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  1. Thread: Weird Al

    by IlliniQ
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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.
  4. 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...
  12. 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.
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  19. Thread: 2015 wish list

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    Re: 2015 wish list

    Funny, that's the lineup for that Napa Valley Fest coming up
  20. 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 - 7.02 - working from a very shallow pool of listens at this point - started diving into SVE, Liars, Silver Mt. Zion, Tuneyards, Parquet Courts, White Lung, Black Keys, Real Estate but too...
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    Re: Guess The 2015 Lineup A Year In Advance

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  27. Thread: future islands

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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....
  33. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend Two Edition)

    Saw all but a few of my top choices weekend 1, tried to see all new acts week 2...For most, part, felt I made the right choices week 1 but these week 2 sets were awesome.

    1) The Replacements -...
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    Re: Old Timer / Reunion Wish List For 2015

    Great Freaking Calls here lehorne &, pissed at myself for leaving them off.
  35. Thread: 2015 wish list

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    Re: 2015 wish list

    Basically a dump of every recording artist I've genuinely enjoyed over last 5 years that I have yet to see at Coachella, plus some old timers, Bon Iver and The National.

    Potential Headliner Wish...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 Fake Posters Thread

    Like a lot of of what's on here...would kill for Swans.

    Alabama Shakes and White Denim...I've resigned myself to those being two bands I'd love to see at Coachella that Tollett will just never...
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    Re: Weekend 1 vs Weekend 2

    I've always felt, at least on Sunday, the Headliner should not close the fest. Frankly I'd rather see the Headliner as second to last set every night, but especially Sunday...let Tiesto or Calvin...
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    Re: Overcrowded this year!

    90% of the audience this year was there for Pharrell, Lorde, Lana, and the Sahara...for them, I'm sure the festival seemed crowded.
  39. Re: Thank you Coachella! I packed all the joy I could into this video.

    All is lost!
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    Re: SUNDAY OVERCROWDED WEEKEND ONE

    Went to all the old timer, indie rock, critics best album of last year type sets week 1 and felt it was least crowded Coachella since '08...went to all the rap/non Sahara/Yuma dance/mainstream acts...
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    Re: Coachella superlatives

    Fantastic! Neko's back-up singer is Kelly Hogan...a huge Nashville session name in her own right, had a sweet covers album a couple years back that is well worth checking out if you like female...
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    Old Timer / Reunion Wish List For 2015

    At This Point Anyone Pre-2000 start date to career qualifies

    Ray Davies/Kinks
    Neil Young
    Elvis Costello
    Television
    David Byrne
    Cowboy Junkies
    Monster Magnet
    In Living Colour
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    Re: Coachella superlatives

    Best Off The Cuff Spontaneity - tie - The Replacements, Sam Herring of Future Islands, and Frank Turner - human connection must have been what I was looking for these two weekends...cause those were...
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    Re: Queens of the Stone Age

    To the underrated claim - Yes and no.

    As a live band, they are an absolute force...make no mistake, they crushed it both weekends...the type of band so technically adept, playing such complicated...
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    Re: Flatbush Zombies

    Probably my biggest surprise of either weekend...best of all the rap shows, including Outkast and Nas
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    Re: Weekend 1 vs Weekend 2

    First time doing both weekends...great for clearing up conflicts, weather way better weekend 2 (as it inexplicably has been every year since they went two weeks), and Replacements week 2 favorite...
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    Re: It's time to get rid of the "EDM" cheese.

    The Beatles were innovators

    Bob Dylan was an innovator

    Jimi Hendrix was an innovator

    My Bloody Valentine were innovators

    Radiohead were innovators
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    Re: best artist to see before 5pm?

    I would not recommend this because then you would be missing GOAT who were better than Austra

    From what I saw here are the can't miss early sets...

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    Re: It's time to get rid of the "EDM" cheese.

    Agree entirely with this...it's not just the acts, it's the percentage of the audience gobbling up the tickets just to see those acts that's the biggest problem. But as I said in another thread, how...
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    Re: Annual summary of the awesome and not awesome

    This - First, whose going to buy vinyl that's been out in an un-airconditioned tent for days.

    Second, it's a significant disservice to the artists. I would typically blow about 200-300 bucks on...
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