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re: Snowpiercer (SPOILERS) - Baloo
Finally watched this, so reviving this thread. I think criticizing a movie whose central conceit is that a train is run, literally, by a perpetual motion machine for lacking realism is downright insane. Hell, John Hurt's character is NAMED "Gilliam". How many signifiers that this is a fantasy do ...


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re: Anybody watching the Colbert finale? - Baloo
That final sing a long was just wonderful. It was joyous television. I also liked that the show then eneded with Neutral Milk Hotel over the end credits. Colbert is music nerd right to the end. ...


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re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo
I'd like to thank Sprint for attending the game. MVP effort. Didn't think we were gonna need your karma, but it came through in the 3rd after that disastrous 2nd. BTW - you cannot kill Wilson. He once broke someone's stick when they were cross checking him in the neck. You read that right. Bob...


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re: Jalen Collins likely to enter draft per Getlin - Baloo
I can't imagine him improving his draft stock. Good luck to him. I think this is the right decision for him. ...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
I'm higher on Sleater-Kinney than almost any person not directly related to the members of the band. I think they are the single greatest rock band of the past 20 years. But I realize this is a minority opinion....


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
My SK set had an autographed single in it. I have tickets to see them in both Austin and Dallas. That's what Modest Mouse and Spoon have in common... neither are as great as Sleater-Kinney. ...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
For Christmas season, we're not allowed to open packages not addressed to ourselves, to keep the surprise for the holiday. That said, a few days ago, there was a massive package from Dischord addressed to my wife. It's gonna be a merry Christmas. (I like how this thread has become the old, bitter...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
I haven't heard it! But now I'm gonna go seek it out. Because who doesn't love Helium and Wild Flag?...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
See, I just love Guy Piccotto. Rites of Spring just seemed like it was always veering just out of control. While we're name checking Dischord bands, which I'm totally down for (Dag Nasty is indeed awesome), Nation of Ulysses is outstanding. James Canty is also the best DC musician who went from d...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]I'd say the comparison is that they are both bands with indie rock roots, that have experienced mainstream success, from approx the same time frame... i think by and large, you are appealing to a common fanbase..[/quote] Yeah, I agree with you. If you find a Modest Mouse record in someone's ...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]Egg Hunt > Fugazi[/quote] :cheers: I like their two songs, too. Rites of Spring > Egg Hunt...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]I think Sonic Youth was more responsible for todays sound than the pixies in the 80s but thats just my opinion.[/quote] Sonic Youth was on SST. They were absolutely a punk band. They came out of the post-hardcore scene and also part of the No Wave scene, which gave us industrial heavyweights...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]You give Black Flag too much credit. Minor Threat and the Minutemen over Black Flag. All day. All day.[/quote] To listen to? Sure. I f'n love the Minutemen. they are one of my all-time favorite bands, and I think the death of D Boon is one of the greatest tragedies to befall pop music. H...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
Thanks!...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]The pixies kind of did unless you are one of the idiots that think REM invented indie rock or even go as far as to say the velvet underground. That is all pretty subjective. It all starts in the 90s for me as far as defining what the genre has become today.[/quote] Well, if we want to be ahi...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]Can you name me another band that was reaponsible for pioneering indie rock?[/quote] Spoon didn't pioneer indie rock. I mean, neither did Modest Mouse. Hell, neither did the Pixies. I can see the rest of your argument that Spoon has consistently put out good albums for a decade (though I ...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
[quote]I really need to listen to this band! thanks for reminding me of this...[/quote] Attack On Memory is such a fantastic album, but it worked even better at the time of its release as it was such a departure from the early "bedroom punk". You lose some of the shock of "Holy crap, is this the sa...


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re: Spoon > Modest Mouse - Baloo
Of course he's trolling. I like Spoon, but I feel like they are the model of consistency, but they never reach the highs of Modest Mouse (and never reach the lows). You get a Spoon album, you know exactly what you're getting: above average indie rock. But I just feel that Spoon never quite approa...


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re: Hacker capitulation continues. Fox scraps movie about North Korea - Baloo
Sony's insurance policy only covered a total loss, not a partial loss. And from the look of the previews, this movie was gonna bomb even without North Korea threatening people. This is the best case for Sony, as they don't have to release this turd of a movie and take a bath, and instead collect...


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re: Your thoughts on people who only know the hits of bands they claim to love - Baloo
[quote]Some people just aren't as into music as others, and that's OK. [/quote] Exactly. Everyone has their own level of engagement. I only look at people squirrelly when they say they don't like music. Like, any kind. that's just odd to me....


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