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Yoko's Cool Cuts Debuts... She's got an earful for ya!

Hey folks, Harry here… I feel a bit like Woody Harrelson here, giving you a look at my wife… of course if you’re Robert Redford, she’d leave me in a heartbeat for you. Yeah, even if he looks like weathered leather. Yoko (Patricia) is a wonderfully self-loathing companion in life. From the moment I met her she’s been recommending music, taking me to concerts and immersing my ears with not just modern obscure and not so obscure jewels… but great things that I simply had missed over the years. She is a music junkie. Perhaps not THE expert on music that someone out there is, but AICN has never been about the refined expertly crafted opinion. It’s been about people with a passion and a love for something expressing and sharing that irrepressible love with the rest of us. She will be brutally honest, but she will also be schoolgirl drunk in love with things. This is an experiment for AICN, one that she and I have hopes for… and she’s looking for real feedback from you – and partners on her musical discovery, which may lead to a new area on the site if we find an audience. I hope you enjoy this her first column -

This article has been a long time comin'. I've asked Harry many times in the past to cover music on the site, and he would always retort with the suggestion that I write whatever I thought was lacking. However, 22 years seems hardly enough time to have listened to enough music to speak with any authority about that immeasurable subject. While still of that mindset, I would like to approach this endeavor as an opportunity to explore music retrospectively while also discovering what's here now and what to anticipate. The idea is to cover whatever catches my fancy which could include pop, rock, folk, psychedelic, experimental, electronic, hip hop, and jazz. This is my first time doing this, and I hope to put out some more articles that turns y'all onto to new things, cause I have definitely learned a lot just from this first attempt.

Working on a Dream
Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl XLIII's half time performer's brings us 12 new tracks plus "The Wrestler", Darren Aronofsky's film that shares the title. From what I've heard of the title track, this seems to have a more Americana and a little less pop-y. Are you a fan of joy? You might want to pick this up.

Tonight:Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand As danceable as ever, this junior album seems to jump all over the board from syncopated/reggae rhythms on "Send Him Away", to electronica melody of "Live Alone". "Can't Stand Alone" reminds me of a great 80's dance song that could have been a great dance anthem like "Sunglasses At Night", but is missing a driving beat and a hipster hook that "Sunglasses" provides. However the opening track, "Ulysses", definitely does not lack the driving force of a heavy beat. A great junior effort by the Glasgow quartet.

The Crow New Songs For The 5-String Banjo
Steve Martin Imagine Kermit on his lily pad, with his earbuds hooked up to his iPod, reminiscing about the good ol' days when he and Steve Martin would just hang out and jam. This is Martin's first full compilation of Banjo tracks. On a previous comedy album, The Steve Martin Brothers, side two consisted of the bluegrass stylings of Steve Martin on banjo.

Kylie Minogue I love when labels decide put together compilations of "rarities". This one is made up of remixes and things of that nature that had previously only been available on singles, vinyl, or imports. To be frank, I'm not the biggest Kylie Minogue fan. Not to say I dislike her, but I hold a sort of indifferent view. However, I LOVE what Death Metal Disco Scene did with "Wow". They make Minogue sound downright animalistic with the opening bars of "wow, wow, wow, wow." This also features one of those mash ups you kids seems to be into these days that is of Minogue and New Order's "Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head."

Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
The Bird and The Bee Be sure to have your dental hygienist's number readily available, because after a listen to this album you will surely be able to spin cotton candy from your saliva from the pure sugary sweetness of this music. Hopefully not as repetitious as "Fucking Boyfriend", or "Again, and Again" (I know, with a title like that, who would think repetition, right?), since these really began to wear on me after a few play throughs. Although the duo are personally influenced by old jazz standards, they have a floaty pop/psych/electronica sound that has filled dance clubs across the country.

Down the Line: The Rarities
Buddy Holly Another great compilation of hard to come by songs. If I'm not mistaken, the opening track of the disc 1 is Holly's first known recording, "My Two Timin' Woman", made on a wire recorder, and is full of other "garage" recordings. Take time to observe the Day the Music Died next week.

Best Kept Secret
Leona Lewis Leona Lewis, fame by way of the television show, the X Factor, put out my favorite major pop album by a female vocalist. That's right. I liked it better than I Am... Sasha Fierce. I'm putting that out on the table. Spirit was very reminiscent of Mariah Carey in the '90s, and Lewis' single from this latest album is very much in the same vein.

Tricks of the Senses
Incredible String Band Great British pysch-folk band from the mid '60s/early '70s. This is a bunch of their live recordings, and radio sessions. Also a part of the illustrious line up of Woodstock '69 which will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

Jon Brion Remix EP
Of Montreal The man behind most of the scores for Paul Thomas Anderson's films remixed a couple of Of Montreal songs, and no, they are not about visiting your local chain steakhouse for their latest blue plate special. My favorite from what I can gather from little snippets is the acoustic version of "First Time High." It's nice to hear a simplified Of Montreal song when the band's music is usually is fully layered and complex.

Two Nice Catholic Boys
Loren Connors, Jim O'Rourke Very experimental album. Jim O'Rourke being the more recognizable name out of the two for his five year stint as a part of Sonic Youth, and work with Wilco (his participation with them delivered my two favorite Wilco alums, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born.) Loren Connors is best known for his work as an improvisor on acoustic and electric guitar. This is the second collaborative work released together by these two. This is a 47 minutes is a just a fragment of a decade's worth of recording.

Keep You Friends and Lovers Close, and The City You Call Home Closer (EP)
Headlights This is probably no the best introduction to the Headlights if you are not familiar with them. I would suggest starting with their previous album "Some Racing, Some Stopping." Erin Fein's vocals remind me of Jane Heller's from the Arrogants. A little shoe gazer, a little twee, quintessentially indie pop. This latest release is made up of three separate radio sessions from this past year of touring. I can't wait to catch them at this year's SXSW.

Dear John
Loney Dear Evidently, punctuation within band names are no longer in keeping with indie rock's style. So, you can reference Panic at the Disco without raising your voice, and now, say Loney Dear without the correct pause the comma had formerly alluded to when mentioning them while conversing. Phew, I'm glad we addressed that. So, the band that had previously been referred to as Loney, Dear, has a new album out on Polyvinyl. Loney Dear is sorta difficult to categorize, but I believe they almost fit in that folk-pop genre that has been so popular in the indie scene lately. They will be touring this year with Andrew Bird. Another couple acts I will be popping in on during SXSW.

This Pussy Belongs to Me
Rudy Ray Moore The real Black Dynamite. Aka DOLEMITE (RIP)

Julie Ruin
Julie Ruin Head of Le Tigre? These are their roots. Kathleen Hanna released this "self-titled" album under the pseudonym of Julie Ruin that was part of a sort of sub genre of riot grrrl rock. Hanna got a couple of friends together to create the live version of this album, and this trio became Le Tigre.
So, that's it! I hope I covered a good range of things. This was a fairly interesting week. Next week seems to be a bit weaker, but I think I might throwing up a few music-centric DVDs, like the Cure on Blu-ray. Well, until next time... Peace out If you’d like to send me hate mails, which I probably deserve, email me here!

