Comments from T_C_S

It's pretty clearly not a comment on Courtney Love's parenting ability -- the actual content of the paragraph you're criticizing is discussing the undoubtable difficulty of growing up in the shadow of a parent who looms large in the public imagination -- how it affects what the public thinks of you by default, and what it's like to have someone close to you so widely scrutinized and either deified(Kurt) or vilified(Courtney). As far as celebrities who attract negative attention from the media go, Courtney Love's pretty up there (especially in the 1990s, when Frances Bean was a kid), so I think it's pretty fair for the author to guess that having Cobain and Love as parents probably made for a rather rough relationship to media attention and the public imagination....
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April 8, 2015 on Frances Bean Cobain Gives Rare Interview: “I Don’t Really Like Nirvana That Much”
Claims like "Radiohead are by far the most proven band since the early 90's," in addition to not really meaning anything ("proven," which you also used in another comment below = ??), are immediate indicators that you are not especially familiar with the discographies of or critical attitudes towards other artists who might be vying for the title. Radiohead records regularly top best-of-the-decade lists, but really that just means OK Computer and Kid A. Who is doing the voting on this "best albums ever" poll you refer to that puts The Bends anywhere in the running? More than half of Radiohead's output is *far* from universally acclaimed, indeed the reaction to some of their work has been quite tepid. In terms of the numbers, critics have generally reacted to Wilco at roughly the same rate, which is to say neither band has seen an across-the-board rapturous response since releasing their respective decade-defining classics, and both of them have grown increasingly dull. (Lots of albums, by the way, boast "beautiful" or "great" songs and still amount to pretty bad albums on the whole.) Plenty of bands who have been active since the 1990s have found more widespread and consistently positive reception than Radiohead. Sleater-Kinney is one strong example, but not the only one (and the reaction to The Hot Rock was also quite mixed). If you open it up to acts that started in the 2000s, there are many more "proven" ones than Radiohead (including names as big or even bigger, like Kanye, Arcade Fire, etc.). This isn't to say that one of these artists is better than the others, but just to point out that statements like the ones you made above are really boring and aren't really compelling fodder for discussion, since it doesn't sound like you've really given the matter much thought or investigation, just a lot of passionate love for Radiohead. And that's great that you love Radiohead! But as far as comments from impassioned Radiohead fans go, hearing why you think an underrated Radiohead album is actually an overlooked masterpiece, for aesthetic reasons, would be a lot more interesting than being informed that SOMEONE SOMEWHERE apparently voted The Bends "among the best albums ever."
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December 24, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
word. "europe" was tragically overlooked
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August 17, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
How can this evaluation of Sia's output be accurate if it calls "Wild Ones" "mostly forgettable"? That song is deeper magic from before the dawn of time.
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July 3, 2014 on The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of
Real Lies, North Circular Vic Mensa, Down On My Luck
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June 16, 2014 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014
"how on earth" = a pretty decent joke
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July 3, 2013 on The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs
dreeeeeeeeeaaaammmmmmmm hooooooooouuuuuussssssssse
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June 21, 2013 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2013
Q.U.E.E.N. ft. Erykah Badu by Janelle Monae. Obviously.
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June 12, 2013 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013
Yeah, what? And "Point of Disgust" doesn't even get a shout out? That song singlehandedly elevates the whole album at LEAST past "The Great Destroyer". At least.
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June 7, 2013 on Low Albums From Worst To Best
word. so far around the bend is amazing.
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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
No "City Middle"? it's the most heartbreaking song in the National catalogue! Incredible melody, epic arrangement, lyrical imagery I'll never forget, and that crushing line about alcoholism ("I think I'm like Tennessee Williams, I wait for 'the click,' I wait but it never kicks in")...that's their best moment I think
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April 10, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
Agreed! I love that album, and the production on it is the best of any Spoon album save Kill The Moonlight, I think.
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March 28, 2013 on Spoon Albums From Worst To Best
Pretty sure Jenny Lewis toured with them but didn't do the female vocals on the album...according to Wikipedia it's someone called Jen Wood. I don't have my copy of the album notes here now but I think that's right. Give the poor (unknown) woman credit where credit's due!
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February 20, 2013 on Give Up Turns 10