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 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (62 comments)

Saw the Longpigs open for Echo and the Bunnymen in San Diego around 1997, and they were pretty good. Really like that first album.

Echobelly has been a long time favorite of mine. I always loved Sonya’s vocal style, and I actually think People Are Expensive may have been their best album. Bums me out that I never got a chance to see them live.

 +1Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (62 comments)

Seven? I count nine. Fuzzy Logic, Radiator, Guerrilla, Mwng, Rings, Phantom Power, Love Kraft, Hey Venus!, and Dark Days/Light Years. Unless you don’t consider Mwng a real album and didn’t care for the last one, which is defensible.

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (62 comments)

Or maybe John Power’s other band, the La’s, who were actually much better than Cast (thanks mostly to Lee Mavers).

 +1Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (62 comments)

Are they really Brit-Pop? I kind of figured they were of a different era. Though I’d disagree that none of their albums are perfect. I think Rings Around the World is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. Guerrilla is phenomenal as well, and they did some really great stuff when they started working with Sean O’Hagan (Frequency has probably my favorite string section ever). Really awesome live band as well.

They’re in a completely different class than any of the bands on this list (except maybe Supergrass).

 +3Posted on Mar 26th | re: The Black Keys - "Fever" (61 comments)

I wonder what the reactions are from people who go to see them at big arenas expecting to hear songs like this and the last album when they bust out Do The Rump or something like that. It doesn’t even sound like the same band. I mean, every band evolves, but this is a pretty stark contrast.

That’s about as Morrissey a title as I’ve heard. I don’t think an album title could be any more Morrissey than that.

 +4Posted on Feb 7th | re: The 10 Best Beta Band Songs (32 comments)

Dr. Baker about a hundred more times.

Also, Inner Meet Me.

 0Posted on Jan 9th | re: Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Play Fallon (1 comments)

Awesome that they did Stick Figures. Probably my favorite song off of Mirror Traffic.

 +2Posted on Nov 29th, 2013 | re: The Walkmen Announce "Extreme Hiatus" (31 comments)

So that’s why they call this Black Friday. This really sucks. I’d be willing to live without more albums, because recording is a bit of a chore I’m sure, but I’m really, really gonna miss their live shows.

 0Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 | re: NME's Top 500 Albums Of All Time (158 comments)

Or rather #276.