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  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    by PTSDPete


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by PTSDPete

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Life is good.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    My ass...

    by PTSDPete

    I'mma sensing that this particular exercise wasn't worth it.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Ah, well.

    by PTSDPete

    Fuck it.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Nicely done, Patricia!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I was reading about the Buddy Holly collection in Rolling Stone... definitely gonna check that out.<p>And, my wife loves everything Steve Martin... his books are required reading in this house.<p>I'm looking forward to the next installment of Cool Cuts. :)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    nice ecletic assortment

    by pjvader

    gonna give some of them a try thanks (already got the others!) i remember when kylie first tried to "break" the US in the form of "better the devil you know" on the soundtrack to the car crash that is richard grieco's if looks could kill (aka teen agent for us UK viewers)it took her nearly 20 years but she's getting there now!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Welcome and good luck Yoko cause........

    by Aloy might need a bit. I'll be curious to see how this evolves. I know you're going to get the "I have all the sites for music I need and this ain't one of them comments". Personally I'm always happy to check out off-beat and geekified stuff (but not Kiley Minogue!)Think you might need a "Cool Music" category though.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Well done - good job!

    by silentbobafett2

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Me likey!

    by The Dark Shite

    This is great! Finally a music section & it's equally as unashamedly geeky as the movie stuff. I love this kind of thing! I was thinking something similar the other day, when people were bitching & moaning about Script Girl. I wrote that it's at least cool that she does something she's passionate about, even if we don't all like it & this is the same to me. You're right. This is what sites like this are for. Some pretty interesting selections too. I know a lot of it, but Steve Martin playing the Banjo?? I had no idea! AND the Rudy Ray Moore album has got to be worth checking out for the cover alone. It's the cringe inducingly uncool way that he points his finger that swings it for me.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Jesus. Just like the real Yoko

    by IndyCollector

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Harry, you got one cool ass chick!

    by Napolean Solo

    That's some taste for yo ass right thurr. I would actually hump her brains out on those musical recommendations alone (if she were mine). I'm actually not that good at humping so I don't pose a threat, but hey, next time indeed when you are humping, give her one extra thrust from me and tell her, that was for her excellent taste! <br> <br> On the real; WELL DONE YOKO... and welcome to the Devil forsaken den of scum and villainy!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST


    by standundermyumbrella

    IS VERY WRONG!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I was going to make some asshole comment

    by CGI_Pants

    about how this site is officially dead now, but it's been dead for a long time...but I'll leave that to somebody else. Some other asshole. <br> <br> No, no, I kid, I kid. I actually really liked this.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST



    She's unpaid. She just gets room and board.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Napolean Solo

    by The Dark Shite

    Lol at "I'm actually not that good at humping so I don't pose a threat." I say the same thing to women all the time. I like to lull them into a false sense of security.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I have a full time job

    by yoko knowles

    Where I stand around and read all day, and occasionally, look up, and seem annoyed if someone walks in.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Best comedy rock album in years....

    by Desk of Steel

    is El Privates self titled album. I don't know how many of you have heard it, but it's pure musical insanity. I think it's on Amazon too....

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    You're telling me...

    by shellfishh

    ...we're supposed to take recommendations from someone whose tastes led her to marry Harry Knowles?<br><br> Just a good natured joke. <br><br> I did think I was the only one who owned Steve Martin's first four records, including "The Steve Martin Brothers".

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST


    by shellfishh

    I hear it's even more hip if you spell it "Kool Kuts".<br><br> But what do I know?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Your job description..

    by The Dark Shite

    Sounds like my wife's. The scary thing is she's a housewife. She just reads all day & looks annoyed when I walk in. She's really Japanese though. Which is why I hide in my garden shed. I've got my tv, a dvd player, a stereo, all I need now is a fridge & a deadbolt. And Dolemite's album.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Sorry, yoko ...

    by TheCap

    ... but crap music like this makes me long for disco and the New Wave 80's. Old crap is far better than the pretentious poo available today. That is all.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Mrs Knowles

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Sounds like my job - I work in the UK Borders. Seperate to the US Borders these days, you see.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    i like yoko

    by robot_parade

    you know music. and as far as a media website goes, music is the next step. it's art, it's media. i say keep it up. on a side note, what do you think of lcd soundsystem?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    The Knowles!

    by SamuelLappDance

    I wanna see THAT sitcom! I bet it would last longer than "The Ropers."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Good article Patty. How about an update on Harry's weight loss?

    by Penetron

    Post some pics. Good luck on your music updates.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    you lost me at Bruce Springsteen..

    by Righteous Brother

    but I love the avatar though.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Go fully-fledged and expand...

    by Mister McClane

    I was thinking, well this is a movie-news website, why put up rock music reviews? But actually, there are comic reviews and TV reviews already, so why not properly expand the site and make it into a big multi-media version? AICN is looking more and more like a internet relic to me these days as other sites get bigger and more blog-based. Come on AICN, time to up the ante!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Kings Of Leon-Sex Is On Fire

    by Broseph

    Now That's a Great Fucking Song I Just Heard

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Nice List

    by OnusBone

    You should give Mates of State a listen. I've also been bumping to the new Lily Allen, The Fear. Dance/Punk seems to be taking over.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST

    This Could Be A Cool New Feature

    by Media Messiah

    Congrats Yoko!!! You're a lucky man Harry. True love doesn't show up everyday. Enjoy!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Yoko Gets a Black Box


    Just because she's married to Harry. Nepotism! <Br><br> Nah, this was cool. But there had to be a lot more to write about "This Pussy is Mine". That was the single most interesting looking album on that list, if you ask me.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Alright that does it.

    by Dreamseller

    Fuck this site. Post your cousins opinion of politics and your wifes taste in music and what you had for dinner but stop pretending this is a movie news site. I mean this crap is posted under top stories. TOP STORIES for christ sake. No wonder that Mori left. Good for him.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I would love to know


    How much money this site makes and who earns what. I guess it is just one of those things that I will never find out.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Alrite, I get the idea...

    by onezeroone

    Father Geek, Yoko... how long before Harry's first cousin's third aunt's second son's fifth wife also has an idea/suggestion? Somehow makes Father Geek's 'spontaneous' post yesterday seem much less... inspired.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST


    by Marxeffect

    Don't like it? Stop reading! Simple as that!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Headlights. I'll Twee on Your Shoes Then Gaze At Them

    by DOGSOUP

    Music column eh? Interesting. It can work. Now I do think you missed an opportunity saying something hilarious with The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album- This Pussy Belongs To Me but Yoko I'll read your column. I hear Portland, Oregon is doing some interesting things with music, comics, visual arts, life, damn near everything...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Wait a sec....

    by m_prevette

    Anytime Scorekeeper has a column about movie music, the losers come out with their "zzzzzzzz, who cares" posts...and the crap talked about above gets kudos? Come on ... what the hell are you guys smoking? or injecting... Aside from Springsteen and Buddy, there wasn't anything mentioned worth checking out.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    The new Boss album is absolutely amazing.

    by mefrog

    Listened to it last night... that man can do no wrong. Genius.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Kylie? Leona Lewis? WTF???

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Harry, you gotta put your foot down man. If your wife wants to do write ups for her favourite 'pop' groups, ask her first if she's finished cleaning the house. If she says she has, then wipe your finger across the computer monitor and shove the dusty finger right under her pretty nose, then put that ho to work. Even when the house is spick and span and you can smell meat loaf wafting from the kitchen, a woman should never, ever meddle in things she can't possibly understand, and Aint it Cool is one of those things. This is a manly place for manly men who want to talk about Transformer dolls and why how George Lucas fiddled with them in the 4th grade. Show that bitch who's boss, Harry.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    This is history, lady and gentlemen

    by chrth

    This is the Revolution #9 of Ain't It Cool News. I look forward to the movie bed-in during the next BNAT

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    This Pussy Belongs to Me

    by MrPopular

    I'm so buying it just for the ridiculous cover

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    no news about the the wip on the new slayer album??

    by Potatino

    I think they've recorded 2 or songs last year.. i mean its kind of movie related... they did a song on the soundtrack of dracula 2000. Oh and recomending the bird and the bee?? Really! Oh i picked up that last album for $5 at second hand cd shop and I honestly couldn't finish listening to it... Bleh How dare we have different taste in music! Ahem thats enough rambling from me

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Death to Leona Lewis

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The epitome of bland tat.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    no wonder talk backers have a bad name...

    by Obscura

    ...all you bloody do is moan. lighten up. its harrys site and he's got a wonderful hippy attitude where anything goes as long people are passionate about it. deal with it. if you want a 'proper' movie site, go find one. im here for the passion. im here so that collectivly we can all have our horizons expanded a little. we need MORE stuff like this, not less.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST


    by Marxeffect

    I second that! There's nothing wrong with people sharing their passions, that's what this site is about. It's never been just about movies!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    so when are yoko and moriarty getting together...

    by thecrimsoncurse

    to record "hiroshima sky is always blue"?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Yoko NEVER cleans the house


    She also doesn't cook. She does a great job failing to complete SUPER MARIO BROTHERS though. Giggle... she'll never complete 8-4.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Awww you guys! Sharing Passion and Lurve!

    by DOGSOUP

    I'll get the condoms...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    As cries of Nepotism ensue...

