Rolling Stone published a pretty interesting story yesterday, which pertained to J. Cole speaking out against his own fans. Now, normally, obviously, rappers are happy to have fans and pleased with any attention and adulation that they get. This circumstance, on the part of them, was really no different — it involved a “meme”  […]
Score: 8.5/10 . It’s funny how somehow today a new Stephen Malkmus album just seems like a bigger deal than it would have when he dropped his first of two “solo” projects, Face the Truth, in 2005. Let’s be honest, too: a lot of credit should go to Pitchfork for championing and propagating the band, […]
Score: 4/10 . Well, it seems like the Meat Puppets are finally just “puppets” now and everybody seems to like them for that: they’re easy today to pigeonhole into these pathetic country saps, with no anger, no creative direction, no psychedelia, no much of anything but this impossibly tired and bored “Americana” which could have […]
What comes to mind when you think of Bruce Springsteen? Well, part of that probably depends on what age group you are. If you’re gen-x or older, you think of him as almost like a godhead, in all likelihood, someone who represented the blue collar with honesty but also bashed out electrifying live performances on […]
Spotify playlist. ..
Spotify playlist. ..
Spotify playlist .. Very few bands, I think, sum up the SPIRIT of the ’80s better than XTC, who arguably did their best work with albums like English Settlement and Mummer, veering from punk into a sort of surreal, distinct contemporary pop. I put this list together pretty off-the-cuff and definitely still consider myself by […]
Score: 8/10 . No, I’m not like a FANATIC of this album, and no, I’m not even really a fanatic of Weezer in general (I hated the Teal Album, as I hope all self-respecting people do), but hear me out here: this Black Album is some undeniably listenable stuff, and what’s more, Rivers Cuomo is […]
Score: 8.5/10 . How much does Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes love rock and roll in the late 20-teens? Well, enough to nudge out this four-song live EP. I think we’ve just found that out. Well, just look at what he’s saying to The Guardian in 2015: “Britpop was overblown — there were only a few decent […]
I love how Mike Doughty’s out touring America right now playing Soul Coughing songs and I’m just sitting at home like… “American Car”! “American Car”! I was talking to my Bluetooth speaker, of course, either my one at home or at work, where last night I plotted Haughty Melodic next to Blonde on Blonde, finding […]