Monthly Archives: August 2010

Record Geek Heaven: Here We Go Magic "Pigeons"

Every now and then I get into this mood where the “extended hook” is very pleasing to me. That’s one reason Teenage Fanclub gets me—they like to do this thing where they have one repeating chord progression at the end … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Ra Ra Riot "The Orchard"

In 2007, this Syracuse band put out one of that year’s most revered records, “The Rhumb Line”. I was an avid listener of that album, but only for a few of its songs—their “hit” “Dying Is Fine”, the anxious lament … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: The Henry Clay People "Somewhere on the Golden Coast"

There are a lot of bands around right now diving head first into the carefree, fist-pumping pool of classic rock, usually while dressed in T-shirts of their favorite punk bands. But while most would simply tread water after such an … Continue reading

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Download a Free Copy of New Steve Albini-Recorded Album!

A really cool band from Brooklyn called Grandfather just finished recording their debut full-length, titled “Why I’d Try”, at Electrical Audio with none other than the man himself, Steve Albini. Actually, I had him at #4 on my list of … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: The Top 10 Worst Neil Young Albums

Neil Young has released nearly 50 albums in his 50+ year career. So obviously, he has to have a good amount of crap in his catalog. Last week, I counted down what are, in my humble opinion, The Top Ten … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: The Top Ten Best Neil Young Albums

Neil Young is one of my three favorite songwriters of all time. He represents a lot of different moods and mental states in my opinion, but the one overall quality I love about Young is his stubbornness–no, obsessiveness–to be nothing … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Arcade Fire Poised for Great Takeover

Canada’s Arcade Fire—one of the world’s most beloved modern rock bands—put out their new album “The Suburbs” today on Merge Records. After a few strategically released mp3 downloads to stir the pot a bit, the band’s third album—the follow-up to … Continue reading

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Record Geek heaven: Sun Kil Moon "Admiral Fell Promises"

It seems Mark Kozelek wants us to believe he just breathes all of his songs—that they are effortless, sporadic chunks of creative masturbation he can toss off whenever he so pleases. This may explain the stitched-together nature of Sun Kil … Continue reading

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