:: Monday, August 29, 2005 ::

Monday morning musical musings
A barrage of music-related links for your morning jolt of java:

  • Jack and Meg White on the cover of the Rolling StoneThe White Stripes are at a commercial and creative peak
    Jack and Meg White are on the cover of Rolling Stone, which lauds them for their creative genius. Link via Thunderstruck.

  • I know that some of you are sick to death of Green Day, but...
    Punk's greatest poser band picked up seven spacemen from the MTV music awards. I suppose winning kudos from MTV just confirms their poser status, eh? I don't care what anyone says, American Idiot is one great album, MTV awards or no MTV awards. (Although I don't care for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," the song or the video, and can't stand the insipid "Wake Me Up When September Ends" video now playing. But I didn't buy the CD for the videos.)

  • The Not So Best Of...
    Hillary Duff?

    Hillary Duff has a greatest hits record now? She joins Britney, the Backstreet Boys and a bunch of other wet-behind-the-ears "musicians" who have released "best of" collections recently. Link via Kevin Hendricks Likes Music.

  • How UK post-rock fell in love with the moon, and a bunch of bands nobody listened to defined the 1990s
    Interesting retrospective of the '90s indie scene, via Pitchfork

  • When the levee breaks...
    Courtney goes old school with some Led Zep in her audio post today. Please join Courtney in keeping the folks of the Gulf Coast in your thoughts and prayers today, as Katrina lands.


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