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Yessss finally! I don’t know if they’re considered uncool or past their prime nowadays or whatever, but I absolutely love the Decemberists and thought The King is Dead was fantastic.
Seems like he was just using “brunch” as a lazy shorthand for “yuppies” and people with no critical thinking skills thought he actually meant he hated a mealtime.
In fact, I’d say Nirvana and the Pumpkins have aged better than most from that era. Siamese Dream and In Utero could come out today and still sound incredible.
Agreed with those who said the mixing job is very weird on this. No breathing room whatsoever. It’s especially strange considering how notorious Billy was as a perfectionist during the Siamese Dream era, re-doing most of the album himself so it “sounded right”.
Sounds kinda like Phoenix to me…
Metal usually gets relegated to the Black Market column except in rare cases (only Yob, Triptykon, and Pallbearer have gotten Album of the Week this year)
There’s a pretty simple answer. Overt sexism is much more prevalent in hip-hop lyrics, so fighting against it can feel much more Sisyphean. Although when high-profile rappers really “cross the line” they get called out as well, see the Rick Ross UOENO thing. Whereas indie rock is not really known for lyrics like “Your bitch is on my dick like a glue stick” so when an indie rocker says some sexist or questionable stuff, it’s much easier to jump on them for not sticking to indie’s squeaky-clean image.
Well damn. And here I thought I was bored with hip-hop this year.
Round and round
I recently listened to SAW, SAW II, and I Care Because You Do while building a computer. It was a perfect soundtrack. The computer finally hummed to life during “Alberto Balsam”. It was beautiful.