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 0Posted on Apr 22nd | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (76 comments)

Collective Soul > Live

 +1Posted on Apr 21st | re: It's Britpop Week On Stereogum (43 comments)

Have always been partial to the ones not quite in the focus of the debate – Supergrass, Verve, Spiritualized, Cornershop. Not to say the early Oasis singles didn’t rock or anything.

 0Posted on Apr 21st | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (76 comments)

I saw these guys as part of the Y100 Feastiville in Philly in like 2000. Don’t remember it making any kind of serious impression. I did always like their singles – from this album’s to around “Dolphin’s Cry”, but I always thought their album cuts were pretty bad, on both this album and the one with “Dolphin’s Cry”, which I both had at some point.

Two songs from The Wild, the Innocent, & The E-Street Shuffle? Hell yeah!

Sign me up for all of the above. Petty is the man.

 +2Posted on Mar 19th | re: Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands (25 comments)

Maybe that’s why normally docile James Iha looks so pissed.

 +2Posted on Mar 19th | re: Stephen Malkmus Albums From Worst To Best (39 comments)

I can see Pig Lib getting #1 (it’s not mine, but along with seeing the band open for Radiohead in 2003, it’s what got me into them/him). But man, I do not agree with much else. Face the Truth is my favorite – so dynamic, colorful, and fun.

I also feel like most of the list is WAY too referential to Pavement songs – I’m glad we got a solo list, but I wish it would have been treated like its own thing and not beholden to the old band.

I like the new one well enough and I agree with a lot of the objective stuff said in the write-up, but most of it doesn’t really stand out much to me. I’d say “Chartjunk”, “Planetary Motion”, “J Smoov”, “Houston Hades”, and “Cinnamon and Lesbians” are keepers, but the rest is kind of tepid. Though I did randomly get “Lariat” in my head for a while yesterday, so maybe there’s still hope.

I never listened to the first one for some reason, but as for the rest, I’d say:

1. Face the Truth
2. Pig Lib
3. Real Emotional Trash (very close behind #2)
4. Wig Out at Jag Bags
5. Mirror Traffic

No offense to Arctic Monkeys, but “ouch” is right.

 +2Posted on Mar 15th | re: The Week In Pop: It's Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great (181 comments)

I’d say it’s time to check your watch.

 0Posted on Mar 11th | re: Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream (69 comments)

I hope they have come into their own, because I really wanted to like them last time out but felt like they sounded like Springsteen on xanax.

But I also didn’t like Smoke Ring for My Halo beyond two or three songs, and Waking on a Pretty Daze was my favorite album of last year, so I guess there’s hope.