Browser: Melody. Cylons. Vampires. Favorite Albums. Migraines. Radiohead. David Bazan. U2.

Suzanne Vega answers the question, "What's a melody for?" And I rise to my feet to applaud.2. The original Starbuck hates the new Battlestar Galactica, and has interesting reasons. But Jason Morehead is brave enough to stand up and fight him like a man. Or a Cylon. You decide.3. My all-time favorite vampire movie is coming out on DVD this week. Read my reflection on the film here.4.NPR's All Songs Considered already rates 2009 as a better year for music than 2008. What about … [Read more...]

Browser, 6/11: Radiohead w/lasers!; My Chat with Kim Ketola; “WALL-E”; “Where the Wild Things Are”; Outlandish Outlander; Sixpence None the Richer; E.B. White

Radiohead laser showThe new Radiohead video didn't use any cameras. It used lasers.And now, I challenge you to fill in the blank with something that would catch everyone by surprise. For their next video... Radiohead won't use any cameras. They'll use __________________.Thanks to my good friend Henrik Lind for the link!-Hellboy 2, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Get Smart, and My Kid Could Paint ThatMy latest live-radio chat about new releases with Kim Ketola on "Along the Way" is … [Read more...]

Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” – A Review by Josh Hurst

As I'm so busy revising the sequel to Auralia's Colors in preparation for a Fall '08 release, I've fallen behind on my music reviews.So I've invited Josh Hurst, one of the most enthusiastic and thoughtful listeners I know, to fill the gap for a bit, and he's generously agreed. Here's his review of one of my favorite albums of 2007. (I'm working on my "favorites" list for the year, and hope to publish it on the last day of 2007.)If you've written or read any interesting perspectives on … [Read more...]

Radiohead Re-imagined: David Bazan, My Brightest Diamond, and Cold War Kids

Wow.Stereogum has posted a free mp3 album celebrating ... and reinventing... Radiohead's best album (in my humble opinion), OK Computer.Even better? It features artists like David Bazan's Black Cloud, My Brightest Diamond, and Cold War Kids.I'm going to check this out. … [Read more...]

Radiohead update

A statement of the painfully obvious: Every day brings us a little closer to the new Radiohead album.But you don't hear an update from Thom Yorke himself every day. So, for those fans who would rather fill the waiting time with cryptic comments rather than maddening silence, here you go. … [Read more...]

Specials: Linford Detweiler! Radiohead! Balthazar!

Today's specials:"We often end up writing the music that we need to hear at the time." My latest interview with Over the Rhine's Linford Detweiler is up!Radiohead's OK Computer is the best album of the last 20 years, says Spin Magazine. Well, they're wrong: The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby both deserve the honor more, but hey, considering how wrong they could have been, I'm not going to complain much. OK Computer's definitely in my top ten list for the last 20 years....New … [Read more...]

Specials: Critics on Cinderella Man & Batman, We3, Radiohead, "Narniacs"

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