What a week. In case you couldn’t tell by the exceptional length of this recap post, a lot went on these past few days, including a birthday! But I won’t waste time musing and let the events speak for themselves.
If only we could have more weeks like this one…
— We did it. We posted our list of the Top 100 Albums Ever. Feel free to comment if you haven’t already by now.
— We’re also throwing an awesome after party for Titus Andronicus in the Windy City this Saturday.
— Radiohead completed a “group of songs,” whatever that means.
— Fleet Foxes finished recording their sophomore LP.
— And while we’re still on the subject, Roger Waters teased us about a potential Pink Floyd reunion.
— Godspeed You! Black Emperor will tour the US later this year.
— Lil Wayne has a new EP in the works. (Please note that he’s still incarcerated).
— There won’t be a new Coldplay album anytime soon.
— Van Halen-related drama continued.
— Remember that Joaquin Phoenix documentary? You should probably know that it’s a hoax.
— Sacha Baron Cohen is slated to play Freddie Mercury in the Queen frontman’s biopic.
— But at least you can look forward to a new Girl Talk record, among other things.
— The lineup for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit went public.
— Black Eyed Peas will play next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
— Gang of Four detailed a new studio LP.
— Matt & Kim showed off the artwork and tracklist for Sidewalks.
— Kid Cudi divulged the special guests on his forthcoming effort.
— Lupe Fiasco revealed his back-up plan in case his hip-hop career doesn’t pan out.
— A Carlos Santana–Nas collaboration surfaced.
— Calvin College pulled the plug on a New Pornographers gig set to take place there next month.
— We haven’t heard much from Animal Collective lately, but apparently they’re designing footwear now.
— The Drums lost a guitarist.
— Don’t fret if you missed Hopscotch ’10. Our staff brought back plenty of photos.
— Michael Roffman tried to guess Bethany Cosentino‘s favorite season.
— Coplan also found time to review Chromeo‘s Business Casual.
— Philip Cosores shared his thoughts on The Walkmen‘s Lisbon.
— Alex Young saw Jay-Z, Eminem, and Kanye West perform under the same roof. This is what he had to say about it.