As Rachel Zoe would say, there are literally 500 billion music/MP3 blogs out there, and it can be difficult to wade through the masses to find the truly excellent work that’s being done on a daily basis. PCHA, ever your reliable sherpa, is here to help.
The always-fine A Deeper Shade of Soul is counting down the top 60 Rolling Stones of all time. I can’t wait to see what comes in at number one. “Might as Well Get Juiced”? “Mixed Emotions”? “Sweet Neo Con”?
Aquarium Drunkard has an exclusive live set from Admiral Radley, the new band featuring members of Grandaddy and Earlimart.
This one’s for you, David Simon Cowell: Big Rock Candy Mountain posted a mix of songs about DSC’s beloved Chicago. And we can both enjoy it, because that ridiculous song about the Cubs (“The Only Good Cubs Fan is a Dead Cubs Fan” — that’s what it’s called, right?) isn’t on there.
Another blog from around the way, Faronheit, ran a monster post featuring songs by a busload of Lollapalooza artists, and for good measure, includes a guide of recommendations for each timeslot of the festival.
Panic Manual takes a 23-years-later look at Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night. While I can’t quite buy into the revisionist lauding of the album (other than “Big Love,” it’s the nadir of the classic FM lineup’s work), the review’s worth a read.
Not a blog, but the Twitter feed “Discographies” is a fun way to kill 20 minutes. The gimmick? Artists’ entire discographies summed up in 140 characters or less. Highlights?
- The Rolling Stones: 1-4 arousal; 4-6 tumescence ; 7-10 full engorgement; 11-14 satyriasis; 15-19 midlife crisis; 20-22 erectile dysfunction.
- Smashing Pumpkins: 1-2 grandiose delusions; 3 Hubris!; 4-6 “Acquired Situational Narcissism” (cf. DSM-IV); 7 feelings of entitlement.
- Bob Dylan: 1 Woody; 2, 3 ambition; 4 pot; 5-7 speed; 8-9 pot; 10-11 AJ Weberman; 12-16 booze; 17-19 Jesus; 20-27 pot; 28 death; 29-32 pot.