MUSIC > WEEK'S WORST

By Chris Parker

Week's Worst: Duncan Sheik / The Watson Twins

No matter how expensive the tools on your workbench, it doesn’t make you a mechanic. By the same token, the Watson Twins and Duncan Sheik may be talented musicians but they’re hardly artists. Both have displayed a load of promise without ever elevating their craft.

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Posted Jun. 8, 2011 | Comments: 2

MUSIC > WEEK'S WORST

By Chris Parker

Week's Worst: Thirty Seconds to Mars / Further Seems Forever

Call it 30 Seconds Seems Forever since that’s the listening experience. It’s Barney for rockers—the most sentimental, formulaic overproduced crap since Bennifer made Gigli.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2011 | Comments: 2

MUSIC > WEEK'S WORST

By Andrew Rooney

Week's Worst: Dan Deacon + Lightning Bolt

Why, I often ask myself, do today’s youth prefer such hyper music? After my two minutes of work each week, I prefer a Bach violin concerto. Given the warp-speed pace of postmodern living, you’d expect our overstimulated youngsters to seek solace in more contemplative entertainment. The fact that Dan Deacon is constantly referred to as a “Wham City weirdo” is enough to keep me away from tonight’s concert.

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Posted Apr. 20, 2011 | Comments: 8

MUSIC > WEEK'S WORST

By Chris Parker

Week's Worst: Beach House

Indie kids harbor this delusion that their shit don’t stink, but champion as many steaming loafs as punks and hard rockers.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2011 | Comments: 9

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When I was a teenager, I absolutely LOVED “Possum Kingdom.” Does it not rule? It feels kind of like a golden age of rock ‘n roll in hindsight: I was really into Live and Weezer and Green Day, too. It’s on the album Rubberneck from 1994 – yup, 20 years ago. To celebrate and honor [...]