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Tuesday, January 27, 2004  

Trolling around the 'net while I can't sleep has turned up some interesting music tidbits. Radiohead has been doing quite well in the various year-end wrap-ups and best of 2003 lists, including Rolling Stone's best tour of 2003.

I just found out that the legendary unreleased Beach Boys album "Smile" will finally be released in some sort of official and completed version this year sometime. Smile was to be Brian Wilson's magnum opus of psychedelia, and is often compared to Sergeant Pepper. I have not heard much more than a few bootlegged tracks, and by no means am I a Beach Boys fanatic, but Brain Wilson has often fascinated me and I cannot deny the impact that Pet Sounds had on my adolescence.

It's like it's 1997 in here. What with a new Cyrstal Method album and a new Moby dance record (recored under his noncommercial alias: Vodoo Child.)

The video for the new Incubus single, "Megalomaniac," is getting fairly heavy play on MTV2 and I'm quite fond of it, though that may just be tied to the kick-ass video which features a stop-motion flying Hitler-ballerina. It was directed by Floria Sigismondi who has directed videos for Bjork and Sigur Ros and absolutely rocks. Check out her website here.

posted by JMV | 1/27/2004 02:07:00 AM
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