    by Napolean Solo

    After reading Yoko's list it is QUITE CLEAR that she's doing the section, one, because she enjoys it and two, because she is the right person for the job. <br> <br> The Bird & The Bee ROCK!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Lonely Dear

    by el-guappo the death of real music. They would be okay if they were trying to be funny or if one day they said, "ha-ha It was all just a joke!" but no. They seriously think they are making music!. I keep waiting for them to play "Burn Victim Girl" or "Only Gay Eskimo."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    YOKO! 99 1-UPS ON 3-1

    by DOGSOUP

    If you get 100 though it's a game over. Bounce on the turtles back 99 times and pow! How could you not beat it then?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Audio Samples or Links Would be Cool

    by cowboyone

    Nice piece though. Good variety.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    there are some terrible covers up there

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST



    actually if you click the links or the art - it takes you to amazon, where they have quite a bit of samples

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by Sin86a

    I was lost when she said she liked I Am... Sasha Fierce. Dumbest fucking album title to go with a horrible fucking songs on it.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Nice, "Corky and the Juice Pigs" reference. Oh, and an article telling ME what to listenen to because YOU like it, or think it is hip, is very, very, GLAME. Keep your music opinions/tastes to yourself.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Nice job, Yoko. I like this idea.

    by Nice Marmot

    Next time, Clutch. And then some more Clutch. And some FuManchu. And m_prevette, don't pretend like you've heard even a fraction of what Yoko reviewed.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Please don't say or type "y'all"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that said, have a long life and be happy.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Sorry Yoko

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    but you know how annoying it is being cornered at a party by some hipster wannabe, telling you how much more complete your life would be if you listened to some 'underground', neuveux 80's, revolutionary band. And therefore, barely hiding their contempt for you, with the "I am cooler than you b/c my ear is to the scene", shite. But hey - something needs to be posted on the site, I suppose. Definately better than 'scriptgirl'. Plus I bet the talkbacks will always be fun. I say 3/10. Look at it as room to grow.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Rudy Ray Moore

    by terry1978

    Some of the funniest shit ever. Trust me.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Harsh Ronnie_Dobbs, harsh.

    by The Dark Shite

    3/10? Really? Each to their own I suppose, but I think it's a great start so far! I do know what you mean about those people who try to force their own tastes on you, although I don't think that's what this is. I had the same thing a while ago. Some guy trying to tell me I don't like The Darkness, because I don't understand them. I understand them just fine. I just happen to think they're shite. The same guy then told me he studies modern art because it's more interesting than "talentless shit" like Monet. Pretentious twat. I don't think this is in the same category.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    And on a music theme..

    by The Dark Shite

    I'm listening to The Rutles for the first time. I don't think I can ever listen to Oasis again.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by krod

    do a review of music for SXSW

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    An excuse for Harry & Yoko to blag free CDs...

    by jpdisco

    Very clever Mr & Mrs Knowles.... Some good stuff though.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    hey! I enjoy music too!

    by el-guappo

    Can I get free CDs! I'll tell you my opinion! C'mon huh?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Link to Amazon?

    by Heckles

    The hell you say! Recipe for AICN: 85% jerk, 10% news, 5% cool. Do I smell a Columbia House tie-in coming about? I laugh when it's not supposed to be funny.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Harry, here's the email of a good lawyer

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    For god sakes man! All My X's Live in Texas wasn't represented!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Enjoyed that

    by Boba Fat

    There is place for a weekly / monthly music round up on here. Why not? My only criticism is that, if anything, you seemed to holding back a little. Let rip, good or bad. Though, I'd love to read you tearing into something you didn't like.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    well done, yoko...

    by thekylegassproject

    well done, indeed...<p> i absolutely LOVE the fact that of montreal is beginning to seep into the cultural consciousness. i've been into them for a decade now and seen them live several times. i could not understand why EVERY music critic wasn't gabbing about the genious of kevin barnes. but now they are by god.<p> i think he is the most visionary musician working in america today. and if any of you guys haven't seen the of montreal circus live, then put it on your mo' fuckin' bucket list SON because it will change your life.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    RE: The Dark Shite ... The Rutles ... Oasis

    by Dan the Geek

    Whereas the Rutles were parodying The Beatles for comedy, Oasis have pinched songs from John Lennon (solo, no Beatles tunes), The Who, T-Rex, The Velvet Underground, Cliff Richard, and a slew of others to great ends. With the exception of a few tunes (Round Are Way, Whatever, D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman) they don't really sound "Beatle-y" as a band. They're English, have a sense of style, and talk about the Beatles in interviews a lot. Uninformed schmucks who don't bother to do the leg work (listen to an album, go to show, watch a video) and instead hear/read someone say some "clever" slag on a band who music they clearly know nothing about repeats it to sound clever in the ill-fated hope of gleaming some sense of superiority. All art is derivative of something. Like Mikey Skinner said, "everything is borrowed."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    If it took marrying Harry for Yoko to get a black box...

    by John Maddening did Massawyrm get his?!? [shudder]

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Thank god.

    by loodabagel

    I was afraid she'd endorse the Fleet Foxes.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    I'm also noticing a distinct lack oh hip-hop...

    by loodabagel

    I could help out with that, Harry...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I'm not really sure if I really like the new Franz Ferdinand CD

    by DerLanghaarige

    At one hand it sounds as good as usual, but on the other hand "it" seems missing. I'm still surprised about the last 4 minutes or so of "Lucid Dreams".<br> Oh, and the Chemical Brothers Remix of Kylie's "Slow" fucking rules!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Not a bad mix, but I'll pass on

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Kylie Minogue. Funny how she's big in Europe and Australia, but over here the only thing to crack the charts was Locomotion. Written by Carole King, first charted by Little Eva, then Grand Funk owned the song. Kylie - meh.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Buddy Holly

    by FrixFrixFrix

    If you're really interested in Buddy Holly, seek out Purple Chick's 'The Complete Buddy Holly' set<div><div>10 cds and 1 dvd featuring every known recording Buddy Holly ever made, including guest spots<div><div><div><div>Much better than any "rarities" set you'll find in a record store. Take a look around your favorite torrent site and enjoy...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    thank you, yoko

    by LegoKenobi

    steve martin kicks ass. i've long wondered if he still played the banjo, and it's good to see that he does.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Buddy Holly

    by FrixFrixFrix

    let's try that again...<br><br>If you're really interested in Buddy Holly, seek out Purple Chick's 'The Complete Buddy Holly' set<br><br>10 cds and 1 dvd featuring every known recording Buddy Holly ever made, including guest spots<br><br> <br><br>Much better than any "rarities" set you'll find in a record store. Take a look around your favorite torrent site and enjoy...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Rudy Ray's got all Black Boxes you need

    by Stabby

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    YO! YOKO!!

    by What The Duck

    I dig this idea! I hate the radio and dont listen to it. I never know what is out!! keep me posted. I always thought AICN's should do more music stuff. Thanks!! If ur looking for some good geek rock check out Coheed & Cambria

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by OpticNerve

    Yoko, I've been a Kylie fan since living in Australia. Thanks for calling my attention to a release that I was not yet aware of. Also, I love the eclectic mix of music you're going for. Fits right in with the AICN vibe.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Dont care much about music but that MUPPET Martin clip was great

    by George Newman

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Enjoyable column

    by mode_7

    Hope it stays around.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Hey, Yoko! What's your favorite punk bands/ records?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I'm an old school punk rock fan. I don't know if you're familiar with that genre or not. I just wanted to get a sense of your tastes in that area.

  • Until Harry's nephew get's one that is. Now that really would be nepotism.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by BDT

    Great column, homo. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to more columns from you!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    First ScriptGirl, then Mori leaving and now Yoko!



  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    this is like Coppolla's wife making documetaries

    by Jugdish

    just stay outta my way honey..go record something!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Nice column - good eclectic range

    by NivekJ

    I'm a big fan of music, and not just film music. This (imho) is a welcome addition. This site covers everything from anime to TV, so why not music? Keep it up, Yoko. Peace (out)!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    You Better Have Ben Kweller Next Week

    by rhcp2sweet

    so help me God if you don't...well I'll probably just come on here and bitch, but can you really take that chance????

