Written by Joseph O'Fallon Monday, 16 October 2006 02:45
Lines like "I guess I'm on the long list of girls that love the shit out of you" strangely bring songwriting closer to reality, and her conversational talk-sing approach lessens the gap between the audience and the musician.
Written by Toriano L. Porter Saturday, 14 October 2006 04:43
While there's nothing wrong with Chingy being proud of where he's from nor writing or rhyming about it, rap fans around the world have grown to not only love Chingy's tender side, but the high-spirited, club-hopping side, as well.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 14 October 2006 04:39
"I said I'm trying to write my novel/she said, ‘Neither am I.'"
Saturday, 14 October 2006 03:41
Springsteen's kids didn't hang out at the mall and they certainly weren't going to the chillout tent as kids do on Boys and Girls, but they were still bored, still looking for cheap thrills, and the Hold Steady's Craig Finn nails that.
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 23:48
We all have them. Those albums that we prize high above all others and feel make up some small, but significant portion of our life soundtrack. Unappreciated, slighted, selling for .01 on Amazon...these are the CDs that PLAYBACK:stl's staff voted as the most overlooked albums of the last decade. The lists were compiled and those albums with the most votes make up our Top 25 (we allowed some extra space for a few of the near misses). Of course, readers may look at this and see names like the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird and Our Lady Peace who have certainly sold a few CDs in their day. However, this is for all those CDs that should have sold more, should have registered more with the music-buying public. At least according to our staff. We are sure you have your own list, and you can certainly share them with us, but for now, this is our Top 25.
Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:42
More brief CD reviews...enjoy!
Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:38
CD reviews in brief.
Written by Brian Kenney Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:16
From court appearances, to being kicked off tours and out of clubs, they've got the attitude. And in an image vs. substance industry, it's all about looks, innit?
Written by Brian Kenney Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:11
"I'm a lot more comfortable in my skin than I was as a kid. I let go of a lot of the baggage and the demons that haunt me. So this album allows me to start fresh."
Written by Derek Lauer Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:06
This box set is the holy grail of lost treasures.
Written by Chris Schott Wednesday, 11 October 2006 08:03
Casey Reid is the St. Louis equivalent to one of those Disney movies where the underdog sports team beats all the odds and takes home the championship.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 11 October 2006 07:59
The newly reconstituted lineup, featuring the only two surviving original members, thankfully doesn't try too hard to recreate past glories, but instead has crafted a back-to-basics album that revels in boozy blues-rock, glam, and Spector-esque girl group pop.
Written by James McAnally Wednesday, 11 October 2006 07:57
VanGaalen seems capable of simultaneously making Midnite Vultures and Sea Change if he were able to edit his own ideas.
Written by David Lichius Wednesday, 11 October 2006 07:53
On their first full-length since 2000's One, Nomeansno has made what might be their most accessible record since 1989's Wrong and easily their best record in over 15 years.
Written by Jeremy Goldmeier Wednesday, 11 October 2006 07:50
If this band wants to make its breakthrough splash in the indie majors, it's going to have to tighten up its batting stance.
Written by Daniel O'Malley Wednesday, 11 October 2006 07:45
They've been likened to the Sex Pistols specifically, while ex-Pistol Steve Jones himself has christened them "a bunch of little cunts"—a compliment, the group maintains.
Written by Cory Hoehn Wednesday, 11 October 2006 03:05
"[Sir Elton John] said in the beginning, ‘I don't know what's gonna happen. You guys do whatever you want with these songs. Let's just have fun. If nothing happens, we still enjoyed the process."
Written by Tyson Blanquart Wednesday, 11 October 2006 02:55
It may be a challenging listen, and—as the first Decemberists album on Capitol Records—rather ambitious in this day of downloaded singles from iTunes.
Written by Brian Kenney Wednesday, 11 October 2006 02:41
"Y'all ready for ‘The March'?" Randolph asks on Live at the Wetlands, before breaking into a quick-picking rollicking soul jam so identifiable with this lap pedal steel prodigy, that it set the tone for his career to present.
Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 10 October 2006 07:30
Bodisartha take the loud-soft transition that Cobain stole from Black Francis to the extreme.
Written by Michael Nau Thursday, 05 October 2006 02:50
Interlude | We've a pretty serious issue with our van lighting. While driving at night, the lights turn off as they please, and eventually return seconds/minutes later. It has become rather mechanical to simply flick on the hazard lights for enough light to get us through the dark time. Now, of course, this isn't horrifying in New York. The business and street lights alone are plenty of illumination, but once we get away from all of this.....hmm.
Written by Kimberly Faulhaber & Sarah Lenzini Thursday, 05 October 2006 02:44
Written by Chris M. Junior Monday, 02 October 2006 10:00
"For me, folk is music that searches for community and meaning as opposed to being individualistic or angst-driven; it's making positive connections, and that's part of what I do."
Written by Mike Tangaro Monday, 02 October 2006 08:56
With each band member writing diverse songs, their debut feels like an exercise in genre hopping, trying their hand at reggae, rap, and power-pop—all with in the first 20 minutes.
Written by Kate Estwing Monday, 02 October 2006 08:52
Evidence of indie-pop genius lurks in the shadows; the electronic aspect is ever-present, but rarely overbearing.
Written by Jim Ousley Monday, 02 October 2006 08:48
"You just have to take a break and go back to your hometown. Your friends are there, and your body and mind settles, and eventually you can get creative again."
Thursday, 28 September 2006 06:48
LeMaster makes the kind of music that could come from staring at the spinning reflections from a mirror ball, cast onto a dimly lit and shiny dance floor.
Written by Kevin Renick Tuesday, 26 September 2006 11:41
He follows with a classic rock 'n' roll scream, a killer moment in a classic song.
Written by Kiernan Scrima Tuesday, 12 September 2006 08:05
Like Tony Sinclair urges, always in moderation.
Written by Kiernan Scrima Tuesday, 12 September 2006 08:01
Each song here is different, but not wildly different from the next, which aids the flow of the album.
Written by Katie Bordner Thursday, 07 September 2006 04:00
Watch out Hot Topic: You'll have a new band's T-shirt to sell soon.
Written by Kate Estwing Thursday, 07 September 2006 03:57
There are plenty of rides at this carnival, one for everyone.
Written by Chris Schott Thursday, 07 September 2006 03:54
The album almost sounds like a live show, crushing through the speakers with relentless energy, yet mixed just right to weed out the imperfections.
Written by Katie Bordner Thursday, 07 September 2006 03:51
Good music is good music, despite its pathetic lyrical abilities.
Written by Jeremy Goldmeier Thursday, 07 September 2006 03:48
Chalk this release up under "pleasant surprises": an album of high-wire drama kept balanced by sound pop dynamics and glossed over with a new-wave sheen.
Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 07 September 2006 03:44
You don't have to be a metal nerd to enjoy this stuff.
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