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Sun, Mar. 25th, 2007, 06:04 pm
A Few Music Reviews

For the sake of easy compilation (at some unforeseen date in the future):

Bright Eyes: Second Verse, Same as the First
If Modern Times was a reminder that the greatest songwriters grow as artists, then Bright Eye's latest EP Four Winds is a reminder that not everyone is Bob Dylan. "Reinvent the Wheel" finds Oberst singing: "You'll never come back now to the world where people are / Because you never understood what they loved you for." Essentially, he's lodging a reactionary claim that you should stick to what you're good at. But how many times can Oberst rerelease I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

How to Ruin a Fallout Boy Album in 14 Songs
At this point, Pete Wentz could overdose on cocaine, light himself on fire, get into a fist fight in Boy's Town and throw himself off a twenty story building - and he still wouldn't get anyone's attention.

Manowar: Gods of War - Rated E (for Epic!)
Instead, I shall review each track using iambic couplets and Beowulf references. Following that, I will jump off a large cliff, smash into the rocks below, and be reborn as a Phoenix. From there, I will fly throughout the land of the living and the dead, and recount of the cycles and stories of the brave soldiers of Manowar. It is only fitting that during this recounting, I will constantly interrupt myself to declare Manowar's praises. For how can I speak of them, and not burst into spontaneous affirmations of their greatness?

Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)

I enjoyed all 3 reviews very much, especially the Fall Out Boy one (possibly my favorite album of the year thus far but, yeah, they do just about everything possible to undermine their great pop songwriting - awful lyrics and mediocre singing).

But, the Fall Out Boy link in this post is broken, and that article refers to Leonard Bernstein where you apparently meant to say Leonard Cohen.

Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)

You're right. It's supposed to be Leonard Cohen. Stupid editing.