...and most people are djs
While everyone is, quite rightfully, praising the new Clipse record, I don't think I've read anyone talk about something that I found rather novel: the fact that it's a mainstream hip-hop release that only has 12 tracks and aside from a brief sample of some Samuel L dialogue, nothing that resembles a skit. Feel free to disagree with me, but the idea of "quality over quantity" has been sadly lacking in the popular end of the rap game for quite some time.
I suppose critical opinions are bound to diverge at points... but giving Joanna Newsom a 2/5, calling Wowee Zowee "Pavement's worst album" (have you heard Terror Twilight?) and give it a 2/5, but then turning around to score the new Damien Rice record a 3? What the fuck?
Champion plays the Media Club on Dec. 2nd with Lions in the Street and Dan Mangan. Entry is by donation, so I guess it costs whatever you want... but the money goes to the food bank, so don't be cheap about it.
The Dears couldn't make it here last night due to the ice and snow, so they'll further pack an already packed Wednesday. They're still at Richard's.
now playing: Refused - Refused Party Program
So is T. Perlich your arch nemesis? Or were you just going through NOW's archives?
Perlich is renown for his terrible reviews and bad taste. You shouldn't really trust Now for reviews (or Eye, on the other Toronto-weekly hand).
Skits can only be (a) the greatest thing ever (see: 36 Chambers) or (b) the worst (see: Wu-Tang Forever).
the early transcodes of the Clipse album sucked. the Samuel L. dialog didn't make the retail.
just saw ur bit on now, it seems that now only gives a record a positive review if the band has a show in TOwn that week.
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