Estranged Band X, Brought Together By The Golden Glow of the Festival Circuit:
As evidenced by the gingerly lowering of Stone Roses onto this year’s Coachella headline, we’re running out of storied bands to reunite and take all of our ticket-buying money. But as the scarcity of meaningful reunions gets greater, even more ungodly sums of money might rattle loose. The improbable could happen. What if a surprise Smiths reunion and comeback album materialized, streaming from your laptop? Listen, it won’t, but we definitely would not shut up about it for a good long while.
Daydreaming about more reasonable personalities, how about a Talking Heads revival? David Byrne has kept creatively restless, Tom Tom Club still play shows. A reconciliation and new material would lead to a lot of essays about their enduring art-rock legacy in ways that a deluxe reissue would not. And, this wouldn’t be a truly earth-shattering for a few years, probably, but what if on some gloomy Monday of the future, we all got word that Sonic Youth had gotten back together (professionally, at least, but maybe in love) and delivered a surprise streaming album? Surely worth a tweeted “Awwwwwwww :).”