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American Idol Roundtable – Top Five Performance Recap Thursday, April 30, 2009

Posted by JB* in American Idol, DougOLis, I need to stop drinking so much, JB*, jerkwheat, matt_T, my turn to get music snobby.
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A little late, but nonetheless witty, charming, and most importantly, accurate, this… is your DeadOn American Idol Round Table for the Top 5 – Rat Pack Week.

Farewell, TimberLite.  May your jaunty hats serve you well in the future.


New Neko Case! “People Got a Lotta Nerve” Monday, January 19, 2009

Posted by The Bad One in music, my turn to get music snobby, The Bad One.
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Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 

I don’t usually post about music here, but I’m extremely excited about Neko Case’s new album, Middle Cyclone which comes out on March 3. The first single, “People Got a Lotta Nerve” is most excellent, all jangly guitars and vocal harmonies. It’s streaming on her MySpace page (where you can observe a larger version of the rocktastic album cover*), and you can download it for free over at the ANTI- blog (left-hand sidebar). Neko and ANTI- are also going in together on a charity promotion whereby they’ll combine to donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society for every blog that posts the song. So, Best Friends: Here’s $5. Everybody else: Here’s a great song.

*Hood-surfing on a ’68 Cougar and holding a sword. Holy hell.

Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve

Anal Bum Cover Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Posted by Baba Oje in albums, Baba Oje, beatles, bite the hand that feeds you, kenny loggins, music, my turn to get music snobby, pink floyd, will leitch.
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I have no idea how this came up, but over at Deadspin Up! All Night, we goalive.jpgt to discussing Kenny Loggins. Pretty standard, except for that Kenny Loggins Alive is possibly the greatest album cover ever. This got me to wondering what are some of the most recognizable and famous album covers are. It seems like everybody at Deadon is required to write atleast one post about music, so here’s my attempt at it. Hit the jump for the list.


Guilty Pleasures: Soundtracks to bad movies from the mid-90’s Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Posted by Will Li in 90s rock, albums, BowdenBowdenBowden, Elric, guilty pleasures, I don't get out much, making enemies of nice people, more indepth than probably need-be, music, my turn to get music snobby, Reasons why I am single, Things I Wrote At My Real Job, Things too long to read.

Let’s face it – the compilation movie soundtrack is a bit of a cop-out when it comes to buying music. Flying in the face of the concept of the coherent album, the movie soundtrack (the compilation variety, mind you, not the Morricone or Vangelis type) is usually little more than an amalgam of songs that may or may not be played during the movie for more than a few seconds each. When you buy a soundtrack, you’re usually just submitting yourself to the director’s musical tastes or placing yourself at the mercy of a record label exec with the word ‘synergy’ tattooed over the part of the frontal lobe normally responsible for conscience.

And yet, by my estimate, I own at least 30 compilation soundtracks, and probably another 15 instrumental ones.

So there are in fact two sources of guilt to this post (double the guilt, double the fun, right?).

First is the fact that I like some of these compilation soundtracks more than the CDs by the artists found on the soundtrack.

Second, although some (though not all) of the movies I’ll discuss were utterly craptacular, they could also be considered guilty pleasures.

Enough of the movies, I’ll warrant, are probably beloved by various DeadOn readers, something I’ll argue is largely in part due to the soundtracks, so I’m looking forward to some lively invectives in the comments. Don’t disappoint me.

Join me after the break for guilt and cookies.

Okay, maybe just guilt.