Archive | Kanye West

Best of 2008: Best of Lists from Eli Anderson of the Crocodile

When I asked the very intelligent and capable talent buyer Eli Anderson of the soon-to-be-reopened Crocodile Cafe, I was expecting a list of ten records he liked. Instead, he had sent me several well-written lists and deserves countless bonus points because he even showed his work. Now, I need to find a copy of The […]

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Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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Kanye to reviewers: if you don't love me as much as I love me, don't bother (and maybe consider suicide)

Yesterday I was chatting online with a friend (and fellow rock writer) about a¬†musician who publicly bitched about a 6.9 score they had gotten from Pitchfork and privately about¬†a 8+ score from TIG. My point was basically, "who the hell do they think we/they are?" It wasn't as though their records were being trashed. The […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite songs

OK, well, nobody likes to reflect and rank more than I do (I’m a scientist, I love to quantify), so here goes. I’ve got my favorite songs of 2007 – no, not best or most innovative, but rather the songs I liked … lots and lots and lots. There is a little overlap from my […]

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A story in which Reba McEntire kicks Kanye West's Arse

This week on the Billboard album charts it was all about debuts. I had no idea so many albums came out last week, I think mostly because I just didn't care about any of them. The big debut was Reba McIntire's Reba Duets, which knocked Kanye West's Graduation out of the top spot after merely […]

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Kanye vs. 50 Cent: It's a KO for Kanye

Well, I'm a little behind schedule with my Billboard Album Chart update thanks to spending the last 3 days looking at auriferous gravels in the Sierran foothills. So, here it is: As all pronogsticators said, Kanye West's Graduation beat the crap out of 50 Cent's Curtis (probably the only venue where Kanye West could beat […]

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"Stronger" by Kanye West

I’ve come to the conclusion that Kanye West is some sort of vampire that can put us under his thrall. Why? Well, I have both of the previous Kanye West albums and after listening to “Stronger” about 10 times in a row, I am seriously considering purchasing Graduation. Why is this odd? Well, it is […]

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