Everybody’s got one. You all but worship Radiohead’s discography, but HATE the song Creep. Maybe you’re the only one who feels this way but you GOTTA LET IT OUT!
Here are some of the songs our DJs want to love but have to hate:
*Music and Medicine* Sunday 8-10pm
Robby Red – alt-rock: “Black Shampoo” by the Wu Tang Clan is one of the worst songs ever.
It’s off the album Wu Tang Forever, and is a solo track by U-God. I think U-God’s a decent rapper but this must have been one of those “U-God Leaves the Wu-Tang” moments; what was he thinking? . The song’s about coming home after a hard day of work and all the wonderful things that go along with shampooing your hair. It’s extremely silly. “Massage, peppermint oil, shampoo and pears, cinnamon, aloe, natural for you hair”
*Radio Wavey* Friday 12-2pm
*Let the Good Times Roll* Monday 6-8pm
Mr. Kissner – RPM: “Beyond the Sunrise” by Belle and Sebastian.
I believe it’s the number one reason that the album got such middling reviews from critics. Honorable mentions: “La La La” by Lil Wayne and “thhheee pppppartyy” by Justice.
*Diamonds & Bass* (with General Kornwalis) Wednesday 10pm-12am
*The Things British People Say* Wednesday 10am-12pm
Noah – alt-rock: “Lover I Don’t Have to Love” by Bright Eyes.
This song just doesn’t sit right with me, it half reminds me of some sort of twilight fan fiction movie (or vampire porn). It seems infantile coming from such a strong lyricist, especially since the rest of “Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground” seems to fit together like a puzzle. A piece of imperfection among excellence.
*ALTbany* Tuesday 10pm-12am
*The Every Villain is Lemons Show* Sunday 3am-5am
Leon – alt-rock: “A Man needs a Maid” by Neil Young.
This is off Harvest, which is such an absolutely slammin’ album. Though it is an absorbing strings / piano driven track, his brooding, selfish attitude and lack of guitar work always turns me off. The worst part is that Young is in this cache of classic artists where it’s really verboten to talk down about any track of his. Young fans live in denial about this one. With the near perfection of the other tracks on this album, it really hurts every time this comes on and I just gotta hit NEXT.
*Triple Black* Occasionally Monday 5am-6am
*Automatic Stop* Monday 12-2pm
*The Perfect Mix with John Gentile* Friday 10am-12pm
*Fantastic Planet* ~ show time TBD in 2013
If you managed to get through this whole list – have a break, go to the spa, take a sabbatical…drink heavily. You’ll be relieved to see our next survey.
Next Time: What is the *best* album opener of all time?