My review over Angles, published in the Monitor today. After five years of releasing solo albums, beginning families, dating supermodels and taking trips to rehab (not necessarily in that order), The Strokes finally have made their comeback. One of rock music’s best bands, The Strokes released their fourth studio album, Angles, on Tuesday. The Strokes has gathered something of a super-fan...
“Soma” is my favorite song by The...
Perpetually Wired (and come, come summertime)
I wrote the editorial staff column a couple of weeks ago. Here’s an excerpt: Unlike students surviving junior high school today, we vaguely can remember life before the Internet. We can remember even more vividly the evolution of the Internet, from the time when email was novelty (case in point: Britney Spears’ 1999 song “E-mail My Heart”), to today, when waiting for more...
Strokes Couture →
When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the...– Wislawa Szymborska, “The Three Oddest Words,” translated by S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh (via proustitute) Nothing better than a Polish poet.
Number Fifteen for R.E.M. →
R.E.M.’s 15th studio album is streaming on NPR’s website until its release on March 8. It’s pretty phenomenal - R.E.M. is either my second or third favorite band ever (depending on the day).