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TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Record Reviews by One of My Favorite Customers


Original Message——-
From: Eric
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 5:25 PM
To: Lacey S
Subject: RE: Sleater-Kinney Order

Thank you so much! You are without a doubt the coolest mailorder person I’ve ever dealt
with, ever…..evar. I should draw a picture for you like I did for Bekah…..course, then Bekah
won’t feel special and she will have no need to give me stuff and talk nicely to me….

Which do I like more…..the LAL…..or the SK?
Well….

I think I would have to go with Sleater-Kinney. HOWEVER::::

I love Love as Laughter. Love. This album is without a doubt my second favorite album
of theirs ever. Here’s the thing:

I also love Sleater-Kinney, and I think they rock very hard. Their last album was very good,
I thought, but upon further listening it was more tribal than straight up rock. All the tomahawk
beats and choppy guitars. THE WOODS sounds like Sleater-Kinney drunk and listening to fucking
Led Zeppelin and making their own brand of scuzzy, bloated hobbit rock with shrieking and
distortion and jamming straight out of the darkest depths of Mordor.

Laughter’s Fifth is like the most catchy album LAL has ever made, I think. BUT, I like Sea
to Shining Sea more. Possibly my favorite song of theirs is “Temptation Island” which is funny
because that’s the most indie poppy version of Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown”
I have ever heard, and for that it is AMAZING!!

The thing is, I am totally OVER Led Zeppelin!! I have like 5 of their records, but I don’t bust
them out that often. When I do, I’m into them, but I never put it in the CD player to listen to
over and over again. HOWEVER, I seem to love band’s approximations of Led Zeppelin in
settings that the ZEP would never touch.

Sea to Shining Sea is all druggy and scratchy and pretty all at once. Laughter’s Fifth
is not QUITE that good.

Both albums are not as good as Comets on Fire’s “Blue Cathedral”, or, for that matter, the
live album you gave away during the pre-order for “Blue Cathedral” (got any of those around?
Check that out NOW) Those were unbelievable.

Hope that answers any questions you had!! Sorta…

Eric


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