Skrillex: Bangarang (Owsla/Big Beat/Atlantic)
"The most hated man in dubstep" therefore isn't "in" dubstep at all, which allowing for a few wannabes is fine by the rest of us who aren't in dubstep, meaning 99 percent if not 99.99 percent of music consumers. If you're too smart or knowledgeable for this young goof and his damn Grammys that Robyn wouldn't have won anyway, by all means enjoy your cool. I'm not. But I know this much. This is a pop record because its shamelessly hedonistic barrage of proven dancefloor tricks will obviously be more fun at home than in a club, where it would blare forth at quadruple volume to young jerks who'd get just as excited about LMFAO. A MINUS
Clams Casino: Instrumental Mixtape (free download)
Hope this old fogey 1969 talk didn't scare him off
I'm sure Japad is polishing his copies of A Salty Dog and The Original Delaney & Bonnie as we speak.
Too bad Dusty didn't do a whole album of Randy Newman covers
God, I'd love to hear her have a go at "I Want You To Hurt Like I Do". And "Pants"!
Did a count of how many 1969 albums I have. And the grand total is... nine! I don't think I'll be sending in a ballot.
This is why God made Spotify. Or Grooveshark or whatever.
I don't think we're wrong about Whitney H. There may be a gospel root somewhere behnd modern pop singing's shouty default style, but there's something more to Mahalia Jackson than to WH - maybe it's "substance", as our host and John Piccarella once said about John Lennon's voice. It's the irreducible element which makes it art, I guess.
"I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" (1969)Too bad Dusty didn't do a whole album of Randy Newman covers, that and "Just One Smile" are the under rated gems on that one.
moi aussiCareful now, this pretentious use of French is just the king of thing to cause rocker rocker to crawl out from under the rock he's been hiding under. Haven't heard from Alex in some time as well. Hope this old fogey 1969 talk didn't scare him off
Low Cut Connie ripped shitlist up at Joe's Pub tonight. Adam came onstage at the toney joint wearing a black baseball cap with the words (pardon deceptive inversion) FCUKING CRAZY and we were off to the races. I thought the place might defeat them, but instead it brought out their best game. Supposedly Dave Marsh will be interviewing Adam between 10 and 12 Sunday on Sirius's E Street channel.
May I say F****, there is too much going on in this city... Anyway at least I agree with John Smallwood "Here comes the sun" rocks, as for the Abbey Road every song rocks but it definitely lacks unity !
I'm a little nervous that the best vocals I've heard in 1969 (so far) are by WHITE PEOPLE - but when that's Dusty Springfield and Charlie Rich - I don't feel so bad. Jerry Butler, Aretha and Otis - I'll get to you over the weekend.
As if most of you here didn't already know - "Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs" is one incredible ballad.
Wish I could identify that purple box set on the shelf behind him.
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Starting in 1967, Robert Christgau has covered popular music for The Village Voice, Esquire, Blender, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He teaches in New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, maintains a comprehensive website at robertchristgau.com, and has published five books based on his journalism. He has written for MSN Music since 2006.