1. Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost remix) – LCD Soundsystem – Not only is the last minute and a half some of the greatest LCD you will ever hear, but during the rest of the pretty terrific song anyway, it finally dawns on you it's a David Bowie himage. This couldn't be any better.
2. Two Kinds Of Happiness – The Strokes – This is the problem with the new Strokes in extreme close-up. A Pretty good all angles, jingle jangle blueprint with a coupla additional sounds thrown in. Except for the other sounds, they've done it before and better. But, like I said, pretty good.
3 .How I Roll – Britney Spears – Waiting in the wings as a break out hit, it is one long hook plus sound effects.
4. Damn These vampires – The Mountain Goats – Folk rock moodiness plus best title of the year.
5.Teenage Daughters – Time is different depending what direction you are looking at it from.
6. Tears – Marsha Ambrosius – I am going to see her next week
7. Anna With An E – The Pains Of Being Average – As another band remaked about their own music: this is quite good.
8. Wait & See – Holy Ghost!
9. When I'm Gone – Wiz Khalifa – Moribund motherfucker
10. The Competition – Pet Shop Boys
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1985 (Volume 17, Number 4)
Rock ‘n’ roll is dead. We’re just dancin’ on its grave
Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 3-17-23 – 3-23-22
a coming of age for modern Arabic pop and not Arabic Sahara garage
Back in 2009 We Went To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum New York Annex Here Is Our Report (Before Its Abrupt Closure!!)
kids picking out songs on guitars and discovering they too can do it
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1985 (Volume 17, Number 3)
squirming around on her back like she’d just received a double dose of injectable pig wormer
Money, Money, Money: Buying Tickets In 2023
one of the worst endings to a major concert
Sharon Van Etten At The Troubadour, Sunday March 19th 2023
“I always dreamed of playing the Troubadour”
Single by Single review Of Paul McCartney’s The 7″Singles Box Reviewed
a master of melody and less so a master of genre
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1985 (Volume 17, Number 2)
Bill Holdship’s piece on Prince is excellent