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 0Posted on Nov 21st | re: Stream Ariel Pink pom pom (142 comments)

Nocturne would also be in my top 10 of the decade so far. Good call!

 0Posted on Oct 28th | re: Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift 1989 (166 comments)

My review: “It’s a middling pop album and does not warrant in-depth analysis. To do so would be missing the point, as all good pop music is escapism. An escape from things like in-depth analysis, and the stressors of real life.”

I’ll read 10 reviews analyzing Diamond Dogs or Bringing It All Back Home before reading one analysis of Thriller or, in this case, 1989 (and I have).

Obviously you’ll disagree with me regarding analysis of pop, but for me every word written about a pop album takes something away from it.

P.S. Don’t ask me why I picked Diamond Dogs and BIABH. Actually, you can ask. Answer: I’ve been listening to a lot of glam Bowie and electric Dylan of late. That is all.

 +1Posted on Oct 14th | re: David Bowie - "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" (8 comments)

It’s very Black Saint and the Sinner Lady at times. Which is of course a very good thing.

 0Posted on Sep 16th | re: Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set (1455 comments)

Revolver

Slide Away

running to stand still, if you will.

 0Posted on Aug 21st | re: The 10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs (69 comments)

Suck it and See is a great album. I’m with you there. I like Humbug, but if I had to rank their albums, it’s probably still last. Just goes to show how consistent they’ve been.

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 -2Posted on Aug 6th | re: Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best (67 comments)

Watermelon is worthless. Too much water, not enough melon. And those weird white seeds . . . don’t even get me started on that shit.

Unless of course it’s satellite radio and you’re listening to the VU station. Maybe you’re right about people still finding them avant-garde, but I don’t. And believe me, that is NOT a knock on them. They’re one of my 10 favorite bands ever.