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 +2Posted on Apr 5th | re: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs (167 comments)

Using “the best song ever to rip of The Pixies” to justify leaving SLTS off the list is dumb. The Pixies “ripped off” Husker Du, who “ripped off” Dead Kennedy’s, and so on back to the dawn of music.

 -1Posted on Feb 13th | re: Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best (66 comments)

In case you haven’t seen it, check out this spectacular tribute to Elliott, including Mary Lou Lord recounting driving to SXSW with Elliott and performing on street corners.

And I completely agree with your assessment of her, hope we get some more music. Anything on it’s way MLL?

 +1Posted on Feb 13th | re: Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best (66 comments)

Though I would have said it differently, I agree with MLL’s sentiment. Calling this series “Worst to Best” is inaccurate, since it really is “The Author’s Least Favorite to Most Favorite”, and all of the comments in these threads respond in the same way. Elliott obviously put everything he had into every song he ever recorded. I’m sure he had his most favorite as well.

And I can also understand MLL’s reaction as a musician (and friend of Elliott’s) to some random writer feeling they have the credibility to describe anyone’s work as “worst.” It’s insulting and disrespectful to the artist.

 0Posted on Nov 21st, 2013 | re: What Kurt Cobain Would Look Like Today (40 comments)

But, what would Courtney look like today!

 +3Posted on Oct 28th, 2013 | re: No Alternative Turns 20 (40 comments)

A slap on the wrist to you for failing to give credit to the non-profit Red Hot Organization for putting this album out. They continue to do great work, such as the “Dark Was The Night” compilation from a few years ago.

 0Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013 | re: Joni Mitchell Albums From Worst To Best (39 comments)

Add guitarist to your list of ways in which she’s underrated, and unique. I can’t think of anyone of comparable success who is fluent in as many styles, tunings and effects. Her guitar tech Joel Bernstein wrote a series of album songbooks with details on the gear and accurate tabs, and it’s fascinating if you are into that kind of thing.

 -6Posted on Oct 16th, 2013 | re: Sufjan Stevens - "Take Me" (Demo) (23 comments)

Meh. Sounds like Enya.

 +3Posted on Oct 1st, 2013 | re: U2 Albums From Worst To Best (100 comments)

Agree with every word here.

One of the weakest of these lists that Gum has put together, in my opinion. Very personal, and why start with all the “people hate U2″ stuff in a ranking of their albums?

 +1Posted on Sep 26th, 2013 | re: Watch Madonna Cover Elliott Smith's "Between The Bars" (17 comments)

I generally like to hear re-interpretations of songs I love, and I like Madonna, but this is a terrible cover of what might be the best song ever.

However, judging by the comments section on YouTube for videos of Elliott performing his music, he now has thousands and thousands of new fans that he didn’t have last week, and for that we thank you MDNA.

 +1Posted on Sep 12th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Decemberists Songs (86 comments)

i believe that “The Rake’s Song” and “Shanty for the Arethusa” should be on this list because they were both referenced on “The Simpsons”.

Seriously, no “Architect”?