The News: LemonLymon edition

14 11 2008

 

 

2450790234_a2137a111a-Today’s average pitchfork rating: 7.0

-Yesterday: 7.14

-Wednesday: 7.34

-Tuesday: 6.84

-Monday: 6.38 

 

-Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell dies. BBC

– President-elect Barack Obama is resigning his U.S. Senate seat as of Nov. 16, leaving it to Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to name a replacement for the two years left in the term. One of the most likely appointees is U.S Representative Jesse Jackson Jr, a seven-term congressmen and son of Rev. Jesse Jackson.

-Robyn Hitchcock speaks with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here

-Fleet Foxes’ self-titled album has won Uncut’s album of the year honors.

-Bask in the glow of Bon Iver by reading all the reviews at Metacrtic.

-U.N Reports Pollution Threat in Asia. NYT

-1600 Pennsylvania Ave in different cities. Here

-Mark Begich, the Alaskan Democratic challenger for Ted Stevens’ Senate seat has taken a lead of 814 votes- 132,196 to 131,382. 

-Pitchfork interviews Crystal Stilts. Read More

Lastly… Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers of all time. Deep Sigh…

100 Mary J. Blige
99 Steven Tyler
98 Stevie Nicks
97 Joe Cocker
96 B.B. King
95 Patti LaBelle
94 Karen Carpenter
93 Annie Lennox
92 Morrissey
91 Levon Helm
90 The Everly Brothers
89 Solomon Burke
88 Willie Nelson
87 Don Henley
86 Art Garfunkel
85 Sam Moore
84 Darlene Love
83 Patti Smith
82 Tom Waits
81 John Lee Hooker
80 Frankie Valli
79 Mariah Carey
78 Sly Stone
77 Merle Haggard
76 Steve Perry
75 Iggy Pop
74 James Taylor
73 Dolly Parton
72 John Fogerty
71 Toots Hibbert
70 Gregg Allman
69 Ronnie Spector
68 Wilson Pickett
67 Jerry Lee Lewis
66 Thom Yorke
65 David Ruffin
64 Axl Rose
63 Dion
62 Lou Reed
61 Roger Daltrey
60 Björk
59 Rod Stewart
58 Christina Aguilera
57 Eric Bourdon
56 Mavis Staples
55 Paul Rodgers
54 Luther Vandross
53 Muddy Waters
52 Brian Wilson
51 Gladys Knight
50 Bonnie Raitt
49 Donny Hathaway
48 Buddy Holly
47 Jim Morrison
46 Patsy Cline
45 Kurt Cobain
44 Bobby “Blue” Bland
43 George Jones
42 Joni Mitchell
41 Chuck Berry
40 Curtis Mayfield
39 Jeff Buckley
38 Elton John
37 Neil Young
36 Bruce Springsteen
35 Dusty Sprinfield
34 Whitney Houston
33 Steve Winwood
32 Bono
31 Howlin’ Wolf
30 Prince
29 Nina Simone
28 Janis Joplin
27 Hank Williams
26 Jackie Wilson
25 Michael Jackson
24 Van Morrison
23 David Bowie
22 Etta James
21 Johnny Cash
20 Smokey Robinson
19 Bob Marley
18 Freddie Mercury
17 Tina Turner
16 Mick Jagger
15 Robert Plant
14 Al Green
13 Roy Orbison
12 Little Richard
11 Paul McCartney
10 James Brown
09 Stevie Wonder
08 Otis Redding
07 Bob Dylan
06 Marvin Gaye
05 John Lennon
04 Sam Cooke
03 Elvis Presley
02 Ray Charles
01 Aretha Franklin

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2 responses

17 11 2008
redfordisredford

….Bob Dylan?

17 11 2008
fabakis

Most of them are quite suspect. I have a problem with “greatness” to begin with and could never categorize and compile such a list of “great” anything. I myself prefer favorites… And yeah, Mr.Dylan doesn’t exactly have one of the finer voices in music but whatever.

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