Pulse Music Flashback 12/23/2004: Friday Music News Bootleg, Nas, Automato

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

More Reasons Why Being Deaf Sucks/Rocks

Let me first apologize for last week’s column. I guess it came off as kind of “down.” It wasn’t meant to be. It was more “earnest” than “depressing.” Sorry for the confusion, and thanks to everyone who offered me a shoulder to cry on.

I dig Nas.

Out of all the albums that helped put the East Coast back atop the Hip Hop chain Illmatic was my favorite. Enta Da Stage was ill. 36 Chambers was different. And I’ll openly admit that Ready to Die isn’t one of my favorite debuts. But Illmatic made me listen. It grabbed my attention and never let go.

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Automato – Coup De Grace Review

Automato Coup De Grace

This album makes me feel funny.

I think that you, dear hearts, should know this before we go any further”¦and for clarity’s sake I should also point out that it’s not a bad record, but I would be just as hesitant to call it good. I think that it’s very interesting, but I wouldn’t run around shoving it into my friends’ faces either. The problem, I believe, is that it’s interesting, but not for the reasons that the band wants it to be”¦

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The Friday Music News Bootleg

Welcome back to The Bootleg. And welcome to the first of back-to-back Bootlegs that looks back at the best of 2004.

Ah, get used to it”¦If you turn on the East Coast Sports Programming Network over the next few days, you’re going to get nothing but their Year in Review. And, seriously, who wants to sit through 60 minutes of the Red Sox and their “inspirational” $120 million dollar run to reverse the curse? Never saw that coming”¦

But, I digress”¦over the next week or so, the Music Staff here at Inside Pulse will be dedicating their columns to the profound sounds of ’04. In addition, be sure to check back for the 2004 Readers’ Music Awards and the chance to give your own damn choice a voice. My re-election campaign begins in a few days”¦

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