December 11, 2007

Finally, A Year-End List That Everyone Can Agree On…And Everyone Will Agree It Eats Shit

This just in: The typical American consumer is a giant fuckface. As it turns out, the music-buying public has worse taste in music than we ever could have imagined. MTV published the top selling albums and songs on iTunes this year, and the questionable results make me want to go Picasso on my aural receptors.


Say the results: “Maroon 5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long was the year’s most-downloaded album, followed by Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black and Kanye West’s Graduation. Fergie’s ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)’ was the most-downloaded song, ahead of West’s “Stronger” and Soulja Boy’s ubiquitous ‘Crank That.'”

No, friend, crank this. Read on for a pair of intensely frustrating Top Tens…

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I Love Bad Music: A Not-So-Wonderful Song

We like to fluff Sir Paul McCartney ’round here, so today we offer a countervailing opinion. Our Bad Music Correspondent Eliot Glazer shall now take Macca down a peg or two. Great, Hidden Track, yet another post about aging Brits.


I like “Feliz Navidad” as much as the next guy, and although my heart lies with Mariah Carey’s go-to-for-the-gays, modern classic “All I Want For Christmas,” the holiday song I can truly call my favorite is, naturally, “Wonderful Christmas Time (All The Best!)” by Paul McCartney and Wings. Honestly, what the shit is this song?

Read on for more on why Eliot wants this song to go the way of Linda…

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The Duo: Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT – 11/15/07

The Duo should not be judged by their album outputs, they are first and foremost a live act. Their performance at Higher Ground, although not one of their “epic” shows, was surely another whirlwind of unclassifiable rock and jazz that proved they are one of today’s elite instrumental rock units going.

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Van Morrison: Still on Top: The Greatest Hits

In over 40 years of performing, Van Morrison has released records on a variety of labels. Until now, there has apparently not been a best of culled from his entire catalog. Still on Top is a single volume anthology of Van the Man's hits ranging from his time in the mid-60s with Them up to 2005's Magic Time. As such, it is a bit inconsistent as were the times.

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Good Times, Bad Times – Led Zeppelin Reunion Show

So it finally happened. The next most bewildering reunion aside from the ghosts of John and George jamming with Paul and Ringo, Led Zeppelin reunited and played a full two-hour show Monday night at the O2 Arena in London.

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Led Zeppelin Reunite in London

Led Zeppelin – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, performed together in the headline slot at a tribute show for

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