This week on Review Revue, I thought I’d spice things up by offering up a little contest. This CD has been so thoroughly commented upon (a certain very heavily-played song seems to have prompted a rather serious discussion about the direction of the station), that very little trace of its original artwork is visible at all. Can you tell -- based only on the glimpses available here and the content of the reviews -- what the album is, and the name of the controversial, “overplayed” song? First commenter with the correct answer gets... uh... bragging rights. Yes, the whole Internet will know just how quick and smart you are! Go!
|“This eagerly awaited second album from former Pixie Kim Deal’s new band [OK, that's kind of a giveaway...] is loaded with an abundance of memorable pop songs spiked with jagged edges and quirky rhythms. 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 & 14 are all worth airplay.”
“#5 [struck through, replaced with "#14"] is really [underlined in same ink as "#14"] sweet.”
“2 is overplayed... There are plenty of other great songs on here, and they deserve just as much airplay (3, 7, 4, 5, 6, 10, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14). Open your mind! Explore the possibilities. This is public radio, not The End. We play good stuff that’s different. We shouldn’t overplay a song just because it’s good. We should strive for variety, not static mediocrity.”
“6, 8, 12. Try not to overplay 2. Getting lots of comm. airplay.”
“And so? It’s a great song. Let commercial stations work around our music, and not vice versa.”
“That’ll be the day -- but until then, let’s us be different!”
“Why be different for difference['s] sake? I’d rather we were good.”
There you have it, friends. A soul-searching debate probably still not resolved to this day, and a mystery to boot! Where else do you get this kind of stuff?