Review: Mark Kozelek – Mark Kozelek sings favorites

This conversation is 95% unedited.  “Uh, so he’s covering that fuckin’ depressing Sondheim song? As if Send in the clowns needed to be more miserable…” “Don’t knock it, it’s a great track.” “He’s gone Rod Stewart on us! Is he singing or rapping like Abe Simpson on ketamines?” “Singing. And I dunno, there’s more to covers than going full Rod Stewart…” I put down my … Continue reading Review: Mark Kozelek – Mark Kozelek sings favorites

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Review: Modest Mouse – Strangers to ourselves

Modest Mouse‘s Strangers to Ourselves is their 2015 studio album, the first since 2007, a crazy mix of short and long, humor and weight, fresh lyrics and repetitive rhymes, interesting instruments and textures, and maddening refrains. There were only a few tracks I outright hated here, but more than a few that for one reason or another didn’t rise above sea level for me. The … Continue reading Review: Modest Mouse – Strangers to ourselves

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