MarkCooper

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MarkCooper
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe

Hiss Spun

73
Sep 21, 2017
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens

Seven Swans

87
Sep 17, 2017
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

Sunny Day Real Estate

Diary

85
Sep 17, 2017
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

Brand New

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

59
Sep 16, 2017
Love - Forever Changes

Love

Forever Changes

78
Sep 13, 2017
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth

Daydream Nation

65
Sep 13, 2017
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.

78
Sep 13, 2017
The Cramps - Gravest Hits

The Cramps

Gravest Hits

91
Sep 13, 2017
The Horrors - Weighed Down

The Horrors

Weighed Down

92
Sep 11, 2017
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

My Bloody Valentine

Loveless

83
Sep 11, 2017
My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine

m b v

75
Sep 11, 2017
St. Vincent - St. Vincent

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

50
Sep 9, 2017

Recent Reviews

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Today, September 18th, 2017, I just realized that the lady on the cover doesn't have a half-cut potato for a head. I just realized it's a hole cut out for people to put their heads through. Thought she had a half-cut potato head my whole life
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Original Score: 68

For years, this was my least favorite Sufjan album. Not until this past and current autumn did I realize the way to listen to it. It's not like his other albums, where things like gushing orchestration and colorful song changes make it immediately gravitating. This one takes time, with Sufjan's lyrics being as small and local as ever (focusing on tiny moments rather than grand opinions, more than any of his other albums), and his instrumentation being more about the feel ... read more
Possibly the year's coolest album cover
91
Hillbilly greaser Tom Waits speeds past the cops in his hand-painted 1950's Cadillac, with a surf board strapped to the roof. The coppers spring into action, chasing the Caddy into a nearby cemetery.
They arrive to find the now-totaled car half inside a crypt, smoke coming from the inside.
A few rows on from the car they see a man standing on top of a tombstone, bathing in the moonlight, oil all over his hands and leather jacket (which is older than the man himself no doubt). He removes the ... read more
92
Sometimes you hear a song and immediately get this certain feeling that it will be a classic song, maybe one people from certain circles will always look back on and listen to from this spot in music. This is one of those songs to me.
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Jul 31, 2017
MarkCooper
7/29/17 Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective was disarmingly on-point during their very oddly-chosen setlist. I’d seen videos of their concerts, and was honestly pretty nervous. From what I gathered, they were like Bob Dylan – either they’re on that night, or they played the worst concert you’ve ever seen.
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Jul 31, 2017
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Thankfully, they were completely into it, playing an awesomely weird array of songs throughout their set. The most surprising (and my personal favorite) part of their set was seeing them somehow work Sweet Road and Bees into being this 10-minute tribal dance song. Loved it.
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Jul 31, 2017
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Seeing Fleet Foxes live made me have a better grasp of growing old with certain music. I learned this from the crowd. Looking in the sea of faces, I noticed people of all ages, an equal amount per generation. This was something I didn't originally anticipate, until I thought harder about their music. Listening to the harmonies of the crowd, I realized FF have a timeless quality to their music.
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Jul 31, 2017
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They are not one of those bands who make music for 20 year olds, and continue to play shows for a crowd of 20 year olds long into their 40’s. Robin will have a happy career singing those songs his entire life. Truly a timeless sound; I feel the members will appreciate with their age what a blessing it is to be able to play those songs for your whole life. Music to grow old with.
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Jul 30, 2017
MarkCooper
Animal Collective:

Kinda Bonkers
Taste
Sweet Road
Bees
Guys Eyes
Summing the Wretch
On Delay
Summertime Clothes

Fleet Foxes:

I Am All that I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
The Ocean
Ragged Wood
Your Protector
Cassius, -
- Naiads, Cassadies
Bitter Dancer
Battery Kinzie
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
If You Need to, Keep Time on Me
Mykonos
White Winter Hymnal
Third of May / Ōdaigahara
The Shrine / An Argument
Blue Ridge Mountains
Helplessness Blues

Encore -

Oliver James
Crack Up
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Mar 23, 2017
MarkCooper
3/22/17 - Vince Staples at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

8.6/10

Opener - Kilo Kish

Immediately walking into the venue, we see Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou playing on a huge screen, with Drum's Not Dead by Liars playing on the speaker. Cracked me up. Vince's music was fantastic live, and his stage presence was bizarre and entrancing. Sometimes losing his mind with the rest of us, other times not moving a muscle the entire song - staring daggers into the crowd.
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Mar 23, 2017
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The most memorable part of the show for me was watching Vince close his encore with Summertime, his saddest and slowest song. The whole song he didn't look at the crowd once - he just looked down, half mumbling the words, like we weren't even there. Crazy to see

Setlist:

Prima Donna
3230
Smile
Fire
Lift Me Up
Jump off the Roof
Senorita
Lemme Know
Birds & Bees
Big Time
Little Bit (GTA)
Smoke & Retribution (Flume)
My Boo (Flume)
War Ready
Surf
Hands Up
Loco
Bagbak
Blue Suede
Norf Norf
Summertime
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Nov 3, 2016
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Nov. 2nd, 2016

Danny Brown at Smalls Theatre

8.8/10

Danny live was exactly how you imagine. Complete madness. We found three shoes on the floor throughout the show. Not four, but three. Danny was surprisingly on point with his raps, and almost seemed sober (doubt it though). The setlist was bizarre, as he basically went in order from oldest to newest in his discography. Dance in the Water, When it Rain, Monopoly, Break it, Handstand, and Break it. Everyone lost their minds on those ones
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Nov 3, 2016
MarkCooper
Openers - SKYWLKR, Zelooperz

Setlist:

Die Like a Rockstar
Lie4
Bruiser Brigade
Monopoly
Blunt after Blunt
Adderall Admiral
25 Bucks
Grown Up
Float On
Side B
Dip
Kush Coma
Attack
Smokin' & Drinkin'
Handstand
Break it (Go)
Really Doe
Dance in the Water
When it Rain
Pneumonia
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Oct 23, 2016
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Oct. 22nd, 2016

Deerhunter concert at Musica in Akron

8.7/10

Deerhunter was fantastic live, the energy they bring on the studio records is brought out even more on the stage. I was so pleasantly surprised how they managed to get almost every one of those little sounds on their songs; the little odd sounds you never think you'll hear in the live setting because they're just sounds they put in during post-production. They played them all, and very tightly. Bradford was hilarious.
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