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    Re: YOUR Top 10 songs of 2014

    Love your number 1 - it isn't my top choice but definitely one of my favorites of year...utterly confused by the number of year end lists I've seen rallying around Habit over this song, not that I...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Saw this on Monklish so prob BS, but just thought I'd ask...anyone hearing any Talking Heads rumors?
  3. Re: Top albums of 2014 (picked by labels, blogs, magazines, artists, and etc)

    So glad I'm not alone in thinking this...LP1 has to be one of the most overrated albums I've heard over the last 5 years...okay with headphones or quite moments around the pad but as bad a car listen...
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    2014 Lost In The Year End Shuffle

    Now that most of the year end lists are out, which albums, songs are u surprised didn't have more of an impact?

    For Me

    Albums -
    Silver Mount Zion - Fuck Off Get Free!
    Neneh Cherry - Blank...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Agreed. And it's their best album.
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    Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    It's definitely not for everyone. Anyone with an aversion to depressing music should stay away, and it helps I think to be a bit older to fully appreciate, but I find it to be a one-of-a-kind type...
  7. Re: Top albums of 2014 (picked by labels, blogs, magazines, artists, and etc)

    And Rolling Stone's list means it was a good year for U2 and Springsteen? To me, it felt like a very down year for hip hop overall regardless of who Gorilla Versus Bear (perplexingly I might add,...
  8. Re: Top albums of 2014 (picked by labels, blogs, magazines, artists, and etc)

    I think workmanlike is the perfect word to sum up this year...again, I thought it was a great year at the very top...but then everything else felt exactly as you put it...workmanlike...not bad, just...
  9. Re: Top albums of 2014 (picked by labels, blogs, magazines, artists, and etc)

    I've liked my top five - SKM, Swans, WOD, Future Islands, St. Vincent more than my five favorites from last couple years but there is no depth at all to 2014...maybe ten other releases that deserve...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Hookworms just booked at Santa Ana Observatory April 4th - does that rule them out, or possibly an early start on the smaller venue bookings GV has been doing for Coachella Acts since they went to...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    ie...arty white males...went to one of their shows here at the Roxy back in September and I'd put money down that out of 500 there were less than 25 women or non-whites of either gender combined.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Not to mention there about a 20% chance we get War on Drugs and Sun Kil Moon on same day this year.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    That would be fantastic. Not a band I expected to see, but a band I love.
  14. Re: Pitchfork About To Release It's Top Albums 2010-2014 so far - What Are Yours?

    Wow that is one piss poor top 100. Different for Different's sake.
  15. Thread: Upcoming Shows

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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Basement stage of Echo/Echoplex in LA probably gets my vote.
  16. Thread: Upcoming Shows

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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Mavis Staples in 1 Hour
  17. Thread: U2 2015

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    Re: U2 2015

    Big time right. Got nothing against NMH and glad they finally played the fields but their show last year was far from awe-inspiring.
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    Re: '15 Surprise/Out of Nowhere Acts

    No, love your enthusiasm for the band, but Swans is the farthest thing from an out of nowhere surprise.

    They're an absolute must this year if the festival hopes to hold off "Jumping the Shark"...
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    Re: '15 Surprise/Out of Nowhere Acts

    I'm an old timer...so not much variance from my standard wish lists/first time old timer acts lists...but of the top of my head,

    Patty Griffin - Totally outside of Festival Demo, better suited to...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    Don't see Radiohead, and frankly, after their lackluster 2011 appearance, not sure I'm eager to see them at Coachella again, but your undercard is awesome.
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    Re: The War On Drugs

    Yeah, saw them at the Fonda 10/3 - Coachella doing the festival a straight-up diservice if they whiff on landing them this year while they are still primarily working the Lost In A Dream material....
  22. Thread: U2 2015

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    Re: U2 2015

    This, like it better than last two, but nothing spectacular.
  23. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    Awesome, expansive list. Love it. But zero Bruce? Gonna start working through the titles I haven't heard. A few comments bolded inside quote...

    Also, one disco album no one's mentioned that might...
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    I know there are many on here who feel this way in general, that unearthing hidden gems is a big part of the thrill, or maybe differentiating themselves from the crowd is a part of it, or they just...
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    You're more familiar with each of these than you think - 12 Dreams spawned several minor radio hits - Prelude: Nothing To Hide, Mr. Skin and Nature's Way the most prominent. Abraxas has Oye Como Va...
  26. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    Yeah, this is great stuff...right up my alley.

