Geez. I think you need to go to Youtube and check out some real performances. What’s lame is you guys only go and see whatever you think people want to read about and have no idea about any of the other acts playing.
Her album is definitely a great piece of work. It’s going to be hard to break it now because of the mismanagement and Capitol being bought by Universal.
Lorde being onstage with these legends is a f*cking joke. Even though Krist is friendly with her I think someone from the Hall must have suggested it. Joan was a decent pick and Kim was perfect. St. Vincent doesn’t really do it for me but I don’t hate her. I agree that Chad Channing should have been inducted and able to perform as well.
Sorry, this is just lame. I know he wants to be a singer and can kind of hide behind the humor aspect of it to protect his ego(Colbert does it too but not this degree) but It’s not funny anymore. Since he’s taken over the Tonight Show the fresh comedy he had at 12:35 has taken a nose dive while his butt kissing has been amped up to 11.
The RSD thing was started by some cool retail guys but it has absolutely become something the labels exploit and Ebay fiends make money off of. At least half of the 180 LP’s are way overpriced. Some stores even charge 60 dollars plus for one album. And most indie stores can’t return the vinyl if it doesn’t sell either. You’re stuck with it. The distributors will take back the CD’s. So you can’t blame them for not carrying a lot of these specialized items.
Probably the best piece I’ve ever read on this site. You’re dead on about the fact that the band gets lumped in with a lot of the radio garbage we hear now. I always thought “Badmotorfinger” was a better album and I was slightly disappointed when “Superunknown” came out but after I listened to it for a week or two I became totally immersed in it. “The Day I Tried To Live” is still brilliant after all these years and “Mailman” and the title track are about as good as the band ever got. IMO, Soundgarden were the best band from Seattle and never really got the respect their peers got. And your article made me realize that’s still the case.
Nice piece about Aloe Blacc. “Good Things” was a great modern soul album. I loved the guy’s voice and his attitude. There are a lot of excellent Youtube clips of him doing material from that era. I thought he was going to be one my new favorite artists. I also told a lot of friends to check him out. Then when the “Wake Me Up” EP came out I was kind of stunned. It was lame and I just assumed that it was some kind of one off soundtrack thing. A little while after that he was on Dancing With The Stars singing it and I knew something had to be up. Now that this latest piece of garbage came out I’m going to have to bail. That stupid “The Man” song played nonstop during the NFL playoffs. It’s a real shame that a unique talent has disappeared into commercial purgatory.
Wow. This list is all jumbled up. i agree with number one and the top 8 are okay but “Piece…” is number 2. “Powerslave” was weak and a huge disappointment when it came out. Good tour but lackluster album. And “No Prayer…” was actually not that bad. “Tailgunner” was a cool song at the time. That album was also a nice surprise because a lot of people thought Bruce was gone after his first solo album which kind of helped that release do well on the charts. And “Fear…” was pretty decent too. I would say that was probably the band’s last good album. That’s why your list is sort of odd. Eddie wouldn’t even stick around for the last several releases.
Nice article. One thing that really made the band blow up was their mud throwing performance at Woodstock. After that, I think they really became iconic. For a little while anyway. One thing that happened that is kind of funny is I saw them play Lollapalooza the week before and they killed. They went on second or third that day. I remember when they hit the stage kids were feverishly jumping over walls and racing to their seats to fill a half empty amphitheatre. What stood out was how much fun they were having and also their musicianship. In comparison, the Beasties hit the stage a couple of hours later and actually tried to make jokes about how Green Day sucked. What was even more pathetic was how they could barely play their instruments during “Sabotage”. After that day you knew the band were going to be huge.
Not 10 songs by Kanye? What the hell? Don’t let Pitchfork, NPR, or Rolling Stone beat you in the horsesh*t sweepstakes.