Monday, June 21, 2004

CANON FODDER: Pop critic and Adam interviewee Jim Derogatis has a new book out. Kill Your Idols is a collection of critics reconsidering -- or attacking -- the Great Albums canon, both the hipster-certified (Dylan, Young, Sex Pistols, Public Enemy, Wilco) and commercial (Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Springsteen) variants. Apparently nobody was willing to tackle Velvet Underground & Nico or Slanted & Enchanted. Anyway, to sum up some of the highlights, and I must emphasize here that the opinions are not necessarily (and not necessarily not) those of the management:
Pet Sounds: Woof.
Tommy: Why?
Trout Mask Replica: Fishy.
Led Zeppelin IV: Zo-so.
Harvest: Rotten.
Rumors: Heard it already.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: Nonsense.

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