End of Week Recap: September 13-17


What a week. In case you couldn’t tell by the exceptional length of this recap post, a lot went on these past few days, including a birthday! But I won’t waste time musing and let the events speak for themselves.

If only we could have more weeks like this one…

— We did it. We posted our list of the Top 100 Albums Ever. Feel free to comment if you haven’t already by now.

— We’re also throwing an awesome after party for Titus Andronicus in the Windy City this Saturday.

Radiohead completed a “group of songs,” whatever that means.

Fleet Foxes finished recording their sophomore LP.

— Consequence of Kanye continues. Read this. Then watch this.

The Dismemberment Plan jumped on the reunion bandwagon. A Perfect Circle followed suit.

— And while we’re still on the subject, Roger Waters teased us about a potential Pink Floyd reunion.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will tour the US later this year.

— What a week for Weezer. Not only are they hard at work on the follow-up to Hurley, they also announced the “Blinkerton Tour” (get it?!). They also “cheated” on Leno.

Lil Wayne has a new EP in the works. (Please note that he’s still incarcerated).

— There won’t be a new Coldplay album anytime soon.

Van Halen-related drama continued.

— Remember that Joaquin Phoenix documentary? You should probably know that it’s a hoax.

— Sacha Baron Cohen is slated to play Freddie Mercury in the Queen frontman’s biopic.

— But at least you can look forward to a new Girl Talk record, among other things.

— The lineup for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit went public.

Black Eyed Peas will play next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Gang of Four detailed a new studio LP.

Matt & Kim showed off the artwork and tracklist for Sidewalks.

Kid Cudi divulged the special guests on his forthcoming effort.

Lupe Fiasco revealed his back-up plan in case his hip-hop career doesn’t pan out.

— A Carlos SantanaNas collaboration surfaced.

— Calvin College pulled the plug on a New Pornographers gig set to take place there next month.

— We haven’t heard much from Animal Collective lately, but apparently they’re designing footwear now.

The Drums lost a guitarist.

— Don’t fret if you missed Hopscotch ’10. Our staff brought back plenty of photos.

— Michael Roffman tried to guess Bethany Cosentino‘s favorite season.

— Coplan also found time to review Chromeo‘s Business Casual.

— Philip Cosores shared his thoughts on The Walkmen‘s Lisbon.

— Alex Young saw Jay-ZEminem, and Kanye West perform under the same roof. This is what he had to say about it.