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 +1Posted on Apr 24th | re: Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now? (13 comments)

I used to listen to Lauren Laverne’s XFM radio program every day about 10 years ago. Their drivetime broadcast was my morning show, so it worked out well. Her guest spot on Mint Royale’s “Don’t Falter” is pretty much how Summer sounds.

 -1Posted on Feb 27th | re: The 10 Best White Stripes Songs (81 comments)

Pretty solid list. With a few adjustments, mine would be closer to this:

1. Seven Nation Army
2. Fell In Love With A Girl
3. You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
4. Ball And Biscuit
5. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
6. Hello Operator
7. The Denial Twist
8. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
9. Screwdriver
10. You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)

 0Posted on Feb 26th | re: The 10 Best White Stripes Songs (81 comments)

They always did a really good job with covers. That list is just as hard to compile in my opinion. I would add “Black Jack Davey”, “Love Sick” and “Good To Me” to your list above.

 0Posted on Feb 19th | re: Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set (522 comments)

I’ll Follow The Sun

 +4Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: Neko Case Fights With Cameraphone-Toting Cincinnati Fans (30 comments)

What percentage of the live video clips of your favorite artist on YouTube are even watchable? Most are out of focus, distortion heavy, partial recordings from the back of the venue. That’s what people are capturing for posterity and sharing with the world. The majority of the clips that are worth watching are professionally shot, and are set up through the venue and artist. I totally agree that going to a show is a social event, and not everyone there is totally focused on the musical performance. Still, you can’t shout “Fire” in a movie theater. Venues have rules that have to be adhered to. I don’t know if that is the case in this situation with Neko, but either way, if the artist doesn’t want that going on during the show, then be respectful to the artist and everyone else around, and just put the phone back in your pocket for an hour or so.

 +1Posted on Oct 11th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best New Pornographers Songs (70 comments)

“Use It” might be number 1 or 2 for me. Surprised that didn’t make it somewhere in this list.

 +1Posted on Oct 3rd, 2013 | re: The 10 Best St. Vincent Songs (59 comments)

Glad to see “Krokodil” make the list since it presents a different side to her recorded work up to this point. “Year Of The Tiger” and “Your Lips Are Red” are the only ones I would put in there, but other than “The Apocalypse Song”, I’m not sure what I would take off. The list does lean heavily towards her later work, but I think the last two albums have been stronger overall than “Marry Me”. The debut set the stage for what was to come in my opinion.

 0Posted on Aug 27th, 2013 | re: Win A Beach Boys Made In California Box Set (179 comments)

“Good Vibrations” still astounds.

 +1Posted on Jul 18th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Townes Van Zandt Songs (40 comments)

Nice to see “Nothin’” make the cut. That song is bleak, but very powerful.

 0Posted on Jun 12th, 2013 | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013 (298 comments)

Hard to argue with any handful of songs off of the Daft Punk record, but my rock selection would be “Freaky” by The Men.