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Saturday, November 11, 2006

I Heart Stylus

Stylus is a great online music zine. Smart, literate and enjoyable to read, Stylus may be somewhat indie rock centric, but I find it much more accessible than Pitchfork.

They published a fun U2 Vs. R.E.M. piece this week. I haven't really listened to either of those bands in a long time, but like a great piece of writing should, it made me want to put those old records on. My vote goes with U2 - I cringe sometimes at Bono, but their high points for me have been spine tingling, which I can't quite say for R.E.M. (with the exception of "Losing My Religion").

Download: R.E.M. - "Pilgrimage" 7/9/83, Toronto, ON
Download: U2 - "Seconds" 10/23/84, Nantes, France

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