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The Second Annual American Gangster Award...

By Christopher Alexander | 18 December 2008

…for an Album That While is Still Pretty Good Probably Doesn’t Deserve to be on Any Year End Lists but because the Artist’s Prior Work is Genre-if-not-Quarter-Century-Defining Great, but More Importantly that Artist’s Last Album was an Unequivocal and Outright Embarrassing Turd, we Nevertheless Dropped a High Eighty on it and Now at the End of the Year Listen to it Repeatedly, Wiping the Sweat off of our Aging Brow

(Warner Bros.; 2008)

I don’t think I really need to explain this. But if you want, e-mail me and I’ll send back something about what an AWFUL mastering job both this and Death Magnetic are, so in that way, everyone’s a winner.