Category Archives: John Vanderslice

Moon Colony Bloodbath

Band: The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice Album: Moon Colony Bloodbath Best song: “Scorpio Rising” Worst song: “Emerging” has a lot of things I hate about the Mountain Goats. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of concept albums; I love the format of using music as a storytelling device or to explore a […]

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Romanian Names

Band: John Vanderslice Album: Romanian Names Best song: “C&O Canal” is lovely. Worst song: The title track is mediocre. John Vanderslice has been around for a while and has never touched anything but the outlying islands of popular culture. His first few records had some niche interest — “Bill Gates Must Die” was a fun […]

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