If “bubble-butt rock” doesn’t get picked up by the blogosphere as the term-of-the-moment, there’s something wrong with the world.
Yup, I could dance to this. Fits more tonally with Treats than RoT–I’m okay with that, too, because Treats is my go-to party album.
The peeps on twitter are holding out for pop-star posturing and a “Kids” rehash. Anything like this is just going to puzzle them.
So this is an M.I.A. ballad, I guess? It’s okay in that regard, but the ragers are the better songs. I think she knows that, too. I’ve no problem with getting a taste of the whole album range ahead of time.
“Right Action” is such a JAM.
Sad days. Best of luck. The words and insight will be missed. Looking forward to seeing what Revolt is all about, though.
I thoroughly enjoyed this video.
Fucking awesome weekend. The fireworks that went off in the distance during Everything In Its Right Place–too perfect.
I don’t see how any festival could top that list of headliners.
I can dig it.
Loving this. This band is reliably batshit crazy.
Kinda wish the author was responding to points/debating (rather like Michael did/does on his pieces; the QOTSA “…LC” album review comes to mind–that was a good discussion).
Maybe it’s me, but I’ve always appreciated bloggers/writers/columnists who comment and respond to comments on their posts. Isn’t that what the internet makes possible? The discussion shouldn’t end at the article (as if that’s all there is to be said on the subject), ESPECIALLY when it’s something so obviously subjective as this is.
Nah, you’re not wrong. Lt. Wine is being sarcastic, I assume, because “I don’t even” is a pretty common expression, and yes, it’s just like “Why I outta!” or something similar.
Thanks, Lt. Wine, for gram(mar)splaining to us! Ugh.
Can we just retire the term “mansplaining”? Whatever point/impact/significance it originally had has been lost in a sea of jump-to-conclusion thinkpieces/facebook statuses.
So, yeah, about the 1980s……………
I enjoy UMO, but holy shit, the band is so much better live. Ruban Nielson is my new guitar hero. This isn’t a slight toward their albums, either–the live performance is just that good.
Purling Hiss! LOLIIITAAAAA
I’m glad to see Comedown Machine on here. I think that record is going to age better than critics initially thought.
I’m also loving John Vanderslice’s new LP Dagger Beach, but I don’t think it’s seen “official” release yet.
Jeez. Everyone says it again and again but it has seriously been a stellar spring.
Frankly, I’m embarrassed–if ever there was an undeserved honor, this would be it.
This is jarringly gorgeous. I can’t remember the last time I heard something that sounded this singular.
Love this album. The one-two punch of “I was A Lover” into “Hours”? Whew.
Hell of a good write up here, Michael. I usually go for sludgier stuff when it comes to metal, but I’m really enjoying this album. These songs might as well be bathing directly in the sun, they’re that huge-sounding.
My exact thoughts! I was actually reading up on them a little bit ago and didn’t really know where to begin, or how to even conceptualize the band other than “Rod Stewart’s backing band,” which is obviously an unfair and incomplete treatment.
In related news…”Maggie May”…yeah, that’s a great fucking song.