Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain:
promises that Monotonix comes off like Mudhoney playing krautrock, which is high praise, indeed.
A crash course in all the stuff that should have made the Brit Box but didn’t, this post also includes two sweet MP3 mixes of the songs for your listening pleasure.
There’s this new Dylan experimental bio-pic thing out called I’m Not There, and approximately every third music blog post written in the past month is about it. If you have to read about it, you could do a lot worse than this piece.
The one fan of Avril Lavigne who isn’t a teenage girl weighs in on what she needs to do to keep the magic alive.
A love letter to Outkast, masters of the art of storytelling.
It’s that time of year when critics start compiling their year-end best-of lists, which inevitably leads to a few discoveries of things that were overlooked, like this list of three albums that nearly got away.
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Annie Zaleski opens a can of fact-checking whup-ass on a foolish sports writer who made a feeble attempt at music writing.
The ongoing mystery of Sublime’s ubiquity and Brad Nowell’s beyond-the-grave mojo is explored in this post.
Everyone loves a good list, especially when it is topical, like this list of five songs about snow. Includes embedded YouTube video, so you can read about them AND watch/listen.
A caustic take on the burgeoning rap career of Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin, the insane crocodile tormenting guy.