1. "Bo Diddley" - Bo Diddley. I saw him live a few years ago at an outdoor Blues Fest up here in AK - he remains one bad looking dude, and he somehow managed to achieve more
2. "I Need A Lover" - John Mellancamp. Don't we all? Just one? I thought the point of rock stardom was never really needing for this sort of thing. And all groupies drive you crazy? What are we to tell the children who look up to you? 6/10.
3. "No Woman, No Cry" - The Fugees. I haven't heard a second of their new album, because I'm fearful. The Score was so good (as were the Lauryn Hill and the first two Wyclef albums) that I'm certain it will be a collassal disappointment. Not to mention that it might suck as well. 7/10.
4. "Desire" - U2. Heresy, but some of the Middle-Era U2 kinda boors me (this song, "In the Name of Love" and "When Love Comes to Town" spring to mind). 4/10.
5. "Stiff Upper Lip" - AC/DC. How can Klosterman both hate the blues and love AC/DC, who are essentially an Aussie blues band with bigger amps and more/better drugs? 9/10.
6. "Boom Biddy Bye Bye (Ft. Fugees) - Cypress Hill. Perhaps the best song Cypress ever did...and it only got released as a B-side/Remix. Really sounds more like a Fugees track than Cypress anyway, but this is a feature, not a bug. 9/10.
7. "Loch Lomond" - Chanticleer. Moving on. Quickly. (Yes, I am taking the low road, but I'll be finished with FRT afore ye...) 5/10.
8. "Get It Together" - Beastie Boys. I'm almost certain that this song was played 3+ times at every single house party I attended in college. Not complaining mind you...Uhhhh-uh-uh. OOOOH AHHHH EEEEEEEH OOOOH. (Oh yeah, "Heart like John Starks" might be the best rap lyric ever...) 10/10.
9. "Like a Stone" - Audioslave. Another band Klosterman hates. Though he claims that cops, LOVE these guys, which is odd when you consider that it's 3/4 Rage Against the Machine. F'you Officer, I won't do what you tell me... 7/10.
10. "Whenever, Wherever" - Shakira. The great thing about the Napster/Kazaa era was that it gave you plausible deniability for songs like this. Though it does put me in an akward bind of either admitting I paid for it or admitting I acquired it...extralegally. Photo bump to 5/10.
A very mainstream 7.1 this week.