Score: 9.5/10 . Fine, Flying Lotus, I guess you’re KIND of a big deal here at Dolby Disaster, a couple days out of the week. Oh, I named my contact email after you. How’d that get there? Ok saying that the first hip-hop guest appearance singlehandledly precludes this effort from a perfect rating may be a […]
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When you’re the best band on the planet, blogs do weird stuff like this for you. But then, I was thinking, it’s almost impossible for music to have an OBJECTIVE quality — the world around is constantly changing, so why shouldn’t the status of songs themselves? I think I’ve gone for a bread-and-butter approach here, […]
I’ve been through this a thousand times, it seems. I’ve listened to Nirvana’s music, heard raving discussions about them, heard opinions that they’re overrated or “overhyped,” but still today I can share even a b-side fossil like “Big Long Now” and have it play like a big, intimidating, forceful and epic grunge song. In many […]
As you might have noticed, the functioning of this site is based almost solely on my opinion of whether a given recording of music is good or not. Now, you might say, this is sort of a shallow, banal mission statement for an entire website to have (although obviously there have been others). And to […]
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There are people out there who can’t get past the fact that Led Zeppelin covered old blues songs, as if playing other people’s songs is such a preposterous crime or such a rarity. Excuse me, Alien Ant Farm’s BIGGEST hit is a cover. Led Zeppelin’s biggest hit is an unwieldy eight-minute opus that isn’t even […]
Score: 8/10 . I just noticed something interesting about The National when I looked at their Wikipedia page today: the band is actually composed of two sets of brothers, the siblings Dessner and the siblings Devendorf. Lead singer Matt Berninger also has a brother whom he apparently invited into his home as recently as a […]
Score: 8.5/10 . According to Discogs, It Wasn’t Even Close, the work of Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog, was produced by Sadhugold, who hails from Philly and “has a thing for high-pitched frequencies.” One reason why It Wasn’t Even Close works is that it SOUNDS tired, the way any work in hip-hop should, given the […]
Score: 8.5/10 . Emerald Valley is the second album from Filthy Friends, a supergroup of sorts which features Sleater-Kinney’s primary lead singer Corin Tucker and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, among others. When I googled just “emerald valley,” I ended up with a couple results denoting some ranch or something in Colorado and then this album, […]