Thursday, December 22, 2005
the big guns are coming out

Pitchfork, Stylus, Tiny Mix Tapes all unleash their top album lists today (well, Stylus' will be out in full by week's end). TMT ups the ante with an array of year-end wrap up articles as well. It's a little stupid, of course, to take too much time on these things... but, everybody loves lists, let's be honest. With that, I pose the following question to you surfers of the world wide webbernet: Am I the only one who thinks that Sufjan's album is massively overrated? Don't get me wrong, it's a fine little record, but it's not all it's being touted as. Also, "Casimir Pulaski Day" is a great song, but it mentions both 1) bible study and 2) crying for the duration of an evening. Shouldn't that make it inherently lame... at least a little? Don't even get me started on the Kanye record.

Brookln Vegan has Stars new year tour dates up. You may notice the two day gap between Edmonton and Seattle. Well, if they can play 6 shows in Toronto, they can do at least one in Vancouver. Look out for a February 7th all ages show at Mesa Luna.

Stereolab plays the Commodore on March 7th. Archer Prewitt is at the Media Club on February 20th. (both via More Cowbell)

now playing: The New Pornographers - Ballad of a Comeback Kid

4 Comments:

Sufjan's last album, Seven Swans, was even more bible-ish. and I liked that one even more.

By Blogger pinder, at 10:11 AM  

Illinois is a tad overrated.

By Blogger Stuart Pearson, at 1:00 PM  

I'd like to know what's so damn offensive about Sufjan's religious undertones. I think it's pretty lame that people discount him for it (not you specifically Quinn, but people in the indie music world altogether).

By Anonymous Rachel, at 2:38 PM  

The 'lab is back on tour!!!! The groop are storming forth. this is the best news in a long time. i am so there when they play trawna.

!!!!!

I invented Last Registration hate. Sufjan was very good but definitely overrated.

By Blogger Graham, at 9:50 PM  

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