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Obviously I've seen Pitchfork, but are there any other good ones out there? Anything 60s - 90s is cool.
I've found loads of cool obscure stuff by searching through them. You also get the rad 90's website design.
it is, right?
"Without the hype Radiohead's In Rainbows (Radiohead, 2007) would simply be a mediocre attempt at making slightly adventurous classic rock music.
Abandoning their pretenses of innovation and futurism, Radiohead returned to their rock roots with a guitar-driven album that features precious few electronic/digital effects. This is U2-style arena-rock for the 2000s. The syncopated blues-soul shuffle 15 Step the half-baked hard-rock of Bodysnatchers (reminiscent of pathetic attempts by the Beatles to reinvent themselves in the age of Cream) or Faust Arp, a Beatles-esque elegy that has been heard countless times in the history of pop music, are not only inferior material by any standard: they are plain amateurish. To make matters worse, the album includes a whole set of sub-pop ballads, from the slow Nude (a long unreleased song, originally titled Big Ideas) to the even more moronic All I Need and House of Cards.
Redeeming the album from utter mediocrity are Jigsaw Falling Into Place, by far the best song, the kind of feverish dance-rock that Inxs specialized in, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, a tender song a` la Coldplay that gradually builds emotioinal momentum, Reckoner, a languid soul lament over a hypnotic polyrhythm and a Moody Blues-esque string section, and finally the piano-driven Videotape, the melodic peak of the album and the one ballad that has something original to say. But it's way too little.
Any critic who hails this album as a masterpiece must be missing 99% of the music released in the same month."
...my god. The best songs are the ones that sound like "Inxs and Coldplay"?? U2-style arena rock for the 2000s?! I can definitely see why people wouldn't like that album, but that whole review is just bizzarre.
seemingly forgetting that he's reviewing POPULAR MUSIC!!
There's something pretty endearing about how much of a cunt he is.
I think only around 12 albums scored an 8 for the whole 00's.
cos she's 'avant garde' according to him. Oh, and Erick Glick Rieman got an 8, got no idea who he is, the genre is listed as 'avant garde' though so that's probably why he got such a high score!
He's become a bit lazy as a critic and doesn't really review much anymore. However, his best of lists from the 60's-90's are pretty great though.
NME.com have been doing the 100 best singles of each decade from 50's to present over the last few months, well worth a look. They've released 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's so far, and I think 90's came out last week too.
Is a geeky lists blog with some pretty comprehensive lists going back to about 1975. I use it a lot.