End of Week Recap: November 29 – December 5


    It seemed like another extremely busy week here at CoS. It certainly was. It was difficult to compile everything into this tiny little recap post.

    And then one day we found out we’re the best.

    We were browsing the internet a couple of days ago when we came across’s picks for the best blogs of 2010. We’re their favorite music site.

    It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but we assure you we’ll do our best not to believe our own hype. We’ll still provide you with consistently, up-to-the-minute coverage of all things music. In the end, it’s not the honor that matters. It’s what we did to deserve it that does.

    We plan on keeping it that way.

    — The 2011 Grammy nominees were revealed.

    Jeff Mangum caused a bunch of hipsters to commit suicide.

    Bright Eyes announced what may be their final LP, The People’s Key.

    PJ Harvey gave us a taste of what’s to come.

    Jack White insisted that he’s not exploiting anyone.

    Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy reached #1.

    Yo La Tengo and Jeff Tweedy played some songs together in celebration of Hanukkah.

    Bon Jovi announced a hiatus. So did Wolf Parade.

    — Want to pick a song that will be on Patrick Stump‘s forthcoming solo effort? Click here to find out more.

    The Killers put out a holiday single. Coldplay followed suit.

    The Decemberists will release a deluxe box set for their upcoming sixth LP, The King Is Dead.

    The Streets will release a compilation of room recordings.

    — On that note, Spoon will put out a collection of outtakes and other bonus material.

    The Clash are producing a film about their seminal 1979 effort, London Calling.

    Michael Cera played with newly formed indie supergroup Mister Heavenly.

    — Is vinyl dead? Find out more here.

    — Jimmy Tamborello told us not to expect a new Postal Service LP anytime soon.

    Soundgarden divulged some of their plans for the future.

    — And just in case you haven’t spent enough money this holiday season, we updated our Holiday Shopping Guide and debuted our online store.

    — Michael Roffman interviewed Joy Division/New Order/Freebass bassist and all-around legend Peter Hook.

    — Before you check out our Megan Ritt’s review of the Tron:Legacy Soundtrack, be sure to read David Buchanan’s look at the 1982 original’s score in the latest edition of Cinema Sounds.

    — Winston Robbins shared his thoughts on Niki Minaj‘s Pink Friday, easily one of the biggest debuts this year.

    Faith No More said goodbye last week with two shows in L.A. Karina Halle was there for both of them.

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