Journal

  • 2015

    5 Jan 2015, 04:33 by Adrian347

    TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2015 SUMMER SOLSTICE EDITION (June 21)
    1. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
    2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    3. Death Grips - The Powers That B
    4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
    5. Death Grips - Fashion Week
    6. Various Artists - PC Music Volume 1
    7. Torche - Restarter
    8. Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
    9. Title Fight - Hyperview
    10. Mumdance & Logos - Proto
    11. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Was
    12. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
    13. Braids - Deep in the Iris
    14. the i.l.y's - I've always been good at true love
    15. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    16. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    17. Pearson Sound - Pearson Sound
    18. Blur - The Magic Whip
    19. Cannibal Ox - Blade of the Ronin
    20. Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

    TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015 SPRING EQUINOX EDITION (March 20)
  • The Books @ The Somerville Theater

    16 Apr 2007, 06:36 by jazzmoth

    Sun 15 Apr – The Books

    UM YES PLZ. So, of all the bands I've seen, this is the best surprise ever. Yes - better than Jeff Mangum showing up at the Olivia Tremor Control show in NYC. Well... that wasn't REALLY a surprise. It was a thrill and we all had a hunch about it. But THIS... THIS was a surprise.

    The Books are a band I expected to be better on their recordings. I didn't expect them to be bad live, per se... but I didn't expect them to be better live than recorded. Nick Zammuto is so engaging between songs, and Paul de Jong is awkwardly funny. They made their own videos, they played most of the music themselves (as opposed to using recorded tracks to fill in stuff) and they played different versions than on their cds. They even played new songs and a cover by Nick Drake. The only new song I remember off the top of my head is called Eight Frame or Eight Track... I predict it is on their dvd. They played loudly and vibrantly and pumped the bass to high heaven. …