KFL’s Top Albums of 2013

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on KFL’s Top Albums of 2013

KFL is a writer/lover of music, a drinker of coffee and a (begrudging) maker of lists. —————————————- Admission/Confession: I don’t bother defending my opinions these days; I find it to be an exercise in futility. Besides, I’m really fucking lazy. This is for posterity as much as anything. The List: 1. Phosphorescent, “Muchacho” (Dead Oceans […]

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Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2011

An Alphabetical Exercise in Futility by a man who bought more books than records in Twenty Eleven via KFL The Decemberists, The King is Dead (Rough Trade) Iceage, New Brigade (What’s Your Rupture) Cass McCombs, Humor Risk (Domino) Cass McCombs, Wit’s End (Domino) Josh T. Pearson, The Last of the Country Gentlemen (Mute) Real Estate, […]

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“Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)”

March 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A fellow by the name of Stewart Smith used Applesoft II and a 1979 Apple ][+ with 48K of RAM to program an amazing video for the song “Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)” off of Grandaddy’s lovely 2000 release, The Sophtware Slump. The V2 label retroactively signed a contract with Smith and made his interpretation […]

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Tweedy Talks Migraines with The Times

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tweedy Talks Migraines with The Times

Jeff Tweedy entered a Chicago rehabilitation clinic in 2004 to treat his chronic migraine headaches and subsequent addiction to painkillers. The New York Times‘ Migraine blog recently spoke with the Wilco frontman about his condition and how it has affected his personal and professional life. He told The Times he’s never missed a show because […]

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Vote or Die Don’t

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This year’s drawn-out primary season might have you wrestling with election fatigue, but that’s no reason to neglect your duty to participate in Name of the Year‘s 2008 Tournament. The first round of voting is going on now. So let us forget momentarily Messrs. Obama, McCain, Paul, Huckabee, Nader and Mrs. Clinton. The time has […]

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Buckling under the strain of several million Google News Alerts

January 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m probably the last remaining carbon-based life form that has not heard a single note of Vampire Weekend’s newly released debut. Even this humble blog has been fairly resistant to the charms of this latest in a long succession of bands of the moment, so I feel like I’m among friends. As for the rest […]

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“Gay Baby Buying a Titan 1 Missile Base to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse”

January 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Anyone who’s ever written about music and is not employed by, say, Billboard or Rolling Stone can appreciate The A.V. Club’s priceless list of The Worst Band Names of 2007. There’s no telling what horrors lurk behind such hideous monikers as The Color Fred, Comanche Abortion, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating, Chevy Metal or Cobra […]

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