It costs the same as 3 issues of Mojo, or 6 weeks’ worth of NME’s, and it’s a dozen times more likely to change your life.
The only thing worse than a band deliberately putting violent/racist/fascist imagery out there is a writer like myself taking exception to it.
If you’re going to break a rule try to make sure you did a good job at it. Nothing is sacred but everything matters.
The first line alone contains two historically volcanic eruptions of bragging. Not even Kanye has the ego to say he’s been alive forever, let alone that he wrote the very first goddamn song
People don’t know shit about predicting the future of music.
Music born out of love. There was nothing fashionable, or self-conscious, or uptight about them — they just loved playing music.
It wouldn’t be Collapse Board without a little shambling boy-girl indiepop, now would it?
I hope that in her next life, all Donna Summer ever feels is love. I hope that all of us feel it, including myself.
All of these songs were ubiquitous. They were in the Top 10 of the US charts. They permeated the culture and colored everyone’s life.
When you’re living in a small-town you have to make your own kind of fun. As the world becomes smaller, we’re going to see that whenever someone finds a new way to have fun, it’s going to spread like wildfire.
“Dude! Oh my god! Urge Overkill’s here! They’re in the parking lot! They’re all out there! Come meet them!”
Ryan Schreiber should be, if not ashamed, then more than a little embarrassed at the moment. Calling someone an asshole for raising a middle finger to a Super Bowl camera when you run a website and a music festival that has no problem promoting songs about rape, misogyny, and homophobia is empty and pathetic.
While Pitchfork may be invaluable as an archive, it is worse than useless as a forum for insight and argument
Scott Creney reacts to Chuck Klosterman’s article about tUnE-yArDs pretty much exactly the way you’d expect him to
I’m not a huge fan of Tuneyards, but I think this article is a massive pile of shit. No maybes about it.
Joanna Newsom, don’t think you’re getting some kind of genius pass.
Just don’t ever — ever — think you’ve heard it all. None of us have.
Lord have mercy, Baby’s got her blue jeans on!
American cities with thriving music scenes in 1984 overlooked by Huey Lewis & The News in their #1 US Pop Hit ‘The Heart Of Rock And Roll’
Forgetting Minneapolis? The year of Purple Rain, Let It Be, and Zen Arcade? Inexcusable.
It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a good singing voice. It sure didn’t hurt Don any.
Whether you like Animal Collective’s music or not, it’s dishonest to say they’re unoriginal.
The B-52’s music is truly collaborative — brothers, sisters, gay, straight and best friends. How could they be anything else besides fantastic?
This album blows my mind every time I listen to it.
White America Reacts to the Death of Clarence Clemons Pretty Much Exactly the Way You’d Expect It To
R.I.P. Clarence. You deserve to be remembered as more than a symbol. You deserve to be remembered as a man.