December 31, 2007

Top 10 of 2007: # 5 - Patton Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops

Yeah I know this isn't a music CD but this disc brought me more pleasure than 98% of the rest of the shit that came down the pike this year. Everytime I played some new record it was like being beaten by a boring and talentless stick day after day.

And seriously what the hell happened to hip hop? If Kanye is its savior than God (which doesn't exist anyhow) help us all.

Back to Patton: In regards to the KFC "Failure pile in a sadness bowl"

"Is there a way the bowl can play This Mortal Coil's "It'll End in Tears" album while I am eating it at 2 in the morning in my darkened apartment staring into the middle distance?"

That kind of obscure music reference gives Stereogum and Pitchfork a run for their money.

"Werewolves and Lollipops" is better than the new Radiohead or Arcade Fire or Spoon. Comedy seems to be heading in exciting daring new directions where music in 2007 has been spinning its wheels on a one way path to dull and duller.

1 comment:

  1. Werewolves is pretty great, but I still think Feelin' Kinda Patton is better. His set opening for Yo La Tengo a couple of years ago still makes me smile to think about, it killed so much.