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I hate to say it, but, I have mixed feelings about that St. Vincent show I just witnessed. Was hoping to hear the new songs with a live band Feb 23, 2018 at 10:53 PM

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    1. Aron
      Aron
      I hate to say it, but, I have mixed feelings about that St. Vincent show I just witnessed. Was hoping to hear the new songs with a live band
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      3. Aron
        Aron
        I had read that this leg of the tour was going to actually feature a full band, where the earlier leg was just her. I guess I read wrong. I think the new songs would be interesting with at least some other players on stage. It almost became comical...after every song, a tech would bring her a new guitar.
        Feb 24, 2018 at 12:12 AM
      4. Aron
        Aron
        She's strong enough to carry a show on her own. I'm just not sure that is the best route, from a performance standpoint. A band would have made the production a little more interesting, and would cover up some of the flubs.
        Feb 24, 2018 at 12:17 AM
      5. Aron
        Aron
        She's still great, and I'd pay to see her again anytime. I really like the new album, and it is more synth heavy. I just didn't think she would ditch the live musicians entirely...other than herself of course. I probably saw/heard more of her guitar playing this time, which is great, but more variety would have been good too.
        Feb 24, 2018 at 12:19 AM
    2. Aron
      Aron
      St. Vincent tonight! Finally. Feels like I've been waiting for this one for a really long time. Haven't seen her since the tour with Byrne.
    3. Aron
      Aron
      Never know how to handle feature performances when making an artist's comp/playlist. Is singing a hook on another's track enough to qualify?
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      2. Aron
        Aron
        Rihanna is killing me with all of her features. She happens to be really good at singing hooks on other people's songs. I guess if it is good enough, it makes the cut, end of story. But, a track like 'All Of The Lights' has like 90 other people on it, and it's Kanye's song. Yet, it wouldn't be the same without her part. Getting a bit "High Fidelity" here, I know.
        Feb 21, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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      3. Yer Ol' Uncle D
        Yer Ol' Uncle D
        Settle down Rob Gordon. Don't make me send Barry over there.
        Feb 21, 2018 at 11:48 PM
    4. Aron
      Aron
      New Wye Oak tune is tasty. Jenn Wasner is such an amazing vocalist.
    5. Aron
      Aron
      Nice to see that Janelle Monae has a new album in the works.
      1. JonnyH, Tyr, MattHasIdeas and 2 others like this.
      2. Jake!
        Jake!
        I AM SO EXCITED
        Feb 16, 2018
        GritNGlitter, JonnyH and Aron like this.
    6. Aron
      Aron
      Been quite a few choice pre-album singles dropping over the past few days. Looks like that dead period after the start of the year is ending
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      2. Corycm
        Corycm
        My wallet enjoyed the time off.
        Feb 15, 2018
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      3. Aron
        Aron
        @Corycm Yeah, and it still isn't too bad since we're talking mostly single releases. March is usually when the new release albums begin taking their toll.
        Feb 15, 2018
    7. Aron
      Aron
      Forgot I had ordered that Willie Nelson record. Nice little surprise there.
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      2. IONLYLISTENTO78s
        IONLYLISTENTO78s
        Ohemgee samesies
        Feb 14, 2018
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    8. Aron
      Aron
      Pavement's "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" turns 24 today.
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      2. sahomerrocks
        sahomerrocks
        My favorite album of all time. I really wish they would release all the double CD reissues on vinyl like they did with Brighten the Corners.
        Feb 14, 2018
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      3. Aron
        Aron
        I thought they did a separate vinyl release for the extras that were on one of the CD sets for either "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" or "Slanted + Enchanted" not too long ago. Maybe that was a RSD item only though.
        Feb 14, 2018
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      4. sahomerrocks
        sahomerrocks
        Yeah, Secret History Vol 1 is a 2LP of a lot, but not all, of the songs on the Luxe and Reduxe version of S&E. I think they were supposed to do more volumes but I haven't heard anything since vol 1. I'd definitely prefer the box version like BtC.
        Feb 14, 2018
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    9. Aron
      Aron
      Eleanor Friedberger's solo stuff has been hit or miss with me. Her new single is definitely on the "hit" side. Check out link in next post.
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      2. twentytwo
        twentytwo
        I was a big fan of her last album! Definitely will check it out!
