Archive: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Vampire Weekend = Lily Allen (I Mean That as a Compliment)

Vampire Weekend is the BEST! No, Vampire Weekend is the WORST! No, you're both wrong, now settle down. (Tim Soter) That was the personal conclusion I reached toward the end of Vampire Weekend's show Wednesday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (Here's my "official" review from today's paper.)...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 6:07 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 13: Finally, Some Women

Nothing to get too excited about this week, although getting two (or three) new women into the mix helps make this a little bit less of a boys club. It was also an epic battle for the bottom spot. "This world is [expletive], and you shouldn't model your life on...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 5:06 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Grammys. Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

What's an awards show without "experts" making predictions? (Answer: The American Music Awards.) So in advance of Sunday's Grammy Awards J. Freedom and I tackled some of the major categories, and we now offer our thoughts on who will win (David's predictions) and who should win (J. Freedom's predictions). A...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (7)

They Played What, Where? Vol. 1, No. 3

WEST HOLLYWOOD - So I'm wandering around the Grammy Style Studio, where presenters, performers and most-likely-to-garner-media-coverage nominees are coming to get their swag on, when I hear the most shocking thing: A (possibly tone-deaf) woman slaughtering the vocal on Radiohead's "Creep." The blood-curdling, pitch-impaired karaoke was coming from a corner,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 7, 2008; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Ranking the Grammy Album of the Year Winners

The Grammys turn 50 on Sunday, so we figured it would be fun to take all of the Best Album winners and rank 'em, 1 to 50. Then we looked at the list and decided to limit it to the last 40 years. For that first decade, it was almost...

By David Malitz | February 6, 2008; 5:38 PM ET | Comments (10)

January's Best Albums

This one's a bit late, but why not do a quick rundown of some of my favorite January releases? It's pretty apparent what I like -- slightly off-kilter indie rock and bands that are smart enough to know that 40 minutes is the longest an album should be. I'm sure...

By David Malitz | February 6, 2008; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (3)

More From the Chat: Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime

There was much discussion in yesterday's Freedom Rock about Tom Petty's enjoyable, workmanlike halftime performance. Then everybody got to thinking about next year and who would grace the makeshift stage at midfield of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Many ideas were thrown out there, and we've listed a lot of...

By David Malitz | February 5, 2008; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll

This is what it sounds like/When sparks fly. (Stephan Savoia/AP) Sunday was a musical kind of day on Fox. Kinda. In between all the lame ads (many of which featured familiar music or familiar musicians); lamer Ryan Seacrest interviews; inane analytical blather ("the New York football Giants can not...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 4, 2008; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (2)

 

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