    Back to your earlier comment regard my list and its greater diversity - the thing I've always loved about the 70s is the decades unreal...
  27. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    In no order yet - this would probably be my top 50.

    Derek & The Dominos - Layla
    The Velvet Underground - Loaded
    John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
    The Stooges - Fun House
    Van Morrison - St....
  28. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    Yes it should.
  29. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    I dunno - 1967 with Sgt. Peppers, Forever Changes, Are You Experienced, Velvet Underground and Nico, The Doors, Surrealistic Pillow, Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn,Safe As Milk,The Who Sell Out,...
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    Re: Swans are not dead

    Caught them at The Roxy in LA last night - excellent show, though there's a lot on the new album, especially vocally, they can't really deliver live (no one other than MG sings)....A Little God In My...
  31. Re: Who hasn't ever played Coachella that you'd like to see in 15?

    OLDER ACTS

    The Kinks
    Robert Plant
    Patty Griffin
    Television
    David Byrne
    The Rolling Stones
    David Bowie
    Police
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    This year's way overstuffed, legends heavy, EDM-light, half realistic, half wish list, little attention paid to line-position poster. Hoping for 1/5 of these on actual bill.
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    I could totally live with this lineup, have no big headliner dream this year - most of my biggest hoping-fors are lower line acts like Swans, White Denim, The Men, Tim Hecker, The Kinks (ok, admit,...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    This...seems like it would be a snoozefest live. So probably will get Lordes 8:30 Saturday Outdoor theatre slot in 2015
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2014

    A lot of similar favorites...Wig Out At Jagbags in particular has surprised me, just as Mirror Traffic did a few years back, as something I was pretty meh on the first couple of listens but then...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    Lot's of great stuff, John Cale would excite me to no end, but if no Swans, no The Men, not good enough.
  37. Re: Pitchfork About To Release It's Top Albums 2010-2014 so far - What Are Yours?

    Personal Favorites - Can't see Pitchfork giving much half-decade cred to the like of Dr. John, Anais Mitchell, Jason Isbell or Black Joe Lewis - I usually don't jive at all with their end of year...
  38. Pitchfork About To Release It's Top Albums 2010-2014 so far - What Are Yours?

    I've Got...

    1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasty - Kanye West
    2. The Seer - Swans
    3. Benji - Sun Kil Moon
    4. Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
    5. To Be Kind - Swans
    6. High Violet - The National...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Re: The Men - I hear ya, but loose/sloppy is kinda their whole aesthetic, and they've got as natural an instinct for making that kind of loose playing work to their advantage as any act I've heard in...
  40. Thread: Weird Al

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    Re: Weird Al

    This would be fun - that Word Crimes parody/video is pure genius...best he's ever done outside of maybe Fat.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Loving The Antlers Familiars on first listen - retains the chill angsty drama of their earlier work, but set to this cool brassy dream pop bed, almost a Beirut crossed with In Rainbows feel to lot of...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    sure, but you're only going to see 1/4 of them, and my personal top 1/4 on his poster appeals to me a great deal.
  43. Fun Discussion/Argument Starter - Your Top 100 All Time Revisions

    Which 10 albums do you feel are least deserving of a spot in Acclaimed Music's all time top 100 list, why, and what would you replace each with. Obviously, most of the stuff I'm suggesting don't...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    Find room for The Men, Django Django, and Sharon Van Etten on the undercard and Elvis Costello as a sub and I am all over this lineup with zero complaints, though it's so depressing that in today's...
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2014

    Couldn't disagree more - mostly because I felt 2013 was the worst year in over a decade...this one, with Sun Kill Moon, Swans, War On Drugs, Future Islands, Neneh Cherry, Silver Mt. Zion, Wild Beasts...
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    Re: Celebs you've met @ past coachella

    Saw but didn't meet Carla Guigino, Minnie Driver, and Sienna Miller and her model posse for sure, thought I was standing next to Elizabeth Olsen during one afternoon show week one, but wasn't...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    So I've heard...does Tollett have the balls to get them here in 2015 and give them the 90 minute Gobi closing slot against the weekend's most mainstream headliner their style and quality of recent...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Go for it!
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Swans, Swans, Swans...can't get myself to listen to anything else right now...with The Seer and To Be Kind, band has now put out what are to my ears, 2 of the 5 best albums of this young...
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    Re: Indie music is dying

    To actually get reflective on indie for a second, I do have a general broad definition for it...Has nothing to do with specific labels, amount of radio play, or sound...but more to do with the...
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