sylvester uncus

Comments from sylvester uncus

Their self-titled debut is so good. Blue is really strong as well.
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July 20, 2016 on Third Eye Blind Antagonize RNC Crowd At Cleveland Show
This is the best album of the year so far.
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May 6, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake The Colour In Anything
Seems Protomartyr's latest got kind of a meh response at Stereogum. Kelela is cool though, and Dilly Dally have some great singles on their album as well.
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October 6, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Kelela Hallucinogen
I have nothing against Carly Rae Jepsen, but it surprises me how much credit Stereogum is giving her and her album. It's a solid album with some really good singles, but let's be real - this is a Taylor Swift 1989 B-Side album. This album isn't pop genius, it's leftovers.
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August 7, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Making The Most Of The Night”
Is it just me, or have the singles from this album been a little boring so far? Settle was a trendsetting album; hopefully Caracal continues that streak instead of treading water. I'm genuinely excited for the Lorde & Miguel collabos.
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July 31, 2015 on Disclosure Reveal Caracal Tracklist Feat. Lorde, Miguel, The Weeknd
This is still their best album. Weenie Beenie defined my adolescence.
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July 3, 2015 on Foo Fighters Turns 20
Best Veruca album since American Thighs.
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July 2, 2015 on Stream Veruca Salt Ghost Notes
So fucking strong. Love these guys.
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June 28, 2015 on Kate Boy – “Midnight Sun”
One of the best singles of the year so far.
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June 28, 2015 on Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now” (Feat. Justin Bieber) Video
Hmm, not bad, not great. I really like Foals - I've been a fan since Antidotes and was blown away by TLF. Holy Fire had some really nice moments as well. However, I feel like Foals and Bloc Party are kind of the same, in that they're both great, had a cool style to begin with, tried getting into heavier rock, and it didn't really work for either of them. Foals pull it off a bit better than Bloc Party, but songs like this one and Inhaler just don't quite hit the mark. The angst comes off a bit superficial and the music is too well-produced. With that said, still eager to hear the new album.
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June 16, 2015 on Foals – “What Went Down”
Excellent album.
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June 12, 2015 on Jagged Little Pill Turns 20
Amaaaaazing video. The song might be one of her best as well. I wasn't as into her last album as a lot of people were, but this is pure fire.
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March 24, 2015 on FKA twigs – “Glass & Patron” Video
Blue Bucket of Gold has me on the verge of tears right now. Incredible album.
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March 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Holy shit this is mental. One of their best.
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March 17, 2015 on Death Grips – “The Powers That B”
Daniel Johns is incredibly talented. He's a pretty fascinating guy if you've followed him over the years. The fact that Silverchair made Frogstomp when they were 14 is fucking awesome. Sure, their 90's stuff isn't the most creative music in the world, but it was still good - everything they've ever made is good. Aerial Love still has to grow on me a bit, but it's great to hear his voice again (I also think that Daniel is a really underrated vocalist).
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February 10, 2015 on Silverchair Frontman Daniel Johns Is Making Sultry Soul-Pop Now
Lawman is cool as hell.
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February 6, 2015 on Band To Watch: Girl Band
Really good interview. I like what Wes said about nu-metal being a time of experimentation. Go listen to Korn's first album again; the bagpipes, the down-tuned bass, some of the lyrical content, Jonathan's made-up scatman language.... it was a weird experiment and a melding of influences that connected with a lot of people, myself included. Nu-metal was trying new things; some of those things were jockish, and a lot of the lyrics were terrible, but hey, not everything needs to be high art. Same with 80's hair metal; it hasn't aged that well, and a lot of it was ridiculous, but it meant something to so many people that it shouldn't be discarded or laughed at. Who cares if hipsters don't think it's cool? Bottom line, Wes shouldn't feel ashamed of anything.
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January 30, 2015 on Q&A: Wes Borland Tells Us Whether He Really Hates Being In Limp Bizkit, And Why Fleet Foxes Are Bad For Music
Wow, this is....not good.
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January 8, 2015 on iLoveMakonnen – “Super Clean”
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January 5, 2015 on Viet Cong – “Silhouettes”
Love this so much. Can't wait for the album.
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November 20, 2014 on Viet Cong – “Continental Shelf” Video (NSFW)
I listened to Slipknot's entire discography yesterday..... and Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses is actually pretty great. Just sayin'.
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October 30, 2014 on The Week In Pop: On Slipknot’s #1 Album And Hard Rock’s Looming Extinction
The production on this album is incredible.
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October 29, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2
Some thoughts: - Welcome To New York is the worst song on the album. - I really wish that Shake It Off didn't have that obnoxious try-hard spoken/rap bridge; without it, it's actually a fantastic song and one of the best pop singles of the year. - I like that the album has a singular style and vision. It's a really cohesive piece of work that streams nicely from front to back. -I also like how Taylor could have very easily gone the trendy pop route (i.e. hip hop beats, guest rappers, kind of like Ariana's latest) but chose her own path instead. The lack of 'urban' influence in a 2014 pop album is refreshing, and that style wouldn't have worked for Taylor anyway. Overall, an enjoyable album. Nothing groundbreaking, but definitely solid.
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October 27, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989