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On Thursday we wrote about Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, who seemed to be dreading his attendance at next week’s nü-metal cruise ShipRocked (“Can’t wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit.”) This was a source of schadenfreude for those of us who reviled Limp Bizkit it in the ’90s. But yesterday the guitarist called Tom up to talk honestly about it. And that was very interesting! Borland is pretty chill about his legacy. He thinks metal is “so fucking boring” and Woodstock ’99 should’ve known to book tepid acts, not Limp Bizkit. Curiously, he thinks Fleet Foxes are “a negative influence” on music. Read the Q&A here. Neil Young, if you wanna talk we’re around until Super Bowl Halftime.

Will 2015 be the year of the ’70s singer/songwriter? Is Kendrick Lamar’s new album coming out on Tuesday? What was pussy like in the ’60s? We considered a lot of questions this week, but the only thing we learned for sure is that we’re lucky Björk is still making harrowing music and jamming to Dutch E. Germ like a couture squid.

We’re well into January, and this week we saw a massive amount of new album news. We got teasers and tracklists from folks like Björk, Waxahatchee, Purity Ring, Matt And Kim, Lightning Bolt, Death Cab For Cutie, JEFF The Brotherhood, Mark Knopfler, Inventions, Chris Cornell, James Blake, FIDLAR, Matthew E. White, Pops Staples, Chvrches, PJ Harvey, Fort Lean, Fort Romeau, Doldrums, Spiritualized, Sufjan Stevens (!), and Carly Rae Jepsen (!!). Something for everyone. But still waiting on you, Frank. Stereogum readers’ best and worst comments about all this stuff, Mark Ronson, Sleater-Kinney, and more are below.

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 +5Posted on Jan 30th | re: Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week's Nü-Metal Cruise (54 comments)

 -2Posted on Jan 29th | re: The Week In Pop: Early Odds On The 2015 Grammys (30 comments)

Here’s the late-breaking runner-up for HOWGH.

Funnier if you have no idea what she’s talking about.

 +1Posted on Jan 29th | re: Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best (88 comments)

4. Everything Must Go ????

Where’s Kamakiriad tho. That is a great album.

 0Posted on Jan 29th | re: Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best (88 comments)

And this is from last year!

 +2Posted on Jan 29th | re: Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best (88 comments)

Daft Punk are certainly fans. Phoenix, Ariel Pink, Mark Ronson… you can definitely hear the Dan’s influence in recent years. Anyone looking for more modern(ish)-day tributes should check out the Me, Myself & Irene soundtrack, of all things. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me,_Myself_%26_Irene#Music

 +7Posted on Jan 28th | re: Migos Ridiculed For $1K High School Donation (18 comments)

I expected more from Rich The Kid

 +10Posted on Jan 26th | re: Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year (112 comments)

FWIW, I listen to Howard occasionally, not on the radio but if something good gets shared on YouTube. I don’t believe he’s homophobic, but obviously he regularly says insulting things.
Also I went to the premiere party for Private Parts many many years ago and got to meet Marilyn Manson.

 +17Posted on Jan 26th | re: Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year (112 comments)

SPINMedia won’t let us have color, they used it all on Celebuzz.

 -9Posted on Jan 26th | re: Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year (112 comments)

Stop downvoting Caitlin, you guys. It’s her first day! Plus that Sam Smith song “Gay With Me” is pretty lousy.

 +5Posted on Jan 26th | re: Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year (112 comments)

My middle name isn’t Micromanager for nothing.

The quote from that Instagram was: “Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell. It’s been a sad day.”

:(