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  1. Thread: U2 2015

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    Re: U2 2015

    This, like it better than last two, but nothing spectacular.
  2. 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...
  3. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    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...
  4. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. Re: Lets collectively, drunkenly, come to a consensus about the 70s

    Yes it should.
  8. 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...
  10. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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.
  22. 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...
  30. Re: Jack White Says The Black Keys Are 'Watered Down Ripoffs' Of The White Stripes

    What, for being dead fucking right. If your going to throw down the gauntlet on this, at least do it with one of JWs albums that's in the ball park. After Steady As She Goes BBS is a fairly dreadful...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    God, that new War on Drugs is a killer headphone listen.

    Just Saying.
  32. Re: Jack White Says The Black Keys Are 'Watered Down Ripoffs' Of The White Stripes

    I can see where Jack is coming from, and not saying the Black Keys are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but truth of the matter is however watered down compared to the best White Stripes albums...
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2014

    I Like it a ton, but for me it's a bit of a drop off from their previous two releases, and I think that's a big part of the reason it's not showing up on more lists - people comparing it to the bands...
  34. Re: Interpol and The Strokes making a return next year?

    I would prefer neither...both bands deep into the downside of their career and neither quite ready for the reunion/old-timer label...Tollett can do much better than tired bookings like these.

    2014...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    Why, because it's got Imagine Dragons? A Lineup with U2, The Kinks, Daft Punk, John Cale, Brian Eno, Massive Attack, Lykke Li, Parquet Courts, Metz, White Denim, Fugazi, Belle & Sebastian, How To...
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    Re: Why don't black people go to Coachella?

    As hard as it may be for some of us diehards to believe, I could see that a substantial portion of the Coachella line-up doesn't really appeal to a large number of African-Americans.

    I remember...
  37. Thread: 2015 wish list

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    Re: 2015 wish list

    Funny, that's the lineup for that Napa Valley Fest coming up
  38. Thread: 2015 wish list

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    Re: 2015 wish list

    Why, she's an awful drummer...high school cover band level chops.
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    Re: U2 and Coachella: A match both want to happen

    1) Except, next year, just like in 2014...90% of the crowd will be made up Skrillex/Calvin Harris/Lana Del Ray loving bros and molly girls who grab their tickets in this week's presale before U2...
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    Re: U2 and Coachella: A match both want to happen

    I too would love to see U2 headline, but I think a roger waters approach would be best. A three hour block - first 90 minutes a career spanning opening leg - intermission - then Joshua Tree front to...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Unfortunately the only time I've seen them was the first two-thirds of their 2010 Coachella set, and they had all sorts of audio problems, which on top of the super-fuzzed out tones they were going...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Nope.

    Respect your opinion as much as anyone's on this board. Definitely one of the last 10 year's strongest recording acts, no denying that. Very adventurous, but a bit too hit and miss due to...
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2014

    Updated - 9.12 - Getting a better feel for the year.

    1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
    2. Swans - To Be Kind
    3. Future Islands - Singles
    4. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
    5. Courtney Barnett - The...
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    Re: Guess The 2015 Lineup A Year In Advance

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  45. Thread: future islands

    by IlliniQ
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    Re: future islands

    They'll be back. You might get your chance.

    Not my favorite set (that would be Replacements week 2), but a close second and the one I find myself thinking back on the most in the two weeks...
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    Re: Guess The 2015 Lineup A Year In Advance

    Wrong...just saw him doing Songs In Key Of Life at last LA Christmas show and it was fantastic...key is that he come armed with a disciplined planned...sounds like the last ten years, when he comes...
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    Re: Guess The 2015 Lineup A Year In Advance

    I hope they never do bring him back - my favorite concert experience in my lifetime. A return trip could only lessen the magic of that wonderful night in '09.

    If going to be a legend headliner,...
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    Re: Old Timer / Reunion Wish List For 2015

    Trust me, you do not want the Spin Doctors. Guaranteed disaster unless you limit their time to 30 minutes.

    I'll give them credit, the do have three Fantastic songs to their name, which they...
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    Re: Worst Perfomance?

    Felt like a Grammy show to me. Fun songs...but after a while I just got sick of all the surprise guest stuff going on this year...it's great when it happens in 3-4 sets over the course of the...
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    Re: Worst Perfomance?

    My Least Favs...in order of decreasing wretchedness.

    1) Calvin Harris - more for what he represented re: Coachella's future than anything else. For me, the most depressing Coachella moment ever....
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