Spent the week love/hating NBC?* I mean, how can a network be so obnoxious (Conan/Leno/etc.) and yet bring you SO many great things (30 Rock/Community/etc.)? I think I speak for everyone in the world when I say “I’m confused about this, NBC!” So rather than let that confusion rule your life, shake it off with some Knox Road: The Least Confusing Music Blog On The Internet.
[Review] Vampire Weekend’s Contra is a perfect sophomore effort
[Review] Laura Veirs pulls out all the stops on the enchanting July Flame
[Review] Owen Pallett provides an expected followup with Heartland
[MP3] matt pond PA: “Starting”
Exit Clov releases new album
*Pick of the Week*
Aquarium Drunkard: “Bobby Charles :: 1938-2010” While a lot of people were abuzz with news of the untimely death of Jay Reatard, AD also pointed out the passing of notable musician Bobby Charles.
*Many of us actually spent the week following the tragedy in Haiti, but times are and I’d like to keep the times on the blogs where it is appropriate and proper respect can be paid.