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Neil is compiling a list of notable

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 07, 2005

Neil is compiling a list of notable musicians who blog…help him out in the comments. So far, he’s got Franz, Radiohead, Shatner (!), Ted Leo, M Doughty, etc.

Plastic recently considered the question of perfect

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 30, 2005

Plastic recently considered the question of perfect albums, those where every song is great and you never want to skip over them. Philip compiled a list of the responses; Radiohead’s OK Computer and Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue came out on top.

Radiohead has a weblog, although it just

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 18, 2005

Radiohead has a weblog, although it just got going and Thom’s the only person who’s posted to it so far.

Thirteen favorite albums of the last twenty years

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 11, 2005

Spin magazine’s recent list of the best albums from the last twenty years (as well as MSNBC’s alternate list) got me thinking about what my favorites list from that era might look like. Since I’m not Spin and my musical opinion doesn’t carry any weight, I felt free to list what I like, influenced me, continue to find enjoyable, and will still listen to in the future instead of what’s actually good…whatever good means.

In rough chronological order and briefly annotated:

Conclusions: I seem to like all sorts of music, but the common thread is the mainstream-ness of these albums; they’re typically the most popular examples of a particular genre, style, or time period. Gangsta rap wasn’t that mainstream at the time, but The Chronic went multi-platinum. Nevermind was grunge for the mainstream, and The Downward Spiral was one of the few industrial albums to make it big. The same for Rave ‘Til Dawn, Daft Punk, DJ Shadow, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sigur Ros, if to a lesser extent.

Spin names Radiohead’s OK Computer the best

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 22, 2005

Spin names Radiohead’s OK Computer the best album from the last 20 years.