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Nice!! How have I not seen this already?!
Loved the Future Islands KEXP performance too.
Great read, up until the stuff about Bono.
Calling him “leprechaunish”, “leprechaun”, and saying “He’s kissed more Blarney Stones than I’ve had hot dinners”. What does that last thing even mean? He has just picked something he has heard of to do with Ireland and then thrown Bono in with it. It makes no sense.
As an Irish person I find this kind of stereotyping, and insults based on my nationality, to be extremely annoying and racist.
Just above “We Were Dead…” at the bottom of my Modest Mouse records rankings to be honest. I was never into this album. Not even close to “This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About”, “The Lonesome Crowded West” or “The Moon & Antarctica”.
I would have read this article with equal/more interest if it was titled “James Jackson Toth’s 10 Favourite Nirvana Songs”. I’m sure most people here would agree with me. It’s just a pretentious title for a good article. This might be more of an issue with humans, not with Stereogum.
I think it’s a just exclusion.
That would be Frankie Teardrop for me.
We need one of these for The Hold Steady, 311 and Steely Dan.
He produced the Blind Boys’ latest album too.
Feels a bit like a more focused Centipede Hz.