John Mordecai
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 +2Posted on Jul 17th | re: Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Details (5 comments)

Wait, TWO Scott Walker albums in less than a year? What was the second one?

I’ve said it before: Walker has constantly said it’d be great to do an album that can be played live, but in the studio his imagination goes too wild. Maybe this one will be playable!? One can hope.

Oh, and yes, Bish Bosch was far and away the best album of 2012. The ballsiest thing released all year that year, and it was by a 70 year old guy, not some 22-year-old poser in New York.

Anyway. I feel even more confident knowing this was penned entirely by Walker. We get so little of him that I wouldn’t want it diluted in any way.

Really excited for this one! Adore was criminally underrated… I remember in 1998 the main criticism was: “Hey, where are all the rock guitars? This doesn’t rock. SUCKS.” Like no one noticed that the songs were good.
Lovely album though and it looks like there are a lot of goodies in the bonus tracks. The live shows were really great too… every song was played in extended and re-arranged form, very jammy in a way, so it’s awesome there’s a live CD in there along with the DVD.
Plus, you have to give credit to any incredibly popular band that decides to do a creative about-face when they could have just cashed in with another “hit.”

To be fair though: if you’re working on making an album (and even delayed the release of an album to work on it again) chances are you’re gonna have to listen to it a lot, and loudly. And if you’re lucky enough to have a beach house all your own in which to do so, there ya go…

 0Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

(for the NIN/Soundgarden tour, i mean. eheh.)

 +3Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

they should just have an empty stage with a drum kit and their album over the PA as an opener!

 +12Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

they couldn’t just stick it out for one more tour, one more hoorah? and a high-profile one, at that.
I know they just said they weren’t so much “a band,” but seriously guys? what the hell else are you doing that you can’t just finish what you committed to?
the fact that they bailed while still being lucky enough to be able to do their “art” in public at all is just retarded. especially so after being notoriously cancel-happy with shows.
Why not enjoy being at your best for a little while? Lord knows there ain’t much money involved anyway, so you might as well savor it while it’s there.
Ugh, I dunno.
These guys annoyed me anyway. I guess i just didn’t get it.

 +3Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Scott Walker And Sunn O))) Announce Collaborative Album (6 comments)

Yeah I’m trying to contain my excitement over here!
Better still, Walker has constantly given the excuse that he can’t perform his albums live since there’d be no real way to do it (without needing an army of musicians), which is prolly true. But Sunn 0)))? Those dudes play. And if this is stripped as basic as we assume, then just maybe, they can perform this shit live!
I’ll take Scott Walker on stage in any capacity.

 0Posted on Jun 26th | re: Win Tickets To Iceland Airwaves 2014 (355 comments)

Flaming Lips!

 +5Posted on Jun 13th | re: Lana Del Rey: "I Wish I Was Dead Already" (53 comments)

I’ve always felt bad that she received the backlash she did – people saying her whole career was a lie because she “was once a songwriter named Lizzie Grant now she’s this Lana Del Rey thing,” as if the idea of trying and failing then trying again, or the idea of reinventing yourself or simply the idea of having a persona were brand new to the world of music. I don’t get why she got that shit thrown at her.
Her first album was bullshit (I liked Video Games and Blue Jeans), but this one seems to have some promise. And I’ll give it to her that as far as pop singers go, she’s far more enigmatic than the usual…

 +1Posted on Jun 9th | re: Watch Morrissey Debut "Kick The Bride Down The Aisle" (2 comments)

People cheered when he introduced this one, probably because it’s just the best title.