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Nice column Yoko!

    by toshiro-solo

    Contrary to what some folks on here are saying, I don't think there ARE a lot of decent music related sites on the interwebs akin to what AICN is for movies. I grudgingly check out Pitchfork for news, but the ATTITUDE on that site is a fucking headache. I'm totally happy to get some pretention free AICN style writing on what's out this week! Thanks!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Jon Brion and Julie Ruin

    by jupstin

    Nice Yoko - I thought I was the only person to have both of these artists in my ipod.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I agree with the poster near the top...


    ... I would love a proper book review section.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by Darth_Kaos

    Good luck Yoko.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I was prepared to hate this column...

    by Goonie

    ...but it totally rocks. Great job, Yoko! I never would have guessed that AICN would have anything interesting to deliver in regards new music, but this is pretty sweet. Keep this column coming!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Harry, I'm your love child from another dimension of time, space

    by AgentArchangel

    ...that makes me deserving of three black boxes under your standard. 0:-)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Nice article, Yoko

    by Frisco

    I'm going to disagree with you about your being too young to know enough about popular music to write about it. Your obsession with music just marks your age and the age we live in, as Allan Bloom noted way back in the 80s. Right now no doubt it seems like the music (the good stuff, at least) is filled with wisdom and speaks directly to your circumstances and feelings, and that's enough to love it. As time goes on it will be natural for you to expand your list of "wisdom sources," and you will probably come to believe that much of what now seems so powerful and wise is perhaps a bit shallow and trite compared with those new sources. So enjoy what you love now! Always do that, especially as your tastes change. And again, thanks for the article and welcome to the regular writing gig.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Damn headline cut

    by AgentArchangel

    It was supposed to read "Harry I'm your love child from another dimension of time, space and reason..." Followed by: "that makes me deserving of three black boxes under your standard. 0:-)" Though if you truly want to justify one of those three hypothetical black boxes, I could write the book reviews.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Are ScriptGirl and Yoko Fembots?


    Beware, Harry!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    Nope. I've got all four albums, too.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    "Sorry, really don't need to read someone else's (poorly written) opinions on what music I should be listening to."<p>Then fuckin' don't and quit wasting your time. You complainers freak me out. There are plenty of columns here on AICN I don't bother with (Coaxial being one, I don't watch TV) so I wouldn't get on one and bitch about it.<p>More power to you Mrs. Knowles. And post some Harry pictures. I really want to see how he's getting along with his weight loss. I know a lady where I work who had the procedure and she's lost a whole human being!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, noon CST

    Yoko is 22? You have got to be kidding me.

    by ricarleite

    If so: Yoko, how do your parents feel about her 22 year old girl marrying a 38 year old man-child that looks scarier and unhealthier then the Elephant Man himself? I guess they are just waiting for Harry's VERY close death so they can collect their share. On the musical selection, pointless nepotism, as usual, by Harry. PIECE OF SHIT, HARRY! PIECE OF SHIT!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    of jon brion of montreal

    by gotilk

    Great tracks. I remember an interview with Jon Brion in a record store and he was talking about of montreal so I checked them out. I've been hooked ever since and it looks like he got his wish of working with them. And the result is sonic goodness. One not to miss.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    and... Jon Brion - Meaningless

    by gotilk

    Still one of the best albums in years. Hard to find on CD, sometimes find-able on bittorrent or your favorite file sharing network. Worth the effort. How it never got a major release, or re-release, I'll never understand. It's beautifully produced pop, rock and power pop gems. Songs you will know the words to in no time.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I'd crawl thorough broken glass..

    by CharyouTree

    ..just to stick a flag in Kylie Minogues shit.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Yes! a music section/contribution on the AICN site!

    by future help

    will keep me around a few more years...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Kathleen Hanna

    by Shigeru

    Kath Hanna is not from Le Tigre, she's from BIKINI KILL. lol

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    You are maybe missing my point. Everyone has their own opinion of music - so this is pointless, I'm hipper than you, bullshit. Its what 22 year olds do. I remember. I was arogant once too ;)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    The 3/10 explained.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Pros: the writing and the effort...Cons: the concept and the music.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Your shitty taste in music...

    by themasterofnonsense

    ...reflects your husbands shitty taste in movies. Face the facts Yoko, your husband gave you a cute little pet project to keep you amused and (hopefully) out of the pants of thinner, better looking men who can walk. This site fucking sucks. Lets see, the BIG movie news today was Harry's dad had a birthday! Whoooooppeee! Oh, and is it possible to share your opinion on music without FUCKING links to Amazon??!! Also, for those of you looking for an update on Harry's weight loss, there is no update, because there is no weight loss. That is all. Go fuck yourselves.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by Fireball XL-5

    Love this new endeavor, and I wish you well with it. You are one cool couple.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by mode_7

    I was arrogant once? ONCE??!! How the fuck you can post what you just posted and then claim to be no longer arrogant if fucking beyond me. You fucking cunt.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    missing quotes...

    by mode_7 know what I meant, you cunt.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this will be a regular column

    by kellyman1970

    Great job Yoko. Keep them coming. Cant wait to get the new Franz Album today. Also, check oiut Matt and Kim's new album, "Grand". Yoko, cover SXSW music for those of us that cant be there this year.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    "Everyone has their own opinion of music -

    by mode_7

    so this is pointless, I'm hipper than you, bullshit" Well fuck me if you didn't just expose any and all entertainment journalism as pointless. Well done Ronnie I suppose we can all just pack the fuck up and go home now.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Yoko does not have to cook or clean?

    by themasterofnonsense

    Well, she OBVIOUSLY married Harry out of true love and NOT because she's only 22 and marrying fat boy means she never again has to: cook, clean, or work a shitty job. And as a bonus she never again has to worry about paying bills, she gets to travel, go to movie festivals, gets free CD's to review (and get paid for it if the amazon links get clicked), gets to meet and hang out with celebrity's, and gets who knows how much free movie swag. Yeah Harry, she's into you for your dashing good looks and award winning personality!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by yoko knowles

    I will probably post an extensive break down of what all I will be seeing. If it seems like a lot, it's because I have a short attention span and a quick stride.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    "celebrity's"?<p>jesus, I guess if you're gonna be an asshole, you might as well be dumb too...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Rudy Ray Moore Album Covers???

    by SMARTASS8

    Does anyone have a link to a gallery of Rudy Ray Moore Album Covers?? All I could find were "no picture available", censored covers, and tiny pictures unable to increase in size. Thanks!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    I believe we already addressed this earlier...

    by yoko knowles

    I do work at a shitty job

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Sometimes talkbacks make me shamed of my species

    by doctordebug

    Good article, Yoko, and keep up the good work Harry, illitimi non carborumdum

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by doctordebug

    "Illigitimi Non Carborundum" of course

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by mode_7

    Maybe one of the reasons she loves him is because his was industrious enough to overcome whatever disadvantages he may have in order to start a successful business, become a self made millionaire and evidently give fucking cunts like you a place to needlessly insult him.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by yoko knowles

    HAHAHA sigh... "millionaire".

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    C'mon Yoko...

    by mode_7

    ...the dude can't be far off. Or did Mori take all the swag with him? ;)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Mode 7? David is THAT YOU????

    by themasterofnonsense

    Everyone I would like to introduce you to AICN talkbacker "mode_7" AKA David Wheeler. David and I once had a hot,RAUNCHY homosexual love affair which included (and was not limited to) what we called the "mode_7 facial". What is the mode_7 facial you ask? Well, it entails me first taking a shit on Davids face, and then shooting my load into his nostrils. David is quite fond of the "mode_7" (thus, his AICN screen name)and he is also a huge fan of sucking the tits of his own mother (something that even I found offensive!) Nice to hear from you again David (or "mode_7" LOL!) I'm, still at the same number PLEASE give me a call!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by themasterofnonsense

    Yeah, I'm a dumb asshole. And your a basement dwelling middle aged virgin that obsesses over children's films (nice screen name faggot)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Article! Keep em comin!

    by monorail77

    I love, love, love this piece and this whole idea. I know plenty about geeky film stuff but my musical knowledge is sorely lacking. I used to joke that if the music was written after 1784, I haven't heard it. I agree audio links to the specific tracks you reference would be very cool, but could be legally problematic. I will click through to Amazon, though and hope to find samples there. I love the eclectic mix of this article and love the fact that you're just writing about stuff you like and have passion for. This perfectly fills a gap on this site. Please do more, your writing is very good. As a suggestion for some (not all) future articles, try going with a theme. Both Groundhog Day and Valentines Day are coming up. What musical selections/playlists would you recommend?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Also, that Buddy Holly Album Cover...

