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    Re: Gathering of the Juggalos 2015

    I'm happy to see Nathan Rabin writing for the AV Club again, especially about this particular topic.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    The term that has truly become meaningless is "double album." At the most simplistic level, so many new albums that aren't even proclaimed to be "double albums" are now being released over two LPs....
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    Re: The 2015 MLB Thread

    Pablo and Hanley currently holding down the #1 and #2 spots in AL wins below replacement.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Somehow I had made it as far as today in my life without having realized that Joe Strummer was briefly in the Pogues.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Absolutely. Eddie's fingertapping and soloing (I know, I know, Randy Rhodes and Angus Young also existed) and DLR's swagger and spandex were the model for all of the nonsense that followed. But those...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    It's like Thriller or Born in the USA that way, but I don't think a lot people realize that now.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Lol
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Man that's a conceptual puzzle; 90s "alternative" and 00s "indie" more or less both became the predominant mainstream rock music of their time. There's a good reason why Pearl Jam and the Pumpkins...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJD94O0Hw_I
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    I legitimately think Hysteria was one of the best albums of the 1980s and I've pretty much concluded that I enjoy Def Lep without a trace of irony at this point, but in terms of pure cartoon value,...
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    Re: Let's talk about Beck, man

    Not really the point here, it sounds very specifically like a particular song.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Terrible Austinite.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Can someone listen to this Iron & Wine/Ben Birdwell album and tell me if it's worth my time?
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    I thought about this, and I'd probably toss a vote to the Black Keys. Though I think I may have been the only person who actually liked their last album, which managed the rare trick of both...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    "America's Best Rock Band" is probably at an all-time low as a bar or Internet debate topic.

    I think \_(ツ)_/ is leading the field of contenders right now.

    Plenty of great rock albums still...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Not my favorite Wilco at all. I liked "You Satellite" and the next track quite a bit, but it seems so slight, and not in the complimentary sense that you mean. Then again, listening to Nels Cline...
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    Re: Neil Young (and Crazy Horse)

    While we're on the list of crazy stuff Neil is doing, he just wrote a concept album about Monsanto and Starbucks destroying the planet.
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    BRB off to create a Squints Palledorous alias.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    What's truly interesting is watching Ted Cruz form an unofficial alliance with Trump; he's positioning himself to inherit the anti-immigrant vote from Trump after the inevitable collapse. My theory...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    What matters are the "will not support as a secondary choice" polling numbers, which in Trump's case are something like 60 to 70 percent of Republican voters. Once this gets whittled down to five or...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Relevant to this discussion, FiveThirtyEight is helpfully compiling statistics on primary endorsements, a key indicator of the so-called "invisible primary," and historically among the very best...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    The release out there is a transcode; it was on ? for a half hour or something before it got pulled.
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    It sounds like a combination of the Stone Roses and the Pixies -- pretty much what I would expect a British university rock band from the late '80s to sound like.
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    Re: True Detective

    Dixon -- the corrupt, lazy cop who took one in the head during the shootout -- was the lead on the pawn shop stuff, and was also the source for the informant tipping the location of the perp, right?...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Read this and looked up who the author was; guy is an eighteen year old kid, currently on Twitter gleefully retweeting the people who were pissed by this review. He's referring to Tame Impala as "car...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    The recent comparison that comes to my mind is Merriweather Post Pavilion, though earlier Tame Impala was far, far more accessible/conventional than early Animal Collective. I agree that the Kid A...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    This is my favorite thing about Live Aid -- the odd realization that Phil Collins was bigger than Jesus Christ in 1985.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    The funny thing is that he didn't use his best observation in the official review.
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    What is the current Leftist critique of Clinton? She hasn't threatened to jail people from Goldman Sachs? She voted for the Iraq war 12 years ago? She tone polices on Twitter too much?
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Agreed. Additionally, I've been very pleased with the Clinton campaign so far. It very much seems to understand that this isn't the world of 1996 or even 2008, and that the way you win a presidential...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    It's amazing how many people came to Weezer, and especially Pinkerton, through word of mouth or from older sibilings or friends during the late 90s and pre-Green Album 2000s. I can't think of another...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    ^ this is both fundamentally correct and woefully naive. The Democrats absolutely do need a red state campaign and organizing effort. They have to stop conceding state and local government to right...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    His odds of winning the Democratic nomination are about roughly the same as Donald Trump's odds of winning the Republican nomination are. Raising $15 million in small donations and drawing crowds of...
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    Nvrfgt the Limewire era of secret and leaked "Radiohead" albums.
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    If only this would have had some mislabeled tracks, we could have hit the bad leak trifecta.
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    Re: True Detective

    After episode 3 and last season of The Leftovers, the rule on HBO casting must be that if you have a burnout cop with a burnout cop dad, the burnout cop dad must be played by one of the astronauts...
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    Re: Bon Iver

    No plans for a new album or tour after what now appears to be a one-off performance at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Yes, it was. Written before the first album in fact.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    I definitely hear a very logical progression from each of the first two albums to this one. If there's been an outlier in where he's been going, it's something like "Elephant," which will ironically...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Currents is, against all odds, somehow even better than I had hoped it would be. Much like Lost in the Dream last year, this thing is perfectly crafted to target all of my favorite musical soft...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    In related news, Rand Paul had a private one-on-one meeting with Cliven Bundy this week.
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    Ha, good point, but the reality isn't far off -- There's monthly blurbs on entertainment news sites about what's coming to or leaving Netflix, the ongoing coverage of the Taylor Swift streaming...
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    I'm watching baseball right now and there have been a bunch of ads about Seinfeld coming to Hulu. When did we decide that we were okay living in a world where stuff like this is news?
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Ha! Don't blame me for his Dirty Projectors thread!

    He's probably more nuanced than I am on this point, and I think he agrees with you more than you realize about cultural/historical relevancy...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    $12K can get you an alternate version original test pressing of Blood on the Tracks at Amoeba.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    In all honesty, the only 2015 album that I've even really discussed on here in a "hey, is the culture/Coachella Message Board/TallGuy overrating it?" sense is To Pimp A Butterfly. I guess I...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Chris, I think you are wrong about what I "always feel the need to" do when I share my feelings about music. I'm not sure where you are getting this idea -- probably because you seem hypersensitive...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    My point is less that there's some arbitrary time limit, and more that a lot of these recentish albums fill their rather lengthy run times with stuff that really doesn't justify the excess,...
  49. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    This is pretty spot-on based on my experience: http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/31522/
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Yes, when we talk about this stuff, it's important to not point out that people may be taking it way too seriously. Illegitimate criticism because reasons.
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