KEXP’s Review Revue

The KEXP blog occasionally features scans of well-worn albums from the archive plastered with reviews/comments/snark from the DJs over the years under the “Review Revue” tag. I linked to the Slint entry the other day, but I went back and scrolled through the backlog of these and thought they were brilliant, so I thought it would be fun to put up some links to some of the bands (if not the particular albums) that have been featured in the 33 1/3 series. There’s a surprising amount of overlap… or maybe not so surprising, considering that the KEXP blog is also on a quest to review each and every volume of the 33 1/3 series. Anyway, as someone who has shared living spaces with former college radio program directors for 8 of the last 11 years, I gotta say this rings true.

Dinosaur Jr.’s Green Mind
Nine Inch Nails’ Broken
U2’s War
Pixies’ Doolittle
The Smiths’ Meat is Murder
Elliott Smith’s s/t and Roman Candle
Nirvana’s Nevermind and Sliver 7″
Flaming Lips’ debut
The Replacements’ Tim
Tom Waits’ Bone Machine
Johnny Cash’s American Recordings
Chris & Cosey’s Exotica (ala Throbbing Gristle)
Sonic Youth’s Goo
The Stone Roses’ s/t
Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ Goodbye Cruel World
Jimi Hendrix’s Radio One
Tin Machine’s s/t (ala Bowie)
Bob Dylan’s Infidels
The Minutemen’s Project: Mersh
Slint’s Spiderland

There’s much more where that came from. Enjoy!

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