    by monorail77

    Is that Buddy Holly? No way. Its K.D. Lang! You know this to be true ;-)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Just a suggestion of improvement for future articles...

    by GravitysRainbow

    Look, a lot of records I've been listening to recently were touched on in this article (Brion's OM remixes, new Franz). The problem I have is that there should be SO much more to these articles if this is going to be the music section for AICN. A simple two line summary gives me no incentive to listen to an album if I'm not familiar with it. Patricia, if you have a passionate reasoning for recommending these records, then let's hear it. I'm not asking for a 500+ word write up, but please, make this something more than just a hobby because Harry lets you.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Good job :)

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Not that I will listen to a single thing on there - but thats only because I am old and set in my ways - and only listen to electronic music now lol <p> But great idea and good job! <p>And if AICN wants a dance music column where I can debate The Chemical Brothers versus Daft Punk, then I'm you man ;) Now where's my blackbox?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Take a note ScriptGirl

    by XoanonTORN

    Look, a female is dishing out news without showing her tits! Amazing! Also, it has relevant content...'nuff said.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    When Harry dies and YOKO owns Aint It Cool...

    by HarryBlackPotter

    The only news you'll be getting is: "Today I broke my nail...Today I ate a yam that looked like a vagina..Today I listened to the Hanson Brothers while I counted poor Harry's Blu Ray collection before putting them all on ebay." Yak Yak Yaky Yak. I have seen it. Hence it will happen.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Franz Ferdinand Lucid Dreams

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    The new Franz Ferdinand album is really good and fairly predictable (in a good way though). However, the track Lucid Dreams is just horrid. The released a single version of it a few months back that was snappy, dancey and rocking. Now the one on the album is all electro with awkward tempos and time changes. Like a horrid B-side version accidentally switched to the LP at the last minute. Fucking awful. Oh and cool job with the music.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Im afraid of criticizing this article for fear of getting banne

    by Stengah

    Harry: your wife does know that us TBers are honest and relentless right? we like to talk about chocolate covered pussy juice and shitting dick nipples, or hell maybe even your Blade II review. I just want to assure that Yoko wont ban me if she thinks I was too honest or crude with any comments i might make about her articles in the future.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Ting Tong from Tooting. From Bangkok with love.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    "love ya loooong time Hawweeey."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by Prague23

    It's fucking awful. I barely got through my first listening of it. They're going the way of INTERPOL: great first album, both fell down and cracked their head open before recording the 2nd and now they've bled all the smart out of themselves and have heaved whatever shit/puss oozed out of an opening into a microphone. FUCKING SUX.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    YOKO. I promise to never say a bad thing about this....


    ....if you give me a BLACK BOX.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Hiring Statham was what Obama talked about...


    ......when he said "We need to invest in the future of America."

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Hey now

    by thebizzle76

    I'm really happy to see some music reviews on here! I listen to stuff that probably falls more towards the experimental. I would be happy to help contribute a monthly round-up of new "underground" releases if this becomes a regular feature of the site (I hope it does!)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Sucks now a days. Its just terrible.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Yoko. Someone just hijacked my login!!! I never said...

    by HarryBlackPotter

    anything horrible against you. I don't even know you. Please don't ban me...please...he he

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    "dishing out news without showing her tits"

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Actually she shows that and so much more. Hardcore enough to keep upi busy for at least 7 minutes. You just have to find the hidden link, it is in that post somewhere, so start clicking through to Amazon links to find it. Trust me it is worth it, there is footage of her with Quint, Mori, Beaks and Herc in a gimp suit. It is amazing stuff, so start clicking people...<p> There you go, you owe me Yoko...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Harry, harry,Harry...I know this is a slow news day,but......

    by mojoman69

    To pimp your own girl? For shame! It's like watching a Frat boy listen to his girl whine about the newest EMO band. Lame and sad.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I take my toddler to Cool Cuts

    by skycrapper

    He loves the fire truck that they sit him in to cut his hair while he watches Veggietales. Oh this is about music? That's a bold undertaking...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST



    Here's a few electronica/dance artists/bands I like. You should check them out: <p> SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO <p> CRYSTAL CASTLES <p> HOT CHIP <p>

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Col. Tigh-Fighter


    The Chemical Brothers all the way. I've seen them four times. And I've seen Daft Punk at the Wireless Festival in 2007.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    coconut. records.

    by second cousin of phartegod

    "Davy" is awesome, you should listen to it.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    If the old AICN were The Beatles...


    ... this song/singer now represents AICN. <p> <p> Get it? Well?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST



  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    If the old AICN were The Beatles...


    ... this song/singer now represents AICN. <p> 4upn3M4jtQY <p> This time I've got it. Get it?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Check out...

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Autolux if you've never heard them. If you've ever seen "The Air I breathe", it was bad, but they do the song in the opening credits. Also Mastodon!! Fucking amazing.....Isis too. O.k. I'm done.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    MAN UTD 2-0 WBA


    Get in!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    So is she crying blood because she's seen Harry naked?

    by thecomedian

    Just kidding.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    To all you whiny, bitching assholes:

    by toshiro-solo

    Yes, this is a movie news site. It is not, however, JUST a movie new site, and it never has been. It's first and foremost a site for people who geek out about the things they like - movies, TV, comics, (occasionally) books, movie scores, and - now - pop music. The news is reported because the movie geeks who run the site, and who love movies, think it's cool and newsworthy, and therefore it gets posted. The thing that I like BEST about AICN is that it feels like a small gang of friends sitting around and bullshitting about the things they like (or - occasionally - dislike). If straight up news is what you want, you're on the wrong site. Go and read Entertainment Weekly or Variety or some other dull ass, "professional" site. Me? I'll stick with the Harrys and Yokos and Quints and Capones and Massawyrms and Scorekeepers and Moriarties (on Hitfix, but still an AICNer 'til death) of the world. At least there's a genuine opinion and viewpoint being put out here. <p> And - although I said it already earlier in the TB - I, for one, am glad to see a column covering music on AICN. In it's own way, this IS news. Yes, I could probably comb through the 1500 releases for today as listed on Amazon on my own, but - it's nice to have a short, quick column that someone has already put together that weeds out the majority of crap that I don't care about. Which isn't to say that my tastes are EXACTLY the same as Yoko's, but I can tell that there is some overlap here. This is the EXACT same thing as Harry's DVD columns, or the TV-on-DVD columns, except for music. I like 'em all. If you don't, then - don't read 'em. No need for insults or any other B.S. Sometimes these TBs make me want to take a goddamn shower.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by Alec.Eiffel

    I want more music on this site, seriously. Music websites are waaaaaaaaay too pretentious. If we could get music reviews, news and interviews brought to us with the same passion and honesty that you bring us movie news with that would be great. I love movies, but I love music even more. Hire a couple more people and get this section of the site going. Hell, I'd send in reviews all the time if I could.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I skipped the talkback...

    by jamestewart007

    I didn't want to dilude my opinon. I felt like you have alot to say about this subject, but you bit off more than you can chew. You're obviously really into music Yoko, but I barely understood a single word you said. I'm looking forward to next week where you might have fewer things to write about and therefore can tell me more. I've had a disconnect from new music ever since reality tv killed MTV. All the best Yoko, and hope you get a good groove going here.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    it's called iTunes people....

    by quantize

    its makes radio irrelevant..go to the main menu and browse by genre and listen to clips..THATS how you find new music without having to read drivel like this. it's just like with films, make an EFFORT to find new interesting things...its actually very easy and removes the need for 'taste masters' like AICN..which seems short on movie/news and gossip and high on advertising lately

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Yeah, the Chemicals baby! I do love me some Daft Punk, but The Chems live at Glastonbury 2000 is the best gig ive ever been to (and theres too apparently) ;)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Holy shit! Naked black afro chicks!!! SPROING!!!

    by TallBoy66

    Fap fap fap.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    quantize -- FUCK ITUNES, AND FUCK YOU....


