Music

CINEMATIC TRIVIA
The imdb.com headline "Sinbad Dismisses Death Reports."
Unconvincing.

EXQUISITE SONG SELECTION
The Subway restaurant at Broadway and Bond blasting Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" during the lunch rush.
Your requests for extra green peppers thus drowned out by "Fuck you, I won't do what ya tell me!"

TRANSCENDENT CONCERT EXPERIENCE
El-P (in an orange jumpsuit) and his backing band of menacing dudes (in ski masks and camo pants) tear through "Smithereens" at the Bowery Ballroom.
"I'm crying!" is actually a pretty effective rap chorus when you're dressed like a Guantánamo Bay inmate.

THIS SONG WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
CocoRosie's quivering, Sigur Rós– channeling "Werewolf," off the imminentAdventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
. A brief island of chilling emotional resonance in a sea of goofy, Speak n Spell–humping barnyard wankery. (Like, for example, the album title.)

SOCIETAL INDICATORS
The woman in line for the Fujiya and Miyagi show Tuesday night at Mercury Lounge who checked her lipstick in the reflection of her iPod.
Positively Braffian in its ability to capture our generation in a single gesture.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR THIS WEEK
Jesse Malin's truly excellentGlitter in the Gutter.
A Replacements replacement to savor while you're obliteratingly drunk and gaping vacantly at the giant spinning cube in Astor Place.

 
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