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 Wallace Wylie

The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The real problem that the industry is dealing with these days is the lack of cultural importance given to popular music and the fact that popular music no longer has the same unifying power as it used to.

 Everett True

Anti-Song of the Day – 1: X-tReMe PoWeR

I’m sure it’s not deliberate, but the band’s name doesn’t half sound like White Power.

 Scott Creney

Kimbra – Vows (Warner Brothers)

Vows is a signal post for pop music. It’s like Kate Bush if she knew how to write a good song. It’s like Cat Power if she had someone who loved her. It’s like Adele if she knew how to dance. It’s like the Rolling Stones if they were still alive. Where can anyone go from here except sideways?

 Brigette

The B-52’s @ The Classic Center, Athens, Ga, 09.02.12

It just makes you want to smash up a mic stand. It just makes you want to dive into the drum kit. It just makes you want to scream and whoop and holler and call up the dead.

 Scott Creney

Beyoncé – 4 (Columbia)

You may not hear a better heavy metal album all year than Beyoncé 4.

 collapseboard

The problem with ‘Girl Bands’

Isn’t it about time that we stop pointing out the fact that the band members of The Like and Warpaint all have vaginas?

 Everett True

Song of the day – 292: tUnE-yArDs

“Every couple of minutes it gets better,” writes Chuck, a man who should know. “Do please watch the whole thing.”

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder


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Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]