Spotify playlist. 33% less likely to have a really cheesy song than other Smashing Pumpkins playlists. ..
Spotify playlist. ..
Score: 6.5/10 . Wow, you know you’re living in an indie-fading, mainstream-hobbling time when you follow Rolling Stone, NME, Bandcamp and The Skinny on Facebook (I disrespectfully choose not to follow Pitchfork) and you don’t hear about the new Sebadoh album until four months after it’s out, from the in-studio on KEXP’s feed, as it […]
Score: 7/10 . So the Pixies are, like, a THING, in the 2010’s, apparently: Beneath the Eyrie marks their third album in the last five years and change, lo and behold. It’s actually got a Pixies feel, too… well for folk’s sake what the he** is a Pixies FEEL? In their heyday their music ranged […]
Spotify playlist. R.I.P. Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars. They were an inimitable and permanent voice in classic rock. He is survived by six children. In essence, the toggling list is meant to spotlight their achievements while illustrating what company they’re in, possible common discussion points, influences and equivalent esteem. ..
Score: 7.5/10 . Korn is a band from the rather remote Central Californian town of Bakersfield that formed in ’93, is now on their 13th album (released on Friday the 13th, of all days) and amazingly, in 26 years of existence, has had only one lineup change, the 2011 enlisting of still-active drummer Ray Luzier […]
I know what you’re thinking: who in the rat’s toenails is Canned Heat? To Woodstock’s credit, that festival in its original ’69 permutation probably deserves a lot of credit for spreading the gospel on this band, who in my opinion came with a little more substantial, original material than, say, Joe Cocker or Joan Baez, […]
Now, just let me be up front about this matter. I’m a political left liberal with a liberal arts degree from a Big Ten university. Nobody is more on board than me with this ethos of art’s lack of obligation of moral proclivity. But this song… uh… is a little bit creepy. There, I said […]
I realize I’m a little bit late reporting on this situation but just let me briefly run down what’s happened between Dave Grohl and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher in the last month or so. On August 26 Loudwire, which is primarily a metal mag but apparently picks up some alt-rock storylines, ran the header that “Foo […]
Ok I just have to introduce this list (which is purely based on my opinion, no outside source) with a funny dream I had about Max Collins. I was standing with him and some other rough, mean country looking dude out in the country, who was one of Collins’ friends. There was a pickup truck parked […]