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Re: I Hate The 90s: MAIDS OF GRAVITY

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:32:54 -0000

i love the first Maids of Gravity album, but never knew they had a second one! Any chance for a repost? Thanks!

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 103 (of 103)

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:13:07 -0000

Thanks for all the hard work on putting these posts together. I admit I lost interest in the 90s (and lost the ability to surf the web during work) so I grew out of touch with the column. But I still wanted to thank you for your effort.

Re: The Year in Rock: 1996

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:35:11 -0000

hey man, i wrote that comment 6 years ago and since then i've really come around to appreciate how great sublime is.

Just kidding, they still blow.

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 28

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:05:45 -0000

thanks popdose

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 26

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:20:40 -0000

I still think it's funny how you guys all gush over Don't Dream It's Over. To me, it's so commandingly mediocre. There's nothing really wrong with it, and I'll admit I like it more now as an adult than I did as a kid, but it's just so... boring. Boring, I said it! And holding Back the Years is not much better. What You Need, though, now that's a cool track!

Re: Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Sweet Sixteen)

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:01:41 -0000

omg there were some tough matchups here. Night Court was such a great show, but it just doesn't stand a chance against Cheers. But the toughest might be Newhart vs Taxi. It makes me want to watch all these shows again

Re: Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness! (The Rules)

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:16:59 -0000

I know it's just for fun and not worth arguing, BUT...that's what these kinds of things are for, right? So here we go: Seinfeld debuted in 1989. You were right not to inlcude it as an 80's sitcom, but the rules should be revised to allow exclusions. Also, BENSON gets a #1 seed? True, it's a weak bracket, but I'd put Three's Company at the top. In fact, the competition in the Family & Friends bracket is much tougher than any other category. I propose a re-seeding!

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 49

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:17:29 -0000

I always liked That Dog better than Letters To Cleo.

Re: The 15 Best Rush Songs Since the 1990s

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:20:27 -0000

First of all, I love Rush. Nice article. I agree with your overall assesment of the post-80's material. Roll The Bones was ok, Counterparts was better, Test for Echo was worse, Vapor Trails kicked ass, Snakes & Arrows was a letdown but a real grower, and Clockwork Angels is a headtrip with a lot of great work I'm still plowing through. (If that was not your assesment, then I guess it's just mine). Here are my 15 (grouped by album, but songs are ranked within each album)

Where's My Thing, Dreamline, Big Wheel

Animate, Stick it Out, Alien Shore


Ceiling Unlimited, Freeze, Secret Touch

Far Cry, Faithless

Headlong Flight, The Anarchist, Caravan

Runners up that I had to cut to get to 15 were Earthshine, Armor & Sword, & Cut to the Chase. And I'd like Cold Fire a lot more if it didn't have that triggered snare effect for half of the song. That shit was fine on Power Windows but didn't fit on Counterparts.

Re: Dw. Dunphy On… The Tragic Ends of Brainiac and ’90s Alternative Rock

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:04:46 -0000

I like Brainiac, and I appreciate the effort to keep the memory alive with a little 2012 press, but this article seems a little far-fetched. I really don't think they would have made a dent in the rock scene of 1997 had a major label record been released. They were far too weird. They would have followed a similar path as The Jesus Lizard who also went to a major around that time: put out a couple good records that didn't gain new fans, and that old fans didn't like quite as much. Even the Smoking Popes, who made a great radio-friendly major label record, never got very far. I mean, who knows, the Flaming Lips did it, so I guess anything's possible, but I just don't see it. I saw Enon once and thought they were pretty cool.

Re: Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 67

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:40:27 -0000

Just got around to listening to these songs -- is this version of Le Freak taken from an actual record (vinyl)? because it really slows down a lot. It's speed and pitch get really funky (not in the way Chic intended!). I don't have another copy of it to compare, but that can't be right, can it?

Re: October In Metal, Part I: Deserted Fear, Between the Buried and Me and Daemonicus

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:15:31 -0000

hey dude. thanks for keeping a running list of your favorites! i have been generally too busy to read all the metal reviews, but i still want to catch up on the good stuff. all of these three this week sound pretty cool. just yesterday on youtube i came across BTBAM covering an early 80's king crimson song and they did it pretty well. but a quick look through the comments and some other related videos gave me the same "pretentious" vibe. still, sounds like they might be worth checking out.


Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:13:39 -0000

Powerslave gets  my vote. Master of Puppets and Paranoid are WAY overrated. Ride the Lightning has better songs, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath has the best riff of all time.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 30

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:55:36 -0000

wow... bad week, man.

Re: World’s Worst Songs: “Disco Duck”

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:19:42 -0000

i picked a bad week to be born - 10.21.76

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 27

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:45:15 -0000

Maybe I'll pop in my copy of Extreme III's been a while.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 27

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:42:27 -0000

Groovy Train is the reason I continue to read this column. Each week about 90% of the songs are unlistenable to me, and the other 10% are the fairly major artists I'm already very familiar with (Faith No More, The Cure, etc). But once in a while, there's a Groovy Train; a song I liked and had forgotten about. Thanks!

Re: The Friday Five: June 22, 2012

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:20:18 -0000

1. Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue (live)
2. Fleet Foxes - The Cascades
3. Archer Prewitt - The Day to Day
4. Coconut Records - This Old Machine
5. Baroness - Cavite

Re: The Friday Five: June 1, 2012

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 21:51:01 -0000

My source is: "the internet." Honestly, I suspect I got it from Popdose a few years ago.

Re: The Friday Five: June 1, 2012

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:52:53 -0000

next 5:
superchunk - 30 xtra
sigur ros - agaetis byrjum
simon & garfunkel - keep the customer satisfied
portastatic - all i need is you
ride - unfamiliar

Re: The Friday Five: June 1, 2012

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:40:19 -0000

1 - futureheads - a to b

2 - nectarine - repeat it

3 - rocket from the crypt - trancendant crankiness

4 - don ellis - 5/4 getaway

5 - lindsey buckingham - holiday road

Re: World’s Worst Songs: “Octopus’s Garden” and “I Want You” by the Beatles

Wed, 02 May 2012 09:35:04 -0000

Seriously? "Octopus's Garden" is a really nice song, better than Yellow Submarine and most other Starr-sung songs written by the other guys. I think George had a hand in Octopus, and the playing and production are great. It's also interesting to think about how Ringo wrote the song during a brief time when he'd quit the group, and was probably enjoying the fantasy of being "under the sea" away from all the tension and pressure of The Beatles.

"I Want You" is one of my favorites. I love the repetition of the simple verse, and I adore the repitition of the riff at the end. It's super dark and, um, heavy, almost Sabbath-like. It builds with layers of noise up until the abrupt stop. I read that John originally wanted it to end side 2 of the album, but Paul didn't want to go out on such a dark note. Too bad, in a way. That would have been a bad-ass ending.

Re: The Friday Five: April 20, 2012

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:16:27 -0000

First five that popped up for me today:
Beach Boys - God Only Knows (Stack o Vocals)
Meters - My Name Up In Lights
Duke Ellingotn and Count Basie - One More Once (Bonus track)
Metronomy - She Wants
Sleigh Bells - You Lost me

Re: Popdose Flashback ’82: Iron Maiden, “The Number of the Beast”

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:38:23 -0000

 although i don't mind the inclusion of gangland over total eclipse. maybe i'm just used to it, but i dig the quick groove of gangland (although it is clearly the weakest song on the album).

Re: Popdose Flashback ’82: Iron Maiden, “The Number of the Beast”

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:36:20 -0000

such a classic album.