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  1. Oh yeah, I know that. I was just responding to your #1 choice.
  2. Nice link, Jason. I wouldn't pick anything but Loveless for the #1 spot - it has a good case for being among the best from any genre - but I get where some people might pick something with a bit more clarity.
  3. This is as essential as anything in The Bootleg Series so far. Now, about those Basement Tapes . . .
  4. Left Behind answers the question, "what would happen if all the Republicans disappeared?" Hopefully, this movie will at least amend that somewhat.
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    Ender's Game

    I don't think Von Trier even could get the mentions that Card gets. He works in an arthouse niche while the movie based on Card's novel is operating in the world of blockbusters.
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    Ender's Game

    I think marriage is the union of a man in a woman. I don't think my opinion should have the force of law. That said, I don't do boycotts very often. If I don't watch this, it will be because I'm not too interested.
  7. Spider-Man is a Marvel creation (therefore an extremely unlikely mash-up anyway) whose movie rights are owned by Sony, but a Justice League movie could include Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc.
  8. I have to wonder if we're just getting old since the kids seem to be able to follow the action in these blockbusters just fine. Judging by the way my son recounts these things, I think he could practically storyboard exactly what is happening and when.
  9. I'll just say that I loved this book without any reservation at all. I know next to nothing about Gaiman's childhood, but it all feels so personal, real.
  10. So, why is it inappropriate to critique p&w music?
  11. I love love love this album musically but I can't justify some of these lyrics. He needs to write another song about his mom, pronto. Here's a feminist roundtable on Yeezus. http://www.spin.com/articles/yeezus-female-roundtable-kanye-west-sheezus-talks-a-critical-roundtable/
  12. Hmm. It feels cohesive to me as basically a celebration of electronic and disco music.
  13. My favorite album of the year so far is pretty easily mbv. Enjoyed a lot of albums from every list here (or I'm looking forward to hearing them), though.
  14. Damning, sure, but I wouldn't really think of them as reviews. I prioritize musical creativity and innovation above most other things, maybe even especially including lyrics (a lot of the artists I like most have lyrics that are rather inscrutable), but the lyrics here are problematic at best, blasphemous at worst. Still, I fully expect that it'll do well critically.
  15. I find this, their latest, along with Songs for the Deaf, to be their best, but they haven't put out any slouches, really.
  16. There are few things I care about less than whether or not ?uestlove unblocks Derek Webb. This has to be the least dramatic musical personality feud storyline in the history of them.
  17. I think most of their targets deserve to be targeted, I just wish they were better at damaging them long-term than they are. They are spectacular at mild inconvenience.
  18. This is likely to be my 2nd favorite album of the year so far (after mbv), but I keep needing that one more listen.
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    Atoms for Peace

    Yorke/Radiohead was pretty vital in the 00s, I'd argue perhaps even more than in the 90s. But, with a new record by My Bloody Valentine this year, Soundgarden last year, Portishead a few years ago . . . maybe the 90s are coming back.
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    Atoms for Peace

    It sounds relaxed and comfortable in its own skin, quite unlike the more nervous energy of many Radiohead songs. I like it, I'm just not sure how much I like it yet.
  21. Well, his music is obviously cornball to the extreme, but I can't imagine taking that and wishing him ill.
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    Atoms for Peace

    I listen to ASC all the time, and I guess you're right in terms of shedding much light on the project. Thom's not an interview guy, although that time he guest DJed was pretty good.
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    My Bloody Valentine

    It's almost like 3 3-song EPs, but it works well together. It'll be hard to top this with me this year.
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    My Bloody Valentine

    I love it already. Not digging the album cover, though.
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