“Lanegan’s performance on “A Song For The Death” channels John Garcia and then beats him at his own game.” No offence to the writer but I find this perplexing (apart from the song name being wrong), Lanegan channeling Garcia? The only thing only thing Lanegan channels on Songs for the Deaf is a voice that sounds like the four horsemen of the apocalypse riding into town.
It sounds like the best coke rock sampler ever…
A warning to all… Don’t write best of columns while high.
Anyone know where it was filmed? Looks like an amazing landscape…
Bob is the best but goddamn motherfucking Hulu not letting anyone outside the US watch this.
I’m in the anti-Woods group and it’s not to be a troll, I love this band with every fiber of my body. I think One Beat is the perfect embodiment of what is great about SK and it’s as if every album was building to that moment. While it has few good tracks, the Woods just seems directionless and shambolic. It didn’t surprise me they broke up after that because it was felt like they’d lost their momentum. I saw them on both the One Beat and Woods tours, the former concert was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen while the Woods show was listless and unfocussed. Maybe they were having a bad night but the Woods never worked for me. Whatever, different strokes etc…
This is as far as I got for anyone who is just getting the 403 or server is too busy messages (yikes!, it’s real).
This is the official my bloody valentine website and online shop.
The new album is available to buy now.
The album is available in three formats:
180 gram vinyl + CD + digital download of your choice
CD + digital download of your choice
digital download of your choice
The digital download will be available in the following file types:
16bit 44.1 K WAV file (cd quality)
24bit 96 K WAV file
The price of the digital download only is the same regardless of the file quality and size.
The vinyl has been recorded, mixed and mastered in analogue. It is manufactured on 180 gram vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve with the CD in a card wallet. The vinyl will be limited due to manufacturing restrictions.
The CD comes in a gatefold card sleeve.
The vinyl and CD artwork is currently being finished and each format will have slightly different but similar artwork to the download artwork that will be attached to your download (pictured in main pack-shot on right of screen).
My thoughts exactly. Good call.
I think more album covers should look like this.
I can’t really argue with the first three choices but No Pocky and Majesty Shredding would be higher in my list. Indoor Living and Come Pick Me Up were good but a shadow of the three records that came before them. I have a soft spot for Here’s to shutting up which is often reviled by some of my friends but there’s a lot of depth to that record. It’s a hard list to compile though, like picking a favourite child or Bee Gee.
As you can tell by my user name, I might have an opinion about this. I think this would be hard for anyone to put together because while the lesser works are easy to single out, it’s harder to distinguish between Bob’s best and I’m sure my list would change on any given day. Copper Blue at number 1 seems right to me because it is the perfect distillation of Bob’s sound and style and it is all Bob, Husker’s is a two headed monster and probably deserves its own list (no use starting the Grant vs Bob thing here – that argument was played out twenty years ago). The only things I would change: Zen Arcade and Warehouse would be higher although New Day Rising remains my favourite. File Under Easy Listening is too high, it’s got some great songs but it really isn’t close to Beaster or Copper Blue or half the records below it. While I wouldn’t raise it too much, Body of Song actually contains some of Bob’s best post 2000 songs but they’re the deeper cuts towards the end. Also, no land speed record? – sure it’s almost unlistenable but it was Husker’s first album.
It’s been a good few years for Bob fans as it seems like he is finally getting the recognition he deserves and let’s face it, Silver age fucking rocks. Thanks for the list although if you’ve read Bob’s autobiography, I think your description of Greg Norton might be a little charitable.
I am totally disappointed by this premise. If I was a coked up TV exec I would have pitched the show as a comedy about a 30 something slacker who never got over grunge who is visited by the ghost of Kurt Cobain who gives him life advice. Cobain would appear at really inopportune times and freak out our hero but invitably save the day. At the end of each episode, Courtney Love turns up and takes a shit in the corner.
I agree, great interview. You’ve just nominated yourself as the writer of ‘American Music Club’s Mercury turns 20′ next year.
This article should have just been named ‘Pixies best songs’ and the only thing you’d have to write would be ‘all of them.’ That would have been way easier and in no way contentious at all.
Mate, I read the entire piece and dress it up in any theory you want or retrospective aspirations, it just reads like another unnecessary story about a marginal talent. I’m old, I don’t have to worry about being cool anymore or comments of the week on Stereogum. I just find it a shame this appeared on the same day the an excellent piece on Dry turning 20 was published. If we’re talking about LDR in twenty years like we are about PJ Harvey, I will gladly submit to the truth of your comment.
What you wrote:
One Year Of Lana Del Rey: A Retrospective
What I read:
Dear Diary, it has been one year since I first saw Lana and she is the most beautiful girl in the world. Even though I’ve never spoken to her, I think about her constantly and I’m totally convinced we’re going to get married one day. She is my soul mate! She’ll realize that I’m the one for her and that I love her so, so much, we’ll be 2gether 4eva. Love, Stereogum
Mclusky. Exhibit A: http://vimeo.com/6293950 at 3:13 mark.
I’m with you on this. Admiral Fell Promises is Kozelek at his purest and most beautiful. I disagree about Tiny Cities though, what would Pitchfork know?
This album came out when I was eighteen and while I liked it, it took me about three years to really love it. The thing I find about it is that it seems to make more sense the older I get. There is a lot of tension about being the cusp of responsibility and adulthood – the child rearing horror of Everything’s Ruined and the suicide swing of a wasted life of RV. Land of Sunshine and Caffeine play to similar fears – it is a headfuck of an album but by far their best, endlessly entertaining and yet to reveal all it’s secrets twenty years on.
One word: Lanegan
Strange conincidence: yesterday a girl in a Marilyn Manson hoodie elbowed me on the bus. That elbow sure did take me by surprise (it hurt) but I was even more surprised to find Marilyn Manson still has fans.
Not to nitpick but the song has been number 1 in 18 other countries aside from the US. I’m not exactly sure that he has to be grateful to Glee for anything. Just sayin’…
This is still going? Can’t wait for the In defense of Korn article…