Chuck Klosterman wrote a pretty good piece on it last week, too.
Among his many gems and insights was this:
Also, this classic footnote:If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this.
An abridged list of things Metallica has done to cause its fan base to feel betrayed: getting haircuts, making a video for "One," headlining a Lollapalooza tour no one really liked, responsibly dealing with their alcoholism, writing a song that required James Hetfield to sing on key, hiring a replacement for bassist Cliff Burton, replacing the bassist who replaced Cliff Burton, not having enough bass on … And Justice for All, not writing songs that were 11 minutes long, suing the same people who purchased their T-shirts, writing the song "2x4," wearing trousers that cost more than $33, and transitioning away from a lyrical preoccupation with killing other people and toward a lyrical preoccupation with killing themselves.
1.0 was generous
November 22 - GWAR
December 13 - Bell Witch
January 13 - Tool
January 17 - Tool
January 26 - Sleep
January 27 - Sleep
February 13 - Black Sabbath
March 23 - Abbath/High On Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation
March 24 - David Gilmour
May 13 - The Cure
I think they had to give em that because Lou Reed worked on it.
i lol'd at this
If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this.
I'll bet Kerrang has an hilariously positive review for it too
12/10/15 - Kamasi Washington @ Club Nokia // 12/12/15 - HEALTH @ Teragram Ballroom // 12/19/15 - Pity Sex @ Echo // 2/13/15 - Black Sabbath @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
3/19/15 - Clint Mansell @ Theater at Ace Hotel // 3/26/15 - Greg Dulli @ Teragram Ballroom
lul, no they won't...
10.0 for Smile. Amazing that this wasn't released 44 years ago; for an album so flawed, it sounds so perfect.
It absolutely deserves that 10, legend or no.
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
10/03 Godflesh & Prurient
10/10 Todd Terje
10/11-12 Jamie XX
10/15 Deerhunter & Atlas Sound
10/22 Skylar Spence (Saint Pepsi) & Kero Kero Bonito
10/23 Sophie, Cryil Hahn, Classix, Basenji, & Touch Sensitive
10/30 Tobias Jesso Jr & Wet
11/04 The Fall of Troy
12/10 Beach House
12/11-13 Growing Up Is Dumb
04/15-17 Coachella Weekend 1
I wonder if geezr was with them
Pitchfork always underrates their albums.
EDIT: god, that P4k review of El Camino is fucking pretentious swill...starting off with that first paragraph. He immediately lost me when he mixed up The Hives with The Vines. Douchetastic.
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I don't know how you can say it's a "generous" review when you haven't listened to the album. Also, Pitchfork gives a lot of mediocre/bad albums great reviews.
Yes, it's good. I dare say, a return to form (I know there were some decent jams on Brothers, but that one took me a while to take to whereas El Camino is instant love).
I'll give it a shot. I've given all their other albums a shot and nothing has warranted repeat listens. I enjoyed their Coachella 06? or 07? performance. The one where they played the outdoor at night.
Sans Arcade Fire, Pitchfork usually reviews a band this way once they breakthrough to the mainstream (see: Modest Mouse, the White Stripes, The Strokes), I guess I shouldn't have used the word "generous", a better word would have been "predictable"
was it the mojave? It was at night, right?