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.
@tombreihan thanks for the write up! Let's dance
— Wes Borland (@wesborland) January 30, 2015
Here’s the late-breaking runner-up for HOWGH.
Funnier if you have no idea what she’s talking about.
4. Everything Must Go ????
Where’s Kamakiriad tho. That is a great album.
And this is from last year!
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
I expected more from Rich The Kid
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.
SPINMedia won’t let us have color, they used it all on Celebuzz.
Stop downvoting Caitlin, you guys. It’s her first day! Plus that Sam Smith song “Gay With Me” is pretty lousy.
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.”