1. Nothing Gets Crossed Out – Bright Eyes – The Conor Oberst hits an unbelievable height here, but since I just interviewed Maria, I am listening to her play Emmylou to Conor’s GP. A perfect lyric, lovely melody, and a brilliant bridge. Simply one of his greatest – A+
2. Rap God – Eminem – Same ol’ Slim Shady and that’s alright with me, though, really, Monica Lowinsky? – B+
3. River – Joni Mitchell – The one that sounds like jingle bells – B+
4. Clean Getaway – Maria Taylor – A quiet self portrait – A
5. Oppenheimer – Old 97’s – One of their greatest songs ever, a real blast to sing along – A
6. Harrison Ford – SSLYBY – A wonderful pop ballad but nobody wants to review them because they are too lazy to write out Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – B+
7. Oh My God – Mark Ronson And Lily Allen – I know why I miss Lily, but why do I miss Mark as well – A
8. Goldtone – Kurt Vile – Gorgeous Neil Young-y acoustic mmasterpiece. It makes you feel like nodding out – A
9. Terminally Unique – Lamb Of God – Best song off their last one – A-
10. Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And Be Loved) – Bright Eyes – Can I get a goddam tiffany role? – A+
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician
Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1975 (Volume 6, Number 12
Elton John came across as completely engaging
by episode nine, season four, the bastards finally got me sick of Kate!
some hooky and wildly inspired tune
Harry has the summer of his career!