        Feb 14, 2018
      3. Aron
        Aron
        Feb 14, 2018
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    10. Aron
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      2. Mitchell
        Mitchell
        I went to an FYE on Saturday night and a friend of mine bought two CDs. Metallica - METALLICA and The Offspring - AMERICANA. It's was a surreal experience.
        Feb 13, 2018
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      3. Aron
        Aron
        I think this article is spot on. I don't mind streaming, but the thought that I want streaming as my only option is stupid. And that is what the technology manufacturers are buying into. No CD players in cars or computers will certainly result in fewer CD sales. I have an external drive for my iMac, and still have a player in my car. What can I say, I like having a physical product. No shame.
        Feb 13, 2018
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      4. captainfog
        captainfog
        More interesting is the funding model of the site. Disable adblock or allow them to use your spare processing power to mine crypto. What an innovative idea! The future of online publishing???
        Feb 13, 2018
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    11. Aron
      Aron
      Picked up a King Cake at the grocery store at lunch on Fat Tuesday. Let's just say...you get what you pay for.
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    12. Aron
      Aron
      Not really feeling the new Okkervil River tune. At least not yet.
    13. Aron
      Aron
      Lately, I've kind of been obsessed with Eno & Cale's "Wrong Way Up" album from 1990.
    14. Aron
      Aron
      My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. Extra special, as, 2 years ago, we weren't sure dad would be here for this.
      1. mcherry
        mcherry
        Yay!
        Feb 10, 2018
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      2. GritNGlitter
        GritNGlitter
        Hooray!
        Feb 11, 2018
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    15. Aron
      Aron
      Pre-ordered the new Shakey Graves record through Bandcamp, and got the first 2 tracks for download. Very different sound from previous stuff
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      3. Aron
        Aron
        @Eric I'm really liking 'Kids These Days'. It really reminds me of some of my favorite tunes off of Ryan Adams' "Demolition". I like 'Counting Sheep' too...I think it is maybe the more interesting tune of the two. It's different, and it will likely grow on me even more over time.
        Feb 9, 2018
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      4. Aron
        Aron
        I like the sparse stuff too, but, I do like seeing his progression from record to record. Interested to hear the rest of this album. I remember reading in an interview that the one man band thing was really more out of necessity in the early days, and that it wasn't really the sound he was shooting for. Something to that effect.
        Feb 9, 2018
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      5. Eric
        Eric
        I think what really threw me off when I first listened to 'Kids These days' the opening guitar riff sounds pretty much exactly as the main riff of Mikal Cronin's - 'Make My Mind Up' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASDLABCHb7A)
        Feb 9, 2018
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    16. Aron
      Aron
      This country is a mess these days, but, it is cool that I can order 6 boxes of Thin Mints on a Tues. & receive them in the mail 3 days later
      1. kvetcha
        kvetcha
        "Say what you will about America, 13 bucks still gets you a hell of a lot of mice."
        Feb 9, 2018
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    17. Aron
      Aron
      Topshelf Records is doing a limited vinyl release of tricot's first two albums. Some album/t-shirt bundles are also available. See next post
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        Feb 8, 2018
    18. Aron
      Aron
      Were he still alive, I wonder if we would have gotten another Super Bowl appearance from Prince this year since the game is in Minneapolis.
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      2. Yer Ol' Uncle D
        Yer Ol' Uncle D
        If Prince's hologram is unavailable I vote for a Minneapolis All-Star tribute to Bob Stinson and Grant Hart.
        Feb 2, 2018
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      3. Juiceless
        Juiceless
        i read Bob Mould is doing a show at the Mall of America for the Super Bowl, so I guess the world is ending this weekend?
        Feb 2, 2018
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      4. CAPacelli
        CAPacelli
        Husker Du Not Want
        Feb 2, 2018
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    19. Aron
      Aron
      New Chvrches track is solid.
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      2. evanbenner
        evanbenner
        I approve.
        Jan 31, 2018
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    20. Aron
      Aron
      Just learned that David Duchovny put out a music album in 2015 & has another one on the way. BTW, the 2015 album, Hell or Highwater is awful
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      4. Taylor
        Taylor
        Jan 29, 2018
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      5. bohnjaggs
        bohnjaggs
        Kiefer Sutherland has an album too.. saw a B&N exclusive pressing of it when I was there...
        Jan 29, 2018
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