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    NYC Ghosts & Flowers is the best Sonic Youth album
    Monster is the best REM album
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    NYC Ghosts & Flowers is the best Sonic Youth album
    Monster is the best REM album
    As cliché as it may sound, still Daydream Nation for me. The song NYC Ghosts and Flowers is still great, though.
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    I'm with Skitch on "Toy Story 3." I hated it when I saw it in the theater. Terrible ending.

    I softened a bit on it after subsequent viewings (it's more ambitious than "2" and more coherent than "4"), but I still think there's something weird and off about the story. The premise is too dark and the villain is too violent. It's supposed to be a kid's movie but it tries to wring sentimentality from a story that features trauma for the characters and disturbing images for the audience.
    This is why loved it. That it had a dark edge. I find most kids movies so utterly vanilla and safe. Why should we shield kids entirely from such themes? It's life, perhaps it's actually better that they learn some tough lessons through a product such as Toy Story than in a hard, direct way such as parents divorcing.

    "it's supposed to be a kid's movie" is a kinda limiting mantra if the studios were to embrace this wholesale. It means no one will ever take risks and we end up with stale, generic fare.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    NYC Ghosts & Flowers is the best Sonic Youth album
    Monster is the best REM album
    I haven't heard that Sonic Youth album yet. I love Monster but I still think Document is R.E.M.'s best.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I haven't heard that Sonic Youth album yet. I love Monster but I still think Document is R.E.M.'s best.

    Be prepared, it's far from many people's favorite. But the run of A Thousand Leaves - NYC Ghosts and Flowers - Murray Street - Sonic Nurse is the best of their career
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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    As cliché as it may sound, still Daydream Nation for me. The song NYC Ghosts and Flowers is still great, though.
    I like Daydream Nation just fine, but it still feels kind of like a chore to sit through the whole thing at times. "NYC Ghosts and Flowers" is one of their very best songs. If I had to make a list:

    1. Heather Angel
    2. Anagrama
    3. Sympathy for the Strawberry
    4. NYC Ghosts and Flowers
    5. JC
    6. 'Cross the Breeze
    7. Massage the History
    8. The Burning Spear
    9. Schizophrenia
    10. Stones
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one who loves Massage the History​. I adore that song.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Be prepared, it's far from many people's favorite. But the run of A Thousand Leaves - NYC Ghosts and Flowers - Murray Street - Sonic Nurse is the best of their career
    I have yet to hear a Sonic Youth album I didn't like. So far I have listened to 7 of their albums.
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    I love Daydream Nation but that is probably due to having it been the first Sonic Youth album I ever heard.
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    I... severely dislike Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Although she has her moments, I, for the most part, find her self-centeredness really obnoxious and she's really unlikable.
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    When Harry Met Sally is the best straight-out romantic comedy of all time. However, depending on how you define the genre, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would top it.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    When Harry Met Sally is the best straight-out romantic comedy of all time. However, depending on how you define the genre, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would top it.
    What about Hitch, or The Princess Diaries 2?

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    What about Hitch, or The Princess Diaries 2?
    It's a tough field, for sure.
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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    I... severely dislike Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Although she has her moments, I, for the most part, find her self-centeredness really obnoxious and she's really unlikable.
    Thank you. I thought I was the only one who thought she was the weak link.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    When Harry Met Sally is the best straight-out romantic comedy of all time. However, depending on how you define the genre, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would top it.
    Wait this is controversial? Both are excellent films. Can I count Groundhog's Day as a romcom? I think so.
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    Hitch is good. Princess Diaries 2 is ok.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Wait this is controversial? Both are excellent films. Can I count Groundhog's Day as a romcom? I think so.
    I think most film buffs would choose a romantic comedy from Hollywood's golden age, and many would dispute ESOTSM is a romcom at all.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I think most film buffs would choose a romantic comedy from Hollywood's golden age, and many would dispute ESOTSM is a romcom at all.
    Oh. I am so behind on golden age cinema.
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    Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary is one of my favorite romcoms. Maybe number one.
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    Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary is one of my favorite romcoms. Maybe number one.
    That is a good one.
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    All musical covers by Johnny Cash or Joan Baez are better than the originals.

    Exception: Judas Priest's cover of Diamonds and Rust is better.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    All musical covers by Johnny Cash or Joan Baez are better than the originals.

    Exception: Judas Priest's cover of Diamonds and Rust is better.
    Nope. Hurt is not better than NIN.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Nope. Hurt is not better than NIN.
    Hahah that's the one that's so much better that it made me think about that.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Thank you. I thought I was the only one who thought she was the weak link.
    Yep.
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    I prefer Tori Amos' version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
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