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    That said I saw them a few days back at the Echo and it was a loud and fun time from where I was, so at the least the new material seems to mesh well with the old in a concert setting.
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    Much of it just seems kind of "there", and doesn't really seem to move in any direction for me. It's catchy enough, which I'm assuming was their goal given how poppy much of it sounds. Then again...
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    I'm still figuring out how I feel about HEALTH's release as a whole, when the Haxan Cloak-ish "Victim" slams right into "Stonefist" at the beginning it definitely causes an adrenaline surge for me...
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    I feel like Alice Glass's new single has like three different time signatures operating simultaneously.
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    Please, oh please, let Panda Bear's album have had a bleeding effect on this year's Animal Collective album.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    A microwave beeped at the end of “Labyrinth,” a single interjection just before Harris played the last chord. It may have been the loudest sound in the song. Why was the microwave beep the part of...
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    I just liked the references to Instagram and the reductive pass as well as the Hail Mary Marxist ponderings at the end.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    I always feel like many Tiny Mix Tape writers are really, really trying to get their money's worth out of the Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism.
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    On topic though the album is pretty great, if not a bit more subdued than I was expecting.
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    Maybe even the elusive "Other band trying to promote their material through the most underhanded and hate-inducing way possible."
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    I feel like Beach House have some sort of "Cocteau Twins Effect" effect going on because they simply will not stop making great songs in this vein.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    D-D-D-D-DOUBLLLLLLLLLLLLE NEGATIIIIIIIIIVE
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtnO1-QL7A

    Coming to a Holly Herndon show near you!
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    Holly Herndon and Prurient getting BNM'd are both justified in my eyes. Both are fascinating and thrilling experimental records and I've been loving them.
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    Frozen Niagara Falls by Prurient is unbelievably good. So much sonic ground is covered across the albums, and even the tracks in themselves shift between coherent but different states. The feedback...
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    Holy fuck the new Holly Herndon is good. The entire thing is a glorious mess.
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    Ah, you're right. Flog me.
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    Re: Is there no Drake thread?

    The highlight of Drake's set was when some drunk guy yelled "YOU GOT HERPES NOW" after the Madonna kiss. He also warned me not to touch a rail because someone peed on it. I miss you drunk Drake guy.
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    This would be better suited to the thread in which we discuss 2015 releases.
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    The only thing with any potential in my eyes is if Joanna Newsom cranks out an Ys-level album, however given the proclivity of surprise announcements this year it seems like anything is open at this...
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    http://m.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20218-carrie-lowell/

    The Great Music Flood continues.
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    My friend and I have had heated discussions as to whether or not Biophilia is a grandma album, as it seems to fit every category of one. However Björk might be one of the few artists who has...
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    Finally got around to listening to Courtney Barnett. How is this year of music even possible?
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    I'm pretty sure that Lulu can claim a spot here too.
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    http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20321-eclipse/

    WHOMP.
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    Hazards of Love is also a grandma album by the numbers.
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    Same. Friends and I refer to this as the "Grandma Album", referring to when the Fiery Furnaces made Rehearsing My Choir. Basically it's when a band is on the crest of a wave of critical praise and...
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    In other news, heard a preview of Hot Chip's new one and was left underwhelmed. It's never bad really, but it's an album bookended by two excellent singles and filled with 8 ones that are fine...
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    I'll get on finding away to group it soon, but know now that The Magic Whip has been worth the wait.
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    http://prettymuchamazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Lower-Dens-Escape-From-Evil.jpg

    Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

    *Missing Track 8*
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Pursuant to the discussion of the new Sun Kil Moon single: What the FUCK was that?
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    A friend had it and we listened, but I'm not sure how he found it as the web seems dry. Probably a passing along thing at this state. Im hesitant to put it in Blackswan's thread because of this,...
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    Lower Dens is lovely. There is this nice harmony between the spartan synth work akin to Wild Beast's last album and the increased focus on brighter and richer tones throughout. The few ballads are...
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    Also, Coachella, in two months this year has given you WAY MORE THAN ENOUGH material to knock it out of the park in 2016. If you get your hands on Björk, Blur, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Sleater...
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    "Hey everyone, it's me, 2015. I read all of your posts about the War On Drugs topping 2014 album of the year lists, and honestly I was a little weirded out by it too. So, here's a shitload of huge...
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    That Purity Ring is just sad to me. The whole thing sounds like it got an EDM enema and is completly bloodless. It has moments that invoke their debut but it's way too little to salvage it.
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    I don't remember exactly which song, or at what point it comes on, or what about the part reminded me of him, but I remember that one of the songs really sounded like The Haxan Cloak.
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    It seems like they don't care all that much about the album itself. They haven't really given much attention to its tracks and what not, however they've all been at the least enjoyable.
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    That Viet Cong album is fucking on point. Every shift in the songs is thrilling and all of the playing is in lockstep. Loving it.
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    http://m.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20079-panda-bear-meets-the-grim-reaper/

    So close.
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    Also, for a year that had a relative dearth of 9+ scores, seeing this one sneak in with a bang at the end is supremely satisfying. Both Sleater-Kinney and Panda Bear seem like early contenders for a...
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    Agreed on the quality of review, emphatically agreed on the quality of the album. The thing is absolutely bewitching.
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    This is correct.
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    Bracing for Beyoncé at No. #1 impact.
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    12564
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    For the record, Swans' "Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture" is my song of the year because it is indeed what I play most often right before sex.
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    I think that songs that are able to effectively capture the zeitgeist of a year, especially if that response is towards a critical issue such as race during a boiling point, have all the right to be...
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    Troof.
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    "Boys Latin" and "Acid Wash" are the ones that slay for me as well, although "Mr. Noah" is indeed equal to them in my opinion. That bouncing vocal line in paricular on "Boys Latin" is basically...
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    Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Panda Bear starts the party on this one for me, and it's quite the debut for a new year of music. Keep it going here.
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