Comments from Amir

There's "lack taste" and then there's "be the one song on the project where he has to use that homophobic slur to remind everyone he used to be shocking"
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August 31, 2018 on Justin Vernon Distances Himself From Eminem Collaboration: “We Are Gonna Kill This Track”
Also this statement is ridiculous, of course you can't decide to come play at a festival only a few weeks before it's due and somehow magically organize a second show at an occupied, military-ruled territory in the same time frame. That's just bullshit. If you want to cancel due to BDS pressure then just say it, that's fine, but this is just a populist statement trying to be fine with all sides involved and she definitely knew what she was getting herself into so it's even more annoyong imo
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August 31, 2018 on Lana Del Rey Postpones Israel Show
I get it that she doesn't want to say she "cancelled" her show to not piss her fans and generally stay on good terms with everyone, but you can't really postpone a show that's at a festival. She's pulled out of the festival and that's it. It's also her second cancellation here in about 4 years so I'm not sure any promoter will really want to try and book her again, so yeah, not really "postponded" at all
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August 31, 2018 on Lana Del Rey Postpones Israel Show
I'd argue Bryrer Layter is more of an early Friday/Saturday afternoon album. But I was just listening to it yesterday evening and it's definitely the greatest
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August 31, 2018 on Stream Eminem’s Surprise New Album Kamikaze
A band can truly only make the same song a limited amount of times (except if they're AC/DC)
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August 29, 2018 on Kanye Finally Answers Kimmel’s Trump Question, Was Dismayed When Drake Sent Him Purple Demon Emojis
Man, I fucking love this album. This together with War Stories were some of the first albums me and my friends ever purchased and listened to a lot, due to Unkle coming around here to open for NIN in 2007. I don't remember anything from their set to be honest, but I do remember a lot of these songs making a huge impression on a 14 y.o. whose music taste consisted mostly of thrash metal. I go back to this album every once in a while and am always surprised to find something new about to get excited about in it, which is a huge achievement. and it has to be said that the Rabbit in Your Headlights video is probably the best music video of all time. it works every single time somehow, even when I know exactly how it's going to play out
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August 24, 2018 on Psyence Fiction Turns 20
It's definitely Rabbit in Your Headlights, but Ego/Mirror are both incredible and Shipwrecked also deserves praise
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August 24, 2018 on Psyence Fiction Turns 20
Expect this song to be added to "Queen" in a few days, after it earns some buzz
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August 24, 2018 on BTS – “Idol” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
Admittedly I haven't been listening to much post-Antics Interpol, but his voice just sounds bad these days, don't it? I don't know, haven't listened to the whole thing through yet, and the music is good mostly, but the vocals just sounds... weird? Like something is a bit off with his voice, maybe some vocal effects. I honestly don't know if I'm making this up but that's what I've mostly been thinking about while listening to the album
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August 24, 2018 on Stream Interpol’s New Album Marauder
I've been listening to Joyce Manor pretty much non-stop in the past few months. I have no idea why I'm so into them specifically now, after being familiar with their music for a while but not really caring too much about it, but apparently something got rewired in my brain at some point this year and I find myself repeatedly listening to the S/T and Never Hungover Again, and fuck me, these are GREAT albums. I'm not into Cody as much, and the singles indicate this one will be similar to that one - although I love "Think I'm Still In Love With You" - but nonetheless this new album comes at a perfect timing for me. Also great to see these cool dudes getting well-deserved coverage here!!
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August 21, 2018 on In The Garage: Joyce Manor Share The Scenes And Stories Behind Million Dollars To Kill Me
It's probably unfinished, as it wasn't officialy released but rather leaked
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August 21, 2018 on Hear Young Thug’s Elton John-Sampling “Rocket Man”
There isn't a time where I don't think about Helmet. One of the best to ever do it
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
That being said I've been"really looking forward" to every single Weezer album in the past ten years so I might not be the best measurement of appropriate hype levels
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
Finally caught up with Birds in Row and it is indeed really good. Haven't gotten to Vein yet but I really should so thanks for reminding me!
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
Both singles were great so for the first time since I've started listening to them (which is around the time the self titled came out) I'm really looking forward to an Interpol album
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
(The new American Nightmare album is also pretty damn good!!)
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
Have you listened to the new Wrong album?? It's not hardcore per se but it's fucking magnificent, sounds like a modern day Helmet, and just thrashes front to back. Hugely recommended!!
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August 21, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self
I love these solo albums as much as I love Dinosaur Jr., which is a lot. Several Shades of Why is one of my all time favorites, and I've been going back to it many times in my life, including fairly recently, so this is really good news. The new song is beautiful, too. Thanks, J
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August 21, 2018 on J Mascis – “See You At The Movies”
That being said, I'm going to this festival, which is the first time we've had this sort of "real music festival" with actual headliners coming from the US/Europe, and I'm extremely excited (Kamasi! Battles! Pusha T!), but even amongst the festival goers many of us are not really excited about Lana's addition to the lineup
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August 19, 2018 on Lana Del Rey Defends Tel Aviv Show
I know that isn't anyone concern about this story but she isn't even playing in Tel Aviv. I know this is a small country and all but the festival is going to be at some kibbutz that's in a whole different area of the country (which means... 2 hours from Tel Aviv). Wonder if they're ever going to tell her beforehand
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August 19, 2018 on Lana Del Rey Defends Tel Aviv Show
And he managed to only mention being from SoCal once!
