December 10, 2007

American Recordings

American Recordings, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stone Magazine's #364

exile staff consensus: Why is this on the list?

the breakdown:
1.5 cannons - venerableseed
1.0 cannon - angryyoungman, eurowags, and lenbarker

the essays:
12/9 @ 9:00 a.m. - LB's back with a lukewarm reception of American Recordings

12/8 @ 9:00 a.m. - National Geographic, Helen Mirren, and fellating Rick Rubin. Who would have thought those three images could be used in the same post?

12/4 @ 9:00 a.m. - Am I the only one who made it through American Recordings? If so, that's fine. I don't want to bring anyone else down.

the introduction (done with LL Cool J's Radio and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik):
LL, the Chili Peppers, and Johnny Cash. Their Rolling Stone connection: Rick Rubin. Yes, all three albums were produced by that genre defying, Def Jam creating, minimalist producing workhorse. Two more of his hip hop albums and another Chili Peppers album appear on the list. That's right. No Slayer, no Danzig, and no System of a Down. Nevertheless seven ain't bad on such a 60's and 70's-centric list. And the man shows no signs of stopping. In the last two years he's recorded with eight more artists who made the RS500 list: Neil Diamond, U2, Green Day, Nas, KRS-One, Metallica, Weezer, and Jay-Z. Are those eight more disparate than the three albums we're about to hear? Let's see.

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