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Sia - Free The Animal (off 1000 Forms of Fear, 2014, RCA)
shitfuckingfuckshit said: Lustre King were amazing live. They actually have 2 albums. Happy to share if you want.
The Script - Superheroes (off No Sound Without Silence, 2014, Columbia) [via thesinglesjukebox]
It’s been hard for me to like The Script, at least ever since their “Hall of Fame” (yup, the one with the fake patois) bludgeoned through Bruno Sammartino’s redemptive moment of triumph at Wrestlemania 29. Sammartino was and is one of the powerhouses on which professional wrestling built it’s name, an Italian immigrant whose popularity exploded as third-generation Italian-Americans took to his heroism, reigning over Vincent J. McMahon’s pre-TV WWWF promotion as World Heavyweight Champion for eleven years, a “Living Legend” who squashed the “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers (who Ric Flair took his gimmick from) in forty-eight seconds and shoot-fought in the ring with famed Japanese grappler/diplomat Antonio Inoki. There’s plenty of stories surrounding him, and there’s simply not enough space here to go into them all. Which brings us back to The Script’s music, unsubtly interrupting Sammartino’s theme music that would soundtrack a return to the stage after years of locking horns with the McMahon family and their WWE promotion. It was meant to feel redemptive, a final hoorah. instead, it was crass, this modern song’s false sincerity overpowering not only the horns of Sammartino’s music, but any possibility of a hard-fought emotional outburst. That’s The Script through and through, and that’s “Superhero” through and through: hokey, overpowering real humility, making unsubtle swipes at emotion while also burying any possible notion of emotion. Don’t buy into it, guys; do it for Bruno.
I was a guest on BBC Radio Ulster’s Arts Extra show last night, talking about why Aphex Twin matters. If you wanna hear my dulcet “UMMM” on the air, fast-fwd to approx twenty-three minutes in!
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1996)
We’re going rap/hip-hop centric for our seventh podcast. So obviously that means a bit of Nicki Minaj (“Flawless” remix, “Bang Bang”), some R&Bass, “Old English” and some recommendations from your hosts Crystal Leww, Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy and David Turner.
Download it here: (45:03, MP3)
Hi, I got to talk to two of my favorite boys about hip hop music.
Crystal calling me one of her favourite boys is keeping me all :)
ANYWAY, here I am with the wonderful David’n’Crystal. We shit on Jessie J (“the Pol Pot of Pop”), bicker about whether or not the ‘Flawless’ remix matters, shout out So Many Shrimp and accidentally-but-intentionally spoil Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Subscribe, y’all!