Sasha Frere-Jones

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  • 12 years ago

    The truth is so boring you'll walk home three blocks out of your way to stop the routine from eating you alive. You want something new under your pillow. You backhand sleep, overvalue insomnia, and get confused. You mistake genre for genius. And y...

  • 13 years ago

    From: Alex Wallace [] Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:05 p.m. To: Tracey Subject: Killing Joke Is MY NEW SHIT Remember last week when my mom said "New York my ass! Killing Joke did this in 1980!"? She played us "Cha...

  • 13 years ago

    Not race men enough for rock en español hardliners, too obstructive for Starbucks comps, and too smiley for the alt crowd, Café Tacuba would have to make big changes to become the Next Cosa Grande. While watching them headline the Wa...

  • 13 years ago

    There was an empty field before Led Zeppelin planted their flag. Somebody else could have done it. The advent of rugged English amplification in the early '60s opened the door, and oodles of British people were in love with American r&b. (See also...

  • 13 years ago

    Devin the Dude's got problems. His Cadillac DeVille '79 isn't worth stealing, the cops stop him so often they know where he keeps his weed (under the dashboard), and his "electrical rear view mirror don't move like it supposed to/Even the objects ...

  • 13 years ago

    There are few cultural artifacts more bereft than a major-label album that doesn't get a push. Indie albums are never quite as sad, partially because the common (though not universal) practice of splitting profits 50-50 with the label means acts u...


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