Wednesday, January 13, 2010

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

R.I.P. Jay Reatard
May 1, 1980 to January 13, 2010

"You could either say that somebody has a window of time to where they're going to have the opportunity to do what they do creatively and do it well, or some people think you have like a certain amount of songs before you dry up or whatever. I tend to think it's like amount of time, so I'm racing against time constantly. A lot of it's just kind of the fear of death or whatever, too. I know I'm not going to be able to make records when I'm dead. I'm not dead right now, so I want to make records. It's that simple, really."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Best of 2009

Tentatively my final list of the top 25 songs and top 5 albums of the year, as determined by me. Mostly by gut feeling, although factors such as longevity and sentimental value are factors in addition to overall enjoyment of the song.

Top 25 Songs

1. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
2. Passion Pit - Little Secrets
3. Japandroids - Wet Hair
4. Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground
5. Lil Wayne feat. Nicki Minaj - Sweet Dreams
6. Japandroids - I Quit Girls
7. Bat For Lashes - Moon And Moon
8. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
9. Dizzee Rascal - Holiday
10. Lil Wayne - Swag Surf
11. KiD CuDi - Day N Night (Nightmare)
12. Animal Collective - My Girls
13. Passion Pit - The Reeling
14. Animal Collective - Bluish
15. Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
16. Future Of The Left - Drink Nike
17. Thunderheist - Jerk It
18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
19. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
20. Black Lips - Drugs
21. Future Of The Left - You Need Satan More Than He Needs You
22. Thunderheist - Do The Right Thing
23. Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
24. Jarvis Cocker - Leftovers
25. Jay Reatard - Wounded

Top 5 Albums (tentative)

1. Japandroids - Post-Nothing
2. The Field - Yesterday and Today
3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
4. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
5. Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another

Saturday, January 9, 2010

"Kids These Days!": Justin Bieber

I can't even believe this shit. Not only is this little prick's "celeb crush" Beyonce, who is Jay-Z's girl, but he then goes out of his way to diss her footwear in "Justin On His Biggest Turn-Off!": "'I will not even look at you if you're wearing Uggs--even if you're Beyonce!'" (Nevermind why aren't the parents upset that we live in a society where it's appropriate to ask a pubescent boy about his sexual preferences in a magazine.)

Where does Justin Bieber get off?

Jay-Z is soft. Jay-Z should drop a diss track against Justin Bieber.