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The drum lines Grohl threw together for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom” are just as memorable as the riffs, and honestly, they’re what make the songs work. If you’ve ever heard a shitty cover of either of those songs, one of the key problems is likely that the drummer just isn’t doing it right. Grohl really has an ear for what can make a song better (drum-wise, at least), and even if he’s not the most technically proficient (although he’s no slouch, I’d argue), that’s a huge asset, and something pretty rare.
Well that’s legitimately terrible. But at least I got some hearty guffaws out of looking at that album cover, so my day wasn’t totally ruined.
Having said that, it’s probably good he didn’t kick anyone in the chin.
If my screen name was going to be a Tyler Perry movie, I’d probably make it Why Did I Get Married Too, but that’s just me.
I always had Miguel pegged as more of a Shawn Michaels guy.
Should’ve brought back Rihanna’s seapunk projection. That would have been a real headfuck set to “Black Skinhead.”
Yeah yacht rock’s already been back in a big way – see Kaputt, for instance, which is just about the best album of the past five years or so. Dan’s even wearing white pants on the cover, and white pants are about as yacht rock as you can get.
III is one of my favorite albums –– it’s just such a glorious clusterfuck. Any album that includes “Truly Great Thing” and somehow reaches a logical conclusion with Gaffney screaming “BLOOD ON THE WALLS BLOOD ON THE WALLS BLOOD ON THE WALLS” is pretty fucking great in my mind.
It’s altogether possible that “Kanye West” is just a grand sociological experiment meant to test the limits of how long people can tolerate an increasingly execrable figure who is simultaneously producing great art. At what point does the near-comical levels of shittiness of the individual outweigh the quality of the work they produce? Is it when they threaten to “drop motherfucking babies”? Is it when they don leather skirts at benefit concerts? Is it when their heartfelt ode to a loved one is titled “Perfect Bitch”? Myriad other examples? I eagerly await to see the findings of this report.
Isn’t “rant” the only way to characterize any of Kayne’s non-musical mouth noises? Perhaps sometimes it slides into a diatribe, but seriously, dude’s not known for being measured.
I mean as much as I loved Godzilla, I would have preferred if they covered my personal favorite Bowie song, “One Headlight.” Or maybe “6th Avenue Heartache” – I think that’s a Berlin trilogy joint.
It’s all part of a natural progression from robot rock to robot yacht rock.
See, if Jesus really walked with Kanye you think he’d at least offer a “heads up” or something.
A nearly impossible list, but a noble effort. For my money, you’ve really overrated Joya and underrated Arise, Therefore (“You Have Cum…” and “The Weaker Soldier” are two of his best songs). The thing about Oldham is that even his weaker efforts are oddly captivating, so it makes the whole ranking thing really subjective – but you’ve got the top two right on. I’d slide Lie Down in the LIght to third, but shit, close enough.
My favorite non-”New Partner” Oldham song, for what it’s worth, is Gulf Shores.”
I like the top two, but agree with the general dismay over no “Nothing Ever Happened” and “Desire Lines.” I also really like “Saved By Old Times” and “Hazel St.” I need Monomania to sink in a bit more before I can nominate anything from there, but I’ve generally dug “The Missing” and “Pensacola” the most.
I’m not sure if that was a faucet commercial or a Blue Man Group audition tape.
I like this list. Then again, I love The Band, and as long as this wasn’t populated with Moondog Matinee cuts it was bound to be pretty solid. The top three strikes me as particularly on the mark. But I think you have to put “I Shall be Released” in the mix, and I would slot “The Unfaithful Servant” in pretty high as well, though I realize the latter opinion is far less common.
Still, what a fucking great band. I’ve watched The Last Waltz enough that I have nightmares where a sweaty leisure-suit clad Van Morrison shows up out of the blue and shouts “TURN IT UP” at me repeatedly. I should probably skip that part from now on.
Well I guess he’s a touring guitarist now so that’s a thing. Glad I got this all cleared up. Everyone ignore this conversation I’ve just had with myself.
He’s not in the Violators, but I think he’s on tour with Kurt Vile (or at least playing a show or two with him). He’s great – but again, definitely not in the Violators.
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I thought the weather was a touch cheesy until I saw them play it live, which was an unexpectedly transcendent moment. Now I get chills whenever the “nobody’s hoping for better days…” part kicks in.
I couldn’t disagree more with this declensionist narrative of Built to Spill you’ve constructed, especially regarding the live show. I’ve seen them twice since You in Reverse came out and they’ve been two of the best shows I’ve ever seen – tons of surprises in the set list, long jams, satisfying encores, and each featuring an unhinged political rant from Brett Netson.
CREATOR OF WHAT EXACTLY????
Idaho’s finest. All their albums are solid, with the top three here each being classics. Perfect From Now On is probably one of my top five favorites of all time – I listened to it earlier today, actually. Still slays.
I knew all of that ritual sacrifice would pay off. Hail satan!