March 11, 2013 |
Are you tired of feeling like a game-less loser? Do you leave bars empty-handed on the reg? Fear not, men and women of Chicago. Here are three gender-tailored tips to ensure a successful night of flirtation. Girls Step 1: The outfit Attention, ladies! I have witnessed a disturbing trend in the realm of going-out clothes I like to call J. Crew Syndrome. Not sure if you've noticed, but the guys you're trying to attract aren't hauling kegs to AYSO soccer practice on Friday nights ... so why are you at the bar dressed like a mom handing out orange slices?
July 17, 2012 |
*** (out of 4) Thank you, Mr. Jones! It sounds like you finally stopped listening to dummies and just did what you do best. From the intro song (appropriately titled "No Introduction"),"Life is God" finds you spouting the honest and entertaining stream of consciousness we've come to love from your previous work. Of course, it wouldn't be a Nas album without some dead weight tracks. "Reach Out,"; featuring Mary J. Blige, screams of an A&R person saying, "Oh crap, we forgot radio singles!"
July 24, 2012 |
***1/2 (out of four) I really didn't want to like Passion Pit's latest album, “Gossamer.” I'm still having flashbacks from 2009-2010 when repeated plays of “Sleepyhead” ruined every party I attended, and when everyone was grumbling about how boring the rest of the “Manners” album was. How much more could this five-piece band really offer after such a surge of success from one singular pop anthem hit? A lot, as it turns out. Born out of a “Hey, why not?” thought from frontman Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit goes much deeper for its...