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 0Posted on Aug 14th | re: The Afghan Whigs Albums From Worst To Best (40 comments)

I think the “Uptown Avondale” EP should also be included in this list. I agree that “Black Love” is their real masterpiece. “Gentlemen” is just slightly behind that and then “Congregation”. “1965″ has always been weak to me. A scattered bunch of demos with one or two decent tracks. “Do The Beast” is a dud. No Rick McCollum, no Whigs. That’s why no one gives a sh*t about it. Bringing Van Hunt into the mix as opposed to Shawn Smith is just dumb also. What’s especially disappointing is the last Twilight Singers album(“Dynamite Steps) was great.
You should rank the Dulli side projects like Twilighters, Gutter Twins, etc… The original demo for the first TS album(which is floating around the web) is one of the best things Dulli has ever been associated with. The commercial release was watered down. “Blackberry Belle” is also fantastic.

 -3Posted on Aug 6th | re: Album Of The Week: Kix Rock Your Face Off (121 comments)

I love it! Anyone who tries to deny their past(like most writers) is full of sh*t. I’ll take a hair metal band from the mid to late 80′s over f*cking Passion Pit(or any other supposed indie hacks) any day! At least they can play their instruments.

 -2Posted on Jul 23rd | re: 30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo (159 comments)

Putting Jawbox and Sunny Day on the same list as some of these whiny hacks doesn’t make any sense. If you’re going to go sort of old school, where’s Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits? I have no idea why Weezer would be on here either.

 -2Posted on Jul 14th | re: The Afghan Whigs - "Matamoros" Video (1 comments)

This desperate video isn’t going to save this disappointing album. I’m a fan but Dulli screwed up when he fired Rick McCollum.

Horrible picks. Queens came out last year and the Beck is okay. That’s it. No wonder these artists suck.

 +1Posted on Jul 10th | re: Judas Priest Albums From Worst To Best (30 comments)

Like a lot of commentators have said, I’ll give you credit for even reviewing this criminally underrated band. However, putting “Screaming…” at 9 is really odd. Also “Painkiller” & “British Steel” have to be top 5.

 +2Posted on Jun 26th | re: Prince Albums From Worst To Best (58 comments)

Like others have stated, this was a huge undertaking and you deserve a lot of credit for going through all these releases. That being said, no offense, but I grew up around the time these album were hitting, and I’m a big Bruce fan, but no way did BITUSA eclipse Prince at the time. People forget “Purple Rain” was a number one album for 6 months straight. BITUSA wasn’t close to that domination. I will also say that are some true head scratchers in your personal chart. Almost all the comments mention “!999″, and I will too. It’s an incredible album. Also, “The Black Album” and the “The Gold Experience” are great LP’s that are in line with his best work. “Lovesexy” was an incredible tour(better than PR Tour) but you have it rated a little too high for me. Anyway, here’s my picks based on the albums you have listed:

01. SOTT
02. PR
03.1999
04. Dirty Mind
05. Controversy
06. Prince
07. Black Album
08. ATWIAD
09. Diamonds & Pearls
10. Gold Experience
11. Parade
12. Batman OST
13. Lovesexy
14. 3121
15. Come
16. Symbol Album
17. For You
18. Graffiti Bridge
19. Musicology
20. Chaos & Disorder
21. 20ten
22. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
23. Emancipation(probably his most overrated IMO)
24. Rainbow Children
25. The Truth
26. Planet Earth
27. Lotusflow3r
28. Xpectation
29. N.E.W.S.

Yeah the crowd is really going crazy for him. People are exhausted with all the hype on this guy who’s lost his relevance in the music world and has his management scrambling around to bring the tabloid crowd in. His last album was a flop even with the biggest producer in music working on it. Half the media is reporting what really happened at Bonnaroo(like all the booing) and the rest, like Stereogum, is on the payroll. Triumphant? What a f*ckin’ joke.

That last guy knows his sh*t. I saw Gruntruck blow Alice In Chains & Screaming Trees off stage. Seaweed were a solid band also.

 -1Posted on Jun 7th | re: Purple Turns 20 (61 comments)

I’m glad this site has these articles and that the author doesn’t consider himself too cool to represent his past. Anyway, I would say the comment about STP being better than PJ is not off base. I’ve seen both bands several times each and there is no doubt when Weiland is on, he’s a hell of a lot better than Vedder standing around hugging a wine bottle and a mic stand(which is what he was doing in the mid 90′s). Just like their live show, STP’s catalog of music is not afraid to have some fun and their lead singer usually welcomes the rockstar thing. Even their reunion album from a couple of years ago had some nice songs on it that were a lot more accessible than what their peers have delivered the last couple of years(AIC being the exception. Hopefully they can quit fighting and at least get back on the road.