    .....fucking prick. Yeah lets end all form of music review and actual written type and make it a point and click world where we sit at our computers like fucking zombies downloading anything colorful that gives us a happy feeling. Stupid dense motherfucker. Partial birth abortions should be legal to prevent fucks like you from enterting the world.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by toshiro-solo

    I can understand part of where you're coming from; I miss the days of tons of insider reporting, too. My guess, though, is that much of the decline in those kinds of reports is the result of stricter security standards and greater enforcement of embargoes on pre-release information on the movies that are property of the studios. AICN is part of what made those security standards greater, and part of why the embargoes are more regularly enforced now. Bottom line is that, in my estimation, NO ONE is going to regularly get the kinds of scoops and info that this site used to get. It does suck, and I'll agree with that, but I don't think it has anything to do with Harry "selling out" so much as it has to do with people wanting to not get sued and lose their life savings. I do miss those days, though... <p> As for the tupperware analogy, I can kind of understand where you're coming from, but - the correct analogy would be if you were to get together with your friends to watch DVDs, and the host of said gathering were to pull out a list of pre-release DVDs that he had gotten his hands on and said "I really dig these 3, and hated this 1, but they all hit stores on Tuesday." You're not coming to a movie news site and seeing a list of china dolls or lawn mowers or tupperware that's going up for sale; you're seeing a list of DVDs and Blu-Rays. Those ARE movies. And I can appreciate your concern over Harry earning kickbacks on his posts, but - he certainly doesn't put up a post for every movie released every week. If he were ONLY in it for the kickbacks, those lists would be a WHOLE lot longer. I'll stand my place and say that his list would look basically the same with or without the referral to Amazon. The same sentiment goes for this column.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Someone outta review books too!

    by jah_kingdom

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Dan The Geek

    by The Dark Shite

    First of all, sorry I didn't reply sooner. I live in Japan & I was sleeping. Secondly, don't presume to call me an uninformed schmuck for simply stating my opinion. Not only do I have every Oasis album, but I've reviewed their live shows 17 times & met and interviewed them on several occasions. 9 in fact (I just checked). To make such a claim about me, without knowing the facts, is not only rude, but truly uninformed. I also wasn't slagging them off, although I'd have a right to, because although I like them as a band, I've found them deeply unpleasant to speak to in person (with the exception of Noel, who actually does it with a sense of wit & irony). The simple fact is, I was listening to a song called "Cheese and Onions" by The Rutles and it sounded like Oasis. To ME. In MY opinion. To ME, it sounds more like Oasis than it sounds like The Beatles. Particularly the songs written by Liam. Again, I wasn't slagging them, simply saying I don't know if I can listen to them again in the same way. Oh & I'm English, so what Oasis being "English" & having a "sense of style" has to do with anything is beyond me. The Sex Pistols/Black Sabbath/Radiohead are all English, all different. I haven't heard any Rutles songs that sounded like them. Uninformed Schmuck my arse. Grow up.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    This music isnt quite to my taste

    by Animation

    But I may give some of them a try. Some of the cool albums I got recently were by Matthew Parmenter ("Horror Express"), Gel-Sol ("Iz"), RC2 ("Future Awaits"), Jerome Froese ("Neptunes"), and Pathosray ("Pathosray") among others. They arent all new, some are only new to me. Anyway, since I prefer Prog Rock and Chillout music most recently, I'm unaware of a lot of the types of music Yoko is into.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Good picks, Yoko. Nice seeing Headlights in there.

    by Flim Springfield

    I loved "Kill Them With Kindness".

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Blood is wasted on that dick....

    by quantize

    and that pissant limp cocked attempt at wit or whatever the fuck you dream your oh-so-important POV is Danny the douche... I'm encouraging people to look for new music themselves, if you want to swim in your little anti-apple shit pool then that's your business.. i've had better shits come out after a vindaloo than you, cocksucker

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Danny Glover...

    by quantize

    now forever known to me as Danny Glover's Cunt Stain... ya nuthin but a pair of bloated cancerous self-important testicles barking like a rabid douchebag. thought i best share that with you...continue your reign of insightful posting..since you clearly have so much time for that...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    jesus f'n austinites

    by garcicr

    What is up with the music and its cool to be unheard of or neverplayed but at some assholes professors brothers place.....Yoko broke up the Knowless family

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    why the hell are yours eyes bleeding

    by daddyfatnads

    that is really bad,you might want to have them checked.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    mode_7- D-O-U-C-H-E

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    First, Sorry for the reply being so late, but I don't sit in a dark room in my parent's basement all day bashing opinions in a feeble attempt to build up my obviously low self-esteem. I have a job. Second, I was being ironic you fucking moron. Thirdly, all entertainment journalism based on opinion is pointless. And lastly, you said cunt, lol ----so hardcore. Twice even. Whoah!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Oh and that's just my opinion. lol

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Get it? I didn't think so.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' WORD.

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Harry: Way to break the bullshit myth of the "man-cave" with this column. Us nerds can not only include our girlfriends in our nerdly pursuits but can actually *learn* from them, right?? I hope this feature never leaves the site. <P> Yoko: Keep doing it to it, girlfriend. The Crystal Castles album has been blowing my mind lately but that's one party I got to pretty fucking late, maybe you already left.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST



    No matter what you claim your story is, throwing out the classic, "I don't sit in my parent's basement like you" line makes you nothing more than a cunt.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I NEVER listen to the radio anymore, even in the car...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I do however read the onion av club or pitchfork for suggestions for new music to check out, which I do, and generally just crawl through allmusic following bands I like and suggestions and shit like that, and I tend to find more music that way than I could ever have time to listen to.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Give us comparisons....

    by dacanesta

    Like Last FM....sort of 'listen to if you like.....'. That band up there looks like they could be like Air or something, and that would be big for my ears

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Kings of Leon rule

    by liljuniorbrown

    Who ever posted that they just heard "Sex on fire" ,you're right ,that shit is beyond awesome. I have no problems with a music column or Yoko. I'm no Leona Lewis fan and couldn't listen to Kylie Minouge if I had to,but good luck with the column any ways.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    In place of an Oscar...

    by Corterville

    ...Harry can just put his trophy bride on a shelf, for all the world to see.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Kylie Minogue?

    by mojoman69

    Are you a simpleton? Jesus. That is like havign your eardrums drilled out with a dull Dremel tool. And Franz Ferdinand? Dance music for people who cant dance. Sad sad sad. Stick to licking Harry's knothole!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    YOU EVER THINK THAT'S WHY I SAID IT? lol, you said cunt too. You are such a badass. No one's impressed.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Kings of Leon Do Rule...

    by rhcp2sweet

    but there latest album "Only By The Night" fucking sucked big time. I love there first three albums but this new one ate all kinds of cock.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    And to anyone who says new music sucks...

    by rhcp2sweet

    you clearly haven't listened to My Morning Jacket. Go listen to Z or Evil Urges and tell me they suck. I fucking dare you.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Actually DGDB is Impressive

    by DOGSOUP

    He's everywhere, has an opinion on everything, and slaps down little bitches like Rudy Ray Moore slaps big asses with his massive dick. So Ronnie_Dobbs who are you again? I've never seen you before like ever. Try not to ever speak for me or everyone else again. In conclusion The Epoxies kick ass.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    More Yoko less script girl

    by Tommy999

    Yoko actually has interesting articles I want to read..weird how that's what people are looking for on a news website

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Music section needs more PHIL OCHS

    by Its a LION

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    What color underwear am I wearing?

    by Dasinfogod

    Yoko may seem like just a mild-mannered reviewer, but listen: not only does she know how to treat her editor-in-chief with the proper respect, not only does she have a snappy, punchy prose style, but she is, in my 40 years in the business, the FASTEST typist I've ever seen.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I'm all for this site covering music

    by mr.underwater

    But the cherry-breaking installment is a little meh. Just naming a band or artist, stating what genre it vaguely fits into, then assuring us it's "cool" (hence the site) doesn't get folks rushing to the iTunes store. You might want to get a little more in-depth.<br><br>I get that you want to do capsule reviews like the DVD column, but c'mon, you can get a little more inventive. For instance, a friend just described a record to me as "a tense, bitter, angry record of wonderfully crafted and quite beautiful pop songs." Now that, piqued my interest.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by leland222

    Agreed on less Script Girl and more Yoko. Bring on the nepotism!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by tjrmusic

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Thanks for proving my point bitch. Oh, and now you fucking know junior!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    It's About Time

    by tjrmusic

    That this site covered music. (Sorry about the previous post....I clicked the damn enter key by mistake.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Here's a review for you....

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    DOGSOUP = merely a two word review was written. It says, "Shit Soup". They can't print that can they?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    He's everywhere eh? Like organized religion, or the Illuminati, or Kevin Bacon? Go worship at the alter of DGDB you fucking skeeze. I am sure he will welcome you.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I like it!

    by Guu-sama

    Incredible String Band! Yes! Have you heard "Goddog"? Good article; keep up the good work.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by annettekellerman

    Right on sista! Keep up the great work!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    It'd be awesome if AICN actually did launch a AICN Music site

    by Chris38

    If Harry can afford the servers, it'd be awesome if a sister AICN Music site was launched that Yoko Patricia could look after, where it'd have interviews with singers and bands from all genres of music that can't be featured on this site, cover the latest music news and music releases (whether it's commercial, rock, pop, metal rap, country and alternative music), as well as have talkbacks like this site does. I say this as there's surprisingly very few really active music discussion forums on the net and a music equivalent of both AICN and with message boards like IMDB has, would be excellent.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Yoko should email me

    by RedCricketChase

    these articles before she posts 'em, so I can proofread 'em! In other news: I can't frigging WAIT to hear the new the Bird and the Bee album!! I wish I wasn't now extremely scared of my ISP turning off my cable, so I could just DL all these albums like I used to. :(

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Hmmm Funny This Would Happen NOW

    by VWantsRevenge

    I find it funny and interesting that no one else mentioned how convenient it is a music review section would pop up on this site NOW, so soon after Drew left for HitFix which just so happens to also covers music.<br> <br> I guess you can't just sit around and watch screeners and DVDs that are sent to you early and brag about them on your Facebook page and brag about who you know and how awesome your bday parties are and actually keep people interested in your site. This site has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Gone are the early insider gossip and news breaks. Replaced by personal stories about toy ray guns and how awesome it is to be married and how cool it is to have friends in the business. <br> <br> Now we get Patricia reviewing music not because she's qualified, in the music business, or has any insider info here, but because she's in her twenties and her husband thinks she has an ear for talent. Like you have an eye for movies, Harry? You sure do know a lot about them, the history of and such, but have you MADE anything yet? In all the years you've had this site have you ever once contributed to film by making something???

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Every time I think of Franz Ferdinand...

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    a little piece of me dies. That first record was really promising. Oh well, back to The Islands-Arm's Way

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    And Leona over Beyonce??

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Glad we could finally put that battle to rest.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    poor kid. what happened to you to make you so angry?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Do The locomotion With Me...

    by deanbarry

    Yeahhhhhhh! High Five Yoko! Glad you have your very own little piece on AICN. Music is cool. So it SHOULD be rejoiced, discussed, dissected, critised and shared with passion, love and enthusiasm on this site. I hope it succeeds. You post it. I'll read it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Kings of Leon...

    by Harold-Sherbort

    in my opinion are kind of bland. Same goes for My Morning Jacket. I've heard My Morning Jackets shows are great though. Plus, that's an awesome name. It's no Yawnmower though...which is my band (shameless self promotion).

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    You know how I know music sucks now

    by Series7

    Not even Beck's new albums make me give a shit. All the new things coming out just sounds like shit like Kings Of Leon and all those other popular college rock bands. The only cool thing I've heard in a while was Fuck Buttons. The only cd that I've found remotely worth recommending is the newest B52 cd and Duran Duran cd...and those bands are older then shit. Shit not even The Mars Volta's cds after the first one made me care.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Anyone else hear that Snot has a new lead singer? Anyone else a little upset about this?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    PATRICIA: Good luck with this!!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I mean it!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    yoko/patricia is 22?

    by Prossor

    what a..... familiar number. PERSONALLY familiar...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    "This Pussy Belongs to Me"

    by Mr_X

    you know what i might just try some of these suggestions. yoko put me onto william shatner's "has been album" and that was one of the best albums i listened to in a while. so yeah. good job, keep up the good work, and for the love of god get harry to remove scriptgirl from this site

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    what colour is the cd like

    by Potatino

    My only suggestion for future cd reviews is to maybe let us know what colour the music remended you of.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST



    Are you kidding?? Take a look. The BBC alone have some great music, shows and messageboards. <p> I don't think anyone can blame Harry for letting his missus do a column, but I don't think it fits here. Just my personal opinion. And although some of the comments above have been quite vile about Harry and Yoko - did Harry expect anything less?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Classic AICN...

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    These talkbacks man, really the only thing keeping this site interesting. It's always amusing to me how people start off the talkbacks being all nice and "genuine", saying they're not gonna be the asshole that will needlessly hate. Then of course this cues the "assholes" who needlessly hate, which then prompts people who think they're all high and mighty to tell these people to fuck off, just for giving their opinion on an internet talkback. Really, who the fuck cares? It's never gonna change so might as well just get a kick out of it. Or you could act tough behind a computer screen...that works too. <p> And shit, at least we've got this Danny Glover character. People seem to love to hate this fellow, but he's the funniest fucking thing about this site. Good shit danny.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    And as for the new column...

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    ...not a bad idea at all. However, this first run was only remotely interesting, and presented quite a handful of shit albums. <p> I'm happy with my Free "Tons of Sobs" album I just picked up, a rare gem not distributed in the States. Paul Kossoff was a guitar god, and Andy Fraser on the bass? Brilliant!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST



    I do agree with you. I'm quite critical myself sometimes and am a bit cheeky on the talkbacks, but I know how far to go. Some of the posts above are really uncalled for.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Malicious Damage Records

    by pearlanddean

    are producing some of the most eclectic stuff you'll ever hear. Analogue Mindfield (trance reggae), Transit Kings (Orb meats KLF), Belka and Strelka (jazz, trance, funk god knows) and much more besides. Plus MD were the first label to bring us the mighty Killing Joke. Combined with Mike Coles unique and distinctive artwork, each release is a thing to be treasured.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Broseph- fucking Kings of Leon

    by half vader

    After the last year and the completely predictable Triple J Hottest 100 results I'm so sick of Sex on Fire I don't care if they never play it again as long as I live. Same Goes for MGMT. <p> The thing about Kings of Leon is that they've been around for ages, done enough albums (which i like), but some genius marketing person has decided to push them as a hip new band with a hip new sound (when actually it's just a bit more watered down than the previous stuff), and intentionally not reference the older stuff. It's like an Adobe Illustrator seminar or some Microsoft shit where they never tell you the competition's being doing that stuff for years. And everybody buys it. Grrrrr.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by half vader

    That Locomotion thing probably won't mean as much to anyone but gay Americans (even if it did go top 5). Yanks would know the little Eva original or even the Grand Funk version over our little budgie. <p> And the one thing you've gotta give Kylie (besides that she has great legs and a killer arse) is that she recorded a great song with Nick Cave. How many here can say THAT for themselves?!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Great column

    by Manmole

    I don't like everything there but a lot of off the beaten path stuff that i do.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    More for your ears to chew on...

