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On Remember Britpop? Hahaha, That Means You Are Old And Will Die Soon

"How I Learned to Love the Bootboys" over "Now I'm A Cowboy"? That is some sort of insane crazy talk.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0

On Los Campesinos!, "Avocado, Baby"

@lbf and, Hello, lbf! We Wave Pictures fans are few in number.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm 0

On Los Campesinos!, "Avocado, Baby"

@lbf Who can remember all the Wave Pictures songs? Besides, this has a comma. And it is great.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm 0

On Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013

Most of the Doors stuff was utterly ridiculous, but they could pull off a decent Sunset Strip garage tune early on. I still think this is the best argument for them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zesUGSFsjk

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm 0

On David Thewlis Is 50

@Gef the Talking Mongoose Mine was "Storytelling."

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm 1

On Camera Obscura, Plus Jill Lepore on Secrecy and Alexander Garvin on Public Space

Camera Obscura cancelled some time ago, sadly.

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm 0

On The Rolling Stones, In Order

@ComradePsmith Although "December's Children" isn't really a proper album, it should be ranked because it's the only one with "Blue Turns to Grey" on it.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm 0

On The Rolling Stones, In Order

People who rank "Satanic Majesties" at 19 are the same sort of people who don't want the Monkees in the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm 0

On We're Getting Sadder (Or At Least Our Popular Music Is)

Wasn't "Can't Get You Out of my Head" considered somewhat innovative for its use of minor chords in a big pop song? I think I remember Paul Morley yammering on about something to that effect.

Anyway, I'll go with the "It's because of 'Can't Get You Out of my Head'" theory.

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm 0

On Brooklyn Is Helping You Be Terrible

@ComradePsmith "But it’s more efficient to refer to Ian Svenonius’s 2006 book The Psychic Soviet, an overlooked work of genius which I fear is fully understood and appreciated only by its author—the former frontman of Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up and singer for Chain and the Gang—and me."

AND ME.

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm 0