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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Rex Hobart and The Misery Boys
Your Favorite Fool
Bloodshot Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
I'm so drunk. I just had like 4 beers and then I smelled a glass of Dewer's on the rocks. That was the final insult- now I can't even get up out of this shitty Ikea chair in front of my computer that offers no lumbar support. I'm so drunk.

I threw on this CD by Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, and it's all country - the kind of country that could kick Shania Twain's ass, certainly, but it's still country. I don't know how I feel about that. I'm so drunk. Apparently Rex used to be in some math-rock band from the Kansas City area, but no one will tell me which one. Maybe it was Boy's Life. That's really more emo than math, but fuck it, I'm so drunk.

Now Rex sings the honkytonk country, clearly influenced by Buck Owens and George Jones. He is sick of cheating women, as he states in "You've Got Some Cheating to Do." That is a roundabout way of saying that he really doesn't want you to cheat. I'm so drunk. He also wants the ladies to "Promise to be Honest" and if he can't kick "Another Bad Habit of Mine" then he's "Gotta Get Back to Forgetting You." This album is great, it's all country and you can just use the song titles to describe things. I'm so drunk.

OK, I just had one of those surprise puke-belches, the reason being because I just listened to the best song on the album, a sweet duet called "Golden Ring" with Kelly Hogan, who recently put in a great appearance on Silkworm's Italian Platinum album. She's a true country chanteuse. The song made me sad, so instead of crying I pushed out a belch and that last sniff of scotch laced it with a bit of vomit. I should like this because I'm so drunk and it's cool to like cryin' and shitkickin' country. But I'm so drunk so I'm gonna be honest and tell you that it's good if you like that stuff, but I don't always like that stuff, so I am not sure if I like it or not, I'm so drunk. But you might if you do.

Reviewed by Jonah Flicker
Jonah Flicker writes, lives, drinks, eats, and consumes music in New York, via Los Angeles. He once received a fortune in a fortune cookie that stated the following: "Soon, a visitor shall delight you." He's still waiting.

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