The anonymous music critic behind Twitter.com/discographies has picked up a loyal following by condensing bands’ entire back catalogues into 140 characters or less. Snarky and irreverent, his aim with each tweet is to illustrate a “fundamental truth about a particular artist and/or their work.”
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We thought we’d pick out some of @discographies‘ best moments so far. Starting with Red Hot Chili Peppers: 1-4 Seinfeld theme prototypes; 5 why somebody had to invent AutoTune; 6 “sorry, Dave”; 7-9 somebody invented AutoTune.
The Rolling Stones: 1-4 arousal; 4-6 tumescence ; 7-10 full engorgement; 11-14 satyriasis; 15-19 midlife crisis; 20-22 erectile dysfunction. Follow Discographies on Twitter.
Jimi Hendrix: Reinvented the sound of sound in 18 months (1 mutant blues; 2 “thick air”; 3 hazy cosmic jive). Then: 40 years of necrophilia. Follow Discographies on Twitter.
Lady Gaga: 1 Pop as planetary spectacle; 2 “Duchamp put a urinal in an art gallery, but did it ever occur to him to wear one on his head?” Follow Discographies on Twitter.