The most elaborate reissue of Soundgarden's greatest album is something of a disappointment. Despite an abundance of tracks, standouts are few and far between, and overall the release is just decent in quality.
Losers bracket is now in effect for a couple of folks, so we might as well bring the standings into the mix. Standings Lightbody, Todd (5-0) — Eagles, Redskins, Saints, Chargers, Broncos Mack, Eric (5-0) — Eagles, Packers, Saints, Chargers, Steelers Schear, Andrew (5-0) — Eagles, Packers, Patriots, Chargers, Seahawks Mack, Ryan (4-1) — Steelers, […]
“This time the mission is a man.” – Sgt. Horvath Joseph Stalin once brilliantly pointed out, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” This fully sums up both the madness of war when it is executed on a mass scale and, perhaps more tellingly, how it is so continually rationalized in the civilized […]
“Rome is to become a Republic again.” — Marcus Aurelius Many, many things in Gladiator are simply not accurate. The character Maximus is a necessary fiction; having characters make patently false statements like “Rome was founded as a Republic” is something of a head scratcher. Curiously, the Wikipedia article on Gladiator makes no mention of this […]
When I was counting down my list of favorite albums in late 2011 and early 2012, I still hadn’t really heard much electronic music, and the only trip-hop I was familiar with was the Sneaker Pimps’ song “6 Underground” and DJ Shadow’s amazing album Endtroducing…, which I have since profiled in an In Rotation entry. I […]
Another quality release from the recent Zeppelin reissue campaign. The fidelity of the audio is the best it has ever been in the digital era, and the extras that have been unearthed from this period in the band's history are both illuminating and entertaining in equal measure, even if they are limited in quantity.
Turn Blue is a really solid effort from the Black Keys that finds them exploring new territory while still maintaining their authentic retro sound and approach. It may not be as strong as Brothers or El Camino, but the level of craft outpaces a vast majority of the Black Keys' peers by a wide margin.