Anti-Hit List is Alive
July 3, 2005 1:37 PM   Subscribe

The Anti-Hit List, by John Sakamoto, continues to unearth music from the depths of the net and through rare releases. It can be found in the pages of the Toronto Star and is now available in convenient podcast form. Note: previous death and rebirth of the site.
posted by boost ventilator (8 comments total)
The Anti Hit List remains one of the best things in the world, if you ask me.
posted by Marquis at 1:41 PM on July 3, 2005

Hmmm, the Flaming Lips? Mash-ups?

Yeah, he's really plumbing the depths.
posted by jonmc at 1:57 PM on July 3, 2005 [1 favorite]

Uh, Jon, the guy posts about everything from Carter family reissues to new Snoop tracks to unreleased Motown recordings. Quit being stupid.
posted by Marquis at 2:09 PM on July 3, 2005 [1 favorite]

Sakamoto was fantastic in his discoveries a few years ago. I have to agree with jonmc, however, that mash-ups do not a great discovery make. Or maybe I simply don't get mash-ups?
posted by ashbury at 2:13 PM on July 3, 2005

That didn't show up on the link I read, marquis. I'm supposed to be telepathic?
posted by jonmc at 2:14 PM on July 3, 2005

Sorry I snapped at you, jonmc. I forgot that his old Eye archives weren't at the Star. But that link does point to reissues by Lou Reed and John Simon, Lou Reed, Travis Biggs, Toy Love, ie, a whole range of stuff beyond Sakamoto's interest in Canadian indie rock and rad mash-ups. Your cheap shot seemed totally out of touch.

And "good" mash-ups, like cover versions, are revolting to some but delightful to others. Count me in the latter camp.
posted by Marquis at 2:27 PM on July 3, 2005

If you are looking for music you may not have heard then you can always check out this self-ish link.
posted by arse_hat at 3:37 PM on July 3, 2005

I didn't think I would have to qualify it, but of course any top ten list that has been around for nine years isn't going to be of use to people who already know everything about music.
posted by boost ventilator at 4:41 PM on July 3, 2005

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