High & Dry: My Top 5 Radiohead LPs

"Hey, here's the new Radiohead album", a friend offered few months ago. I put it on, listened. So this is how they sound now. Interesting, I thought. But theirs is not the kind of music that I need. At least for now. Some people find meaning in lyrics that reflects the despairing things happening around… Continue reading High & Dry: My Top 5 Radiohead LPs

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Foo Fighters’ Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

The Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl's solo studio project that quickly evolve into a full band, are now well on their way to becoming a "classic rock" band. More than two decades old and they're still at it. For better or worse. They are like the granddaddies of corporate rock now---irrelevant and boring---in the same way… Continue reading Foo Fighters’ Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

How the Foo Fighters Got Old Really Fast

In the closing scene of The Hurt Locker, Sgt. William James told his son that "As you get older, some of the things you love might not seem so special anymore." Function of age, I guess. The Foo Fighters were news to me back '97---"Monkey Wrench" on MTV, a friend's got a tape of The… Continue reading How the Foo Fighters Got Old Really Fast

10 Things I Learned In Japan

Disclaimer: No offense meant for people who usually gets offended by lazily written articles that contain stuff like compact discs, bikes, and Maria Ozawa. Also, no offense meant for Spotify-lovers. Stand on the right, walk on the left. It's not just for the work-crazy Japanese, always rushing to get to work. It's also for us… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned In Japan

The Colour and the Shape (Foo Fighters, 1997)

This is how rock music should be – loud guitars, propulsive drumming, plenty of hooks and catchy choruses. All these check boxes I’d like to tick – Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape has them in spades. It has parts loud, abrasive, and unruly – ruckus intertwined with melody – and parts quiet and… Continue reading The Colour and the Shape (Foo Fighters, 1997)