Michael Hanna
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Man, Cookie Monster’s in better shape than Jeff Tweedy.

 0Posted on Dec 18th | re: Pond - "Sitting Up On Our Crane" Video (3 comments)

Yes, please get with the program, Stereogum.

 +11Posted on Dec 14th | re: Michael Stipe: "I Think I Will Sing Again ... Maybe" (18 comments)

Okay, so…about that nosering…

 +4Posted on Dec 10th | re: Classic iPods Are Selling For As Much As $900 (47 comments)

Oh wow, what a classic! When I listen to music on this thing, it’s like I’m stepping into some bygone era. The plastic has really aged well.

 0Posted on Dec 9th | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 (528 comments)

Yep. It’s as if the more choices people have available to them in the digital age, the less likely they are to seek out something brilliant themselves. A lot of people seem to be intimidated by all that freedom; they want someone to tell them what to like. This seems to include a number of critics. There’s probably only 5 or 6 of them actually picking the bands, and everyone else says, “That’s good enough for me!”

“Montage of Heck” was originally the title of a mixtape that Kurt made.

 +14Posted on Nov 25th | re: Joni Mitchell Squashed Biopic Starring Taylor Swift (30 comments)

This story broke Tom’s heart.

If you were an adult, you could police your own.

WOAH! Did you guys hear that? Tom does still have some semblance of standards. So now that the real Tom has momentarily stepped out from behind the curtain, the real question is how you will be able to communicate convincingly that the new Sleater-Kinney album is better than the pop drivel your regularly praise on here. That’s the problem with constantly praising crappy music hyperbolically. When an album is legitimately worthy of acclaim, you’ve devalued your own opinion to such a degree that your words may have little to no impact on savvy readers.

But Tom, are they better than Taylor Swift and Beyonce?