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[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Sloe
Inexact Replica
Sessions Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


February 18, 2000
I really could have sworn I'd heard this first song somewhere before. "One for the Committee", you know the one - it's that happy/pissed one that Jones's every last octave chord, yet is continually being pumped out of and packaged somewhere near southern California. Having worked the Warped Tour local crew for the last two years in a row (because it pays well and the so-Cal roadie girls made it worth the while); I can tell you from an eyewitness account, interested reader, that the incestuous sounds that perpetually feed off each other and the kids that buy it up like candy and temporary hair-coloring, will never stop clamoring us with their pop-punk. This shit sells and I've only seen the lines get longer. Political analysts used to love the phrase "the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer"; perhaps the masses speak with musical tastes as well. Regardless, it is here to stay, and maybe in a few years we'll laugh about it all, punk breaking mainstream in the early 90s and all that, just like we laughed at the inconsistencies and the big hair of the eighties. Oh, excuse me, this band is called Sloe. Most press sheets will offer nothing more than hoopla and exercises in getting mice to jump through hoops. This Sessions one page, however, drops a big clue on what one can expect from this Sloe re-issue, simply due to the fact that they have shared the stage with Blink 182, Frosted, Smashmouth, & No Use for a Name. As if dropping these names changed any impressions that may have transpired over the course of the first few songs, I'm aggravated to find that Sessions compares their driving inclinations to the genius of Drive Like Jehu. Come on now, this comparison is about as sacrilegious as selling Bibles on the streets of Mecca. The only thing Sloe is driving is a bandwagon with a bed large enough to fit all the gringos with guitars in Southern California.

Reviewed by June Woons


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