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Old 10-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Random Music Talk CXVIII: Grabbing America By The...

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Old 10-08-2016, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hewson...the new Cobbler of thread titling?
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for your message in the other thread, Hewson. I might try to give NJ Transit a call, though knowing them I won't be holding my breadth. More annoyed for missing the concert than anything, really.


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I'd call and not give up with the first person you speak to, ask for a supervisor when inevitably the first lackey says there's nothing they can do.
Probably not going to get reimbursed for the tickets, but maybe you can get something from them like a couple of month's transit pass or something.
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My worst train experience ever was on NJ Transit. Train was packed beyond capacity, stalled for 30-minute increments at a time, and a kid was throwing up next to me so routinely that his bag overflowed. Memories.
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Nicholas Jaar's new album is on fire, people
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Real sorry to hear about your Bey experience gump, that's awful. But look on the bright side - you weren't subjected to DJ Khaled.
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Warpaint's rhythm section is really, really good.
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No doubt there. I wish the rest of Heads Up were as good as "New Song", which is one of the songs of the year.
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I was disappointed with Heads Up at first, then listened to it on a much better set of headphones and was far more impressed, mainly because of the depth of the bass and harmonizing.
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Real sorry to hear about your Bey experience gump, that's awful. But look on the bright side - you weren't subjected to DJ Khaled.

Ha. You know, I would have taken an earlier train and not missed the show with a better opening act.


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Heads Up is their weakest album for me. It seemed like it didn't know what it wanted to be, jumping between attempts to make their sound more pop friendly while others were just there to create atmosphere.
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This is fucking awesome, I'm really happy for her:

Solange Has the No. 1 Album in America | Pitchfork

Surprise album without a pre-release single beats Bon Iver.
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Heads Up is their weakest album for me. It seemed like it didn't know what it wanted to be, jumping between attempts to make their sound more pop friendly while others were just there to create atmosphere.
I think I enjoy it a little more than the previous one, but that's really because "New Song" is so good, while there's nothing on the self-titled that leaps out to nearly the same degree. And I agree with iYup that on repeated listens there's some richness and depth that emerges from Heads Up.

But neither album comes at all close to the same level as The Fool or Exquisite Corpse.
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I'm supposed to be going to Warpaint tonight but I'm exhausted from a wedding and not really that into their new album, so I'm not making it down there for it. It's easier to make a call like this when you've seen them before.
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