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Killer Whales

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  • Birthday 07/29/1988

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    Music, guitar, Boston sports, riding my bike, running, driving, humor
  1. Here we go. It should be noted that my #1 is head and shoulders above everything else. 1. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor 2. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 3. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt 4. The Walkmen - Lisbon 5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 6. The National - High Violet 7. Fang Island - s/t 8. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz 9. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 10. No Age - Everything in Between 11. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid 12. Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP 13. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding 14. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 15. Vampire Weekend -
  2. This just proves why I never use shuffle... I'm never in the mood to listen to all of these songs in one sitting. Ben Folds - One Down (Live) Warren Zevon - Johnny Strikes Up the Band Cut//Copy - Nobody Lost, Nobody Found Fang Island - Careful Crossers Devendra Banhart - Lazy Butterfly Local Natives - Shape Shifter Brian Wilson - Surf's Up Bill Evans - My Romance (Take 1) - from The Complete Village Vanguard 1961 Oasis - Wonderwall Superchunk - Sunshine State
  3. On my 3rd listen through this album and it's definitely great. Definitely an album that will need a little time since it is really lacking the epic quality of other Arcade Fire albums and things are a lot leaner and more mellow. Actually, quite a few of the songs remind me a bit of Wilco. I need more listens but for now:
  4. A topic as dreary as the suburbs? Wasn't Funeral a concept album about suburban life and death? And Neon Bible was heavily influenced by war. Just saying..
  5. Wow I am so freaking excited. Pavement and GBV reunions in Boston within a couple months. The Paradise is really small. This could actually be really tough to get tickets for
  6. They're all indie-electronica acts, so unless you listen to that, there's no reason you should know that stuff. Sadly for me, I didn't even know Tom Petty had a new record
  7. The Monitor by Titus Andronicus is easily my top album of the year. An incredibly dense and intelligent record, but also a really fun and incredibly rocking one. The rest of my top 10: 2. Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt 3. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening 4. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid 5. The National - High Violet 6. The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever 7. Vampire Weekend - Contra 8. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor 9. Fang Island - s/t 10. Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World
  8. The finale was for me, exactly what any great episode of Lost was: a dizzying, illogical, but intriguing plot that acted as a device to bring about emotions, and great character moments. Think about that classic Lost episode "The Constant." I will never claim to understand the logic of what happens in it, and I need no explanation for the time traveling, the nose-bleeds, or Desmond's whole electro-magnetism thing. However, the joy of seeing Desmond and Penny make contact is what sticks with you, and is what leaves you satisfied at the end. The same goes for Hurley realizing Jack's suicide miss
  9. I actually really enjoyed the Green Day performance, but their drummer looks like such an unbelievable ass these days. Billie Joe's guitar solo was rock.
  10. They haven't played Boston yet. They're playing Agannis Arena at BU in September, and I'll be in the 2nd row going nuts. I recommend trying to get tickets if they haven't sold out yet, because this is a reunion tour and it's unlikely they'll ever tour again! Also, the next album, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain is one of my favorite albums ever, so definitely get that
  11. The Home EP he did with Britt Daniel was pretty good, mostly for the song "Let the Distance Keep Us Together."
  12. The version I have was labeled as a high quality version, and it sure seems to be, especially compared to the current leak of the new Hold Steady. It sounds great!
  13. I've been listening to the new leaks by The National, Hold Steady, and Gaslight Anthem, none of which have disappointed. "High Violet" by the National has kind of a rocky first half, that seems to have a hard time finding it's footing, but really picks up at Bloodbuzz Ohio. Runaway and Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks are both incredible."Heaven is Whenever" is a really complete sounding album, with no real weak tracks and a very nice flow. I particularly like the last 4 tracks at this point. "American Slang" is a very nice album, but I need some more time to listen to lyrics and get to know the so
  14. I was traveling from Boston to Washington DC on Record Store Day and wasn't able to buy the vinyl, so I'm really looking forward to a good rip, or for it to come out on CD. I am a huge Hold Steady fan however, and downloaded this just because I wanted to hear the songs. The only song I still don't like very much is Rock Problems which reminds me of something from the 70's or 80's that I can't put my finger on, but bugs me. I love how the first three tracks flow, and Hurricane J is still a great anthem.
  15. Don't bother with the album.. it's very very bad. However, this song rocks, as did their appearance on Letterman performing it
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