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    Re: Rank These "Classic" Headliners

    1. The Rolling Stones - Think Bruce and U2 at this present day are the best live acts of the bunch, but time is running out for The Rolling Stones and no other band on the list can top their song...
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    Re: How do y'all do it???!!!!!!

    The First Coachella is almost guaranteed to be your favorite regardless of the lineup, just such a heady rush the first time - it has it's flaws like all festivals, but among them, it is very close...
  3. Thread: Coachella 2017

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    Re: Coachella 2017

    God No - I loved their first headlining set but let's be honest - this is a band that rather than growing in stature/accomplishment has gotten less interesting and whose limitations become more...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    This is in no way a comment on your assessment of this specific album, as I haven't heard it yet, but to me, shoving the vocals way to the front is an encouraging sign - for one, it tells me the band...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Things were bound to come back to earth - Gira's output over the bulk of his career has been all over the map from a quality standpoint - hitting three home runs in a row was very unlikely - haven't...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Thx
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Haven't heard it yet but was just jumping on this thread to see if anyone else had commented after the surprise of seeing this morning on albumoftheyear and metacritic that it's getting very solid to...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    Great stuff as always - agree with you and Bmack on The Doors - Twenty-five years ago when their music was still playing out of 80% of the white male freshmen collegiate dorm rooms around the country...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    As always Soul, really thoughtful reviews with a ton of great insights - do have a few "agree to disagrees" with this batch though.

    1) Methinks you are being a tad too harsh on EC. I get it, he...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    What a great set of reviews - really fantastic, thoughtful stuff.

    Question on Headquarters - have never heard but is Porpoise Song on that one or is Headquarters not related to Monkees movie Head?...
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    Re: Make a Single CD of Favorite Songs Ever

    On any given day half these songs would change but at this moment here's what I'm feeling.

    And couldn't go w just one - had to make it a two CD collection


    1. Heroin - Velvet Underground
    2....
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    Re: Hot On The Footsteps Of GNR in 2016

    I am far from young but I find braundiggity's comments spot on. Thought nothing of Skid Row then, and think nothing of a reunion now and most of my late40s early 50s friends who still go to festivals...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    Don't waste your time - if you haven't bonded with Moby Grape yet, you won't - its pleasures are fairly immediate for those who connect with it. I love it, immensely, but then the late 60s...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    On Country Joe - a fun album from the period, but like you, not sure it deserves inclusion on this list. Unlike you, I actually enjoy some of the era-specific songs the best, Superbird cracks me up...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    My sentiments exactly...Sgt. Peppers was probably their boldest, most aggressively groundbreaking album from a production standpoint...but I've always felt it has the weakest overall set of songs of...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    May not be as hard as you think, as the band went through a pretty big stylistic transformation over that period - Something Else is near perfect, a masterful refinement of what Funny Face started,...
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    Re: 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die

    Loving this thread, Soul Discharge, and your opinions - even though I love Dylan (and have been pounding through Cohen's 60s discography of late and don't think there's any comparison between the two...
  18. Did LCD Soundsystem's Meager Crowd Suggest Changes Booking Headliners Going Forward

    Just a thought that popped into my head - but I was shocked how small LCD's crowd was, especially given the massive size of their crowd as subheads just six years earlier, and wonder if this pertains...
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Dylan's been awful live for decades now, completely unintelligible and even in his prime wasn't able to muster the performance power of others on this list.

    Will be embarrassing how enormously the...
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    Re: Which 2016 undercard acts will blow up?

    Haelos
    Algiers
    Young Fathers
    Anderson Paak
    Lapsley

    Thought Dead Ships were awesome but hard to see what genre niche they market to, just kinda good old fashioned rock.
  21. Thread: Coachella 2017

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    Re: Coachella 2017

    This - Eminem is to High School Suburban Boys across america these last twenty years what Led Zeppelin was to the same demographic group in the 70s and 80s.
  22. Re: Prince 2008! Who was there? Share your memory.

    One of three best sets I've ever seen at Coachella (Waters & McCartney being the other two), and Prince is without question the most commanding individual live performer I have seen in my lifetime -...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    Friday was possibly the most disappointing Coachella day I have ever experienced. There have been worse days - (That Saturday in 2010 was brutal, don't think Sunday this year was any better), but...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    For Week 2

    Friday
    1. Sufjan Stevens - question for those really in the know - how much musician overlap between his band and Bon Iver's from four years ago - Could swear the African-American...
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    Re: Was anyone's set actually notable?

