Here are some Metacritics ratings to help you dawdle your way through Friday afternoon. Hardly a shocker but neither Spider Bags albums are here, let alone Americans In France… I’ll only comment when I can’t control myself. The % is an approval rating percentage.
Survival Skills – KRS One and Buckshot – 68%
World Painted Blood – Slayer – 80%
Live At Reading – Nirvana – 97% – Oh yeah? What does that make James Brown Live at the Apollo?
Glee the Music, Volume One – Soundtrack – 68%
Phrasez for The Young – Julian Casablancas – 73%
Play On – Carrie Underwood – 58%
Raditude – Weezer – 60%
Live At the Olympia In Dublin – R.E.M. – 80% – Lessee here, Weezer get 60% and another naff REM album gets 80%. Teachers fucking pets.
Soulbook – Rod Stewart – 52%
Sainthood – Tegan And Sara – 80%
has never quite caught on in the USA
Jean making a name for himself and SZA stealing it
a pretty solid starter kit
the song of the summer that wasn’t one
Sinatra remained his aloof, superstar self
my list syncs up pretty well with the 1979 Village Voice Pazz and Jop
a special collection
Taty is an incredible portrait artist
the High School star hit twenty at the top of both charts