Talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien said: "But if you ask me what I'd rather be doing that night, I'd rather be sitting at home in front of the fire or going to a gig."
Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...
Car Seat Headrest's very good new album Teens of Denial is out next week (5/20). Unfortunately it will only be out digitally as a little legal hiccup has caused the LPs and CDs -- which were all pressed and printed -- to be recalled, and then destroyed. It's all because of the song "Just What I Wanted/Not Just What I Needed" which incorporated parts of The Cars' hit "Just What I Needed."
The Empty Hearts, aka the band featuring Blondie's Clem Burke, The Cars' Elliot Easton, The Romantics' Wally Palmer and Chesterfield Kings' Andy Babiuk, brought their current tour to NYC for a show at Knitting Factory on 10/18 with Party Lights...
"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up...
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