It has finally happened! This week marks the first time that we have two artists from the countdown in the same song. Temple of the Dog came close, since it was mostly Pearl Jam with Chris Cornell doing vocals. But since Soundgarden was just part of the “almost” group and not part of the Top […]Read More Felix da Housecat Week: By Our Powers Combined!
The length of a piece of music widely varies. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, depending on the conductor, runs for roughly 30-35 minutes. His Ninth Symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” can last well over an hour for all four movements. As written, most jazz pieces run from five to ten minutes, but can take significantly longer to […]Read More Pinback Week: Song Length
Another week is done. I listened to LCD Soundsystem all week this past week, and was very happy with the experience. I came late to the party that is LCD Soundsystem. I had heard a couple of their songs on the radio, like North American Scum, and hadn’t really latched on. It wasn’t until 2011 […]Read More With Better Ideas and More Talent
In listening to a lot of LCD Soundsystem this week, I have discovered at least one thing: LCD Soundsystem is the soundtrack of a city. Not, mind you, any specific city (with the obvious exception of New York I Love You). They are just the universal soundtrack of cities in general. (It is worth noting […]Read More LCD Soundsystem Week: Cities
The countdown rolls on with a new artist. This week, ranking in at 39 on the top 40 artists of my life, is LCD Soundsystem. Through the week, I’ll be listening to their self-titled debut (2005), Sound of Silver (2007), This is Happening (2010) and the brand new album American Dream (2017). Like Toadies before […]Read More #39 – LCD Soundsystem