Yossarian

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Whoops. Probably fitting that I celebrate a post where I messed up italics by submitting a post where I mess up the gif. Let's try again: https://imgur.com/2lmEzky
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Made Editor's Choice for the first time. Yay! https://i.imgur.com/2lmEzky.gif
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
brb, gotta go listen to A Crow Looked At Me to cheer myself up.
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September 14, 2017 on Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too
"Sonic Highways is a thrillingly audacious concept album that deserves just as much praise as the classic music it pays tribute to. With it, the Foo Fighters cement their legacy as both the most visceral and the most experimental band to emerge from the 90s." -- Karl Rove
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
Looking forward to a few years from now when Karl Rove deletes his old review and pretends in his Albums of the Decade list that he always loved Sleep Well Beast.
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September 9, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
I feel a little bad about it, but I laughed. To paraphrase Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when Joanna Newsom cuts her little finger. Comedy is when Kid Rock falls into an open sewer and dies."
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September 5, 2017 on Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield Fall In A Hole Onstage In Amsterdam
For sure. Pretzel Logic is my personal favorite, but you could make an argument for almost any of those 7.
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September 3, 2017 on Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead At 67
I got my first record player somewhere near the beginning of the MP3 era, and the thing I always loved about Steely Dan was that you could go to practically any used record store or yard sale in the country and there'd be a cheap Steely Dan album there. (Ditto for the CD reissues.) And it'd all be good, because classic-era Steely Dan didn't make bad albums. I like finding and supporting tiny indie bands, but sometimes its fun to be able to share a band with so many other people across different generations.
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September 3, 2017 on Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead At 67
Congrats! (Fun fact: I was one of my year's "random white kids who get assigned to Ujamaa." It was cool, although that dorm is a labyrinth of stairwells and fire doors.)
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September 1, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
My favorite National album is Alligator, and this PE has me beyond excited.
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September 1, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast
Runner up: "I'm a perfect piece of ass, like every Californian."
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September 1, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast
Guys, quit fooling yourselves; everyone know the best National lyric is "It's a common fetish for a doting man to ballerina on the coffee table cock in hand."
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September 1, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast
I give this an A+ for the "Tyler the Creator"/"Taylor, the creator" joke.
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August 31, 2017 on Drama Chameleon: Won’t The Real Taylor Swift Please Stand Up?
1. Nicotine 2. Valium 3. Vicodin 4. Marijuana 5. Ecstasy 6. Alcohol 7. C- 8. C- 9. C- 10. C- 11. C- 12. Cocaine.
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August 31, 2017 on The 10 Best Queens Of The Stone Age Songs
The fact that this, the National, and Bojack Horseman are all dropping on the same day is insane. Marking 9/8 on my metaphorical calendar in very dark ink, then going over it in 3 different shades of highlighter.
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August 31, 2017 on Stream Alvvays Antisocialites
Wasn't expecting to like this, but the part where she turns into Kefka from Final Fantasy VI on a writhing mountain of her past selves is actually kinda my thing. http://img04.deviantart.net/f8cf/i/2013/338/0/b/final_fantasy_6_the_long_road_to_kefka__merton_by_soulstryder210-d6wqu2g.jpg
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August 28, 2017 on Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” Video
Further evidence that Swift has indeed gone full Waldo Jeffers.
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August 26, 2017 on UPS Rolls Out Taylor Swift-Branded Trucks
I mean, I hate it, but I think it might be a hit? It really nails that Chainsmokers sweet spot--a perfect alchemy of blandness, faux-transgression, and vicarious power fantasy narcissism.
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August 25, 2017 on Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
I'd agree that memorable melodic rock guitar riffs might be less common now, but they definitely still exist. Off the top of my head: Sheer Mag, PUP, Screaming Females, Japandroids, and White Lung. Also, they don't do big riffs, but I'd argue that Downtown Boys are a rock band with more focus/conviction/confidence than maybe anyone else in music right now. The general public wouldn't recognize any of those bands' music, but I can guarantee that at a concert, their opening guitar riffs cause people to go apeshit.
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August 24, 2017 on The Killers On Why Today’s Rock Bands Aren’t As Popular: “They’re Just Not Good Enough Yet”
He should take Hillsong's advice and cut ties with them next.
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August 22, 2017 on Floyd Mayweather Furious After Justin Bieber Unfollowed Him On Instagram
I would've sent Dedication 2, but I guess this works too...
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August 20, 2017 on 40 Years Ago Today NASA Sent A Mixtape To Aliens
FJM's word choices remind me of a college newspaper opinion section's token libertarian. But as dipshitposter said, in a brilliantly stupid way.
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August 20, 2017 on Father John Misty Says Goodbye To Chuck E. Cheese’s Animatronic House Bands
I think it's a Groucho Marx homage. He started a memoir "I must confess, I was born at a very early age."
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August 20, 2017 on Father John Misty Says Goodbye To Chuck E. Cheese’s Animatronic House Bands
There's a Sponsored Content article on the Other Site that says "G-Eazy To Headline Bud Light Bar Tour," which sounds like the most unpleasant concert experience since Fyre.
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August 18, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Specifically, you might want to check out Bands To Watch. Also Album Of The Week probably takes stock of the state of indie every other week or so.
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August 16, 2017 on It’s Time To Get Excited About Brockhampton
Like Spotify, the current president could also be called "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse" and a "banana."
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August 16, 2017 on Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music
I feel like that's a fair criticism to make in some circumstances, but it feels weird making it about Jeff Tweedy's father when he just died a month ago? It (probably unintentionally) sounds like you're assuming Jeff Tweedy's dad was racist.
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August 16, 2017 on Wilco – “All Lives, You Say?”
Not enough to blow $15000 on glorified McDonald's ketchup, but yeah, I think this season has been amazing. Looking forward to a future story about Diplo dropping a cool mil on a pickle.
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August 15, 2017 on Deadmau5 Buys Rick And Morty-Inspired McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce For $15,000