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This review got so poetic at the end I almost teared up. I need to hear this record.
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September 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Deafheaven New Bermuda
This video made my day. Also 'Poison Season' is a fantastic album.
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August 27, 2015 on Destroyer – “Times Square” Video
I agree with what you're saying about Sleater-Kinney's integrity, but I don't think Carrie being in an American Express ad (several years before their reunion) has anything to do with the band.
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March 15, 2015 on Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall
Just part of their scorched-earth, scalded-skin approach to music.
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March 5, 2015 on Antemasque Accused Of Throwing Boiling Water At Fans
This song kind of made my day.
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March 4, 2015 on Tanlines – “Slipping Away”
I also miss this feature! It's how I used to navigate this site a lot of the time (less stalking other people, more to see how much love/hate my own comments were getting).
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
Sure do! I'm referring here to the unsuccessful effort to #CancelColbert mini-controversy from a few months back.
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
So glad that the identity politics of the 90s have come back (if you're A you can't say B or risk offending C). I'm sure the outrage that cancelled Colbert will also take down up-and-coming punk band 'Viet Cong.'
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
'Viet Cong' are a post-punk band following the conventions of the genre. Post-punk bands traditionally have band names referencing political/historical events that otherwise have nothing to do with the band. See: Joy Division, Mission of Burma, Gang of Four. Should these bands likewise be shamed for offending victims of the Holocaust/Myanmar junta/Cultural Revolution? This whole controversy is ridiculous, and I would counsel the members of 'Viet Cong' to let this blow over and revel in the notoriety and free press.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
And now I regret doubting this album. Never been happier to be wrong, this is super good.
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February 26, 2015 on Stream Cannibal Ox Blade Of The Ronin
Granted my expectations were kind of low (what with 14 years between albums and El-P not being on board), but one listen in, I'm pretty into this.
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February 26, 2015 on Stream Cannibal Ox Blade Of The Ronin
"New York is so far from California it could die."
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February 18, 2015 on Best Coast Announce Major Label Debut Album California Nights
Any chance that this will be good? 14 years later and without El-P on board... I have my doubts.
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February 2, 2015 on Cannibal Ox – “Iron Rose” (Feat. MF Doom)
man I get it, we need to push back against this tide of people encroaching on TS profits, even if that means once-common words and phrases are now off-limits. But leave blochead out of this! He just doesn't appreciate TS or her transcendent levels of business acumen.
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January 29, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
Remember that time Ian Mackaye sued those guys for bootlegging Minor Threat t-shirts? What a dick that guy is!
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
It may be overhyped bland walmart pop, but that business savvy!
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
Yes, indie in the sense that the label's distribution is through Universal and is partly owned by Swift's family.
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
Wow. I've had this on repeat all day, just amazing. I'll echo the comment above: this is the best album he's released as Mount Eerie.
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January 26, 2015 on Stream Mount Eerie Sauna
I fully expected Burial to drop another EP at the end of December (just to mess with everyone's year-end lists), but I'll take this. Great song.
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January 22, 2015 on Burial – “Temple Sleeper”
Yes a well-deserved AOTW (if that honour is not going to Sleater-Kinney). Actually 'Viet Cong' and 'No Cities to Love' are both vying for control of my soul at the moment. I think that means it was a good week for music.
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January 20, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong
Yeah I don't remember a year starting this strong. Sleater-Kinney and Viet Cong are going to be AOTY contenders. Keep it coming 2015.
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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
Chad VanGaalen and Shabazz Palaces, those are two of my favourite things right there. Of course the end result can only be greatness.
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January 11, 2015 on Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray” Video
While I can respect your personal views on this particular song, your argument becomes something very different when applied to a court of law. If they can reveal "truth of character," then song lyrics, and all the subtleties of artistic expression that went into writing them, can be used against someone as a predictor of behaviour or as evidence of intent.
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December 1, 2014 on Read Killer Mike’s USA Today Op-Ed About Using Rap Lyrics In Criminal Trials
Whether or not you deem them to be "artistic" or metaphorical enough for your standards is irrelevant, lyrics are by definition a form of artistic expression and therefore should be inadmissible as evidence in a criminal case.
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December 1, 2014 on Read Killer Mike’s USA Today Op-Ed About Using Rap Lyrics In Criminal Trials
Yeah, there are definitely some great albums peppered in there along with the typical questionable and well past their prime choices, but it's really in that top 3 that the list loses all claims to legitimacy.
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December 1, 2014 on War On Drugs: Benji Is “Such A Beautiful Record”
That Rolling Stone list is hilarious, though not surprising. If ever they were on top of what is happening in music (late '60s/early '70s maybe?), those days are long past.
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December 1, 2014 on War On Drugs: Benji Is “Such A Beautiful Record”
Their last album was great, looking forward to this. There's lots of great music coming from this circle of musicians in Seattle at the moment (Shabazz Palaces is probably my AOTY).
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December 1, 2014 on THEESatisfaction – “Recognition” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood)
I like the EP fine and Women was (were?) a great band, but this song is something special and has definitely raised my hopes that the album will be too.
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November 19, 2014 on Viet Cong – “Continental Shelf” Video (NSFW)
Yep, Andy Stott album of the week.
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November 19, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement