Did you catch any of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting the Oscars the other night? They had some funny parts, and some parts that felt a little stilted because the jokes that were written for them were not really their kind of jokes. Overall, I thought the awards were pretty well done. […]
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At least I did at first, then I got over it.
Then I hated it and after that I just became indifferent.
Then I liked them again and it’s just in time for their new CD Contra to come out.
It’s good. I like it, but I’ll get over it.
Then in a little while I’ll hate it […]
Art Brut vs. Satan
Now We Can See
Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper
No One’s First, and You’re Next
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wilco The Album
Quicken the Heart
Monsters of Folk
Monsters of Folk
Phrazes For […]
1. Fantastic Four (Marvel)
by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
What happened? Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch came out of the gate with guns blazing and threw everything but the kitchen sink at this title. Fresh off his fantastic second run on Ultimate Fantastic Four that produced Marvel Zombies, a kick ass young punk-rock Namor, an exceptionally tragic […]
1. Scalped (DC/Vertigo)
by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera
2. Incognito/Criminal (Marvel/Icon)
by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
3. The Unwritten (DC/Vertigo)
by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
4. Fables (DC/Vertigo)
by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
5a. Batman & Robin (DC Comics)
by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
5b. Detective Comics (DC Comics)
by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III
6. Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse […]
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The Beatles (Remastered Stereo Box Set)
Release Date 09.09.09
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
Box Set Includes:
-Hard black glossy lift […]
So Frank Black, one of my all time favorite musicians and head of one of the greatest bands ever (The Pixies, duh!) just produced the third album from one of my favorite bands of the last few years, Art Brut and it’s called Art Brut vs. Satan! What? Where do I sign up? Seriously. I […]
From the visionary co-creator of Watchmen Alan Moore comes another adventure for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Along for the ride as always is co-creator and illustrator Kevin O’Neill (Marshal Law), but just about everything else has changed for the League. Now published by Top Shelf instead of Wildstorm’s America’s Best Comics imprint, The League […]
Who watches the Watchmen? Apparently lots of people, but on opening weekend. What did Pretentious Record Store Guy think of the movie adaptation of the unfilmable comic? I thought it was good, not great. Like most of the time with movies based on books, I thought the book was much, much better. But I think […]
Oceans Will Rise
You & Me
TV On The Radio
The Stand Ins
Dig Out Your Soul
Devil on Our Side
Way to Normal
Kings of Leon
Only By The Night
Del The Funky Homosapien
One Day As A Lion
One Day As a Lion
Albert Hammond, Jr.
Como Te Llama?
Chinese Democracy will finally arrive! Long delayed and highly anticipated (in the 90s and early 2000s), Guns N’ Roses (or whatever passes for Axl Rose and company’s rotating bandmates these days) opus nearly 15 years in the making is finally hitting stores a month from today.
The bad news is that the CD is a […]
Consider the zombies. The zombies represent the id, the uncontrolled part of man that is driven on instinct and impulse and only seeks immediate satisfaction of its primal urges and desires. In the case of the zombie, they are driven by the need to eat in order to survive, feasting on human flesh and brains. […]
In 1997, The Verve finally broke through and reached the worldwide success that they had been dreaming of with their third album Urban Hymns. They toured in support of the album for the next year and half and then promptly broke up in 1999 due to internal strife among some of the band […]
So the other day I finally got a chance to see one of my all time favorite bands, Radiohead, live and in concert. I was a little hesitant because they were playing at the crappy Verizon Amphitheater which has the lovely benefit of making all bands sound like crap, and as a bonus you […]