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Old 09-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #406
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They are certainly no U2.

Oh wait...
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:18 PM   #407
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That'll bring down the cumulative 85 score at Metacritic just a bit.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:09 PM   #408
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The guy who wrote that is a shithead.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:00 PM   #409
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Is it really worth giving a shit about shitfork's opinion on anything?

This album is still getting numerous plays on my car stereo. Amongst The Waves
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #410
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Well, while I have yet to buy Backspacer (I plan on hitting Target this week), I do agree with the sentiment that the albums themselves have been largely middling (if mostly enjoyable) affairs this decade. They certainly aren't as interesting or adventurous as the 90's releases.

The rating may be low, but the reviewer seemed objective and relatively snark-free (especially compared to their reviews of anything Shuttlecock puts out), and seemed to feel that the band was truly capable of much better.

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #411
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"Utterly hookless" my ass. As I mentioned earlier (I think on the day it leaked even), this is one of the most immediate and catchy records the band's ever made. Hooks all over this motherfucker.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:23 PM   #412
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Does anyone have an opinion as to which of the free concert downloads are best?
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:40 PM   #413
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Get Grand Rapids 2006. That first encore was to die for. Best show of the Avocado tour.

Philadelphia 2005 and Hartford 2008 are great as well. You can't go wrong actually with any of them.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #414
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Even gave the new Muse album a higher score.

The Fixer is quality, hoping the rest of the album is just as good when I pick up the album.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:06 PM   #415
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i wipe my ass with pitchfork.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #416
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sounds painful.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:16 PM   #417
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Nice one.

And I imagine wiping your ass with Stereogum, while not as immediately painful, would probably be even worse.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:20 PM   #418
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"I got chunks of guys like you in my stool"
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:35 AM   #419
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Seattle 2:

Set List: Sometimes, Why Go, All Night, The Fixer, Dissident, Johnny Guitar, Faithfull, Lukin, Not For You/("Modern Girl" by Sleater-Kinney), No Way, Unthought Known, Unemployable, Comatose, Insignificance, Present Tense, Got Some, Go

1st encore: Just Breathe w/the Octava String Quartet, The End w/the Octava String Quartet, Black, In My Tree, Spin The Black Circle

2nd encore: Supersonic (sung as "SuperSonics" with new lyrics about SuperSonics basketball team), Do The Evolution, The Real Me (by Townshend) w/the Syncopated Taint Horn Quartet, Porch, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star Spangled Banner)

No Way, an old fan favorite from Yield, played only 3 times ever, returns after 11 years! (last time played; Virginia Beach, 09-07-1998).
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:41 AM   #420
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Damn, four songs from No Code?? No Alive or Evenflow?!?!

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