Monthly Archives: October 2011


Band: Burzum Album: Fallen Best song: “Vanvidd” and “Budstikken” are the best songs on the record. Worst song: “Valen” is pretty bad. Separating artists from their art is one of the most difficult things for a consumer/appreciator of said art. There are scores of wonderful pieces of art made by terrible, awful people. Moreover, loads […]

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Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

Band: Marilyn Manson Album: Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) Best song: “The Fight Song” is pretty good. Worst song: The entire second half of the album is disappointing. I, like most reasonable people, adore The Onion. Not AV Club, which I also love, but rather the proper Onion. My relationship […]

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Band: Chelsea Wolfe Album: Ἀποκάλυψις (Apokalypsis) Best song: “Moses” is one of the best songs of 2011. Worst song: “Friedrichshain” is the lowest point on a very strong album. Genre is a shitty way to describe music, but it’s such an ingrained part of the culture that no one can avoid it. Mastodon isn’t a […]

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Tunnel Blanket

Band: This Will Destroy You Album: Tunnel Blanket Best song: “Little Smoke,” no doubt. Worst song: “Osario” isn’t great. Back at my old job, I used to talk with one of our reporters –Doug is his name — about various stuff. A lot of the conversations got pretty strange, like the time we discussed history’s […]

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Amalgamated Sons of Rest

Band: Amalgamated Sons of Rest Album: Amalgamated Sons of Rest Best song: My Molina bias has me saying “Jennie Blackbird’s Blues” is the best song on the record. Worst song: The hidden track, “I Will Be Good” isn’t much. The entire notion of a “supergroup” is a little dated and silly. Admittedly, it happens a […]

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