whiskeyclone

Comments from whiskeyclone

But minus that last comma.
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September 12, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
Ah, the first time, but not the last, that I tried and was unable to enjoy, this band.
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September 12, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
No 20th anniversary write-up for Cornershop's When I Was Born for the 7th Time last week, but 3 10 year write-ups in one day? Booooooo.
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September 12, 2017 on Rise Above Turns 10
Yep, and this is a great, dark way to kick it off, glad to see it get a moment. If you replaced "Angie" with a Side 2 cut, that first side would be amazing.
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September 10, 2017 on Watch The Rolling Stones Play “Dancing With Mr. D” For The First Time In 44 Years
That's one of Kurt's recurring lyrical points, and he walks the walk on it.
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August 31, 2017 on Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything” Video
I'm glad people have vocally established how nonsense the placement and write-up for Twin Cinema are. It's easily my number one - you want something that's got moments of greatness but is uneven, that's Mass Romantic to me. And I wouldn't put that anywhere near #6. I also whole heartedly agree about the greatness of "The Bleeding Heart Show". 1. Twin Cinema 2. Electric Version 3. Mass Romantic 4. Whiteout Conditions (I like it! But I also feel like the falloff after the first three leaves the mid-packers close and hard to rank) 5. Challengers 6. Brill Bruisers 7. Together
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August 28, 2017 on The New Pornographers Albums From Worst To Best
Finally heard it all, very happy with it. Not blown away - that would require something approaching Songs for the Deaf or maybe Rated R - but it's still one of the better albums of the year on first spin. Definitely so if we restrict it to rock albums. It starts really strong, but I think I prefer the second half overall. I like how different it is from ...Like Clockwork, too. I liked the latter, but swaggering Josh is the best Josh. Now I need to quick dicking around and get a ticket for the Philly show.
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August 25, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age Villains
Great song, yes. If the whole album was that good, Shepperd's Dog would have some serious competition.
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August 22, 2017 on Album Of The Week: EMA Exile In The Outer Ring
Oh yeah, Iron & Wine, too. I haven't thought he slam dunked anything front-to-back since The Shepherd's Dog (my favorite, hands down), but again, I'll at least give it a listen.
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August 22, 2017 on Album Of The Week: EMA Exile In The Outer Ring
QotSA - Yes please! WoD - A cautious "yes" - I think I'm ready to accept them for what they are, which is a bit same-y and derivative, and kind of casually dig them. Gogol Bordello - Never really a great studio band, but I love them and am always interested to hear what they come up with. Action Bronson, A$AP Mob, Thee Oh Sees, King Gizzard - all stuff I may get around to checking out, plus I guess AotW. Potentially solid week.
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August 22, 2017 on Album Of The Week: EMA Exile In The Outer Ring
Vedder had a genuine hit or two later solo, I feel like (but am not going to research). Didn't he win something for the Into the Wild soundtrack, too? But anyway, what made that the "Last Kiss" thing even weirder was that it was just a cover they originally recorded for their annual fan club Christmas vinyl and somehow still managed to get on the radio.
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August 18, 2017 on When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit
Brutal losses, both are great live acts.
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August 14, 2017 on A Tribe Called Quest Miss Their Outside Lands Set Twice
Yeah, Zep certainly didn't do any of the former. ;)
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August 12, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Evil Has Landed”
Sad Beck on the sad tracks on his 90s stuff, yes. I feel like his sad albums since have been too flat and...gauzy, with some songs that were admittedly good enough to transcend.
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August 12, 2017 on Beck Confirms New Album Colors, Which “Was Quite An Undertaking”
Eh, I felt it was a mediocre 2nd decade, but maybe just because Mellow Hold - Midnight Vultures set such a high standard. The moor recent stuff wasn't genuinely bad, it just tended to bee less vibrant or more filler- heavy.
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August 12, 2017 on Beck Confirms New Album Colors, Which “Was Quite An Undertaking”
All it took was this guy killing himself for Stereogum to evidently realize he/Linkin Park was their favorite musician/band of the century.
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August 5, 2017 on Chester Bennington Collaborators Detail His Relapse And Final Days
Absolutely! The Fragile forever. That was a moment that particularly thrilled me in 2014 when I finally got to see Trent and his amazing stage show. The dude seriously brings it.
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August 1, 2017 on Nine Inch Nails Crushed Panorama With Controlled Rage
It's excellent, but I'd put "Under Cover of Darkness", "Taken for a Fool", "Tap Out" and "Oblivius" ahead. All 5 > any recent Adams highlights, though (Adams hasn't been without good songs, but he doesn't hit that sweet spot that the Strokes manage to nearly as often).
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August 1, 2017 on Ryan Adams Is Roasting The Strokes On Twitter
If the rest is anywhere as good as "Truth" we're in for a treat.
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July 31, 2017 on Kamasi Washington Announces Harmony Of Difference EP
I was wondering if they would, cool.
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July 28, 2017 on Watch Fleet Foxes Cover Phish And Return The Phavor
They were the act I most wanted to see yesterday, I was really bummed when I heard they pulled out, especially because Ride were still delayed by pre-set tech difficulties, so it was really shaping up to be a shit late-afternoon. But Ride slayed once they came out and Jamila might have been my most pleasant surprise of the weekend, so that all softened the blow.
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July 17, 2017 on Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest
It was pretty great. Took over from George Clinton for best, funnest set of the weekend.
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July 16, 2017 on A Tribe Called Quest Take Over Pitchfork Fest For Their First Show Without Phife Dawg
Yes, Regine should definitely sing more. She usually scores some of the best highlights, and is a better singer regardless.
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July 13, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue”
This and the 2 Shabazz? That alone is gonna be a lot to digest...
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
Nah, it was better than that. I'd cut a couple of tracks, or at least heavily edit them, but there's a lot of great material there. With that said, I agree that he gives off "phony" vibes sometimes, and I've already been worrying about how much longer we've got before he becomes outright annoying/starts putting out sailboat material. Hope I'm off base, of course. And I still hear nothing but praise for his live shows, which I've somehow managed not to catch any of.
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July 1, 2017 on Chance The Rapper, Kings Of Leon Reportedly Got MTV News To Delete Mildly Negative Reviews Of Their Music
Oooh, Spiritualized
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June 28, 2017 on Desert Daze 2017 Lineup
Sorry to hear that...any word on the status of their tour?
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June 28, 2017 on Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Has Died