The lords of popular culture tell us what to wear, what to hear, what to smell, what to taste, who to love and who to hate. They tell us what's in and what's out, what's lost and what's found, who to screw, how to do it, and how to leave gracefully when we're done. None of it is necessarily to our benefit. We just grow more lost and desperate in our own fractured worlds. So much for the Pepsi Generation in the land of the Gap. ---by David Pulizzi
MORE Great albums everyone should own. Don't even try to argue, there's no point.
And You Thought YOU Were Normal, by Nash The Slash
Astronomy For Dogs, by The Aliens
Frantic City, by Teenage Head
Good Old Boys, by Randy Newman
Mind Bomb, by The THE
Music From Big Pink, by The Band
My Name Is Buddy, by Ry Cooder
Odessey And Oracle, by The Zombies
Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi, by Thievery Corperation
Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, by The Alan Parsons Project
The Killion Floor, by Orgone
XTRMNTR, by Primal Scream
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Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
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"A musical snob, guilty of snobbery, is a person who adopts the world-view that some people's musical tastes are inherently inferior to others for any one of a variety of reasons including real or supposed knowledge (how long has one been listening/ collecting music), wealth (the number of albums in one's collection), education, ancestry, etc. Often, the form of snobbery reflects the offending individual's socio-musical background. For example, a common snobbery of the musically adept is the affectation that one's place in the rock snob heirarchy is either the cause or result of superior aural abilities. However, a form of snobbery can be adopted by someone not a part of that group; Pseudo-rock snob is a type of snob. Such a snob imitates the manners, adopts many of the tastes of true rock snobs and attempts to pass themselves off as a true connesseur of great music. It affects their world-view and affects the lifestyle of a social class of people to which he or she aspires, but does not yet belong, and to which he or she may never belong."
I tell ya, if you're anything like me times are tight, and what music I choose to buy has to be a pretty safe bet. Long gone are the days of buying an album because it has a "cool cover" and "looks like something I'd like". Besides, album artwork is too damn small nowadays anyway. Friend recommendations are great, but I've found that if you take it two steps further you can lower your risk of buying another "Focus" album (sorry Mr. Benda!) by at least 50%! First, listen to it in 30 second 'snipits' on Amazon, itunes or whatever media is your preference. If you like it enough, move on to step II and click on the link on the right rail of this blog entitled "ALL MUSIC GUIDE". It contains all the info on this new band and album you would ever need, from bio's (real ones!), to a "usually pretty darn accurate" rating system on their discography, to similiar bands in that bands genre, and much more. Sounds like an ad, right? Well, this site has probably saved me thousands of dollars over the years, so yeah, it is! Check it out!