Post by Mista Don't Play on Jan 25, 2013 16:04:35 GMT -5
My worthless take:
I think this is an extremely, solid lineup. I hate to us the word "underwhelming," but with the general public, that's essentially what happened. Coachella has built a history of having, at least one, awesome, knockout headliner every year, and for whatever reason, whether purposefully or having the Stones dropout, it didn't happen this year. Leaving many to throw their hands up in the air and say "WTF!!"
But at the end of they day the undercard still rules and the headliners, as a whole, are still really good. They just don't have the WOW factor for most people. Having The Postal Service news leak out early didn't help them any, either, because, in my opinion, that's a really nice reunion get that a lot of us have been hoping for for years.
The festival will still be great, as it always is, and those that go will have way more to do and see than they have time. I don't feel bad about not going this year, compared to how I usually feel when their lineup drops, partly because I have a strong feeling that Roo will be great, but I still wish I was going to be there.
3/30 Alt-J + Phantogram
5/1 Toro Y Moi
5/10 Deathcab for Cutie, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Walk the Moon, AWOLnation, Vance Joy
5/14 Matt & Kim
5/23 Pixies + TV On The Radio
6/2 Purity Ring
6/5-7 Governors Ball
6/27 Contemporary Color
7/21 Todd Terje
Also from that CoS article, from the Stone Roses blurb: "Whether they’ll be performing from their 1994 hit Second Coming or the new album purportedly in the works, remains to be seen."
Second Coming was the hit. Get it together, CoS.
Not sure what your complaint is. I don't know Stone Roses well but seems like they are saying they aren't sure if they'll play stuff from the '94 album (Second Coming) or the new one. What's the error?
To give some context that you might understand a little better, ITM, it'd be similar to if Neil Young & Crazy Horse were booked for Bonnaroo and the blurb said, in all seriousness, "Whether he plays his classic stuff from Trans or his new material remains to be seen."
Problem Dog is right, whoever wrote that blurb knows nothing about The Stone Roses. And agreed that CoS's writers are generally abysmal.
I, too, am beginning to really warm up to this lineup. After committing to it so far in advance it's easy to feel somewhat disappointed, especially after the last few years. But there are a lot of acts on here that I've never seen that I can't wait for.
I'm pumped and ready to have fucking blast, y'all.
Post by canexplain on Jan 25, 2013 16:37:48 GMT -5
We say the mid 90's, mid 80's etc, I never hear the mid 00's but I haven't been to Coachella since the mid 00's so I am excited. I've been a member of that board since 06 so I hope to meet some old friends. I have never been to Burning Man so that has taken a lot of my thinking lately, like I have a lot of thinking to use cr****
I wrote for CoS once upon a time. I was pretty abysmal.
I'm sure you were a diamond in the rough over there. Except the rough over there is REALLY rough, it's like a giant steaming pile of various animal droppings. You were a diamond in the pile of animal sh*t.
I keep looking at the lineup over and over, wishing more and more I didn't live on the other side of the country. I would actually choose this over Bonnaroo at this point if the locations were reversed.
I could care less about Stone Roses, and I only want to hear from Blur "Song 2" "Boys and Girls" and "Coffee and TV" and I'll be good.
You should care about The Stone Roses. Their first record is a classic in every sense of the word. Every song on it is great.
Also, I'm pretty new to Blur (just started listening to them in the past year or so), and I'm consistently astounded by just how deep and consistent and chock-full of great songs their catalogue is. "Song 2" isn't even one of their best songs, just a song that randomly fits certain situations. There are no less than 15 Blur songs off the top of my head I'd be hoping for them to play at Coachella:
"Coffee & TV" "Boys and Girls" "Beetlebum" "Tender" "Parklife" "Tracy Jacks" "No Distance Left to Run" "To the End" "End of a Century" "Out of Time" "On Your Own" "M.O.R." "Movin' On" "Blue Jeans" "For Tomorrow"
I would actually choose this over Bonnaroo at this point if the locations were reversed.
Yea because at this point Roo's lineup isn't even out yet.
What i'm saying is I would jump into Coachella without knowing the Bonnaroo lineup right now. I mean, the undercard of Coachella is absolutely perfect for me, almost to a scary point. I'm kinda depressed right now that I simply can not afford to go to this instead of 'roo this year.
Post by A$AP Rosko on Jan 25, 2013 17:22:58 GMT -5
Definitely seems like people in general are much more excited about Blur than The Stone Roses. Again, I am surprised by this. I honestly just always assumed the self-titled debut was one of those cult classic records that every true music fan has heard and unanimously agrees on its status as a canonical record, like Daydream Nation or Loveless or something.
fuuuuuuuuck you Horn. I need to stop looking at this thread.
Such an amazing song. I've actually been listening to Nick Cave only since Lolla last summer. Divine Fits covered "Shivers" when I saw them at Schubas (ended up being on the album) and I immediately started googling lyrics, looking into Birthday Party, then looking into Nick Cave, then bitching at my friends for letting me go almost 30 years without listening to him.