Written by | September 24, 2015 8:34 | No Comments

Plastic Flowers – The Front Bottom – I hate on the Front Bottoms because they sucked so bad when I saw em live and because their songs don’t click for me often enough. But that isn’t never, this is a very clever song on death. “Just because something burns bright doesn’t mean it burns forever…” and then offers a singalong “I believe that someone has a plan for me…,” – B+

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Written by | June 22, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Six of these artists are rockers. The Front Bottoms, Cerebral Ballzy and White Lung are relatively (WL dates from 2006) young bands, Wussy has been around since 2001, when Ian was, ahem, a spritely 56 year old. David Gray is a singer songwriter (I mean essentially, right?). So, yeah, for one week only rock makes a comeback.

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Written by | June 18, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Fucked My Way to The Top – Lana Del Rey – There is the famous story where Alfred Hitchcock wanted to make a movie where a huge ship is discovered with everyone on board dead –don’t know how, don’t know why, no marks nothing. He didn’t make the movie because whatever the solution was, it had to be a disappointment. Except for the names and a few of the places, the exact same thing could be said about this song: it couldn’t live up to its title and it doesn’t come close – B+

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Written by | January 12, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

“”You know what I think’s really sad? I know how really sad you are,” is the opening line. This is quite a way to start anything; it’s a harsh and sharp song, and seeing Bryan Sella sing it is a different experience than just listening to the studio version. “

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Written by | January 5, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

“As if all the emotion and gorgeous lyricism wasn’t enough, then comes a bit of humor. “This is for the lake that me and my friends swim in, naked and dumb on a drunken night and it should’ve felt good but I can hear the Jaws theme song on repeat in the back of my mind.””

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The extended guitar intro is excellent, the groove points directly backwards to Young Americans even as it seems to jumpstart itself into a world of cocain addiction, fascist dream and insanity, and, hey, I am happy to hear it twice – A

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