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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[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]

MUSIC

 » 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
The Scooters
Peepshow
Aeronaut Crap Machine

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Not even being Welsh is an excuse for writing, recording and then sending me this record. This album is absolutely horrible, and I think people realize that I very rarely cut down a record plain and simple. This, however ... this, this ... Oasis tries to be Weezer or Weezer tries to be Oasis bullshit is inexcusable. The generically MTV-pop cover art tipped me off before even peeling off the plastic but believing in fair, informed reviews to the point of masochistic dedication I forced myself through two painful listens. The Scooters, as the name would suggest, are chumps. They claim to have origins as a soul music cover band and, at the same time, "a vital part of the emerging club scene of Cardiff." What fucking club scene would that be, blokes? Seriously, these guys make Oasis seem like the fucking MC5. If this band gets a show on American soil that isn't at a religious conference, a county fair or some kind of community event with Pfilbryte I will be seriously ashamed.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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