    by Kentucky Colonel

    First I must say that I have to run out and grab "This Pussy Belongs To Me". How did I, a fan of Blowfly Porno Freak, miss out on this one? <p> Don't miss "Let It Bleed" by the Rolling Stones. Honestly, even though I knew every track by heart it still amazes me that I was in my thirties before I ever owned this one. Exile on Main Street, too. <p> And latelt I've been digging on some early Kinks. It's no wonder early Van Halen mined this band for so many songs. The one that's been stuck in my head this week is "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?". <p> And Louisville's own King Kong produces some of the consistantly best good time party funk out there. I dare you to listen to "Kingdom of Kong" and not come away without a lampshade on your head. Plus it has the best song ever created about college basketball, a tune called "Basketball" which is a nearly true-to-life song about UofL vs North Carolina (I think) playoff game during the 93 "March Madness". Fucking priceless! You can hear snippets at and searching King Kong.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    King Kong (the band) on Wiki and elsewhere

    by Kentucky Colonel

    This will clue you in...and link you to some music clips! <p>

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by themasterofnonsense

    It all started when a once really cool film buff website deteriorated into an ego-wank-fest (yesterdays top story: daddy's birthday!). Read my posts on CHUD and you'll see see i am not nearly as hostile. As stated earlier by another poster the ONLY thing interesting about this site is the drama in the talkbacks. The actual articles are filler dogshit.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Constructive Criticism

    by menstrual_blitz

    I've got no problem with the column's potentially a really good idea, blah blah blah. <p> What gets me is that Harry's intro and the actual column don't really match. Makes it seem like we're going to get in-depth, 'passionate' reviews, when we're really getting little capsule reviews, written in sound-bite-y marketing style. <p> The sheer volume of capsule reviews is over-kill I think (lending credence to the amazon kick-back theory) and some of the reviews seem to indicate that you only listened to snippets, perhaps available via amazon. <p> Do it your own way, lady. Let us know your tastes! If you really love music that much, let us hear about it, and about the music YOU really and truly love. Give us some context for these choices. One of the main charms of this site (aside from the tb's of course) is the unabashedly subjective criticism. I think we all have enough ad-copy to read...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    out of simpleton curiosity...

    by menstrual_blitz

    do you like yoko ono? <p> ...wake up in the morning, my hands cold in fear, and mid-sum-mer new york, my heart shakes in terror! <p> that song is so awesome. And "Don't Worry Kyoto (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand in the Snow)" is worth it for the title alone!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Second Rudy Ray album cover.

    by mrfan

    Yoko, you got a fan for life showing that classic.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I would rather Yoko tell us her tastes in music

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    then simply shill for anything that comes out every week like Harry.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    You hit the nail on the head about the vintage talkbacks. That's what I am trying to promote here. God knows the articles are mostly shit. The real entertainment is in the talkbacks. (Sometimes)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST


    by reni

    They're playing at SXSW. Who the fuck are Aids Wolf?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    i always inagined harry was a millionaire.

    by GetEveryone

    and i have 34 gigs of music on my media monkey. 34. that is my one accomplishment. and blagging decent marks in my second year exams. this is a good day.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Harry, have Yoko post a new photo of herself with each article.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Because I said so.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Toshiro-solo is Moriarty / McWeeny,surely

    by palimpsest

    More an observation than a criticism, but there you go.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    More Cowbell!

    by mojoman69

    Thats what this section needs!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST



    I was thinking exactly the same thing. I bet all of the writers have get a anonnymous ID here. I can't wait till Harry has his Tyler Durden moment and realizes he is DANNY_GLOVERS_DICKBLOOD!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10 p.m. CST


    by Arch Nemesis

    What, no classical? Even movie soundtracks?

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Music does NOT suck these days...

    by gotilk

    The means of hearing/finding it does. Radio is a mess, constant repeats of 90's crap, stuck on nostalgia, playing only established new artists. Good luck finding a decent college station, and if you do prepare to be disappointed in them as well, much of the time. Satellite radio is slightly better, but could get worse now. The main guy that was doing the best monthly downloadable new music playlist just quit. Most unsigned or local acts do NOT make it easy to get their music and share it, which is stupid because the bands who are already successful and "out there" DO have their music on file sharing networks. Can't be heard if you avoid the one place music fans can be found reliably. But the music itself? Sucks? Not even remotely. I just discovered about 100 artists in the last 72 hours, without trying too terribly hard. And I would seek out more from at least 60 of them, personally. Finding good new music can be a task these days and let's face it most people are comfortable just re-living the music they listened to in HS and college. Bleh. Opiate indeed. But real opiates are pleasant. Nostalgia tastes of nutrasweet and bitterness with a touch of FINISHEDWITHLIFE. If you think all music sucks now, face it. You're old now and no-one cares what you think anyway.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I think most people who

    by Series7

    Are out of High School and College don't really care that much about music. Or enough to hunt it down like we used to. Unless your one of those arty types, or trying to make it in the music industry. I mean for me, not being in college anymore I don't really have the time to really listen to music like I used to. I mean I am not sitting around studying shit all day, not that I really did that in college. But you know what I mean, my only really music listing time is in my car. Which is just my Zune on shuffle, yeah thats right I own a Zune so what you wanna fight about it? <P> Plus all of us office junkies who used to care about music, deal with other office junkies who know less then shit about new music these days. Also whenever I go to a concert now I just feel old, and I'm still in my 20s.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Also having lived in

    by Series7

    Europe for sometime I always find it funny to hear a band that I knew back in high school finally make it in the states. Like Teddybear Stockholm did a year or two ago, releasing the last cd with some songs redone and their name changed to just Teddybear, and had a song on Greys Anatomy. Man I remember when they were just a shitty wanna be punk band. If you do like them look up the song Rock and Roll High School.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST


    by The Dark Shite

    Becoming popular sort of links to what people are saying above about Kings of Leon. They're one of those bands that have been getting number one albums in the U.K for years, without being so famous in their own country. Now their stuff's been polished up & made more consumer friendly, Americans everywhere are talking about them. Which isn't really a bad thing, as they're still a great band, but it shows how difficult it is to get on the radio/get decent exposure. Unless you're Britney "tabloid whore" Spears or some talentless Hip Hop chancer.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    & feeling old..

    by The Dark Shite

    I went to a Radiohead concert in Osaka not so long ago & there was a bunch of kids waiting in line, talking about Nirvana. My Japanese isn't great, but it sounded to me like they were saying the same pretentious shit that I said as a kid, like "bleach" is their best album. Which it isn't. But it's the hardest to like, therefore kids think they sound cool for saying they like it. That's the problem with getting old, you have to sit through the same shit from people, but you're old enough to know they're fucking idiots. The only difference is, most of them are talking about crap like Fall out boy & to try to convince them of their stupidity is a waste of time.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Series 7

    by gotilk

    All that really makes sense. I just hate it when people say there isn't any good new music without putting in the effort to find it. If they just admit they don't want to bother with it, great. And don't feel bad about the Zune thing. It's a damned decent player and even though it's MS, isn't as "tied down" as the ipods of the world are. Seems a little more open. I have a cheapo creative labs player and the one thing nice about it is that I can go to any computer I want and transfer files from the player TO that computer as well as from the computer to the player without limits. Apple makes pretty mp3 players, almost ok phones(I have to do WHAT to use skype??) and good computers.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I Envy the Knowles- They get free Blurays and DVDs

    by ThePilgrim

    And he makes money on our clicks over to amazon, now with Yoko reporting in to us on music they will get Free Music CD's like they do movies and we will click on amazon to buy and they will make mo money. Damn I need me some adopting. How many dvd and bluray films do you own Harry? Roughly, not an exact figure...

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Envy them, but they are all so.........

    by psychoholic


  • Jan. 29, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    we know you're still reading these.

    by Stengah


  • Jan. 30, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Why is there blood coming from Yoko's eyes

    by orcus

    Orcus puzzled over this for a bit

  • Jan. 30, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    "Playing only ESTABLISHED new artists"

    by half vader


  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Nice Job Yoko

    by WhatNot

    Ignore the A-holes whose lives are measured by how many times per day they can insult someone who actually puts something out there. It'll be nice having some music reviewed.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The Springsteen and Franz Ferdinand albums are NOT GOOD.


    Not good at all, which is too bad because I like both a lot.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Well written article

    by ArcadianDS

    I think if you check, I may have been the first TBacker to toss out the Yoko Ono reference, and while I meant it as a pure comedic dig, I guess nobody took it as pure hate.<p> As an avid bluegrass banjo aficionado, imagine my surprise to see a mention of Steve Martin's album, possibly the best blues banjo player of our generation.<p> anyway, the subject matter didn't really grab hold of me, but I read the article anyway and found it very well done for a first shot. The avatar was a little disturbing - if it wasn't bleeding from the eyes, it would qualify as adorable.<p> anyway, from this point forward I will no longer refer to Yoko Ono, but will defer to the Ms. HeadGeek or Ms. Knowles to sort of bury the past a bit.<p> anyway, nice job - but dont be afraid to review movies. The opinions here are getting very predictable and a fresh 'not part of the machinery' point of view would do this domain a great service.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

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