The Death Set fuse fast, guitar-based pop with electronic and and hip-hop-influenced conventions; they remind me (thanks in part to some sneery vox) of The Beastie Boys (or P.W.E.I.) if they hadn’t switched from punk to hip-hop/electro but had completely integrated the forms. Michel Poiccard may alienate a few fans who preferred the thin, even [...]
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07 Apr 2011 · No Comments
10 Mar 2011 · 1 Comment
The name put me off Patterson Hood’s potent country rock outfit for years (the “drive-by” part, not the “trucker” part), but I’ve since realized the error of my ways and I’m making up for lost time. They offer sharply observed character songs (often with a noirish spin), passionate vocals and performances that have me rooting [...]
03 May 2008 · 2 Comments
I’m going to link MySpace pages in this post. I feel like it’s a little irresponsible to do that without mentioning a more-or-less safe way to follow the links. Here’s what I recommend for visiting MySpace:
Set up a browser (or browser profile) to delete all cookies on exitI like to configure Opera up for [...]
13 Jan 2008 · No Comments
We interrupt the continuing coverage of the Blue Öyster Cult catalog to bring you a late addition to the 2006 year’s best list…
On January 1st, 2008 I finally finished my “not quite the best of 2006″ mixes. Yes, six. The most recent addition to make the list was The Electric Kisses, a perfect fusion of [...]
30 Nov 2007 · No Comments
2007 is the year that I started listening to music mostly on computers. My office-mate persuaded me to experiment with iTunes, and I started using its rating system to help me assemble the inevitable year’s best list. Then I discovered last.fm and let it track my listening patterns.
The upshot of all this is that The [...]