Ep 6: Top Album Lists and Brief Political Digression
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YOU WILL NOT AGREE WITH this discussion of three NME Top 100 Albums of All-Time lists. And then a modest political tirade. Topics and soundbites include: Lou Reed on Warhol as "producer" of Velvet Underground & Nico, AcclaimedMusic.net, New Musical Express magazine, Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, Sgt Pepper by the Beatles, pop music as high art, Sex Pistols, What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, Nevermind by Nirvana, Stone Roses, London Calling by the Clash, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Exile on Main St. by the Rolling Stones, It Takes a Nation of Millions and Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy, Harold Bloom, Shakespeare, the Smiths, Joy Division, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Exit Planet Dust by the Chemical Brothers, global influence of boomer-era popular music vs. influence of other collective works, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, James Brown, David Bowie, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Prince, canon and hierarchy, Mirwais, Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys, Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow, Kanye West, Music and Words by Paul Morley, I Am Sitting in a Room by Alvin Lucier, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue, George W. Bush, terrorism, Iraq War, "completely unreliable assholes" from The Shining, Henry Kissinger, Dulles brothers, George H.W. Bush, collapse vs. singularity, mental illness of guardian class, everyone in academia constantly on verge of psychological breakdown, people unable to admit they were wrong about anything ever, anti-war protests, U.S. operation/occupation in Afghanistan, Obama, "weapons of mass destruction", John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, "Axis of Evil", McCain, Romney, "uniparty", RollingStone, Rudy Giuliani, "post-truth" world, interconnections supersede personal responsibility in technological society, drone strikes, Biden, Trump, hyperbolic hysterical media, George Costanza (Seinfeld) on lying, double-think, "The Cathedral" by Curtis "Moldbug" Yarvin, "deep state", public education and schooling, "dumbing down", false opposition, Tucker Carlson, Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton, "blow off steam" and "vote the rascals out", Nixon, JFK, Chuck Schumer on the intelligence community, Ted K Unabomber movie, "Am I Crazy?" by Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Alan Watt on Vince White's book, "Sucks to Be You" by Prozzak, Joe Strummer on music and meaning.

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