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It still is good. It’s a bit different, but still hilarious.
In terms of the buying merch and going to shows part, I’m with you. But, it should be said that you shouldn’t confuse your enthusiasm for an artist by posting on blogs, tweeting, facebooking, telling friends, etc. with support for that artist by things you said you do like going to shows, buying merch there, etc. There is a clear distinction.
Rereading it in that light, I can see what you’re saying, and I think he is actually saying something more like that. It seems to me he’s just angry that people think some art is better than other art, where as he would just like everyone to appreciate all art equally.
Can we get a link to the interview he’s referencing? What did Radiohead even say that was filled with “pomposity”?
Is the cover art going to be like those bumper stickers?
The song is alright as a whole, but yeah, that fuzzbass definitely makes it sound like a Ben Folds Five track and not just another Ben Folds track.
That looks awesome. Kind of reminds me of the Charlie Darwin video from the Low Anthem.
Definitely with you on this one.
Yes but we do not need another Sumday. I must admit that I so rarely love one album (SS) and hate another by the same band. Usually at least like SOME of their other output…..
They’re good books, man. Quite different from Twilight, especially in that they’re well written.
Guys, he’s a person! Be kind, come on. It’s original, you have to give him that.
Very happy about this. BUT I am afraid that it will tarnish their original career a bit if it sucks. Folds’ solo music hasn’t exactly been stellar in the past decade.
The “Beth/Rest” piano version would be really great, but I doubt that’ll happen.
You should have written “Ryan Gosling (Dead Man’s Bones)”! I don’t understand why that project isn’t more celebrated. It’s so great!
What about Pocket Vinyl’s “Monsters Talking” album?
Tom, that link just loops you back to this page.
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is amazing and definitely my favorite album of theirs.
I thought it was funny…..
I totally recognize that first picture from the Nicholodeon magazine commercials from when I was young!
I’m thinking that the key to enjoying this album will be to try not comparing it at all to For Emma. I remember seeing an interview with Justin where he said he wasn’t worried about the follow up because he thinks albums should be contained and judged within themselves. I feel like no matter how good this album may be, comparing it to For Emma would just ruin the listen. I have too many attached memories to it for this one to overcome it, I think. But if I can just accept it as it is, I bet it’ll be stellar.
What’s with the sound quality? These can’t be vinyl rips. They sound like they’re recorded from a stereo with a microphone or something….
My thoughts exactly. I got pretty bored just a few minutes in.
You know, I’m realizing that if you wanted to give money to charity, you could give quite a lot and receive quite a lot just through what bands like this are doing. I’m very impressed.
Thank you, stereogum readers, for not having the comments turn into a bunch of whining about $9 being too much money and claiming that Radiohead has “betrayed” their fans by not having a pay-what-you-want model. The rest of the internet seems to be acting like children.
When did $9 for an album turn into something to complain about?