Friday, May 23, 2008

Radiohead - best of

Heads up! Radiohead best of is to be released 3 June. Here's the tracklisting. CD1 is pretty predictable, but I'm disappointed not to see "Talk Show Host" on CD2. I'm sure most of you will already own all/some of the songs, but it's a shame that there aren't any new songs on it.

Radiohead: The Best Of (Special Edition 2CD)
Disc 1
1. Just
2. Paranoid Android
3. Karma Police
4. Creep
5. No Surprises
6. High and Dry
7. My Iron Lung
8. There There
9. Lucky
10. Optimistic
11. Fake Plastic Trees
12. Idioteque
13. 2+2 = 5
14. The Bends
15. Pyramid Song
16. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
17. Everything In Its Right Place

Disc 2
1. Airbag
2. I Might Be Wrong
3. Go To Sleep
4. Let Down
5. Planet Telex
6. Exit Music (For A Film)
7. The National Anthem
8. Knives Out
9. Talk Show Host
10. You
11. Anyone Can Play Guitar
12. How To Disappear Completely
13. True Love Waits [recorded live in Oslo, 2001; previously released on
I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings]

It'll be available in the following formats:
*1CD collection featuring 17 tracks
*Special Edition 2CD, adding 13 tracks
*4-piece vinyl set with 29 tracks
*17-track & 30-track digital downloads
*DVD featuring 21 classic promo videos

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Onion reviews Pitchfork

Most of us who write about music, also read Pitchfork. It has become massively influential and championed bands like The Decemberists and their brand of indie.

However, their contributors write with a much derided, holier than thou opinion that The Onion takes offence to. Read their critique below.

Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8

CHICAGO—Music, a mode of creative expression consisting of sound and silence expressed through time, was given a 6.8 out of 10 rating in an review published Monday on Pitchfork Media, a well-known music-criticism website.

Pitchfork Gives Logo

According to the review, authored by Pitchfork editor in chief Ryan Schreiber, the popular medium that predates the written word shows promise but nonetheless "leaves the listener wanting more."


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coldplay tour dates!



Details Released For Free Madison Square Garden
& Brixton Academy Show Tickets On

Coldplay announce their "Viva La Vida" North American Tour in support of their new album of the same name, which will be released on June 17th. The US tour will kick off on June 29th in Philadelphia, PA. Ticket information is available at British/European dates will be announced shortly.

Before kicking off the "Viva La Vida" tour, Coldplay will play free concerts in London (June 16th at Brixton Academy) and New York (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Information on how to win tickets to these shows will be available at beginning today. The contest will run from May 9th through to June 1st. Winners will receive notification on June 5th.

Viva La Vida, Coldplay's forthcoming album, will be released by Parlophone on June 12th. Produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs, the record is the follow-up to 2005's X&Y, which debuted at #1 in 32 countries and has sold 10 million copies worldwide to date.

The album's lead single "Violet Hill" was downloaded by two million people during the recent one-week period in which the band made the song available to fans for free. It is now for sale at all digital retailers.

Coldplay will perform "Violet Hill" on the Today Show on NBC on Friday, June 27th. US fans are encouraged to check out the performance in person. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the show's Window on the World Studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The band will also perform on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on June 26th.

"[Lead singer Chris] Martin broods over a lost lover with a snarling acidity that makes him sound more human than ever - miles away from the dreamy romantic he was on soaring ballads like 'Speed of Sound,'" said Rolling Stone, naming "Violet Hill" a must-have in a recent "Downloads" column. "Jonny Buckland rips jagged, bluesy riffs that match Martin's mood while drummer Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman maintain a stalking beat...primal rock & roll."

Upcoming US tour dates are as follows:


Date City Venue Public on Sale Date

6/29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 5/16
7/2 Washington, DC Verizon Center 5/17
7/3 Hartford, CT XL Center 5/17
7/5 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 5/17
7/6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 5/17
7/8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 5/17
7/9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/17
7/10 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 5/16
7/12 Phoenix, AZ Arena 5/17
7/19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 5/17
7/21 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
7/24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
7/25 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
7/27 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
7/29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/30 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
8/1 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
8/3 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
8/4 Chicago, IL United Center
10/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
10/26 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
10/29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/3 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
11/7 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
11/8 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
11/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
11/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
11/19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
11/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena
11/22 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena

Friday, May 09, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

My Morning Jacket on SNL May 10th and free MP3

My Morning Jacket is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, May 10th.

In case you haven't checked it out you can download an Mp3 of title track "Evil Urges" here:

Friday, May 02, 2008


21 APRIL 2008

Thalia Zedek has notable musical credentials from a number of bands including Uzi, Live Skull and Come, before her solo work. The tour for her debut album on Thrill Jockey 'Trust Not Those in Whom Without Some Touch of Madness' earned a spot on The Wire magazine's top 60 Greatest Shows Ever.

But it doesn't matter what she's done, this album is awful. Unlistenable. She sounds like a moody adolescent whining about depression. The songs are too long, unstructured, meandering and devoid of a melody. Listen to it at your peril.

For fans of: apparently Nick Cave and PJ Harvey
Download: nothing
Rating: 2/10

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Murder By Death - Red of Tooth And Claw - review

26 APRIL 2008

MURDER BY DEATH are a four piece from Texas, Detroit and Kentucky. They now make their cello rock'n'roll music in Indiana. The "Red of Tooth and Claw LP" is full of dark, rumbling, drink hazed scenes of sin, redemption and guilt. Adam Turla's low baritone growls sound like a Nick Cave from the deep south in an argument with Tom Waits. He sings with considerable energy about Old West drama with Old Testament judgement.

It starts well, with an uptempo opener "Comin' Home" but after that it descends into generic rock. There are no real stand-out songs and one average track moves to the next almost without notice. Potential, but never really finds its feet

Download: Fuego!; Comin' Home
For Fans of: Tom Waits; Drive By Truckers
Rating 5/10