18 Feb 2011 @ 1:44 PM 

3.9/10

Usually I have to listen to an album a few times before I feel I can adequately express how I feel about it. Sometimes all it takes is one listen. This record is the latter.

Anything Radiohead puts out from now until their bitter end will be met with elation from nearly every blogger out there. I think if you’ve read any number of review sites, you’d realize that. This is part of the genius of Radiohead and why King Of Limbs exists. You see, not everyone can write an album in a week and turn around and sell it for $48. That takes genius. For that reason alone, they deserve to be rich. So bravo, Radiohead. Bravo.

But some of you might say,’But the packaging is made out of newspaper! Newspaper and vinyl is something that has never been done before other than by a hobo!’ And granted, maybe King Of Limbs is part art project, part music… thing. And really, this record would make a lot more sense if it was to launch their career into an abstract art band. THAT would be innovative and THAT would be interesting. You might even say it was OK Computer innovative and interesting. But as a work of music, no.

Lets just say that if you’ve heard Thom Yorke’s solo album, you’ve heard this. Clicking beats, ambient synths, ambient vocals, repeat. Multiply that times 8, wrap it in colorful newspaper and ship. That’ll be $48, suckers.

In closing, let me just say,’Really Radiohead? Wow. Fuck you too.’

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 16 Feb 2011 @ 2:23 PM 

News News News! What are we gonna do with all this news?!? Well I’ll tell you… the news, that is.

Recently, Radiohead announced that they’re releasing a new album… March 29th, to be exact. The album, entitled The King Of Limbs is available for pre-order and the downloads for the pre-order will be available beginning this Saturday. Rest assured if its leaked, I’ll probably find it.

All I Need

In addition, the 29th of March will also be the day when The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will release their new album, Belong. If you’re not familiar with them, you probably aren’t into twee pop. If you are, now you know. Their new single hints at a possible departure from their previous sound with drops of fuzz and arena rock-like guitar lines. It should be pretty interesting to hear what they come up with.

Belong

And just one week after that, Maritime will release their long-awaited 4th record, Human Hearts. After writing a record at a pace of about 1 every year, they took some time off(4 years) and are finally ready to bring us something new. So you see, long-awaited just about covers it. In case you’re not familiar, Maritime includes some of the more noteworthy members from The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan.

Paraphernalia

Also, David Bazan and Barsuk will release Bazan’s 3rd ‘solo‘ record, Strange Negotiations, May 24th. Note: Solo is in italics because nothing whatsoever changed when he dropped the Pedro The Lion moniker– He has always been Pedro The Lion. Curse Your Branches, Bazan’s last album, had its ups and downs. Heres hoping that this record is heavier on emotion than repetition.

Hard To Be

 05 Feb 2011 @ 4:28 PM 

Way back in the early to late 90s, some things never changed. I, on the other hand, changed plenty. Thats right, my voice changed, my clothes changed… yes, my clothes. Why you ask? Well, I too like many before me and since then dramatically changed the music I listened-to… almost on a year to year basis. So its because of this nostalgia that I thought I’d showcase a few of my favorite songs from each year of high school. I may be blocking out nearly everything else that happened back then, but the music will always have a special place in my memories.

1994

I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That

Award Tour

Quiet

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1995

Depression

Pity

Linoleum

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1996

Can’t Get Out of Bed

I Confess

Planet Telex

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1997

Turnover

Jimmy Eat World – Opener

Picture Postcard

…and then I graduated at long last. The End.


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