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May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 pm § in True/Slant

Justin Bieber and DIY: What's in a punk?

Love Justin Bieber, but afraid to reveal it to your punk rock friends? Do you tell your friends that the music you’re blasting on your iPod is the latest pop sensation when it’s really Black Flag’s Damaged? Wish these two worlds could finally meet? Well, XLR8R and Exclaim! music wr[...]

April 9th, 2010 - 2:28 am § in True/Slant

The worst music criticism: A review

I recently critiqued an article by Steve Almond that I felt unfairly and naively  lambasted music criticism. Almond wrote music criticism is pointless: I disagreed. And then I stumbled upon something that support Almond’s point 100 percent. I still don’t agree with what Almond wrote, bu[...]

April 9th, 2010 - 12:25 am § in True/Slant

Black Flag's Chuck Dukowski and hardcore punk's garage sale

A couple years back, Minor Threat drummer and Dischord Records co-founder Jeff Nelson decided to do a little spring cleaning. So, he did what any person looking to unload a whole lot of perceived junk would do: Sell it on eBay. Yet, Nelson wasn’t getting rid of, say, an old Tickle Me Elmo. Nel[...]

February 9th, 2010 - 12:39 am § in True/Slant

Hardcore Punk's Return to SNL

Crisis of Conformity reunited on “SNL” this weekend. Don’t remember Crisis of Conformity? Perhaps the video of the reunion will jump your memory [via Unlikely Words and The Daily Swarm]: [huluvid id=”YVEFp4lescx3IOWrHFyHJw”] Ok, there was no band by that name. But, kudo[...]

December 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

October 22nd, 2009 - 1:06 am § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Beauty Pill – The Unsustainable Lifestyle

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Beauty Pill’s The Unsustainable Lifestyle. Dischord in the Aughts was something many of the label’s ardent fans never[...]

October 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Parts & Labor – Mapmaker

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Parts & Labor’s Mapmaker. Back in June, music writer Christopher R. Weingarten extolled the pains that have befallen m[...]



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