Reviews in bullet points
I didn't realize backpackers still carried backpacks.
spinachdip: "I gotta say though, I am not digging Shadow's new material at all"Well, yeah. In Shadow's defense, Phonte from Little Brother has a half decent guest spot and the line, "I gotta stop fucking with these hoes off of MySpace". Indeed.
iason: "havent heard it"
i: "i do trust your musical taste though"
i: "so im kinda skeptical now since you said it"
s: "I set trends, motherfucker"
s: "You should give it a listen though"
s: "it's really, really different"
i: "im kinda scared"
i: "like the jump RJD2 made from Dead Ringer to Since We Last Spoke?"
i: "cause that caught me off guard"
s: "this one's drastic"
s: "it's nothing like Endtroducing..."
i: "oh no"
s: "I can send it to you"
i: "no no no no non on onon onono"
s: "it's that bay area hyphy shit"
i: "not that shit"
i: "does that mean ill be dancing like a fucking moron if i put it on?"
I want to like this a lot. And I do like a couple of tracks on there, and both "Don't Feel Right" and "Long Time" are solid if not spectacular tracks. I don't hate it the way I did The Tipping Point, and considering I don't think I'll ever like another Roots album like I do Illadelph Halflife, I won't complain too loudly.
This is a trade that really helps both teams. Combined with the earlier trade with Toronto, the Bucks essentially traded Magloire for Charlie Villanueva - younger and more athletic, better complement to Andrew Bogut - and TJ Ford for Steve Blake - not as spectacular but more reliable (and remember, no one could stop Jay Williams like Blake, well, except maybe a lamp post). Portland got bigger and only gave up Blake, who had to go because of the logjam at the point guard position anyway. And any time you can get Ha Seung-Jin in the news is worthy of celebration.
That's some good hate. Oh, and yeah, the rest of the post too. That's why she's New York's favorite blogger/stripper.