+3Posted on Sep 11th | re: Premature Evaluation: U2 Songs Of Innocence (144 comments)

RS’s David Fricke thinks anything by any band that started in the early nineties or before, and that had at least one classic album, deserves FIVE STARS.

 +2Posted on Jun 16th | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014 (286 comments)

Anything by Chromeo
Wye Oak-Logic of Colors
Todd Terje – Preben Goes to Acapulco
Wild Beasts – A Simple Beautiful Truth

 +6Posted on Jun 4th | re: Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress (57 comments)

He was already going into that directions with 2010s N.E.R.D-album “Nothing”…

 +1Posted on Oct 8th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley (22 comments)

Dad-Rock Hall of Fame: The Promise Ring: Wood/Water

 +5Posted on Aug 28th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks (38 comments)

Best record since “With Teeth”, if not since “The Fragile”. He has finally abandoned all that Sub-Manson-posturing of inane indutrial-rock that proliferated on “Year Zero” and “The Slip” and brought us something truely exciting again: Minimalist beats, experimental textures and interesting songwriting…

 +1Posted on Jul 26th, 2013 | re: Siamese Dream Turns 20 (94 comments)

I would listen to this at my local record store in Switzerland about once a week for months, being entranced by the explosive build-up and sonic deliciousness of the likes of ‘Cherub Rock’ and ‘Hummer’…Never, to this day, have I gotten into the second half of this record, though…I might be missing out…Still, overall I do prefer the more expansive ‘Mellon Collie’.

 0Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

Missing in action: QotSA – Like Clockwork…, Everything Everything – Arc.

 -3Posted on Sep 11th, 2012 | re: Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2012 (134 comments)

Tamagotchi Suicide Squadron.
No competition.

 0Posted on Jun 24th, 2012 | re: Vote For The Indie Song Of The Summer 2012 (102 comments)

My personal summer-song, besides “Henrietta” and the whole Hot Chip album:

 +5Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011 | re: Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You Comment Party (22 comments)

I think the band does feel revitalized, and more interesting sonically. Chad Smith appears to have taken some inspiration from his sideproject, his playing is much more lively than recently. I do think the first have of the record is more interesting though. Certainly a worthy addition to the RHCP-canon…