Friday, March 27, 2009

Review: Ace Enders & a Million Different People, "When I Hit the Ground"

Ace Enders & a Million Different People
“When I Hit the Ground”

First of all, has Drive Thru rendered themselves to the point where they have do these joint releases with Vagrant? What did the Reines siblings do (or not do) exactly? In either case, bravo for Rich Egan.

Through the albums he’s done with the Early November and I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business, Ace Enders has proved himself to be a rather a prolific and eclectic songwriter. If you’re in the mood for some pop-punk or some country-tinged indie rock, Enders has probably written a song that you’ve liked at one time or another. Personally, I thought he was going to continue the folk-y feel of “I Can Make a Mess…” with his latest solo release, “When I Hit the Ground.”

Taking a cue from 90’s balladeers like Goo Goo Dolls and Third Eye Blind, “When I Hit the Ground” is a more radio-ready pop-friendly rock record. Not to take anything away from Enders and company. In fact, this might be his most consistent work to date.

Through songs like “Sweeter Light,” “Bring Back Love,” and “When I Hit the Ground,” Enders captures modern heartbreak in a way that this album should resonate with teeny bopper kids who are graduating from Plain White T’s to sardonic hipsters.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dallas Penn = Comic Genius

One half of the iNternets Celebrities, Dallas Penn, put together this nice little video called "In Search of Asher Roth." I don't think I need to write anymore than that.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Review: Fireworks, "All I Have to Offer is my Own Confusion"

"All I Have to Offer is my Own Confusion"
(Triple Crown/WMG)

The first entry in the "best pop-punk album" category 2009. This is almost all hits.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Injustice in America

What kind of a world do we live in where I can find a perfectly good copy of this album for $.99? It's absurd, I tell you. It should've been at least $1.99.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

The Obama Deception? Please...

Alex Jones, who is basically the real life version of Mel Gibson's character from "Conspiracy Theory," has made a movie called "The Obama Deception," and set it free on the internet for uppity college kids and trust fund anarchists to continue living a bunch of bullshit and basically preaching somebody else's words. As if I'm any different, right?

The fact that Jones dumped money into making yet another conspiracy movie is beyond me. Shouldn't he be saving money for when the New World Order (big ups to Hollywood Hulk Hogan) take over and he needs to migrate to France or some shit?

For all intents and purposes, Jones is the kind of person who abuses our freedom of speech by turning to scare tactics to get his message heard. He's kind of like a new version of Lyndon LaRouche in that sense.

Personally, I think that at least 85% of Americans know that they're being spoonfed some BS, so treating them like idiots (whether they are or not) is pretty unnecessary. The fact of the matter is, while Jones is doing something, he's going about it the wrong way. Do you want to see some change? Run for office. That's what Obama did.

I'm not going to pretend like Obama will repave our highways with gold, and yeah, he has his own agenda and his own special interests to take into consideration, but he's not continuing to send millions of Americans into a questionable war and he's not trying to scare people either. At the very least, he's doing something, rather than make a DVD to bitch about shit. [1]

[1] or writing a blog post to bitch about shit.


Monday, March 09, 2009

National Biggie Day

Over a decade ago, we were robbed of one of my favorite rappers of all time, Notorious BIG. Who knows how many more incredible songs this man could've had, as well as the high standard in major label hip-hop that would've continued on. Instead, we have mediocre dudes like Jay-Z and T.I. to look up to. Here are some of my favorite Biggie songs, enjoy:

Party and Bullshit (from the Who's the Man soundtrack; there's also a sick Lord Finesse Remix of this track)

Juicy (Pete Rock Remix)

Ten Crack Commandments


Junior MAFIA feat. Biggie - Get Money

Jay-Z feat. Biggie - Brooklyn's Finest

Who Shot Ya (for some reason, only the instrumental version and freestyles could be found, but if you dig around, you'll find it; ill beat by, though)

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Finally! The Hipster Rap Backlash Gains Traction!

For the longtime readers of this blog, it's no secret that I've long hated the bullshit acts collectively known as hipster rap. M.I.A., Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton and the ilk are something left to be desired; and not to sound like an old man, but seriously, people who buy rap records and have no idea who Big Daddy Kane is need to get checked. Preferribly by Group Home. With a metal pipe.

I know that there are other heads who've shared my disdain for this subgenre that requires its fans to wear bright neon colors and all-over print hoodies. Chicago's Japcity took one of the first aggressive stances and recently, Termanology released the super dope, "Tight Pants are for Girls."

The other day, I was reading and there was a single video clip, no explaination for Big City Philadelphia's "How to Rob an Industry Hipster."

Using an old 50 Cent beat, Big City Philly launches into this killer song that -- if it gets popular -- will have Asher Roth's dumbass trying to suck up to M.O.P. to be his bodyguards or some shit. Now I will never condone violence or abuse on any level, it's just not my style, but if simply threatening people through a satirical track will get them to stop making crappy rap songs, then fuck it, I'll co-sign Big City Philadelphia.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Review: Lil Wayne, "Prom Queen"

I guess this Lil’ Wang song wasn’t as terrible as I thought, but it’s still pretty bad. I feel like somewhere out there, Papa Roach should be readying a lawsuit of some sort. Between the vocoder usage and the fake guitar playing, Lil’ Wayne should seriously consider giving Mannie Fresh a call to hook him up with some circa-98 beats. In these trying days of terrible hip-hop, they would come off on some Pete Rock shit.

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