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Why isn’t the question “why the eff did these questions come up in that deposition in the first place?” They are decidedly non-random questions.

 +1Posted on Oct 17th | re: Eric Church Is Our Greatest Working Rock Star (29 comments)

Even though I think this is a typical Tom troll, I will note that I randomly heard “Creepin” on the radio a few years back and recognized that it was decent radio rock and I was surprised that it was actually country. He gets points for making the video ape aspects of the train robbery scene from “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”- shows some taste.

 0Posted on Sep 20th | re: R.E.M.'s 10 Best Cover Songs (36 comments)

That cover kills. So good.

 +1Posted on Sep 20th | re: Whip-Smart Turns 20 (24 comments)

Oh man, yes, “Nashville” is sublime.

 +1Posted on Sep 20th | re: The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?) (13 comments)

I love articles that shoehorn the water cooler talk of the week into whatever else is going on. Such a classic move. Current Event Reviewism! The hilarious part was I had to check the archives to see who I noticed was just the worst about it at Pitchfork, and it was Breihan. Haha.

Quote:

“In the past week, Internet sleuths have pointed out that the release of many Jay-Z albums have coincided with some national or international calamity, 9/11 not excluded. Watch the Throne is no exception: its release on the same day as yet another catastrophic stock market downturn has led some critics to conclude that the pair’s boasts of obscene wealth is out of step with the times. That’s a fair case to make.”

As for the argument that I gotta either love some Chris Brown, or go through the entire music collection to make sure I’m not being a secret hypocrite, I reject it as infantile. I think that is the argument that the entire music press industry kind of quotes to explain the inexplicable shoulder shrug about f*cking R. Kelly for how many years? Yuck.

 0Posted on Sep 20th | re: Whip-Smart Turns 20 (24 comments)

Just pulled it up on itunes- were the wcse singles “Polyester Bride” and maybe “Johnny Feelgood”?

 +1Posted on Sep 20th | re: Whip-Smart Turns 20 (24 comments)

The only song I remember off whitechocolatespaceegg is “Uncle Alvarez” but Whipsmart was just solid. There’s good stuff for sure.

 +3Posted on Sep 16th | re: XTC Albums From Worst To Best (42 comments)

I miss the days when a band like XTC could have 10-12 songs, from across a bunch of albums get play on a radio station. Hard for bands to even make it 10 years these days.

 0Posted on Sep 15th | re: New Pornographers Drummer Kurt Dahle Quits The Band (7 comments)

I feel like when I have seen then live and Bejar is not there that the drummer, presumably Dahle, would sometimes sing the Behar songs, though one time Carl sang “Testament to Youth in Verse”. I always thought he did a good job.

 0Posted on Sep 13th | re: Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence (144 comments)

p4k make it sound serious, yo. U2 album as a push notification is sad for other reasons, Pitchfork!