Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I respectfully disagree

For some reason the WaPo's "rock" critic Mark Jenkins finds a way of getting under my skin in about half of his reviews. Today I am taking offense to a review of a show that I did not even attend so I know I am on very shakey ground. It wasn't a bad review per se, but to use the phrase "adequate simulations" when describing the New Pornographers (who opened up for the reigning kings of sad bastard music, Belle and Sebastian, last night and Sunday night at the 9:30 Club) will definitely make my ears perk up.

The New Porno's are certainly one of my favorite bands so I will always be biased in their favor. But I have seen two INCREDIBLE (no hyperbole here) performances by the band that left me giddy and swooning into the next day so I have a hard time believing they put on an adequate show on Sunday night. However they were without Neko Case so that may have had something to do with it but I have a sneaking suspicion that Mssr. jenkins was just taking a swipe at the indie pop darlings.

Now last night's show was webcast on NPR.org so I'm hoping to find some time to listen and see for myself.


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