Rock is Dead?
So says Jerry Coyne, but I think he's listening to the wrong stuff. Using the word "rock" loosely (he seems to be using it loosely too), I think there's plenty of awesome music out there. Our house playlist (by which I mean, what all four of us enjoy) includes: Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Kanye West, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Wilco, PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, Grizzly Bear, Alabama Shakes, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Daft Punk, The Antlers. And that's not including the vast amount of music my kids play and that I can't keep track of because I'm soooo old and too obsessive (I tend to listen to the same stuff over and over again). I don't think I enjoy this music less than I enjoyed Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, etc., etc., way back when. In honor of rock, let's have a song. I do truly love this (as well as the entire album):