    Week 2 report - still have to catch Deafheaven but in honesty easily my least fav chela of nine I have attended. Some wonderful sets, Rhye was a complete shock. Fantastic - Sufjan goofy but band was...
  26. Weekend 2er's Specific Questions For Weekend 1ers

    Seen questions for Weekend 1 attendees from Weekend 2 attendees scatter throughout these threads...thought might make sense to pool into questions into one thread, especially since in my self serving...
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    I don't think those are the real week 2 - other than Lush back in place just a mirror of week 1 - a few set times usually shift a skoosh. Until website is updated I'd take the ap listings with a...
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    Re: Special Guests: Weekend 2

    LOL - The growing guest star bullshit is just part of the ongoing EXTRA-izing/TMZing of our beloved festival.

    If someone playing another set the same weekend like GCJr wants to jump in an add...
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    Re: Set Time Delays

    Probably tomorrow - don't think week two came out til Wednesday last year
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    Having caught Bob Moses warm up for Underworld last Wednesday and seen a lot of top shows on streaming this weekend, you may want to rethink that trust. Like that band on record decent enough but...
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    Fantastic Pics
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    Re: 2016 YouTube Live Stream

    Overall impressions from telecAsts after two days - Friday in top tier of Best Coachella days ever assembled, Saturday underwhelming despite a ton of great names but Deerhunter, Always,...
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    Re: Early Acts Not to Miss

    Did anyone catch Ex-Hex or Algiers this morning? If so, how were they?
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    Re: 2016 YouTube Live Stream

    Surprised how much bigger UMO plays live - was just going to catch the first ten minutes then cut over to the Damned but may have to split more evenly - this dude shreds.
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    Re: 2016 YouTube Live Stream

    Alvvays kinda putting me to sleep same way Camera Obscura and The Radio Dept and Ra Ra Riots did back in their shows years past, what is it with so many of these Indie acts that sound so good on...
  36. Re: Roger Waters 2008 - Help Me Settle An Argument

    Agreed - McCartney is my all time fav Coachella set, but Waters, Prince rank #2 & #3 all-time, and no other year I've attended has come close to delivering such a 1/2 headliner punch...two for the...
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    Re: Early Acts Not to Miss

    Limiting to before 3:30 Starts

    Friday - Mbongwana Star, Sheer Mag, Haelos, Mavis Staples, Front Bottoms, Health

    Saturday - GoGo Penguin Algiers, Ex-Hex, DMAs, Alvvays

    Sunday - De Lux,...
  38. Re: Now that set times are out...POST YOUR 2016 SCHEDULE!

    Friday
    Mbongwana Star
    Haelos
    Carla Morrison
    Mavis Staples
    Front Bottoms
    Joey Bada$$
    Craft Beer Garden
    Bob Moses
    Ibeyi
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    Hopefully this is one that gets spaced out/adjusted weekend 2
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    It shouldn't - unless you've already seen Sufjan and Not LSP, Sufjan is the easy call - you're comparing one of the most ambitious and talented indie artists of the last decade to a side project with...
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    This - then Sunday night is so soft until the Death Grips/Deafheaven extremity double bill to close Kamasi should have preceded DG in the Gobi would have cleared up a lot.

    M83/Underworld is bound...
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    Re: Bill your 2016 Lineup

    Love this Idea

    FRIDAY

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    No, They came out mid-morning, maybe even 1ish, Wednesday for 2010 or 2011 me thinks. I'm sure someone here has the exact details.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Website's getting sticky - think we're getting close
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    Re: LCD Soundsystem - Explain it!

    I don't think it's possible for LCD Soundsystem to come up with a 15-17 song setlist of their own material from first four albums where this isn't true - one of the most consistently strong track to...
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    Re: Surprise guests showing up on Coachooser App

    If I'm hoping for the best - Kendrick Lamar, The Avalanches, then some cool rock act or old timer that was missing on the poster but will be playing FYF like Grace Jones, Hop Along or Viet Cong.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Mavis is in her mid-70s and her older sister who still performs w band is like 82. If they are playing before 6 I think its very likely they will be in one of the tents.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SATURDAY

    I'll be one of those 350 barring a Cortney Barnett/GC Jr Conflict
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SATURDAY

    PT has some personal glitch that all androgynous under card acts must go on between 3:30 and 6:00. See Antony in 2009, Tuneyards, and there have been others. Look for Shamir to play between 3-6 also😀
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Good News and Bad News - was fearing a Kamasi/Death Grips/Rancid triple conflict vs Calvin Harris to close the night - Bad News - Rancid was a perfect tent closing act for the festival. Hopefully we...
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