Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Money Shot: 10 Artists in Pain, 10 Bitter Chicks & 50 Great Records of the Millenium...

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The 50 Greatest Albums Of The Millennium! (Gigwise)
MS: 3. Arcade Fire – ‘Funeral’ (2005) They may hail from the country that gave us Brian Adams and Celine Dion, but everything about Arcade Fire wreaks of beauty, grandiose brilliance and touching poignancy. Seemingly out of nowhere they delivered an album of startling brilliance, that tugged at the heartstrings of millions.

Revenge is a Bitch: The 10 Most Bitter Female Rock Songs (Cracked)
MS: #1."You Oughta Know" - Alanis Morissette
The list of urban legends on who Morissette is singing about is nearly as long as Carly Simon's. The most notable of those honorees are Bob Saget of Full House, Dave Coulier of Full House, hockey player Doug Gilmour, hockey player Mike Peluso, Matt LeBlanc of Friends and musician Leslie Howe. According to a news story it's commonly accepted that the song is, in fact, referring to Dave Coulier.

Devlin's 10 Things: An artist's pain can bring great music our way (
MS: 7. Elvis Perkins, (from 2007's Ash Wednesday). To some, Elvis Perkins is appealing simply because he's the son of famous people (Psycho actor Anthony Perkins and photographer Berry Berenson). But his effective debut proves there's much more to the puzzle. And how: his father died of AIDS and his mother was on a plane that hit a World Trade Center tower in 2001. When he sings, on the title track, "I've made a death suit for life/For my father's ill-widowed wife," the pain is deep.

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