Monthly Archives: January 2010

Break Up

Band: Pete Yorn and Scarlett JohanssonAlbum: Break UpBest song: “Relator” is really good.Worst song: “I am the Cosmos” should remain Chris Bell’s, thank you very much. As the Pitchfork review indicates, it’s tough to try and recreate the fantastic Brigitte Bardot/Serge Gainsbourg pairings of the 1960s. The Pitchfork review also compares it to She & […]

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Only By Night

Band: Kings of LeonAlbum: Only By NightBest song: “Sex on Fire” is listenable.Worst song: The rest of the album is ass. I’m 28 years old — I turn 29 next month — and with my next birthday, I’ll be one more year closer to my mental age of, like, 40. I’m not an “old soul” […]

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Live Phish Volume 13

Band: PhishAlbum: Live Phish Volume 13Best song: Of course, it’s really hard to screw up the Beatles, right?Worst song: Just about any of the band’s original material is kind of crappy. I’ve never been a particular fan of jam bands, so I guess I’m particularly unsuited to write anything about Phish. I respect the hell […]

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No Depression

Band: Uncle TupeloAlbum: No DepressionBest song: “Whiskey Bottle” is a classic. The title track is amazing. “Factory Belt” is awesome. “Screen Door” is top-notch. Even with all those, “Graveyard Shift” is probably the best song on the record.Worst song: “So Called Friend” isn’t great. One of the things that surprised me so much about the […]

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