Weird Al has made a career out of this. What makes this guy any different?
Music was great. That interview though…What on earth was all that drivel? It’s like his mouth can’t quite keep up with his brain.
Totally agree with your description of Emeralds. I’ve really been a fan of Mark McGuire’s solo stuff, and I’m glad to see him blowing up a bit.
I hear they have a different system for compensating artists too. Surprised this wasn’t covered in the article.
I have no problem with them sounding a little ‘slicker’, but this sounds super compressed to me; maybe that’s just the stream quality though.
And he’s basically disowned it. He has worse things to say about Be Here Now than he does Reflektor.
“Every millisecond that Liam’s not singing, there’s a guitar solo, in a Wayne’s World styling”
Lyrics on Definitely Maybe are actually alright. “Cigarettes and Alcohol” and “Live Forever” are standouts in that respect. And then there’s “Digsy’s Dinner”…
To the non-Australians, AJ Maddah is known for his poor organisational skills; despite running some high profile festivals.
Do you really think Stereogum’s readership needs to be told an (latter day) Eminem album is bad? I’d have much rather seen a review of something I’m less familiar with.