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The Daily Hilario: Nostalgia

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans. Now with added nostalgia.

David Ramos

I bet you thought this was going to be about Didier Drogba.

Isn't that cute. BUT IT'S WRONG.

Nope. Today's nostalgia is about something else. It's about...well, it's about this:

Not content to kickstart their career on an album laden mostly with potential, the Glaswegians have banged out a celebratory LP with lyrics bearing surprising satire, wit, and unabashed romance.

Like all lasting records, Franz Ferdinand steps up to the plate and boldly bangs on the door to stardom. There's no consideration for what trends have just come and gone. There's no waffling or concessions for people who won't get it. As with all great entertainment, it will divide opinion.

...Franz Ferdinand didn't need a concept. We would all remember this one.

I mean Pitchfork are quite often odiously pretentious, but this one they got spot on.

That album came out 10 years ago (I'm off by a couple weeks, to be truly exact). It makes me feel old. And happy. Because I've been listening to it all day after chancing upon Dark of the Matinée on Sirius.

At one point or another over the last decade almost every one of the 11 tracks off the (rather short) album have been flavors of the month. Take Me Out is a classic of course. But I think the one that has stuck with me the longest is Come on Home. What a track!

In other news...

After a pre-match display like that, is it any wonder that United stood no chance? | SB Nation
Also, lol; United. Point and laugh. HA HA.

Weslye Saunders on his NFL Combine experience + Q&A | SB Nation
Even if you don't care about the NFL, it's cool to read a first-person account of this insane event.

Jon Bois on the NFL Draft('s worst failures, an incomplete history) | SB Nation
And a fun game in the comments section about random numbers outdrafting Matt Millen

I don't know who Bonobo are, but apparently people in CA listen to them far more often than people in the rest of the USA | Music Machinery
Fascinating exercise. Taking listening data from Echo Nest, a comparison is made between regional listening habits. Don't confuse it with "most popular" artist. Off to find Bonobo on Google Play, I guess, to see what all the hubbub's about.

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