By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
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 imminent Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
. A brief island of chilling emotional resonance in a sea of goofy, Speak n Spellhumping barnyard wankery. (Like, for example, the album title.)
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 excellent Glitter in the Gutter.
A Replacements replacement to savor while you're obliteratingly drunk and gaping vacantly at the giant spinning cube in Astor Place.