Friday, December 11, 2009

Tiger's "mistresses" are just hook-ups.

Witty and poignant article about the Tiger scandal. I can always count on Slate to write about exactly what I'm thinking.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I love making my Top Albums of the Year List! I'm such a geek.

This is a list of the albums I think have been noteworthy in 2009. To narrow it down and make a Top 10 is going to be tough, I think.

What do you guys think? Anything I missed?

Grand by Matt & Kim
Noble Beast by Andrew Bird
Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future by The Bird and the Bee
Incredibad by The Lonely Island
It's Not Me, It's You by Lily Allen
It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Two Suns by Bat for Lashes
Fantasies by Metric
Swoon by Silversun Pickups
Love the Future by Chester French
Mean Everything to Nothing by Manchester Orchestra
Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
New Again by Taking Back Sunday
Far by Regina Spektor
Horehound by The Dead Weather
Hot Mess by Cobra Starship
Daisy by Brand New
Brand New Eyes by Paramore
Sainthood by Tegan and Sara
Say Anything by Say Anything
Battle Studies by John Mayer
I and Love and You by The Avett Brothers
Manners by Passion Pit

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Phoenix Performing "Lisztomania"

Friday, December 4, 2009

New album from Fleet Foxes

According to, there's going to be a new Fleet Foxes album set for 2010.

The evolution of Pop Music

This is a really cool article about pop music and what it is today. It's from one of my favorite music blogs, The Quietus.

I have to say though, I think that pop music today is the best it's been since the Spice Girls/Hanson age. There's Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Lily Allen, John Mayer, Kanye West and the list goes on. Pop music is a music snob's guilty pleasure and artists have never necessarily had to have any talent or meaningful lyrics (I'm not talking about Britney or anything.) Pop music really is just to entertain, let's be real. If you want to just dance and listen to something fun, you listen to Lady Gaga. You wouldn't listen to The Shins or Them Crooked Vultures, would you? (Maybe you would.) This is also not saying that all pop musicians aren't talented. You know I think Gaga's great and I think Justin Timberlake is practically like our Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson. I just think sometimes people take pop music too seriously (and I used to be one of them, trust me!) All I'm saying is if you like it, listen to it. Have fun with it!