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August 18, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Has it been 10 years since Bradford played My Sharona for 3 hours straight already?
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
I know it's not eligible until next week and probably wouldn't make it anyway but I wouldn't want anyone to miss the fact the the mighty Daughters are back with a second single from an upcoming album (first in 8 years!!) and it is THE FUCKING BEST. Honestly this is one of the best bands in heavy music and the new direction is really fucking good. Check it out: https://youtu.be/cqa4_YuQQV8
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August 17, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Narrow Stairs is incredible. Not quite as praised as Transatlanticism but I really don't see why, they are equally as great in my opinion. I Will Possess Your Heart is one of my favorite songs, indie rock or not, of all time, and there's plenty more killers there (namely Long Division, Brixby Canyon Bridge, Pity and Fear... jesus I just finished listening to it right now and I already want another go)
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August 17, 2018 on Something About Airplanes Turns 20
Summer Years is such a great fucking song. I'm not sold on the whole album yet, but this song is fantastic, such a Narrow Stairs throwback in the best sense
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August 17, 2018 on Something About Airplanes Turns 20
it's a great track and I hope you're not trying to claim otherwise
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August 16, 2018 on Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars
Can't fucking wait to hear the new Oh Sees, the singles have all been insane. I honestly have no idea how Dwyer keeps cranking out material this good at this rate, bless his soul
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August 14, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Mitski Be The Cowboy
And here's some random emo band's take on Only In Dreams (aka the greatest Weezer song!), which is definitely not better than the original but is pretty damn impressive IMO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNsqoDLH1-k
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August 13, 2018 on 10 Obscure Covers Better Than The Originals
One of my all-time favorite covers no one knows about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFji2iNFFTM
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August 13, 2018 on 10 Obscure Covers Better Than The Originals
True, but to be honest, getting to finally hear a studio version of Man of War is enough to satiate me for another year or so
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August 13, 2018 on Thom Yorke Announces US Tour Dates
I was thinking the same when it dropped, but I actually pretty liked that album back then. There's also a great B-Side featuring Rostam(!!) that was released as a 7" later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGp6pIPIhyk
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August 13, 2018 on Cloud Nothings – “The Echo Of The World”
Sounds like BOTH Attack on Memory and (the arguably better) Here and Nowhere Else, which is to say, sounds fucking amazing
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August 13, 2018 on Cloud Nothings – “The Echo Of The World”
Apparently there's a new Pig Destroyer single out there from just a few hours ago!! Thanks for making me check their Spotify page to re-listen to Army of Cops! Excited there's a new one coming
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August 8, 2018 on Cursive – “Life Savings”
Touch Me I'm Sick is really a perfect song, in the way that John Peel used to describe "Teenage Kicks" - there's absolutely nothing you could change about it that could improve it. Not only a great time capsule but also a fucking blast of a song to this day. I'm not that familiar with the rest of Mudhoney's discography, though I did see them live a few years ago at Primavera; but this song is one of my absolute favorites of all time
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August 1, 2018 on Still Sick After All These Years: The Grunge Era Kicked Off In Earnest 30 Years Ago Today
My Dad has unexpectedly passed away two weeks ago at the too-young age of 59. The kind of stuff you never imagine will ever happen to your family, but then it does, and leaves you broken apart, barely hanging. It's been the hardest, weirdest two weeks in my life, a constant nightmare I can't wake up from and can't really understand or realize is actually real. I'm seeing that just now I'm starting to realize how big of an importance my dad had in my life. He was this huge, reassuring presence, always there to turn to in time of need, the one stable thing in the not-always-stable life of a confused 20-something who doesn't know what the fuck to do with his life most of the time. That is what dad, and the family as a whole, was for me, and that was always supposed to be that way, at least for the next 30 years. I have been thinking of Mount Eerie's "Real Death" almost every day since. Playing that song in my head in the all the lowest moments of the day (of which there were, and still are, plenty). I haven't been able to listen to it, at all - not in those past two weeks, and not even once since the first (and probably last) time I've listened to A Crow Looked At Me. This album was devastating to listen to, and I could never bring myself, nor did I want, to ever take a look into real misery and sadness like that ever again. And I've been thinking of it every day in the past week. Maybe even experiencing something close to what Phil was, and still is. But I still can't, and won't, listen to it. Just the echo of it in my head is enough to ruin me. In these past two weeks have it's been really hard for me to believe that life could be "happy" again. These times will pass, sure, and life gets back on track, but this awful void is going to remain, and this presence will forever be missing, and it's going to suck, hard, for a long time. Reading this story doesn't really help change the way I feel. It's not my life, I don't know them at all, but it brightens my day a little bit to see that despite awful losses people can still find new happiness in life. so I'm happy for these guys, a lot. They deserve it, more than anyone maybe. They have both been true a lot, lost a lot, had to deal with this for a long time, in ways that I never want to imagine myself having to deal with, both with young daughters. It's just awful, and those two deserve whatever good stuff comes their way. I'm not sure why I'm writing this here. But this has been a weird few weeks and I feel like this coincidence might be a necessary little light in my life right now. Death Is Real, but maybe it will not overcome all happiness.
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July 26, 2018 on Phil Elverum And Michelle Williams Are Married
Judging by the look, I guess we're up for a post-punk album next
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July 24, 2018 on Watch Arctic Monkeys Debut New Look, Play “The Ultracheese” On Colbert
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