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Full Albums:

  • The Afghan Whigs, 1965
  • Barry White, All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Cee Lo Green, The Lady Killer0
  • Drake, Thank Me Later1
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, Greatest Hits
  • Interpol, Interpol
  • Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown2
  • Mark Ronson and The Business Intl, Record Collection
  • The National, High Violet
  • N.E.R.D, Nothing3
  • Pearl Jam, Vs.4
  • Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
  • Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain5
  • R. Kelly, Chocolate Factory6
  • Robyn, Body Talk Pt. 2
  • Sleigh Bells, Treats
  • Soundgarden, Telephantasm
  • Talking Heads, Popular Favorites7

Random Excellence:

  • ZZ Top, “Cheap Sunglasses”
  • Outkast, “Skew it on the Bar-B (Feat. Raekwon)”
  • Steve Miller Band, “The Stake”
  • Michael Jackson, “Beat It”
  • Blind Faith, “Had to Cry Today”

Songs of the Week:

  • Shakira, “She Wolf”
  • Cee Lo Green, “Radioactive”8
  • Animal Collective, “My Girls”

Reviews:

0. I love it so I awarded it a special place in twim history: 0. Not a rating, just a place.

1. You can tell the kid’s good but with all that potential I just expect so much more from him. For example, there’s a line on the first track called “Firework” that goes, “But I just wish that they’d let you try it first/This time I’m really going off–fireworks.” This pisses me off to no end. I feel like it’s punchline rap because you see what he’s doing, but it’s kind of only there to get in another idea. It’s punchline rap because it’s kind of a joke. It’s clever but he’s just not doing it right. I feel like any other major label rapper would have at least said, “…really going off like I’m fireworks” or something more nimble. Instead we have an album full of this and R&B songs. I really don’t think he can be both. Even Ghostface Killah couldn’t pull of an album of all R&B and rap, but at least Ghostdini mixed the two together instead of murmuring for entire songs. I’ll give Drake credit for having The-Dream on the album but I’ll never forgive him for “Find Your Love.” That song’s fucking terrible.

2. I’m truly pleased with this album. Honestly, it just gets better for me with every listen; however, it kills me that they (and every successful band these days, it seems) have to keep getting compared to U2. Sure, there are some similarities–stadium-filling, their best albums are about America–but one is actually from America, knows how to play more than just a couple of chords and is far younger. I get that they have the potential to grow into U2 shoes, but does anyone honestly see that happening? Touring, bringing out “Soft” for all the kids compared to nightly renditions of “One”? No. They’re a different band.

3. Seriously, you set the bar pretty low for yourself when you name your album Nothing. I caught myself, at multiple points, thinking to myself, “What the fuck is this?” The music can be pretty awesome but the lyrics…whoooooo boy. The bonus songs are not good. That’s the best I can summon. “Life as a Fish” is fucking weird. I like the idea, but the execution was kind of lackluster. You know what you did, “Victory.” Keeping it positive? “Hot-n-Fun” isn’t entirely terrible (despite them trying to convince me this is stadium music) and I kind of like “Party People.

4. “Take/My fucking hand/It was their idea I prove to be a man/Will myself to find a home/A home within myself/We will find a way/We will find our place/Drop the leash/Drop the leash/Get outta my fuckin’ face…”

5. I think, out of the 6 billion people on the face of the Earth, you wouldn’t be able to find anyone that didn’t like at least one song on this album.

6. A. You’re great, but you mufuggin crazy, son. B. Tone it down, tune it up, tuck it in. C. Trim the fat; just put the remixes on.

7. “I’m just an animal looking for a home/Share the same space for a minute or two/And you love me till my heart stops/Love me till I’m dead”

8. Just a hell of a cover. I want to do stuff like that. Cover R. Kelly’s “Ignition [Remix],” Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black” or The-Dream’s “Fast Car.” So awesome.

Comment:

Howabout that Internet, huh? I seriously can’t get enough of it, but in a good way. Like how it keeps me connected to people in addition to stupid jokes and stupid TV shows I shouldn’t be wasting my time on. Luckily, the stupid shows and jokes help make the waiting for everyone else to get on the Internet easier.

Oh, cover letters; you mad stupid, yo. You like…TSA: You make my life easier but only after I get groped and poked and prodded without my shoes on. And then once I get through, it turns out all that bullshit wasn’t really going to help anyone, anyway–you just let through the people with the right paperwork, nicest attitudes and least metallic objects on.

BOOM.

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One Comment

  1. makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages


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