Unusually Good ’80s Movies Scores By Musicians Who Didn’t Score Movies

  Joe Strummer – Permanent Record (1988) and Walker (1987) Joe Strummer’s post-Clash songs for soundtracks and benefit comps often blow away the pretty damn good songs found on his solo albums. They deserve their own compilation. Following the final breaths of the Clash around 1986, Strummer jumped right into soundtrack work with two excellent songs for Sid & Nancy. With the soundtrack […]

Hmmmm – What Else Sucks?

Mirrored, forthcoming uber-hyped album by Battles, somewhat underwhelms. Tracks “Snare Hanger” and “Tij” offer head-nodding rhythms and inventive noise sculpture, but other tracks arrive like warmed over Yes outtakes, especially “Race In,” the almost unlistenable intro track. I can think of twelve albums like this, like those made by Ganger in the late nineties and […]