Weekend Reading: Strokes, 'Lasers' and the Based God

New weekly feature: the articles you need to read

March 11, 2011|By Wesley Case

This might be hard to believe, but I'm not the only music writer on the Internets. Each week I'll compile the pieces I think are worth checking out. Check out the first batch:

  • Two of the best writers in the business on Lupe Fiasco: The New York Times' Jon Caramanica talks Lupe's Webster Hall show, while The Washington Post's Sean Fennessey writes a concise, smart review of the new release, Lasers. I hope this is the last time you see Lupe Fiasco on this blog. Dude is talented, sure, but ultimately insufferable.

  • Another NYT piece, this time from the Carpetbagger, Melena Ryzik, on the Strokes and their maturation. Particularly interesting quotes from Julian Casablancas on his hands-off approach to Angles.

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