Entries Tagged as 'controversy'

Angry fans demand recall of Duran Duran remasters

July 15th, 2010

With all the fan backlash regarding the sound quality of EMI’s recent Duran Duran remasters, I’m glad I’ve held off purchasing my third or fourth iterations of albums I’ve owned the better part of my life. Some fans are so disappointed – even angry – over the poor sound quality that they are campaigning for […]

[

Tags: commentary · controversy · news

Is Prince right about the Internet?

July 8th, 2010

An amusing, if slightly rant-ish, response to the response Prince received for his social-media-baiting “the Internet is completely over” line. I must admit I reacted with the same dismissive scorn as everyone else did to Prince’s seemingly clueless quip, but I’m not wholly convinced that Prince is as astute about the internet as this author […]

[

Tags: commentary · controversy · link

Beck swoops in and finishes the fight

November 20th, 2009

My favorite piece of news in the past week is Beck’s musical response to that clueless buffoon from The Fiery Furnaces, who tried to insult Radiohead, blog-style, but missed the point completely. And in attempting to cover his ass retroactively, took a swipe at Beck. Well, Radiohead, in their lofty chairs of utter superiority, ignored […]

[

Tags: controversy · gossip · news · stream

Pink slams Kanye

September 15th, 2009

I so wish Kanye West had tried to pull his PR stunt with Pink instead of Taylor Swift. Pink would have beaten the shit out of him, citing her Alexander Mcqueen purse with brass knuckles as proof. In this brief interview with Matt Lauer on Today the day after the awards, she pulls no punches, […]

[

Tags: controversy · video


March 2nd, 2009

Robert Smith’s ALL CAPS clarification regarding his opinion on Radiohead’s “idiot business model” for In Rainbows is a defensive, slightly bitter, rambling, and typo-filled reiteration of how mysterious icons of yore should probably avoiding “blogging”, as it sort of sucks the air out of the fantasy balloon. Does anyone really care what the author of […]

[

Tags: controversy

Crystal Thieves

May 16th, 2008

Word comes from a Drawer B commenter that Crystal Castles “borrowed” a lot of their sounds from the Chiptune community (Lo-bat in particular) and apparently also appropriated the image of Madonna with a black eye from an uncredited artist. “Crystal Castles has been getting a lot press using the image of getting sounds nobody did […]

[

Tags: controversy · link