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Rolling Stone and Spin announce their top albums of 2008

December 15, 2008

TV on the Radio’s “Dear Science” tops both lists. See both lists below.

Rolling Stone Top 50 Albums of 2008

Read the reasons behind each of Rolling Stone’s selections here

50 No Age – Nouns
49 Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
48 Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It
47 Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
46 The Academy Is… – Fast Times at Barrington High
45 Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward
44 The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely
43 Nas – Untitled
42 David Byrne and Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
41 AC/DC – Black Ice
40 Jonas Brothers – A Little Bit Longer
39 Taylor Swift – Fearless
38 Ra Ra Riot – The Rhumb Line
37 Nine Inch Nails – The Slip
36 The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
35 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
34 Stephen Malkmus – Real Emotional Trash
33 Ne-Yo – Year Of The Gentleman
32 Jamey Johnson – The Lonesome Song
31 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
30 Duffy – Rockferry
29 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
28 The Knux – Remind Me in Three Days…
27 Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun
26 Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch
25 The Magnetic Fields – Distortion
24 Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
23 Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst
22 Jackson Browne – Time the Conquerer
21 Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads
20 Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
19 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)
18 Lucinda Williams – Little Honey
17 B.B. King – One Kind Favor
16 Randy Newman – Harps and Angels
15 The Black Keys – Attack & Release
14 Ryan Adams And The Cardinals – Cardinology
13 Blitzen Trapper – Furr
12 Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy
11 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
10 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
09 Metallica – Death Magnetic
08 Beck – Modern Guilt
07 Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
06 Santogold – Santogold
05 John Mellencamp – Life, Death, Love and Freedom
04 My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
03 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
02 Bob Dylan – Tell Tale Signs:The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
01 TV on the Radio – Dear Science

Spin Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2008

Read the reasons behind each of Spin’s selections here.

40 Chairlift – Does You Inspire You
39 Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy
38 Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
37 Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
36 Lykke Li – Youth Novels
35 The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely
34 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
33 El Guincho – Alegranza
32 The Gutter Twins – Saturnalia
31 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
30 Lucinda Williams – Little Honey
29 Nas & DJ Green Lantern – The Nigger Tape
28 Metallica – Death Magnetic
27 The Streets – Everything Is Borrowed
26 R.E.M. – Accelerate
25 Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
24 Duffy – Rockferry
23 Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks
22 Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
21 Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
20 Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple
19 Okkervil River – The Stand Ins
18 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
17 The Roots – Rising Down
16 My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
15 Beck – Modern Guilt
14 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
13 No Age – Nouns
12 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War
11 Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
10 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
09 Coldplay – Viva La Vida
08 Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
07 Deerhunter – Microcastle
06 Santogold – Santogold
05 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
04 Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
03 Portishead – Third
02 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
01 TV On The Radio – Dear Science

Listen to the new Guns n’ Roses single from “Chinese Democracy”

October 23, 2008


Guns N’ Roses likely to sell Chinese Democracy exclusively through either Best Buy or Wal-Mart.

August 18, 2008

14 years in the making, Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy looks like it’s likely to be released this year. GNR’s management is in talks right now with both Best Buy and Wal-Mart for exclusive distribution rights.

More here.

Rock Band 2 setlist and release dates

July 15, 2008

Pitchfork recently posted the upcoming setlist for Rock Band 2.  In addition to Dylan and AC/DC making their video game debut, “Shackler’s Revenge,” a track from the long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album, Chinese Democracy, will be featured in the game.

If you happen to own the original Rock Band, you’ll be able to export tracks from that disc onto the new game, and all the tunes you’ve downloaded for Rock Band the first will be playable in Rock Band 2. What’s more, each and every song featured on the Rock Band 2 On-Disc is culled from the master recordings, ensuring that your version of “Float On” won’t suffer the same fate as the Kidz Bop one. (Alas, there is still not much to be done with Geddy Lee.) Rock Band 2 will be available on Xbox 360 in September, with the PS2, PS3 and Wii incarnations to follow later this year.

