Wednesday, December 23, 2015

10 Years With Glide Magazine: A Look Back Part 4

Wow, @glidemag, has it really been 10 years since I first contributed to the website? That is hard to believe, time flies. In chatting with the sites fantastic editor, Shane Handler, about this series it turns out I have been the longest continual contributor to Glide, that's a fun feat. It continues to be a great ride but since everyone likes round numbers, I decided to take some time to look back at my favorite writings for the site.

For this installment we will pick our favorite review that we have ever written for the site and we got one of the editors favorites of ours as well to talk about.

First up is our Editors pick as Shane really enjoyed this review of Body/Head's disk Coming Apart from '13. When he first read it he was impressed mentioning it reminded of a NY Times review. We have never really delved into the break up of Sonic Youth and specifically Kim and Thurston because of one main reason...we don't want to.

In reviewing Gordon's and Moore's respective albums though it is impossible not to infer somethings into it as our Body/Head review did as well as our Chelsea Light Moving overflow review in 2013. SY shaped who we are as a music fan and person, so it is hard but we will always have the tunes, even if neither of those disks were particularly lasting.
RtBE's personal pick for our favorite review we've written for Glide is this one. It is of Kanye West's album Yeezus.

We don't particularly like the album , but feel it was/is important to hip-hop, so in turn, pop music in general. There are so few "hip-hop" beats here that it plays more as an art project then an album musically and that is incredibly interesting, if not always listenable/enjoyable. While the review may be a bit longer than I would have liked, it all needed to be said and this would be the one we showed to people who wanted to sample our writing. 

As always, thanks to Glide for posting our pieces and thanks to everyone for reading.

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