Tuesday 22 Jul
CD reviews

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0

OKSee in 2011: The 7 worst song lyrics

One last list for you.

By Matt Carney December 28th, 2011

As it so happens, they’re all from the same song.

And also as it so happens, that song came from the mind of Will.i.am, which is no surprise when you consider his propensity for recording outright terrible music. Stale rhymes, pathetic grabbing-at-straws repetition, leaning on a boner as a shock-value crutch, scatological tendencies — it’s all good for ol' Will! Just be sure to watch that video, which probably made Adam Levine regret ever telling the entire world that he has moves like Mick Jagger.

7. “I’ma kill the game, leave the rest in pieces / now everybody want my recipes,” will.i.am. — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

6. “Oh my goodness / this beat is so hard,”* will.i.am. — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

5. “I go hard / statues,” will.i.am. — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

4. “Hard like geometry / trigonometry / this is crazy psychology!” Mick Jagger — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

3. “I woke up in the mornin’ / hard like mornin’ wood in the mornin’”

2. “I’ma go hard like a motherfuckin’ boner,” will.i.am. — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

1. “This beat is the shit / feces,” will.i.am. — “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

*Editor’s note: The beat is, in fact, not hard at all.
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