The Rob Gordon Shuffle: 4/25-5/1

It makes me very happy that Rollie over at Razorblade Runner likes “The O.C.” enough to post about it in his blog. It’s on one of its LIFE DESTROYING/RELATIONSHIP MADNESS kicks, which is probably segueing into the end of the season. Boo. At least Ryan and Marissa are shagging.

I finally reviewed an album worthy of showing up on Metacritic. Way to pick the blurb, though.

I’m seriously *this* close to wrapping up my Spider-Man collections. I bought a ton of back issues today. Oh, music. I don’t post these mp3s for my health, fellas…

1. Aimee Mann – “Goodbye Caroline
Ms. Mann is back. She’s playing at Amoeba on the 3rd, but of course I have class I can’t miss. Pick up the record, it’s really nice. I didn’t like Lost In Space so much, but the new one (The Forgotten Arm) is more fun.

2. Metric – “Combat Baby
OK, so I’m late to the party. This record takes everything I liked about Letters To Cleo and does it without boring me. Pseudo-electronics and Emily Haines doesn’t hurt, either. I like this a lot more than Stars, who seem to get all the press. And yet, having seen them both with Broken Social Scene, I like Amy Milan just a wee bit more. They should trade bands. Or do Softies covers with Feist.

3. Dudley Corporation – “What A Human Does
To steal a fellow writer’s phrase, this band is the hot shit. They do the chamber folk thing and the Sea And Cake thing and the Jeff Buckley thing.


The Rob Gordon Shuffle is a weekly Sunday rundown of fascinating songs and albums without any particular regard to genre or timeliness. It is absolutely not a top 5.