One interesting tidbit from the very end of the list: In summer ’09, Metallica will release their first studio album since 2003’s disastrous St. Anger, which, despite being one of the worst albums ever, still managed to score a 65 rating on Metacritic.com. The album will be titled Death Magnetic (is the similarity to the name “Megadeth” meant ironically, or are they just not very smart?), and with a title like that, what could possibly go wrong? Keep an eye out for the accompanying documentary about James and Lars getting past their differences and finally joining together in a legal civil union. Those guys are so metal!
Pitchfork Guide to Summer Releases ’08