Comments from Chris DeVille

Repave... also so good
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August 9, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i
Big Red Machine so good... maybe not Elite Vernon but damn, so good
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August 9, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i
Justice 4 “Naeem” 4 sure
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August 9, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I love all those bands, but: All Spoon's best albums came out between 1998-2007. Deerhunter had an incredible run from 2008-2013 but they ain't what they used to be. I may actually be growing to enjoy the National's 2010s output more than their 2000s output (which is crazy because Alligator and Boxer came out in the 2000s), but the new album is a dud and it spoiled their perfect run this decade. Whereas VW and Bon Iver each have three perfect albums this decade (preceded by their perfect debut albums from the prior decade). There you have it: An airtight objective argument!
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August 9, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i
22, A Million is Bon Iver's best album
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August 9, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i
That's too bad, those are easily the two best indie bands of the decade.
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August 9, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i
dammit kensuke, but mostly dammit me
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July 31, 2019 on Preview Bon Iver’s First Arena Tour In Autumn Mini-Doc
I chortled @ cokeparty's contribution to this thread
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July 30, 2019 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2019
"Harmony Hall" is superior but "This Life" definitely has a summer jam quality about it — and it's miles better than "Sunflower," which despite worming its way into my heart, is still annoying jam band shit
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July 30, 2019 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2019
I have to admit I just went by Wikipedia on that one... as expressed last week, I am no metal expert, but I did listen to a lot of Deftones in middle school
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July 29, 2019 on Deftones Announce Second Annual Día De Los Deftones
Also should've written about Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E., was truly trippin' in 2017
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July 29, 2019 on Deftones Announce Second Annual Día De Los Deftones
Definitely not LA Weekly, which Weiss has been campaigning against ever since it became a lobotomized shell of its former self. I believe the piece you're thinking of is the Fader article linked at the end of this report.
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July 26, 2019 on Drakeo The Ruler Acquitted Of Murder
First two Constantines records are classics
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July 23, 2019 on The Hold Steady – “You Did Good Kid”
By the way, in case you're wondering why there have been no Number Ones this week, Tom is on vacation (he wrote this ahead of time).
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July 23, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Florist Emily Alone
Yeah I don't understand why this only happened to Sky and not anybody else. I don't want to just assume it's her fault, but I do wonder how much of it was an extension of her whole operation being such a clusterfuck all the time. Anyhow I feel for her and I am confident the new album will be sick whenever it finally comes out.
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July 20, 2019 on Sky Ferreira’s Chaotic Pitchfork Set Climaxed With A Promising New Song
This seems like a good place to say my wife and I have been watching Brooklyn 99 on Hulu and I love it very much.
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July 16, 2019 on Brittany Howard – “Stay High” Video (Feat. Terry Crews)
Legit excited to see them with the hometown buzz at P4K this weekend
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July 16, 2019 on Whitney – “Valleys (My Love)” Video
You are not wrong to feel that way.
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July 16, 2019 on Wilco – “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”
Timely news https://twitter.com/PageSix/status/1150738495381671937
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July 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Shining Star”
Thanks, I am fixing that. Sorry to insult.
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July 11, 2019 on Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star
Forgot to include this but the best part of my Independence Day was sitting in the inflatable pool out back with my kids, sipping an Elvis Juice, listening to Apple's Rosalía Essentials playlist and then Channel Orange.
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July 11, 2019 on Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star
Agreed, it's had real staying power for me
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July 9, 2019 on Mark Ronson – “Find U Again” (Feat. Camila Cabello) Video
That (very fair and reasonable) approach only applies when the album is a late-career turd, not the best thing an artist has ever released
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July 9, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Purple Mountains Purple Mountains
Damn no South Park bonus beat?! https://youtu.be/-Fo-qmliVAI
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July 9, 2019 on The Number Ones: Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You”
No, I added it after you mentioned in the comments! Thanks for the heads up.
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July 3, 2019 on Rosalía – “Fucking Money Man” Video
I guffaw at the thought of a consensus 10 best Spoon songs... would be a fun exercise though, may have to take a crack at it someday. In the meantime here are outdated album rankings from the same ex-contributor who left "Smells Like Teen Spirit" off his Nirvana top 10 smh: https://www.stereogum.com/1298482/spoon-albums-from-worst-to-best/franchises/counting-down/
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July 2, 2019 on The 10 Best Mark Ronson Songs
There's a deep connection between TNV's shitgaze scene and guys like Kurt Vile and Ryley Walker. So maybe if one of those guys curates an ATP-type fest someday they'll get TNV to reunite for that.
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July 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Van Dale The Visitor
They are! But all evidence suggests they ain't coming back (other than the occasional local fest reunion gig every legendary Columbus indie band seems to wind up playing).
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July 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Van Dale The Visitor
Adding that and Immortal Bird to the list, thanks!
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July 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Van Dale The Visitor
No column this week due to Independence Day! We'll have to see what happens next week. Thank you for your interest. :)
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July 1, 2019 on Sky Ferreira Comments On Music Industry Exploitation In Light Of Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun Feud
Not sure if this question is being posed genuinely or if it's just snark, but: We can and do update posts, but you can only update so many times before the post becomes unwieldy and user-unfriendly.
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July 1, 2019 on Sky Ferreira Comments On Music Industry Exploitation In Light Of Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun Feud
That was a little phrase I edited in... I don't know exactly where you'd draw the line but I think it gets the point across in terms of their shift from bookish indie pop to, like, the showtune equivalent of bookish indie pop. (That is not meant to be dismissive, Dear Catastrophe Waitress is my second favorite B&S after Sinister.)
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July 1, 2019 on Belle & Sebastian – “Sister Buddha” Video
One of your worst comments ever!
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July 1, 2019 on Janet Weiss Leaves Sleater-Kinney
That's what he wore to the Spider-Man premiere YESTERDAY
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June 27, 2019 on Sean Paul Is A Genius, Says Jake Gyllenhaal
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