely melody here -- all you "is it even a song??"-folk gotta check yourselves. One thing I will say. My first listen was with shitty earbuds and a low-quality Youtube stream. A few hours later, I got to blast the track on my home rig. And it sounds killer. Maybe this is an album whose relentless makes most sense when it warps your speakers. Or live. In any case, my hopes are high.
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July 30, 2012 on Animal Collective – “Today’s Supernatural”
Was hoping for greatness -- was not let down in such hopes. This shit kills.
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March 7, 2012 on Beach House – “Myth”
Hit play, expecting disaster -- was literally dumbstruck. This shit is really, really good, everyone! Perhaps one day the kid's band will create their very own Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
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March 5, 2012 on Spencer Tweedy – “Rushmore”
If the length and title aren't a reference to Hey Jude, I'll be damned.
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February 27, 2012 on Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
Really interesting song. Much more straightforward, I think, than his older stuff, with just about no looping or whistling to speak of. If y'all happen to see Bird's TED talk from a while back, take note of the early version of this song he plays there -- the progression from demo to full track is really cool. All in all, I'm psyched for this album.
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January 23, 2012 on Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye”
ha, the only thing more unlikely than that: a Jack White / Insane Clown Posse collaboration.
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October 3, 2011 on Korn Go Dubstep, Finally
I really don't think any of these are as funny as you think they are.
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August 24, 2011 on Lou Reed And Metallica Name Album
Much more interesting musically than the lead single, in my opinion.
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August 22, 2011 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Monarchy Of Roses”
"That's too late with all the talk shows booking him." I think it was 'too late' when his album hit number 2, with 104,000 copies. And just to be clear, my use of 'too late' was totally ironic. The idea that a band loses its appeal when gaining a larger audience is just so bogus it's not even funny.
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August 22, 2011 on Bon Iver – “Holocene” Video
dude. go. now. listen. report back after recovering from the sonic punch in the face that is this album.
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July 30, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
can't wait to hear that joke a thousand times this week.
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July 24, 2011 on R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
just go with it.
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July 22, 2011 on M83 – “Midnight City”