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 +3Posted on Sep 24th | re: The Kinks Albums From Worst To Best (32 comments)

I agree wholeheartedly that the Jam were (and continue to be) severely under-appreciated on U.S. shores. Perhaps their early opening slot on a Blue Oyster Cult tour (true story) had something to do with their failed trajectory. Since their career was relatively short and they only released a handful of studio albums, I’m not so sure that their discography is suited to this kind of treatment. Paul Weller’s solo career, however, is another story. Talk about under-appreciated!

 -11Posted on Aug 29th | re: Definitely Maybe Turns 20 (53 comments)

TL;DR. Oasis’ first couple of albums contained a handful of decent songs, but success went to their heads and they’ve been phoning it in ever since. To this day, I have no idea why these guys remain wildly popular in their native land.

The difference is that “Time Fades Away” is actually a really good album.

 +3Posted on Aug 5th | re: Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best (67 comments)

I’m pretty sure it was Ringo who came up with the “mocker” line, but I could be wrong.

I’m all for artists moving out of their comfort zones, stretching out, experimenting, etc, but in the case of Weezer, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Rivers needs to stop letting other people write (and sing) the songs, Ric Ocasek needs to be Weezer’s producer in perpetuity, and Pat Wilson needs to give up his strange obsession with the guitar. Seriously, dude. You’re a drummer. Deal with it.

 +7Posted on Jun 26th | re: Dozens Of Avicii Fans Get Too Fucked Up In Boston (11 comments)

New music category: TTRTT (“This techno-rave type thing”)

 -4Posted on Jun 19th | re: Watch Sam Smith Make Letterman Say "Oh My God" (13 comments)

Stereogum has officially entered the clickbait game.

It’s the b-side of “Attack and Pick Away at Your Friend.”

In all seriousness, I can only offer my observations as an outsider, but it seems to me that Morrissey’s cancellation track record puts him in a negative light. People have grown tired of his erratic behavior and constantly cancelled/rescheduled dates. Perhaps he thought he could win some sympathy by throwing the blame on someone else for a change. “This time it’s not my fault, I swear!”

I understand that Morrissey has helped Kristeen’s career tremendously over the years, but that’s no reason to throw her under the bus.

That’s the best I can do in terms of sorting out my opinions, and I figure it’s better to leave a thoughtful comment rather than the usual “HE SHOULD EAT A CHEESEBURGER” bullshit.

 +11Posted on May 20th | re: The Black Keys Discuss Ugly Jack White Feud (28 comments)

“I’d say the Black Keys’ talent is 90% Auerbach”

Agreed. Coincidentally, it’s kind of reminiscent of the Jack/Meg ratio with the White Stripes.