Lunch Break


I discovered MGMT only recently, after David Swindle told me to get their album “Oracular Spectacular.” It took me exactly 30 seconds to fall in love with them. They’re rough, they’re raw, they play rock as it was meant to be played. Here they are with “Kids.”

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Midnight Snack: The 100 Best Albums of the Decade according to Rolling Stone


I wrote this blog post yesterday responding to Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield’s lament for the past 10 years. The political reflection proceeded the unveiling of the magazine’s list of best albums, songs, artists, and films of the decade.
For tonight’s Midnight Snack, here’s the complete list of albums along with a few remarks on select titles:
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Top 10 Reasons to Love Tom Petty
1. Most apolitical American rock icon.  (Google Tom Petty and Obama and you will find one lukewarm positive statement that is negative about rock stars campaigning.)
2. Can project middle American attitudes without the artifice of Bruce Springsteen or John Mellancamp.
3. Never uses the word America or American as a [...]