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The Velvet Underground
Genre: Alternative Rock
Year: 1964-1973
Recently I realized that I should spend more time focusing on alternative bands, and I could not think of a better band to start with than the band that many people deem to have started it all. The Velvet Underground, during their initial 9 years, never experienced substantial popularity yet that did not hinder them to be commonly cited as one of the most important and influential groups of all time. This group is to indie, alternative, and punk as Micheal Jackson was to pop music; without them, music would never be the same. This faithful New York City band was one of the very first bands to take advantage of music to reveal that professional grade pedigree artists were not necessary to create great and pertinent music. Needless to say, this opened the door to countless musicians by revealing a new side to the art of music as a whole. While many people, myself included, love their music for its beauty and memorable melodies The Velvet Underground created an appreciation for music that would otherwise have been deemed as distasteful and poor, and that is something quite amazing. After listening to such hits as “Sunday Morning”, “Pale Blue Eyes” and “Rock and Roll” it is easy to see why Rolling Stone rated them as the 19th greatest artists of all time and their debut album as the 13th greatest of all time. While the fab-four may have been the quintessential role models of the counterculture movement of this time as far as ideals, music, clothing, stlye, etc, The Velvet Underground, strictly musically speaking, were the role models to music’s future by being the pioneers to countless genres and being a quintessential addition to anybody’s music library. 
Race is constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.
— Jon Stewart addressing Fox News’s (white) correspondents whining about hearing about race issues in the United States (via recklessinsanity)

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xy magazine, july 2002

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Mac DeMarco // Ode to Viceroy

Viceroy, early in the morning
Just trying to let the sun in
And open up my eyes

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Burial
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