Mar 13th, 2008 // 7 Comments

hercules_175x125.jpgDan Weiss is a young writer who seems well-meaning and smart enough, but honestly, does he really think DFA associates Hercules and Love Affair’s disco track “Blind” is really “a projected summer hit”–maybe in England or New York, and if so he should’ve said so–much less “a mélange of Primal Scream’s ‘Swastika Eyes’ and Blur’s ‘Girls and Boys’”? Is this really as far back as Weiss can go with a record so swimming in ’70s and ’80s sonic signifiers? [Village Voice]

  1. Cam/ron

    Blur and Primal Scream? Did our friend even listen to that goddamn song?

  2. DavidWatts

    am i the only one who thinks this CD sounds a LOT like warmed-over Arthur Russell?

  3. jt.ramsay

    What music criticism really needs is an ombudsman. That’ll save the industry.

  4. Nunya B

    It’s a good album, though. Needz moar Antony but I can see myself dancing to it all summer long.

  5. the rich girls are weeping

    More importantly, is anyone editing stuff over at the VV? Hrm, wait — don’t answer that.

    @DavidWatts: It’s not just you.

  6. BleepBot

    Michaelangelo Matos is an old writer who seems well-meaning and smart enough, but honestly, does he really think he’s going to break 200 pageviews by nitpicking about sonic signifiers in a VV review?

  7. jt.ramsay

    @BleepBot: 211 pageviews and counting.

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