Comments from Bryce Bullins

Probably the odd man out in this fight but I never understood the appeal of OutKast. They're just too goofy and it misses the mark for me.
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April 12, 2014 on Watch OutKast Reunite At Coachella
One of the few bands I never tire of listening to on record or live. Such a phenomenal group of people.
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March 28, 2014 on Watch The National Play The Tonight Show
Really great article. It's always seemed odd to me that emo got such hate from so many audiences. Perhaps it's my own bias toward the genre but emo music tends to be some of the most humanist music I've listened to. Same with the older slowcore bands of the early 90s like Codeine, arguably proto-emo themselves. Conversely, I'm just a pathetic twenty-five year old man. I'm OK with that though.
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March 24, 2014 on Don’t Call It A Comeback: A Night On The Front Lines Of The Emo Revival
This brilliant AND subversive to Spotify. Love it.
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March 19, 2014 on Indie Band Vulfpeck Are Funding A Tour By Streaming Silence On Spotify
The Hall of Fame may not really "mean" anything but come on. The flip flopping or whatever is happening here is obscene. Get the guy's hopes up and even his kids stoked and then yank out from under him? Shitty, man. Real shitty.
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March 17, 2014 on KISS Fans Rejoice: Nirvana’s Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into The Rock Hall After All
I'm not sure of the track title but the outro starting around 38:00 is just so dominant. Excellent write up as well. Just now really getting into sludge. Bands like this and Cough really make me want to dig deeper.
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March 17, 2014 on Stream Thou Heathen
Sounds at least comparable to "Antics" era songs. That's a good thing.
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March 17, 2014 on Watch Interpol Debut “My Desire” And “Anywhere” In Newcastle
This album is so aggressive and dissonant. I love it.
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March 17, 2014 on Stream Liars Mess
Samuel Herring reminds me a lot of Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth in that he can pull of the clean vocals well and nail the guttural/shrieking vocals. Would be killer to see Samuel in a metal band.
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March 17, 2014 on Stream Future Islands Singles
On a reputable list, the books aren't even ranked. It's just a compilation of the "100 greatest novels" or something similar. TIME has done it a few times.
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February 9, 2014 on NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
As much as we'd all like to see it, I doubt it will ever happen. There seems to be too much vitriol between Damon and Dean.
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January 29, 2014 on Slowdive Reunite
I really don't know how to feel about Trent Reznor and Dave Grohl teaming up. I mean I feel...lost. Really.
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January 27, 2014 on Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos
As an aside, it is Gums' own drinking game that brought on this vitriol.
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January 27, 2014 on Grammys 2014: Winners List
The Grammy's: The (popular) music industry jerking off each other for one night of collective hedonism and narcissistic indulgence.
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January 26, 2014 on Grammys 2014: Winners List
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January 14, 2014 on R.I.P. Coinye
This kind of post-rock inspired melodic black metal is growing on me but I'm still more fond of the raw, dissonant riffs. Either way, this is a pretty great album. Going to give it some more listens, see if I can dig deeper into it. Favorite track right now would be "And If All the Stars Faded Away." Side note: why doesn't SoundCloud have a volume adjustment in its embedded players? They always play at full at volume and it's really startling/too loud. I probably woke my neighbors up this morning when I hit play.
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January 14, 2014 on Stream Woods Of Desolation As The Stars (Stereogum Premiere)
Beautiful song from a beautiful band.
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January 14, 2014 on Real Estate – “Talking Backwards” Video
Feels a bit more nuanced than everything on "Days." Cleaner sounding and not as hazy. It's definitely in the same vein but it feels like the natural progression/conclusion of that "Days" sound.
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January 14, 2014 on Real Estate – “Talking Backwards” Video
A woefully unknown band that was cut short far too early. All of their output is just magnificent. "Burning in the Undertow of God" was my favorite track off of "Weighing Souls with Sand."
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January 4, 2014 on Deconstructing: Alcest’s Shelter And Metal In A Post-Deafheaven World
Deafheaven were only metal inasmuch as the shrieking vocals and blast beats where there (i.e.: stretching it). Beyond that, it's just really heavy post-rock. For what it's worth, I think there were plenty of other better metal releases in 2013 beyond Sunbather. It's a great album but I don't think it deserves the unending adulation its receiving.
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January 4, 2014 on Deconstructing: Alcest’s Shelter And Metal In A Post-Deafheaven World
That How to Dress Well cover needs to be way, way higher than 5. Number 1 even. All the same, glad it got mentioned. Absolutely beautiful/heartbreaking cover.
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January 3, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I genuinely feel that "Get Lucky" is generic funk rock. It's a marketable single but as a song of the year? Please. Just feels like such a hollow song to me.
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December 24, 2013 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013
A no talent hack who is only hanging on to relevance by creating absolutely arbitrary "beefs" with anyone who even breathes in her direction.
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December 20, 2013 on The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013
It seems to me that the fault should really lie with the labels and not Spotify itself. They don't purchase rights from artists directly but rather labels and their parent companies, should they have one. Moreover, it's not like every single band that has ever lived is on Spotify. There are still punk bands and indie bands and artists of all ilk that still believe in the tried and true old fashioned street teams/word of mouth method.
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December 18, 2013 on Johnny Marr Disses HAIM, Spotify
Wait, "Inside Edition" is still on the air?
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December 18, 2013 on Johnny Marr Disses HAIM, Spotify
This truly is one of the most heinous, despicable events in music of the past 20 some odd years. I only hope that the children effected by this inhuman creature are able to live stable, healthy lives from now on.
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December 18, 2013 on Lostprophets Ian Watkins Sentenced To 35 Years For Child Sex Offenses
I didn't know Gauntlet Hair split. That's a bummer.
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December 17, 2013 on In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2013
Been listening to that Nails release for a couple of days now. Unrelenting brutality.
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December 11, 2013 on The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013
I agree. It's somewhat criminal to not have Bona Drag on this list.
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December 10, 2013 on Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best
I don't agree with most of this list. Kill Uncle should be higher and Viva Hate should be number one.
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December 10, 2013 on Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best
Thank you for putting Grave Miasma in the top 10. So many "best of metal" lists on other sites completely ignored this brutal album. Hell, thanks for putting this whole list together and bringing metal to the indiesphere. It's pretty fantastic coming to a site where I kind find both the new Behemoth video and the latest Morrissey gossip.
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December 10, 2013 on The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013
Really missed a chance to play "Trapped Under Ice" with this concert. I mean c'mon.
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December 9, 2013 on See Photos And Full Video Of Metallica’s Antarctica Concert
So glad Behemoth made the list. Even if you don't like the music, there is no denying that that video is cinematic as hell.
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December 7, 2013 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week