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Somebody Likes It Ep 130: Travis Meadows – “First Cigarette”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 04 June 2018, 10:44
We all know the country music songwriter’s recipe: start with a stretch of hardscrabble backstory, mix in some bad luck with the ladies, stir the bottom of the bottle around, maybe sprinkle in a stint in the pokey for good measure. Rinse. Repeat. Your typical country artist could sing the blues, but somehow this feels heavier. More wrought with shame. Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 129 – Portishead: Third

0 Submitted by on Wed, 04 April 2018, 13:14
Years after crafting a sound so unique that a fledgling movement spun up around it, Portishead walked away from notoriety and their Trip-hop roots that influenced so many. Away from the dark corners and come-hither beats, punctuated by Beth Gibbons’ pained yarns of yearning and regret, away from all of it. Until they didn’t. Borne to some degree out of Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 128 – Genesis: Foxtrot

0 Submitted by on Thu, 29 March 2018, 11:01
It’s safe to say that if you have been pushing out music for the past 51 years, you’ve probably got a little something for everyone. It’s also a pretty good chance that not everything in your catalog is going to elicit the same enthusiasm from all audiences. For those of you who appreciate early Prog Rock, you probably like the Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 127: Josh Rouse – 1972

1 Submitted by on Fri, 23 March 2018, 09:59
It’s hard not to wax a certain amount of nostalgic about the year you’re born: it is, after all, what lights the candle of your days. That’s not lost on Josh Rouse, who reminds us that much is revealed by the concept albums an artist releases. Rouse has long revealed a wandering attention span, but when it comes to the Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 126: Guns & Roses – “Appetite For Destruction”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 05 March 2018, 11:20
What do you say about Axl Rose? Where do you start? Tiny bike shorts? His interest in guitar players with interesting head gear choices (black top hat with silver conch shells/an upside down KFC bucket)? His Noel Gallagheresqe inability to properly use words when describing things (Noel-“SLOWLY walking down the hall, FASTER than a cannonball”/Axl-“wait for the thunder and the Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 125: King Krule – “The Ooz”

0 Submitted by on Tue, 27 February 2018, 12:21
You’ll never accuse Archy Marshall (better known as King Krule) of waxing trite: Marshall, the artist by way of producer, has always been as versatile and fearless as he has been precocious. He forged a bumpy, art-indulged childhood into unpredictable, relentless artistic visions as a young adult, and it seems to be taking him places: with The Ooz, his latest Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 124: The Holiday Mixtape Show 2017

0 Submitted by on Wed, 21 February 2018, 11:02
We figured out somewhere along the way that our Holiday Mixtape show wasn’t an annual tradition, actually. Mostly because we skipped doing it last year altogether. In retrospect, it’s probably better this way: Christmas songs tend to feel like abrupt departures from the norm, with a set of rules all their own, and a certain ascribed timelessness that may ensure Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 123 – Lou Reed: “New York”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 12 February 2018, 11:46
As I write this, I am currently consuming the Jim Jarmusch documentary about the Stooges, Gimme Danger. This means nothing, other than the fact that it turns out the Stooges hung out with Nico, and that ridiculously beautiful German model had a hold (artistically!) with two massively influential bands. She is most known, of course, for collaborating with the Velvet Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 122 – Descendents: Milo Goes to College

1 Submitted by on Mon, 29 January 2018, 13:27
Going to college—in and of itself, sans context—isn’t entirely remarkable. Literally thousands of people do it. But when you’re the lead singer of a coffee-infused punk band in the early 1980s, and your down time en route to picking up your Ph.D in Biochemistry is spent at the intersection of extended adolescence and minute-long thrash-centric “nerdcore”, people tend to notice. Continue Reading...
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Somebody Likes It Ep 121: The Cure – “Bloodflowers”

0 Submitted by on Wed, 13 December 2017, 10:04
It’s kind of a trick question: when your band sounds a little gloomy to begin with, how can your audience tell when you’re despondent? Maybe that’s not fair. Maybe it’s possible that Bloodflowers, The Cure’s 2000 LP and, per Robert Smith, the end of a trilogy that began with Pornography and continued with Disintegration, is less a swan song and Continue Reading...
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