Archive: Discographically Speaking

U2: Discographically Speaking, Part 2

And now Chris Klimek finishes his appraisal of the U2 discography. (Part 1, in case you missed it.) For even more -- yes, more -- you can check out his blog. Chris Richards will be reviewing the band's Tuesday show at FedEx Field. Check back here early Wednesday for...

By David Malitz | September 25, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (7)

U2: Discographically Speaking

A little band called U2 is coming to town next week, bringing with them a stage bigger than any house you will ever be able to afford. Regular Post Rock concert reviewer Chris Klimek is what you'd call a U2 superfan. (I'd call him something, uh, different.) We couldn't...

By David Malitz | September 24, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

Discographically Speaking: Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth, esteemed godfathers of alternative rock, are in town for two sold-out shows at the 9:30 club tonight and tomorrow. It's been a while since there's been a Discographically Speaking on here, and what better band to restart the series than the definitive guitar rock band of the past...

By David Malitz | July 6, 2009; 04:20 PM ET | Comments (9)

Discographically Speaking: Morrissey

Almost two years ago I went to see Morrissey at Wolf Trap and it was a life-changing experience. Up to that point I had never been much of a fan, and I will never forgive myself for my past transgressions. Over the past two years I've become a complete convert,...

By David Malitz | March 13, 2009; 04:55 PM ET | Comments (1)

Discographically Speaking: Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt, the joyless grump behind Magnetic Fields, is a certified pop music genius. He started out with a Phil Spector fascination (right down to having a female vocalist on his first two albums), became a synth-pop sensation and then somehow made a three-disc, 69-song album that is more consistent...

By David Malitz | October 24, 2008; 02:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Discographically Speaking: Silver Jews

That gasping sound you may hear is me hyperventilating due to the fact that the Silver Jews are playing in D.C. tonight for the first time ever. It's very exciting, at least for Silver Jews fans. Non-fans or casual fans are unlikely to be won over by the band's live...

By David Malitz | September 10, 2008; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (3)

Discographically Speaking: R.E.M., Part 2

(Yesterday's Part 1) 7. "Fables of the Reconstruction" (1985) This one is rightfully seen as the weakest album of the band's I.R.S. years. "Feeling Gravity's Pull" and "Maps and Legends" let you know from the start that it's going to be an odd, gloomy, Gothic affair. It's a slippery sort...

By David Malitz | June 11, 2008; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (15)

Discographically Speaking: R.E.M., Part 1

R.E.M. Week continues at Post Rock. Today begins the trek through the band's entire 14-album catalogue with a Discographically Speaking countdown. First comes the weaker half of the band's recorded output. It's all relative, though. When you start your career with five near-classic albums, your later work is bound to...

By David Malitz | June 10, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Discographically Speaking: Wilco

Wilco seems to be on the road pretty constantly but the tour that finds Jeff Tweedy and Co. stopping by the 9:30 Club for a pair of sold-out shows tonight and tomorrow is different. Wilco just finished a five-night stand in its hometown of Chicago (read some excellent details courtesy...

By David Malitz | February 26, 2008; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (34)

 

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