Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

Last summer, I left a Weezer show early because not only was it the absolute worst concert I have ever been to, but I thought to myself, if I wanted to see a middle-aged man have a midlife crisis, I could just go home and see my dad. A show mostly comprised of a bunch … More Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

“A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?” -Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” Captain Beefheart’s acclaimed 1969 double album Trout Mask Replica isn’t as good as some might think. Regardless of it being ahead of its time and purposely pushing the limits of traditional music, the album is mostly unlistenable … More An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’