A brief list of things I collect: 1) Music. 2) Beer. So when Diffuser asked me to pair 21 brews of my choosing with their alt/indie/rock album equivalents, well, the work was already done. This was a labor o— hiccup! Er, sorry. What was I saying? Oh yeah: pop cap, hit play, cheers.
The Kanye West album leaks. Spin responds.
“After recording an album-length, Auto-Tuned sigh, Kanye West is ready to celebrate again, but not in the way we’ve come to expect. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy isn’t idly titled. It’s a sinister, orchestral, hugely grandiose affair that owes as much to the artist’s self-aggrandizing ego as to the voracious id that would destroy it publicly. Exhibit A: West to album cover portraitist George Condo: ‘Look, I’ma let you finish, but can you make me look even douchier?'”
Read the entire review of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these:
- Region: East Hollywood
Music: Bon Iver
Vitals: Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, September 27 @ 6 a.m.
(details at LA Weekly).
- Region: Downtown
Music: Pocahaunted, Experimental Dental School, Foot Village, Railcars
Vitals: The Smell on Thursday, October 1
(details at LA Weekly)