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    Re: WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY EATING/CRAVING?

    I had to make some breakfast this morning to calm my frayed nerves after the fucking construction woke me up for the fourth day in a row, so I had some applewood smoked bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs...
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    Re: Courtney Barnett Club

    Music history nerd moment:

    Actually, the term album originally referred to collections of either EPs or singles released in a photo-album-like book, basically collecting all the recent work of a...
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    Re: Swans are not dead

    I'm so happy this band exists just so we have the ability to truthfully say things like, "I talked to Thor."
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    Re: ARTIST "ALL ACCESS" PASSES

    From the one time I scored an Artist pass, this is essentially true. The guy who sold it to me (for $10) worked for the fest and he put the wristband on me as we walked backstage, just to make sure...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    I don't know that I could quite go that far, because there is a strong possibility that 6 or 7 better albums will come out before I die, but it will forever be one of my closest favorites. Right up...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Fred Durst, obviously.
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    I just finished listening to it for the millionth. If you don't like it you are a philistine, a hooker and a republican. There is no other explanation.

    I can count on one hand the number of...
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    Re: Further Future Las Vegas

    That could potentially put it as a 3-hour drive from me. Something to consider mayhaps.
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Local Business took me 5 or 6 listens, but now I really enjoy it. The Monitor was one I couldn't parse in a few listens because it's just so huge. The Airing of Grievances is the only one that got...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Of suffacated's three poems, this one is the most replete with wondrous imagery
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Oh my dear god.

    The Monitor is on the short list of albums that, after probably a hundred or more listens, still has the power to choke me up every time. No Future Part 3: Escape From No Future...
  12. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Sweet. I just finished A Visit From the Goon Squad and was thrilled with it. It kept me consistently engaged to the last page.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    What era is that Miles recording?
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Scores. I'll have to toss on Marquee Moon tomorrow night.
  15. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Listen to Music aka The Bay Area Record Club Thread

    I'm going to head San Francisco way on Wednesday.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Oh definitely. It's been on constant repeat since Paul first suggested it to me. Really love it.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    I've seen multiple people reference Bryter Latyer when talking about Primrose Green. Personally, of any Nick Drake I'd say it leans a bit more towards Five Leaves Left, but the big influences I hear...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    All I'm saying is I would be really shocked if it isn't in my top 20 for the decade, simply because it's a really good collection of songs.
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    Re: The Official Metal Thread

    It sounded like they were on the long slow path towards a breakup for awhile now. Bummer though.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Here's a massive spotify playlist I made of 2015 albums released thus far. I compiled it from our dynamic top 2015 lists and Stereogum's lists of new releases.
  21. Re: Now that all the major Festivals have their lineups for 2015. Who is the Best?

    Fun Fun Fun will probably have a fantastic lineup full of these bands who released great albums this year.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Thrift store fucking rocked again today:

    The Zombies - The Zombies (found this in an Aretha Franklin live album jacket)
    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
    Ahmad Jamal - At the...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Listen to it on a solitary drive through the mountains at sunset. You'll understand.
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    That album is SO much better than some of the shit above it. I still listen to it frequently.
  25. Re: Who will Jack White bring as a surprise guest?

    Doesn't your description just reek of Ike Turner? I'm fairly certain that Ike not only did exactly that decades before Prince, but also that Prince's career would probably not exist were it not for...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    The first time I caught them was completely by accident at their first LA show. I went because Signals, a band that formed from the ashes of my beloved the Mae Shi, were playing their first set that...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Yeah, that's one hell of a show. That looks like an ATP night or Coachella 2009 on Sunday.

    Had you seen Screaming Females live before? How were they? Did Marissa scream her ass off/was she...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    FUCK YOU.

    Seriously. That sounds like the best night. Courtney Barnett bulldozed me at FFF, and I've seen Screaming Females at almost every single LA show they've played because they're just...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Sweet, they're doing it with the full packaging. One of the coolest records I own.
  30. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Listen to Music aka The Bay Area Record Club Thread

    I'm trying to figure out when exactly it'll be, but I'm planning on coming to San Francisco sometime next week, if anyone would like to hang.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    You guys, right now my three favorite records of the year are from Courtney Barnett, Screaming Females and Sleater-Kinney. Can we just give all the awesome women in the world guitars and distortion...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Aight, if you have problems with Courtney Barnett's lyrics then you have a problem. I love the music she makes, but holy crap her lyrics are the bee's knees.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Well at least we have the new Courtney Barnett to all agree on.

    Because it's great.
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    Re: The Official Metal Thread

    I dig their stuff, just showed up too late. I got there by 9:45 and 3 bands had already played.

    Here is Nails' set:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnRFON80vjs
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    Re: Outside Lands 2015

    Based on my classes, the kids hate it compared to the last one.
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    Re: The Official Metal Thread

    I saw Pig Destroyer last night. Got there late, so I missed all the openers except Nails. Much as I like ACxDC, there's no way they could have been better than Nails. Those guys were so fucking on...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Well, it looks like it was a good weekend to be traveling.
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    That's not even the best Black Keys album that came out this decade.
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Grant, I am going to try to put this as nicely as possible:

    you are a fucking idiot.

    Please try to learn from this message, grow, and get better.
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Grant, I am going to try to put this as nicely as possible:

    you are a fucking idiot.

    Please try to learn from this message, grow, and get better.
  41. Thread: Yes

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    Re: Yes

    From all reports Anderson doesn't have the old range anymore.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    I'll never forget hearing Rehearsing My Choir. The only similar album in my mind is The Hazards of Love. Both are spectacular stabs at greatness that fail in grand fashion.
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    I really enjoyed every one of their albums (except Pussycats...), but they were never as good as on the first two records for my money.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    They were instrumental in my exploration of the weirder sides of indie. They had everything I wanted back when I was in high school and had reasonable prices. That said, Amazon has supplanted them...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    That 2006 show was SO good!

    I saw the Walkmen three or four times and I was always so glad that I did. They became better at making great-sounding albums as they became less interesting in their...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    I'm glad to see Days on here. Mitch's comment sums it up perfectly, but I'll add that I listened to it again last week and was so damn happy with how well it holds up. Out of Tune is a perfect song...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Either this one or Wonderful Rainbow. The new one is really solid. Alternately you could just catch them without listening to them and be completely stunned by the show.
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    I am really, really sad about this. Randy was not always nice or funny or decent, but he was always definitely himself. I had some good times with the guy. I'll miss him.
  49. Re: Attn: Board members who joined in 2014 or later...

    So you're saying Ron probably digs crows?
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    The first time I listened to the song that you guys are referring to I thought instead of A Love Supreme. I can definitely hear the similarity to Pyramid Song though.
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