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This only makes sense, considering Soundgarden have recently reunited and Pearl Jam are still making records. Bush made a career out of aping US grunge bands, so they may as well make a comeback tour and album out of it as well. No matter how much black he wears, Gavin Rossdale will forever look like queer raver. I hope they have Gavin’s boyfriend from the ’80s open up for them. Marilyn’s due for a comeback, too.
What? No Ryan Adams “So Alive”?
This is just a list of 100 random music videos.
LOL. Their press release photo needs more spikes and black-eyeliner.
edit: should know* better
Perhaps age has crept up on me slowly in the previous few years, but I’m more on Tegan & Sara’s side of the fence on this one. It’s not that Tyler, the Creator is reinventing the wheel with his pale regurgitation of the same old schtick music fans have been treated to time and time again, it’s just that the blogosphere herald his every move. Only, this time, the artist who is rehashing this decades-old gimmick can’t seem to give an intelligent interview or response to save his life. Maybe that’s the point of it, but what’s so great about that? There are tons of rappers and emcees that offer the same type of entertainment that Tyler is doing, only they are not drooled over by every blogger or website with a hard-on for whatever latest artist or group that shows a small glimmer of catching on and blowing up.
Why is it the same old sad Youthful Rebellion/ Nietzsche-inspired rhetoric and pale imitation of originators past recycle and rehash without adding anything new or thought-provoking to the mix and receive massive amounts of praise and attention from people who should obviously no better. David Bowie did it best and with more intelligence and gusto than any of the ones that followed could muster in a lifetime. Alice Cooper brought the same variant grotesque Vaudeville theatrics to it’s zenith. Public Enemy had a point when they put out music that was groundbreaking and shocking at the time. Even Marilyn Manson’s shock rock could be defended by it’s singer with striking clarity and insightful intelligence. Saul Williams puts out records that are not only thought-provoking but sonically pleasing while still being poetic.
While I’m about as much of a fan of Tyler, the Creator as I am of Tegan & Sara, I can’t argue with a solid argument. Tyler’s response would only be funny or shocking if we were all immature 13 year old boys who had never seen or heard any form of stand-up comedy, and even then, it’s pushing it.
This actor/dancer must have choreographed Radiohead’s last video.
Wow. Not sure what to make of this, but it sorta reminds me of of an old drunk white woman doing bad karaoke at a dive bar.
Not to mention that his backing band sounds like Avenged Sevenfold or a bad Motley Crue cover band. What is this supposed to be?
This sounds like a 15 year old boy doing a really bad impersonation of Bob Dylan over a backing track from a bootleg Cure Karaoke CD. :(
I love this band. The whole post-card pre-album release marketing stuff is genius. I’ll never forget buying Funeral and reading the Memorial Pamphlet liner notes years ago, and not to mention the iconic Neon Bible emblem/sign and cover. It’s refreshing there’s still bands that put just as much thought and detail into their album presentations as they do as writing and recording their music.
That is one of the ugliest album covers I have ever seen.
“Month of May” sounds like “We’re From America” by Marilyn Manson.
This is going to be hilarious.
The song is Ok, and has definitely grown on me a little bit thank to the clip of it’s live debut, but the video is… BAD ASS. Spike Jonze did a great job on this one.
Bitch got the game wrong.
I’m on the same page with you with regards to MIA being an artist. It’s just that she comes off as more than a little hypocritical and jealous when she starts spouting off about Lady GaGa.
It’s always bothered me when certain artists make it a point to bash similar artists, particularly when their artistic output is not so comprehensive. It’s not that they don’t have a right to say what they feel, it just that it usually always comes of as pettiness. It’s not as if MIA is on the same level as a Morrissey or a Ryan Adams, two critically-acclaimed artists whose far-reaching influence and back catalogues actually give a bit of credibility and merit to any negative comments they might make toward other artists, which both have been known to do.
Ok, so can I officially take back all of the bad things I’ve said on here about LCD Soundsystem? Because those two live videos are kinda cool, and “Drunk Girls” sounds better live.
I’m really digging this, though I must admit that when the track started, I was waiting for Leonard Cohen to start singing about his Secret Life.
Agreed. When a song that was heavily based upon a Clash sample, that not too many people really ever heard until it was featured in trailers for a Seth Rogen film, is the main reason you broke into the mainstream, you really shouldn’t have too much shit to say about anyone else. Especially someone like Lady Gaga.
Gwen Stefani was aping Reggae dance-hall in No Doubt and Marilyn Manson was wearing Army officer hats years and years before anyone ever heard of this bitch. They weren’t the first to do it, and won’t be the last.
Oh, great! Another musical figure out doing something productive and possibly even making money by playing really good songs in a live setting.
The is the worst thing ever. Why can’t all music icons or legends kill themselves or fade into obscurity?
That was OK, but it’s really too early in their reunion tour to blame them for any sound issues. Glad to see PiL back, though. Would love to check them out on this tour, even if John Lydon makes money from me if I were to go. :(
I’ve always dug Courtney Love and I’m sorta happy she resurrected the “Hole” moniker for this new album. Sounds really promising so far.
Actually, Joe, I know enough about shit to know that this song sounds like shit. I apologize for not doing my full investigative research duties on the history of James Murphy and the DFA label before I commented on his terrible song. If I may use the internet to correct myself, I should have said “sign himself to his own label” instead of “get signed to a label” since it really makes that big of a fucking difference.
And as a fan of the Talking Heads, I can appreciate what LCD Soundsystem does, much like I can appreciate the artwork of John Wayne Gacy and the fashion sensibilities of the Third Reich, but that doesn’t mean I have to like any of it.
Also, if you’re telling me you can’t hear the resemblance between “Pow Pow” and this gem:
…then you need get your hearing checked.
And I’ll listen to Justin Bieber, but only if you come over so we can misspell our internet names together and tell strangers how dumb they are because we don’t agree with their opinions over the internet. <3
Your new friend,
Dustbin McFinklesplein (LOL)
I can’t wait for the new album, but I will miss Franz. The bass drum picture looks killer.
I’m loving everything about this so far. Can’t wait to see what they do with “Tiny Daggers”.
This sounds like Feist and Bjork playing Pac Man while Tegan and Sara watch Eyes Wide Shut with Marlene Dietrich records playing in the background!