Never hear the end of it
I love working with Malcolm. Not that I don't enjoy working with the other Noosehead members, but Malcolm is a particular favourite. He's seriously fun to draw, and his outrageous yet surprisingly perceptive dialogue is pretty amusing to write, too.
I never did report back with my final verdict on the new Sloan album. To make a long story short, it's a fantastic tour-de-force that spans multiple eras of rock-and-roll and pulls each one off with astonishing success. It's a million hours long without a second of filler, and basically is the best CD the band has ever released.
It could be the best release of the year. In fact, if a better album than this one is released in 2006, we are all really, really fortunate. Sloan! That's what I'm talking about. Enjoy it with your ears.