All-Star Jam Posted by Mr. Moderator Aug 202011 Are your eyes opened yet? 12 Responses to “All-Star Jam” tonyola says: 08/21/2011 at 8:38 pm It’s true that I am a fairly hardcore progster and have quite a fondness for studio games and trickery. At the same time, I also recognize that “more polished” is not always the same thing as “better”. While this version of “Open My Eyes” is well-performed and nicely recorded, it’s missing the headlong-rush intensity of Todd’s original. That’s a crucial omission. 0 High Five trolleyvox says: 08/24/2011 at 4:21 pm Attention Mr. Mod: NPR has up a First Listen to the new album by your man Malkmus: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=138957392&m=139577755 0 High Five misterioso says: 08/24/2011 at 4:51 pm Wow, that annoyed me within the first 20 seconds. I listened to some of the rest, which was only occasionally as annoying, but not for lack of effort. The accompanying NPR piece says, “His oblique stream-of-consciousness songs, with their sardonic wit and hyper-literate descriptions of mundane observations, ask willing fans to parse the lyrics themselves.” Uh, right. Mod, descend from the Great State of Maine and reassure me that you don’t go for this faux-cutey pie crap, will ya? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 08/24/2011 at 5:00 pm Thanks for the grassy up. I never cared much for Pavement but one of his solo albums I love – Face the Truth -,and the last one has its moments. We depart in 15 minutes, sadly. 0 High Five Oats says: 08/24/2011 at 5:02 pm Yeah, Pavement did some stuff I really love, but this album leaves me pretty cold. 0 High Five misterioso says: 08/24/2011 at 5:09 pm I never had any interest in Pavement, either, but nonetheless: can we play “What does it mean when critics hail this as a masterpiece?” 0 High Five Oats says: 08/26/2011 at 2:53 pm I am going to post news stories about this upcoming album for the next 12 months, probably. Let me just say that this headline is just a little bit misleading. http://www.spinner.com/2011/08/26/lou-reed-metallica-lulu-tears/ 0 High Five BigSteve says: 08/26/2011 at 3:04 pm As tears were meant to sound. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 08/26/2011 at 3:45 pm I cried while reading it. 0 High Five Oats says: 08/26/2011 at 3:49 pm Has any band fallen far from its bad-ass-itude as relentlessly and continually as Metallica in the past 15 years? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 08/26/2011 at 3:55 pm Yeah, when they were going through therepy and Hetfield got his haircut I thought they might be good candidates to join my Peace Warriors movement, but they’re way too wussed out for that now. 0 High Five hrrundivbakshi says: 08/27/2011 at 10:33 am THE CONCEPT DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO SUCK DEPT.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79CWb23NZrc 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.