Yeahh. I love the first track off of Some Loud Thunder. Sounds like White/Light White/Heat in its ferociousness. Cant agree with the lvoe for Satan said dance tho, IMO thats the beginning of them turning from weird indie to just dumb schlock.
Hey ‘Gum. Thanks for this article. This is genuinely a great piece of music journalism here. Its really appreciated.
piano arrangement is really nice on cheerleeder, shows off how nice the underlying songwriting is on it.
I love her. But this song makes me think of someone having a bad fart.
eh I feel the same way. Im not saying he’s living off of Nirvana money. But yeah, his cred is based on his work done with Nirvana and Pixies on major and minor labels, things that he is criticizing. A major reason he is not lacking for work and has such name brand recognition is….. Nirvana. Thats why John Congleton was not invited to write for The Guardian. Or Mike McCarthy. Or countless other even smaller producers who have been around for even longer.
All I’m saying is Stevve Albini is indebted to the music business structure that he is criticizing. Thats a valid point. Im not attacking him as a producer, I love his work.
And please. You are making them same ad hominem attacks. Maybe you should… chillax….
No way, not a chance. Yes, he’d be a sought after engineer, for sure. But not a household name like he is. Not nearly as big and pseudo-celebrity, or whatever he qualifies as. He would not be writing this article for Guardian if it were not for Nirvana, etc.
There are some interesting points in the article but a also quite a few bad ones. Here are some of the bad ones:
Steve Albini is only Steve Albini because of Nirvana, and the subsequent reevaluation of The Pixies following that. He has managed to build a career out of that brand name recognition, which is fine, but inherently indepted to the old major label system.
He also briefly mentions how the small and independent labels have been obliterated, and then quickly moves on. THAT’s the real scourge of internet music. The majors are doing OK as they churn out even MORE sex and mindless pop, but the alternative/independent music that I have always loved is really being decimated.
And lastly, only in Albini’s mind is Prince’s music toxic and somehow a man that writes songs about burning down towns with kerosine isn’t?? Haha come on, you nerd, chillax.
Keep it coming you fucks.
uh. Seriously changing one word from a David Foster Wallace title? To a synonym even? boo.