To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books in a global pandemic.
Like discovering free verse, punk rock, or Prince, Guided by Voices offered the awesome realization that you could literally do whatever the fuck you want and it might actually be good.
OK Computer was the Sgt. Pepper of a generation with diminished expectations.
For David Berman, the edge was an asymptote.
The news of college rock’s death has been slightly exaggerated. Like birds and butterflies, small touring bands make […]
There are perfect songs (depending on one’s taste, perhaps “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Crazy,” or “Paranoid”) and there […]
We often tend to mistakenly think of the 1980s in ways that paint it as uniformly conforming to […]
Ray Padgett’s Cover Me gives the prestige treatment to the humblest of album afterthoughts and concert crowd pleasers: […]