seanoneal
Sean O'Neal
seanoneal
Sean O'Neal has been writing for The A.V. Club since 2006.
Jun 27 2018
62

If we’re comparing Westworld to Spaceballs, this is probably most apt:

Jun 27 2018
31

We are definitely not missing Amerikkkant.

Jun 11 2018
2

Both of Roxy Music’s albums from that year charted. (I did mention them in the intro.)

Jun 11 2018
4

“Killing Me Softly” is pretty great, too!

Jun 11 2018
1

We lay this out in the intro, but yes: “Rules for inclusion are that neither the songs nor the albums they hail from can have landed on the Billboard 200.”

May 31 2018
53

Not seeking recommendations on how to get my kid deeper into Blues Traveler at this time, thanks.

May 30 2018
2

It’s great, but honestly, I don’t listen to it much. It feels so much like a Tangerine Dream/Cliff Martinez score that, if I were in the mood for that sound, I’d just pull out one of those records. Though the Iggy Pop duet is amazing.

May 30 2018
2

I already had all the individual LPs. I actually have everything he’s done on vinyl. I have kind of a sick completist’s obsession.

May 15 2018
2

There is a space adventure episode (which my daughter daily demands as “Bus In Space”) where Tayo et al. square off against these evil spaceships that resemble S&M sex toys. Read more

May 14 2018
5

Was he smoking because he was depressed over “Sha La La La Lee”? I don’t get it.

May 2 2018
23

You really think Henry Rollins is spontaneously, mistakenly cracking up at something there?

May 1 2018
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Yeah, we go by the absolute earliest date a song was released, in whatever region or format, which (ostensibly) removes the subjectivity of measuring “impact.”

And for sure, when we do 2006, it will surely be included. I gave Fur And Gold a very nice review here (albeit in 2007!): https://music.avclub.com/bat-for-lashe Read more

Apr 30 2018
1

That Bat For Lashes song came out in 2006 (though I agree, it’s very good). Very ashamed we didn’t catch Burial, though. That should have been on there for sure.