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 +2Posted on Jan 12th, 2012 | re: Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don't Play Anything (77 comments)

One of Bruce Springsteen’s early bands used to have two guys who just sat at onstage playing checkers at every show.

 +8Posted on Jan 11th, 2012 | re: Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; What Should They Play? (18 comments)

First song “Beth,” second song “Rest.”

 +6Posted on Dec 16th, 2011 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (200 comments)

Pretty good list, considering. I thought St. Vincent would make top 5, if not #1. Not that #11 is bad by any means, but they LOVED that record.

 +3Posted on Dec 13th, 2011 | re: Hear Wilco's "I Might" In Demo & Daytrotter Form (2 comments)

“download that entire four-song Daytrotter session for free” – nope, they charge $2/month now.

 +1Posted on Dec 12th, 2011 | re: SPIN's 50 Best Albums Of 2011 (38 comments)

I would guess PJ Harvey? Not by much though.

 0Posted on Dec 7th, 2011 | re: Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2011 (117 comments)

Honestly, I think the fact that SuperHeavy made this list at all tops even that. Weird for anyone to take the position that Mick Jagger can do no wrong when there are MOUNTAINS of evidence refuting that.

 +9Posted on Dec 7th, 2011 | re: NME's 50 Best Albums Of 2011 (68 comments)

That’s actually a pretty solid singles list.

 +1Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (415 comments)

I was surprised to see St. Vincent so far down too. I agree though – good album, not great. Overall an excellent list (even if I still don’t quite understand the Drake hype).

Is it too soon to assume Best Album of 2012 lists will be a Lana Del Rey sweep?

 +8Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011 | re: Area Codes: 802 - Burlington, VT (21 comments)

I used to drive 1.5 hours in college to go to shows at Higher Ground. A really great venue, by any city’s standards. Saw the Roots there, Junior Brown, State Radio (ugh), Grace Potter, and a few others. In NY I can see a zillion bands any night of the week, but there was still something special about that Burlington venue behind the Quiznnos.

 +7Posted on Nov 29th, 2011 | re: Uncut's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (111 comments)

I disagree with a lot of this stuff, but I always support a list that has actual character. A lot of these lists end up feeling like a generic aggregate of every music writer in the world’s opinion. I doubt we’ll see such an eclectic Top 5 from Rolling Stone or P4k…

05 Josh T. Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen
04 White Denim – D
03 Metronomy – The English Riviera
02 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
01 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake