0Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014 | re: Win R.E.M.'s 7IN -- 83-88 Vinyl Box Set (344 comments)

“Fall On Me”

 0Posted on Sep 17th, 2014 | re: Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set (1455 comments)


 +1Posted on Sep 11th, 2014 | re: Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence (144 comments)

S/FJ’s review is exactly what I had in mind. Incredibly myopic analysis from an otherwise great critic.

 +45Posted on Sep 11th, 2014 | re: Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence (144 comments)

For a minute there I was worried I would get through a review of this album that didn’t included the obligatory Beyonce hosannas, but this came through in the end.

All hail the monoculture and our new lord and savoir Beyonce.

If you can’t trust the voting integrity and secrecy of an entirely fake awards show, what can you trust?

 +2Posted on Jun 5th, 2014 | re: Here's The Okkervil River Song Don Henley Doesn't Want You To Hear (19 comments)

If anyone has a complaint about this cover, it’s Bruce Motherfucking Hornsby, not Don Henley.

Good thing that Josh Klinghoffer made it into this super-serious Hall of Fame though, right?

 0Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 | re: Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set (522 comments)

“Tomorrow Never Knows”

 +12Posted on Feb 11th, 2014 | re: Album Of The Week: Sun Kil Moon Benji (52 comments)

I lost it the second time through “I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love” when he hit the line “but mostly I’ll miss being able to call her and talk.”

Befitting its writerly nature, this album rewards multiple listens in a very literary sense: you start picking up lyrics that reference the events and subjects of other songs, and some very rich overarching themes begin to emerge from out of the disparate stories. Easily the most rewarding listen I’ve enjoyed in several years.

 +6Posted on Nov 14th, 2013 | re: Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor North American Tour (43 comments)

Or the continent of Europe.