Tag: Eddytor’s Dozen

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    So what can I say? It was fun while it lasted. (And heck, I was running out of records anyway.) As for my future, damn right I’ll rise again. You talk sunshine, I breathe fire. WARREN BURT The Animation of Lists and the Archytan Transpositions (XL two-disc minimalist tuning-fork composition album) Stream “Etude 1” (Windows […]

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    Since the Om album only has two songs totaling under 34 minutes, you’re perfectly welcome to classify that thing and the 40-minute, one-song Everlovely Lightningheart album as singles instead—both definitions fit both records, though oddly neither has enough tracks for an EP. Om’s first track features a monotoned vocal-as-pulse that I associate more with Underworld’s […]

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    In which the gap between metal and country narrows to not much more than an AC/DC riff, though obviously it depends on which metal and which country you look at. Meanwhile, parentheses-happy young outlaw nogoodniks filter Jerry Reed through “It’s Not Easy Being Green” [Jennings’s “Alligator Stomp (The Ballad of Dr. Martin Luther Frog, Jr.)”] […]

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    Lots of ladies this week, lots of people with dark dispositions, and three self-released gals named Jo. But only one of the former compares herself on her cdbaby.com page to “the Veronicas on acid.” Others of the former wear their Angel City and Rose Tattoo fanhoods on their sleeves, and could probably kick your arse […]

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    Get on your feet, everybody, it’s an Eddytor’s Dozen dance party! Not to mention a perfect time to ask the question: How come the songs that place on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart (for instance “Nice Day” by Oakland band Persephone’s Bees, charting at No. 4 last week) tend to be so different from […]

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    Gap Band–covering, Gretchen Wilson–duetting porn star Kid Rock’s appropriation of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band’s “Live” Bullet cover design seemed pretty untoppable. But then came fellow suburban-Detroit native Huck Johns, who looks like Tim McGraw and who wrote a song for Kid once and who covers Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” between ripping off […]

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    So, just for the heck of it, let’s say this week’s imperfect-as-always theme is “country singers of color.” That’d definitely encompass boogiefied, Buffalo-born Dionne Chinn, who tells us Music Row prefers its girls “pretty, blonde, bright of eye, and under 21,” not to mention “from the South.” It’d also include rich-voiced, onetime Erykah Badu–collaborating Miko […]

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    Kayla LoCicero comes from Louisiana, and is best discussing her Chinese and Jamaican neighbors and singing over John Cougar and Hollies riffs about a rebel girl who’s “ready for revolution” and who “colors outside of the lines, just a little to the left,” though maybe that just means she’s bad with crayons. Brityn Lotz comes […]

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    In which Bucks County indie twerps, San Francisco hippies, and backwoods Michigan art-punks do their string-band best to keep up with Nickel Creek, while seemingly interchangeably glammy teenybop icons from around the globe invent aerobic dances, wish they were animals, lament their parents’ divorces, and pay tribute to violent roller-skating. Also, though the song called […]

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    One of the biggest and dumbest fallacies of the avant-garde is the idea that the more popular and less outré music is, the more transitory its appeal. Overwhelming evidence in my experience suggests just the opposite—hooks and structure and songs recognizable as songs are easier to remember as time goes by than the lack thereof; […]

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