Category: 10’s Music

A Thief at My Door

Karen Elson named her album The Ghost Who Walks after herself. Or rather, after an unkind schoolyard nickname she earned for being “tall, pale and little bit haunted.” Of course, in a fairytale-worthy reversal of fortune, the same attributes that inspired childhood bullying turned out … Continue reading A Thief at My Door

Success

Whatever ‘success’ constitutes on Interpol’s world, I don’t know, but I think that they use the word with irony. They are, clearly, too cool to care about success in the conventional sense. Despite, of course, being wildly successful. Their popularity is based on an audience … Continue reading Success

Shampain

Sham pain for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends, as they say… Marina Diamandis, clever as she is, isn’t above using some corny-ass dad puns as vehicle for her social commentary, in this case about the perils of getting yourself blackout … Continue reading Shampain

S&M

“I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it.” There we have it: the definitive statement of purpose by Rihanna for unrepentant bad girls everywhere. Or the final commercialization of a formerly underground subculture. Take your pick. It could even be both. You can … Continue reading S&M