Tag: Cred Sheet

  • Cred Sheet

    Cinematic Masterwork David Cross playing Allen Ginsberg in the imminent Bob Dylan flick I’m Not There. Somehow making the Beats seem even more annoying. Album Of The Year This Week Wheat’s Every Day I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square. Mumbling, pastoral, gloriously half-assed Americana pop perfect for abrupt temperature […]

  • Stuff You Need to Know This Week to Avoid Cultural Ostracism

    Imminent transcendent concert experience Seriously, everyone and their mom is going to Daft Punk Thursday night. Let’s all buy T-shirts and wear ’em Friday morning, like the 500 or so kids at my high school after that Green Day concert in 10th grade. This song will change your life Saigon’s delightfully manic “Don’t You Baby.” […]

  • Cred Sheet

    poignant video imagery R. Kelly and Usher playing pickup basketball in the “Same Girl” video. Neither of them is worth a damn in the low post. • patriotic gestures Watching some dude absolutely shred to Van Halen’s “Jump” on the electronic drum simulator in a video arcade on the boardwalk along the Jersey Shore on […]

  • Cred Sheet

    GUILTY PLEASURES Expressing genuine excitement over the upcoming Cake B-sides album. Not generally a sign that you have a lengthy career in rock criticism ahead of you. ECONOMIC DILEMMAS The agony of using eMusic to buy a rap album with so many songs it blows more than half your monthly track allotment. Damn you, Turf […]

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    Poor Graphic Design The New Pornographers’ titanic struggle to come up with a halfway-decent album cover. At least this one isn’t bright green and yellow. This song will change your life The New Pornographers’ “Myriad Harbour.” Garish visuals aside, behold this slightly-less-cryptic-than-usual anthem from the wacky/beautiful Dan Bejar. Sporting Trifles Cleveland Cavaliers not named Lebron […]

  • Cred Sheet

    EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING Bruce Campbell, in an Old Spice ad, at a grand piano, singing Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” while surrounded by adoring ladies. He totally should’ve had Bruce Willis’s career, but it looks as though he’s managing OK. WOEFUL SINGLES Spoon’s “The Ghost of You Lingers.” Well at least you picked a great […]

  • Stuff You Need To Know This Week To Avoid Cultural Ostracism

    SPORTING TRIFLES Yankee Stadium blaring Basement Jaxx’s “Where’s Your Head At?” during JumboTron blooper reels. Consider it the electro-house version of “Yakety Sax.” MACHO ANTICS Burger King announces a new “Start a fistfight at a Ben Folds/Boston Pops concert and get a free Whopper” promotion. Have some onion rings while you’re at it, you choad. […]

  • Stuff You Need To Know This Week To Avoid Cultural Ostracism

    CINEMATIC MASTERWORK Tone Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina” figures prominently in the Shrek 3 trailer. Rich Boy’s “Throw Some D’s” already slated for use in Shrek 9, due out in 2025. CRASS JOKES Because every freak should have a picture of Shrek’s dick on they wall. Sorry. SERIOUSLY And right before Mother’s Day, too—yours would be […]

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    PERTINENT JOURNALISM Hey, thanks for your detailed Coachella reports, everybody. God dammit, I wasn’t there, so who gives a crap, garrrrhrhrhhhh. NEW FRONTIERS IN NARCISSISM Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz cracks People magazine’s Most Beautiful People 2007 list. Suggested wise-ass song title: “Finally, Halle Berry and I Are on the Same Page.” WOEFUL COVER VERSIONS, […]

  • Stuff You Need To Know To Avoid Cultural Ostracism

    PRESS DARLINGS Glowing Feist profile mania! A veritable Feist feast! Feistmas! The Feistgeist! AWKWARD IM CONVERSATIONS “Man, I’m really bored here, nothing to entertain me but the hives.” “Yeah, man, great band.” “No, I mean I just went camping and I broke out in actual hives.” “Oh.” ABRUPT TICKET-BUYING HYSTERIA The National evidently sell out […]