Monthly Archives: April 2011


Band: Tool Album: Undertow Best song: “Prison Sex” is probably the best song, but the entire album is very strong. Worst song: I honestly like every song on this album. This is the week of Passover and I’m on quite the streak of nonseders. Oddly enough, Passover is probably my favorite Jewish holiday, as it’s […]

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Transmissions from the Satellite Heart

Band: The Flaming Lips Album: Transmissions from the Satellite Heart Best song: “Slow Nerve Action” and “She don’t Use Jelly” are classics. Worst song: “Be My Head” isn’t amazing. Beavis and Butthead was sort of a defining show in my youth. The show came out at a time when I fetishized the adolescence that I […]

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Band: Soundgarden Album: Badmotorfinger Best song: “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Rusty Cage,” “Slaves & Bulldozers,” “Outshined” and “Room a Thousand Years Wide” are all great. Worst song: The whole album is pretty excellent. Though it wasn’t at the time — I was likely still listening to MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice as an elementary school kid […]

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