Monthly Archives: November 2012

Blue Screen Life

Band: Pinback Album: Blue Screen Life Best song: “Offline P.K.” is amazing. Worst song: “Tres” isn’t all that great. Blue Screen Life was released during my halcyon days of being the program director at one of the nation’s best college radio stations. It was also released in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 — lots […]

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Pyramid Electric Co.

Band: Jason Molina Album: Pyramid Electric Co. Best song: “Division St. Girl” is superlative, as is the title track. Worst song: “Red Comet Dust” is the worst song on a very strong record. The television show Parks and Recreation is a popular one among people I know. I generally hang around people who share my […]

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Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs

Band: Chelsea Wolfe Album: Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs Best song: “Flatlands.” Definitely. Though, “Gold,” a bonus digital track, is really really good. Worst song: I’m not as hot on “Our Work Was Good,” though it’s a good song. It’s no secret I value vocals as an instrument more than I value lyrics; […]

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Band: Grizzly Bear Album: Shields Best song: Let’s say “Yet Again,” but this changes daily for me. Worst song: “Adelma” is a transition track and not really a “song,” per se, so let’s go that way. This album is brilliant. I was a late comer to Grizzly Bear for a myriad of reasons. However, the […]

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Dr. Feelgood

Band: Mötley Crüe Album: Dr. Feelgood Best song: The title track is a good riff. Worst song: Boy howdy. This album isn’t great. Let’s say… “Without You” for being the most typical metal ballad of its era. It’s so paint-by-numbers that it’s almost comical. Dicking around on Spotify recently, I found myself listening to Mötley […]

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