Monthly Archives: May 2011

How It Feels to Be Something On

Band: Sunny Day Real Estate Album: How It Feels to Be Something On Best song: “Guitar and Video Games” is my favorite. Worst song: “Two Promises” has lyrics I can’t support, but is otherwise a decent song. When I was in junior high, I was an avid watcher of Saved by the Bell; just about […]

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Band: Daft Punk Album: Homework Best song: The singles were great. “Da Funk,” “Around the World,” “Phoenix” and “Burnin’” are all amazing. Worst song: “Teachers” is pretty bad. This current project is something of a lesser execution of something I’d wanted to do for a while. Originally, I had wanted to put together a list […]

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Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Band: Tortoise Album: Millions Now Living Will Never Die Best song: “Glass Museum” is a classic, “Djed” is a cool sound experiment and “The Taut and the Tame” is amazing. Really, no song is bad on this album. Worst song: All great. I have a Tony Kornheiser story — ask me about it if/when you […]

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One Hot Minute

Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers Album: One Hot Minute Best song: Come on. Even Dave Navarro can’t save this turd. Worst song: All bad. I started high school in 1995, but I almost exclusively listened to classic rock at the time. Certainly, indie rock of the time — Smog’s 1995 record Wild Love would steal […]

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