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December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

December 10th, 2009 - 6:58 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Free Albums of 2009

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 Free Albums, EPs and Mixtapes of 2009. Since Radiohead made the pay-what-you-want[...]

November 19th, 2009 - 8:11 pm § in True/Slant

Pete Wentz is a genius

It’s true… Pete Wentz is a genius. Or someone at Fall Out Boy camp has got it going on in their noggin. A smattering of break-up rumors cropped up online, fresh on the heels of the Tuesday release of the band’s greatest hits album Believers Never Die. Take the NME tweet from just y[...]

October 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm § in True/Slant

Lil Wayne Drops No Ceilings

Lil Wayne can do it all. Pleading guilty to guns charges. Dropping rhymes on a terribly conceived Weezer track. And now releasing the mixtape No Ceilings. Nah Right has all the info on the mixtape and a link to download the thing. All I can say is, in just experiencing the first couple of minutes [.[...]

October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am § in True/Slant

Weezer featuring Lil Wayne – 'Can't Stop Partying'

Uncle! Can I give up? I’ve kept a pretty upbeat attitude when it comes to Weezer as of lately. I always hope for the best, and if I’m disappointed I’ll just say “maybe next year” and move on. But, “Can’t Stop Partying” is, well not quite the Weezer fol[...]

February 9th, 2009 - 6:44 pm § in Perfect Lines

Maybe It's Called "Grammy" Because It's For Old People…

I didn’t even bother watching the Grammys (nor have I in the past… well, who knows), because, well, for one thing, I rarely go out of my way to watch TV (especially on a Sunday night). But for one thing, of all the inumerable awards out there, the Grammys seem most meaningless; they toss[...]

December 12th, 2008 - 2:10 am § in Perfect Lines

Top o' 2008

A countdown of the best albums of 2008, in all their colors.[...]

July 30th, 2008 - 2:39 am § in Perfect Lines

Nothing About Vonnegut

Sometimes life feels like a Kurt Vonnegut book, the way seemingly random events and lineages come together in unknown ways. It also helps when you checking out a heaping helping of Vonnegut novels from the library and his particular method of story-telling seeps into your life. Let me explain: Havin[...]

July 21st, 2008 - 6:35 pm § in Perfect Lines

Building the Playing

Down in New York for the weekend, I decided to take a break from some ear-shattering concerts (short review: Deerhoof rocked Prospect Park, Parts & Labor absolutely killed it at Siren Music Festival) to check out David Byrne’s Playing the Building exhibit at the Battery Maritime Building i[...]



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