Friday, March 12, 2010

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: The Brutalist Bricks


Feeling sick on Bedford Street?
Try nerd guitar with a Williamsburg beat!

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Radiohead: In Rainbows

What fans have waited forever and a day for
Only to find out you get what you pay for

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Devendra Banhart: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Oh, Devendra
It seems like your record will neverendra
Multi-culti hipster sith-thy
I could go on and on but I’d rather be pithy

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Rilo Kiley: Under The Blacklight

Rilo Kiley! Rilo Kiley!
(Hipster emoticon for Smiley)
Neither Blondie nor Fleetwood Mac tight
Bad news is they sold out with Blacklight

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Kanye West: Graduation

Not too much Gold Digger–style enjoyment
Instead of Jamie Foxx there’s Fall Out Boyment
After College Dropout and Late Registration
He should have called this Unemployment

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Kaiser Chiefs: Yours Truly, Angry Mob

Ruby’s Number One in England, yes
But everyday I love you less and less

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Is Is EP

Karen O, with the soul of lingerie
In screeching atmospheric rock boulangerie
They kind of sound like that band Belly
But honey, you’re no Tanya Donnelly

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Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Hey, new Coldplay
Go away

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Stephen Malkmus: Untitled 2008 Release

Silver Jews Pavement guy
Indie rock-cred master spy
All the critics really like you
But this new record better not suck, dude

Mick Stingley is a freelance writer who lives in New York City. He is featured in Rock and Roll Cage Match, available from Three Rivers/Random House. He is 40 years old and refuses to cut his hair ’cuz he’s so fuckin’ metal.

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