Rock Band 2 On-Disc tracklist:

AC/DC: “Let There Be Rock”
AFI: “Girl’s Gone Grey”
Alanis Morissette: “You Oughta Know”
Alice in Chains: “Man in the Box”
Allman Brothers: “Ramblin’ Man”
Avenged Sevenfold: “Almost Easy”
Bad Company: “Shooting Star”
Beastie Boys: “So Whatcha Want”
Beck: “E-Pro”
Bikini Kill: “Rebel Girl”
Billy Idol: “White Wedding Pt. I”
Blondie: “One Way or Another”
Bob Dylan: “Tangled Up in Blue”
Bon Jovi: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Cheap Trick: “Hello There”
Devo: “Uncontrollable Urge”
Dinosaur Jr.: “Feel the Pain”
Disturbed: “Down with the Sickness”
Dream Theater: “Panic Attack”
Duran Duran: “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Elvis Costello: “Pump It Up”
Fleetwood Mac: “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters: “Everlong”
Guns N’ Roses: “Shackler’s Revenge”
Interpol: “PDA”
Jane’s Addiction: “Mountain Song”
Jethro Tull: “Aqualung”
Jimmy Eat World: “The Middle”
Joan Jett: “Bad Reputation”
Journey: “Anyway You Want It”
Judas Priest: “Painkiller”
Kansas: “Carry On Wayward Son”
L7:  “Pretend We’re Dead”
Lacuna Coil: “Our Truth”
Linkin Park: “One Step Closer”
Lit: “My Own Worst Enemy”
Lush: “De-Luxe”
Mastodon: “Colony of Birchmen”
Megadeth: “Peace Sells”
Metallica: “Battery”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: “Where’d You Go”
Modest Mouse: “Float On”
Motorhead: “Ace of Spades”
Nirvana: “Drain You”
Norman Greenbaum: “Spirit in the Sky”
Panic at the Disco: “Nine in the Afternoon”
Paramore: “That’s What You Get”
Pearl Jam: “Alive”
Presidents of the USA: “Lump”
Rage Against the Machine:”Testify”
Ratt: “Round & Round”
Red Hot Chili Peppers : “Give It Away”
Rise Against: “Give It All”
Rush: “The Trees”
Silversun Pickups: “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins: “Today”
Social Distortion: “I Was Wrong”
Sonic Youth: “Teen Age Riot”
Soundgarden: “Spoonman”
Squeeze: “Cool for Cats”
Steely Dan: “Bodhitsattva”
Steve Miller Band: “Rock’n Me”
Survivor: “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down: “Chop Suey”
Talking Heads: “Psycho Killer”
Tenacious D: “Master Exploder”
Testament: “Souls of Black”
The Donnas: “New Kid in School”
The Go-Go’s: “We Got the Beat”
The Grateful Dead: “Alabama Getaway”
The Guess Who: “American Woman”
The Muffs: “Kids in America”
The Offspring: “Come Out & Play (Keep ’em Separated)”
The Replacements: “Alex Chilton”
The Who: “Pinball Wizard”

Rock Band 2 bonus disc tracklist:

Abnormality: “Visions”
Anarchy Club: “Get Clean”
Bang Camaro: “Night Lies”
Breaking Wheel: “Shoulder to the Plow”
The Libyans: “Neighborhood”
The Main Drag: “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter”
Speck: “Conventional Lover”
The Sterns: “Supreme Girl”
That Handsome Devil: “Rob the Prez-O-Dent”

New Guns N’ Roses album leaked…ck. out the tracks here

June 22, 2008

only 13 years in the making….

Nine ‘mastered, finished’ tracks from Chinese Democracy, the album that Axl Rose has been working on for the past 14 years, were posted on a little-known rock website,

The infamous album is reported to have cost in excess of $13million (£6.5million) to produce but its release is said to have been held up by discussions between Rose and the band’s record label Geffen Records, over rights.

A poster calling themselves Skwerl made the nine songs available on Wednesday, without revealing their source, but the tracks were removed hours later.

The poster wrote: “I always said that the more that Axl and Geffen jerked around trying to figure out how to release this finally finished album that we’ve all been waiting over 13 years for, the greater the chances would be that it would slip out of a pressing plant or office somewhere and wind up in the hands of some asshole with a blog. So…”

Despite the hasty removal of the songs, reportedly after a call from the band’s lawyers, they soon spread throughout the internet, appearing on filesharing sites as well as YouTube.

Once released, the album will be the first original recording from Guns N’ Roses since the 1991 releases of Use Your Illusion.

It is rumoured that a Guns N’ Roses reality TV show is set to be broadcast to coincide with the official release of the album.

In reference to the lengthy wait for the album, the California pop-punk band The Offspring announced in 2003 that their next album would be entitled Chinese Democrazy (You Snooze, You Lose).


Alleged new songs that are to be on “Chinese Democracy.”  I didn’t title the songs, as I’m unsure if these will be the final track names.

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Track 6

Track 7

Track 8

Track 9