It’s been quite the high profile week for The-Dream. Not only did a wedding photo of the hit-making songwriter-producer and Christina Milian just surface, his Love vs. Money was also singled out in Time‘s picks for the top albums of the year. Hopefully this calms him down after his recent Grammy snub.
Lady Gaga just managed to scrape in at #10 with The Fame Monster, and the publication notes “there’s still a little too much filler for global domination to be a real goal. But the hits… are towering and undeniable.”
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Following this morning’s post featuring Paramore covering Kings Of Leon, here are the Tennessee pop-punkers covering Phoenix’s 2006 track “Long Distance Call” in London. Apparently the band had just learned this track for an upcoming appearance in France; I like its nervous energy, although I think as far as Paramore covers that I’ve found today go, I think I prefer the Kings Of Leon track. (Hey, there are nine words that I never thought I’d say in order!) The original version of the song after the jump. More »
For Phoenix’s video for the pretty catchy single “Lizstomania” the band… visited a Franz Lizst museum and filmed it. Then, they performed and filmed it. Um, and then I guess someone edited the footage together. And that’s it. Huh. Excitement, she wrote! They do have this nifty personalized-zeppelin thing they carry around with them, and, like I said, the song is catchy, but reading some of the comments on Vimeo before actually watching the clip had me believing my mind was about to melt. When a tastemaker like El Coronel Blueberry is “completely blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, I take notice. I hate to disagree with Col. Blueberry, but I was only “mildly interested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Clip after the jump.
The standard format for any blog post recapping the musical guests from Saturday Night Live is to say how bad the mixing was and that the sketches were awful, and certainly Seth Rogen’s rough time playing any character that isn’t largely just like Seth Rogen and one of my least favorite tracks from The Lonely Island’s Incredibad serving as the bed for the digital short didn’t help the comedy situation. But the sound on the two and a half Phoenix appearances weren’t too bad. Add Bill Hader‘s Gizmo impression and a half-funny Muppet-themed sketch and that’s almost something, right? Phoenix’s full-length performances (and, as a bonus, the Muppet bus clip) are after the cut.