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10:46 AM on 08/24/11
Eva Friedman
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Ma'am actually, but I'll let it slide haha
10:47 AM on 08/24/11
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I can name like 20 albums from my lifetime I'd give 10s to. Some people have more lax scoring mechanisms in their heads than others.

ohhhnozzz....
I could probably name 10. maybe.
10:47 AM on 08/24/11
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I'm interested to hear this album. I really like The Gaslight Anthem. One of my more anticipated of this year. Cool review.

On a side-note I don't comment here too much anymore...only when I feel like I really have something to say. I have to say this I can't believe the site's staff and CEO say don't pay attention to the score read the well written review. He posted a giant red 10/10 under his well written review. He put the score in two places he must have wanted me to see it. So why aren't people allowed to complain about it.

(In my opinion only) I highly doubt this album is a 10. I haven't heard it but I can almost guarantee for me it won't be a ten. In truth it would probably be hard pressed to find many that when it's all said and done would say it is perfect. That's just the truth in your lifetime new release wise there won't be more than a few truly great 10's. This site needs more of the staff to write write opposing view points for mega-anticipated albums (IMO only).

But that being said if he thinks it's a 10 I'm fine with it in general. I just don't understand why people are chastised about complaining about a score system that was placed all over the place on the actual review. If you want people to take the reviews serious you can't put some of the 80-90's constantly handed out right next to this album and say they are a mere couple of points away from its greatness. Then tell people don't worry about the score. Go to wikipedia the score's are listed all over the place. The score as a whole is important to the review. It is in a way the graduation of the review, the finale, the end cap. Your college diploma is a piece of paper that represents a body of work (but it should mean a lot to you as a student). Just like the score you give something should mean something to you (as a writer).
10:47 AM on 08/24/11
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In the review itself Thomas admits to having the right to be hyperbolic in a review every once and awhile. Nowhere did I see Chris say anything suggesting that Thomas can't love this album as much as he wants to. He just said the review is overblown. I agree. I also probably won't even listen to this because I don't like Gaslight so I don't even know why I ventured in here.
Your last sentence summed up the existence of like 90% of AP.net users, at least you're a self-aware one.
10:48 AM on 08/24/11
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Ma'am actually, but I'll let it slide haha
:O I should check these things in advance.

Sir.
10:49 AM on 08/24/11
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I believe I address the hyperbole criticism in one of the first paragraphs. If you don't want to read my more personal opinions, stick to the middle of the review, the bulk of it where I talk about the songs on the album. Skip the intro and conclusion. Easy enough.
Wait so your assessment of the actual songs isn't a personal opinion? Everything in the review is fair game for evaluation.
10:49 AM on 08/24/11
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Your last sentence summed up the existence of like 90% of AP.net users, at least you're a self-aware one.
I came in here prolly because it's an AP band high profile release and I wanted to see what was said I guess haha plus you were confident bout it on yo FB status linking me here. But yeah I don't know why I am still saying words and whatever.
10:50 AM on 08/24/11
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Never told Thomas how much he can love it. Where did I do that again? I'm glad he loves it. I specifically said he should "shout it from the rooftops." Direct quote.

Also, after the 4 seconds it took you to rush to his rescue, I put in an edit praising the quality of the writing, which is something I know he's worked really hard on. Constructive!

My contention is that it's silly to start throwing around hyperbole for an album that hasn't been out that long. Saying that he's "the future of rock and roll", saying that he's on a par with what Springsteen did in the 70's. Maybe when it shakes out, that'll be true. Who knows? But it's certainly way too early to say that about any album. We haven't even finished 2011 yet. Let alone had time to establish the kind of historical context Thomas is throwing around.
Does that make Landau's claim less valid because he didn't wait 20 years to see how it all shook out? They're predictions, statements in the now -- not retrospective epitaphs. That's the point of saying them in the now. If you wait until after it happened, you're just summing up a career. I think it's important for music writers to take a stand, passionate ones, and go out on limbs like this. I encourage it. I was called out of my mind when I said Deja Entendu would change the music scene; it's one of the few predictions I've gotten right over the years. But I'm still glad I said it.
10:51 AM on 08/24/11
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i liked your set your goals review better :|

jk, excellent stuff. cant wait for my preorder.
10:51 AM on 08/24/11
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I could probably name 10. maybe.
Britney Spears - Baby, One More Time ???
10:52 AM on 08/24/11
Eva Friedman
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:O I should check these things in advance.

Sir.

Haha it's okay girl
10:52 AM on 08/24/11
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Britney Spears - Baby, One More Time ???
shaped everything I know and love about music.
10:52 AM on 08/24/11
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that's cool. You probably would have been that guy in the 70s too saying the same stuff about Springsteen haha
Yeah, I would have. If you're going to imply, directly or indirectly, that something is going to be joining the greatest of all time, it'd be useful to to see if it's still your favorite even a year from now. You can praise a record, even hyperbolically praise a record, without pulling out sweeping generalizations about it's place in history.
10:52 AM on 08/24/11
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So excited, absolutely can't wait after reading this.

Great conclusion too, someone has to carry the torch. With Fallon I think rock and roll is in very good hands.
10:53 AM on 08/24/11
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that's cool. You probably would have been that guy in the 70s too saying the same stuff about Springsteen haha
In the 70's it would have been fiercely written letters to the editor. Oh internet, how you have changed everything.

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