I’ve been crowned the King of Id, and Id is all we have, so wait to hear my words and they’re diamond sharp.
Sell your soul and sign an autograph – big bang baby, it’s a crash, crash, crash.
Just when things seemed the same, and the whole scene is lame, I come and reign with the unexplained for the brains ‘til things change.
You know, I’ve made mistakes. I’ve had my ups and downs, my ins and outs, my share of bad breaks. But when it’s all been said and done, I raise my beer and I swear, “God, it’s been fun!”
You got the touch, you got the power. When all hell’s breaking loose, you’ll be riding the eye of the storm.
It’s only human nature, pollutes temptation. We have reserved bookings for the fathers of our nation.
Every time I come here I’m not sure what to say. I know it should be easy but it never seems that way.
Free your mind and the rest will follow. Be color blind: don’t be so shallow.
I used to walk in the shade with those blues on parade.
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger.
Faster than the speed of light, she’s flying, trying to remember where it all began.
I won’t play ball, won’t do as I’m told. I’d rather be a square peg in a round hole.
It’s pure pop joy, pure joy joy. Okay?
You’re all I think about and everywhere I look, I know it’s bad, but we could be so good.
Heed what this wise man says: stay away from redheads.
They can’t hear a word that we’ve said, when we pretend that we’re dead.
Keep my real light shining.
Destroyed by MTV, I hate to bite the hand that feeds me.
The mic is cast to the floor and shapeshifted. Heavy as the hammer of Thor you can’t lift it.
Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth dial up the number of the funky technician!
Hey kid! What do we got? Not a lot. So what?
Get down, get DOWN.
We got the money! We got the money now!
The band that I feel I should really like more but… erases the but.
I’m the king of bongo baby, I’m the king of bongo.
An exquisitely executed dose of grungy riot grrl punk rock.
It’s the riot grrl drama you’ve been craving.
You think it’s funny but what I say is true.
Much like Fashion Nugget, I will survive. Yeah yeah.
Plug in and get supercharged anywhere you like with this massive 244 song compilation.
Some bands and some albums hit a bunch of my musical sweet spots at once.
Another tremendous album from the cult of Frank Black.
In which I make the case for this exceptionally talented band from Binghamton, New York.
The Rage is relentless, in three parts.
Highly unique yet strangely comforting? Just ask the king of the carrot flowers.
Stripped down, subtle, sinister, superior hip hop.
Some albums are better than others.
Alt rock with an ironic edge that still nonetheless rocks.
Fight the power, indeed.
There’s something about the vibe that takes me back to the Nag’s Head pub in Rochester, Kent.
I’d tell you, but don’t make me say it… Okay, you oughta know, right?
Get that body up.
The secret’s out on this one.
Matthew Sweet is a power pop master craftsman.
Is the movie Swingers and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy partially responsible for my moving to the west coast from NYC? It’s a long story…
For that uniquely trip-hoppy, moody, atmospheric, and posh-sounding vibe.
A delivery of a strange and wonderful musical experience.
Day in day out and on and on and on, *this* is the version of Keasbey Nights you’ve been looking for.
Hip hop that’s low key yet aggressive, gritty yet groovy, heavy yet accessible.
Record scratches, catchy pop hooks, and Indian influences that will butter the soul.
A hardcore underground gem from hip hop’s golden age.
The magic of the live and acoustic setting shines through for Natalie Merchant and crew.
When you gonna learn?
It’s gorgeous and piercing and moving all at once.
The impression that I get is that this is a rock solid collection of highly enjoyable alternative rock and pop- and punk-infused ska.
A genius by the name of GZA emerges on the scene.
A highly pleasurable mix of mid-‘90s tuned and one absolute stunner.
The grooviest, swinging, British Invasion-est music that most people these days have not (yet!) heard.
It’s the ambient techno stuff, the delicate downtempo stuff, the use of strings and subtle vocals with electronic backbeats.
The pinnacle of Pearl Jam’s output. At least so far.
Even upon a midnight eerie, you’re not gonna want to give this album a run-around.
Can an album be “too pop”? Please refer to the sign that says, “We’re gonna go with nope.”
It rocks out while having run rocking out while letting YOU know that they’re… oh, just keep on reading for more.
We knew that Everlast could make us jump around, but that was just for starters as it turns out.
Much more than a standard issue album handed out at my undergrad college dorms.
Fantastic, aggressive, riot grrrl punk rock.
Tremendous energy and jumping rockabilly bluesy swing vibes abound.
An album to dig one last time under the Tahitian moon.
You want it, you need it, you got it… you got it!
Inviting, energetic, and catchy pop punk.
Incredible raw energic punk that sounds both of its time and timeless.
So much that is so great (and so right) about punk rock.
A pop grunge vibe that completely works.
Lots of AiC in slower-paced grunge mode? Yes please.
Mellow, optimistic roots rock with perfect vocals from Darius Rucker.
Loose, fun, and fresh sounds from SCotS… down at the dirt track.
Groovy and swinging (and clever and funny).
Plays as great comedic alt country or country rock material or simply flat out great alt country or country rock music, period. Well, except for…
They keep it low, they keep it hot, they keep heads covered.
Chill, quirky hip hop that is absolutely unique (and uniquely good).
Kravitz doing funk rock and hippie rock for the ‘90s pushes 5 into my top 1,000.
Accessible electronic music with great hooks and the dance vibe to match.
Bombastic, retro futuristic theme songs of glory. And fun!
Incredible underground hip hop with laid back jazz, funk, and r&b influences, fronted by one of the best MCs in hip hop history.
Do you want this album to seduce you? That’d be a yes.
A supergroup with real chemistry. An album that’s deeply affecting and melancholy and cool.
Insanely energetic punk rock with surprisingly agile music dynamics. But also, you know, fun.
A great balance of pop and punky alt rock.
Jay-Z’s debut album has a great blend of rawness and tremendous vitality and energy.
Put your all-star thoughts about this band aside, and you just might be walkin’ on the sun.
Britpop that’s deeply soaked in 1970s and 1980s influences spanning post-punk to glam rock to synth pop to dance music.
A freight train of pioneering grungy punk rock energy.
I can think of, say, uno dos tres quatro cinco cinco seis reasons…
Sure, it’s the “Nothing Compares 2 You” album, but there’s a range of Celtic-influenced rock and gorgeous pure pop to enjoy besides.
A powerhouse of a ska punk album that just happens to layer in… well, you’ll see.
Hip length and hip swinging breakbeats and super stylish swinging samples.
Old school, east coast hip hop flavor with horn riffs and soul music samples for days.
An undeniable hurricane of thrashy, trashy, dirty, funky metal that gets under your skin like very few albums can.
A fun ska band with real musical chops that’s at its most fun-est best live.
The energy of punk music, the feeling of up tempo ska, but its very much its own thing that really does evoke the breakneck freedom, surfing waves, conquering some uncharted territory.