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The First Quarter of 2013 in Music

14 Jun

Almost exactly three months ago I posted this article with a list of twenty albums in alphabetical order which I had purchased in the first quarter of 2013.  The intent was to have the article out by mid-April.  In classic SHH fashion I decided that it would be better to do a review of twenty albums Continue reading

The Self-Hating Hipster’s Top 52 Tracks of 2012

8 Feb

You may notice that this list is all over the place.  I could have picked two or three songs off of each album on my Top 12 Albums of 2012, but that would have taken up over half of the list.  So it became my intention to spread the love and highlight as many album peaks as possible.   Continue reading

Nine Post-Punk Openers From ‘79

4 Dec

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Originally posted on Pop ‘stache

1979 was a truly unbelievable year in music.  The Clash put out London Calling at the end of the flash in the pan that was “punk” music.  In the rock realm, Pink Floyd released Continue reading

Various Artists – Clueless OST

19 Jul

Amy Heckerling’s Clueless (1995) should be on everyone’s Top 10 Teen Comedies list.  First of all, it might be the best adaptation of a Jane Austen novel (Emma).  Second, the film is solely responsible for the popularization of phrases like “Whatever!” and “As if!” which (regrettably in hindsight) remained a major part of teenage girl vernacular for the better part of two years.  But most importantly, Clueless is a zeitgeist flick that Continue reading

12 Songs About Extraterrestrial Life

14 Jun

There are two alien-centered blockbusters in theaters currently.  To immense anticipation, Ridley Scott tries his directorial hand at sci-fi for the first time since 1982’s Blade Runner with Prometheus, a prequel to his genius Alien.  To far less excitement, the third installment of the Men in Black series is out and combines at least three formulaic plot devices.  In any event, what better time to visit/revisit some songs about extraterrestrial life? Continue reading

Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks

8 Feb

Of Montreal is a band that I sort of lost track of after 2007’s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?  From what I’ve heard of the three albums since then, Skeletal Lamping, False Priest and this year’s Paralytic Stalks, I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing.

I am a huge fan of some of Of Montreal’s earlier 2nd gen. Elephant 6 work: Cherry Peel, The Gay Parade, Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies and Aldhils Arboretum.  My favorite Of Montreal album to date is Continue reading

last.fm Adult

27 Sep

I have had a last.fm account for almost two and a half years now.  I started one at the recommendation of a friend after the untimely death of my first external hard drive, Gigi.  When I purchased my current hard drive and “re-acquired” the bulk of my albums, I thought it might be fun to track my musical life going forward.  I am a total statistic shill and so a last.fm profile seemed like a must have.  Of course I would have had a vague idea as to Continue reading