Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 27 October 2009 12:25
"Why then," you ask, "are you reviewing this CD, smart guy? Aren't you the guy in charge of the comic book section or something?"
Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 27 October 2009 08:13
Shonen Knife's bubblegum punk attack is still very much in full effect from the get-go.
Written by Christopher Sewell Friday, 23 October 2009 03:36
In and Out of Control is a solid effort by The Raveonettes and one of their best records to date.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 23 October 2009 03:34
Ryan Jarman really stretches his voice on this offering. It's still recognizable, but he's singing more, reaching new ranges, holding notes longer.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 23 October 2009 03:32
On the whole, this is a mellow one, kids; Vehicles and Animals is a long, long time ago, and not one we'll be soon revisiting.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 23 October 2009 03:27
It's an enjoyable ride (while it lasts), full of jangly, upbeat beats.
Written by Willie E. Smith Friday, 23 October 2009 03:24
Beginnings like this were a rare find around these parts, 'cause the tendency was for the talent to leave the nest and head for the coasts ASAP.
Written by Amy Burger Thursday, 22 October 2009 07:03After more than 40 years playing together and apart, the duo just released their first boxed set.
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:28
From the first song to the tenth, these are richly layered, deeply affecting numbers; listening, you often feel the confidante to a close friend.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 16 October 2009 04:32
That isn't to say that this is an all-time classic like Violent Femmes or Hallowed Ground: the peaks aren't nearly that high, but the complete lack of valleys is cause for celebration.
Written by Michele Ulsohn Wednesday, 14 October 2009 13:09
Their 2006 self-titled full-length debut sold over 10,000 copies in its first month...without the promotion or distribution of a major label.
Written by Kevin Renick Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:01
Little time is wasted on Sissy Wish's Beauties Never Die; the album zips by in a flash, and it has a confidence in both the performance and production that gives it real muscle.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 09 October 2009 15:30
Don't feel ashamed if you're inclined to hit the "repeat" button and listen to the whole disc all over again; this is one that stands up to repeated (and repeated) listens.
Written by Willie E. Smith Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:22
The growth and maturation of his talents shine on "Holding Out," the second track on the set, a piano-based tune Joe Jackson could have released in his prime.
Written by Willie E. Smith Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:10
Taken together, Skyscraper Crow is a shared, intimate experience.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 07 October 2009 15:25
If you think you're in for the typical indie-rock experience, you've got a bit to learn.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 07 October 2009 15:22
It's comfortable; you can be yourself, come as you are...yet you can't help wondering if that's enough.
Written by Jim Dunn Wednesday, 07 October 2009 14:01
I love Patience Hodgson's singing because she swears better than almost any singer (man, woman or other) out there.
Written by Amiee Shank Wednesday, 07 October 2009 13:58
Bands like us that do it old school in a van, 300 shows a year, are enjoying much success doing everything we want to do without some jerk-off in a suit telling us what to do.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:46
Garrett developed an eclectic style of music which has made him a superstar, combining his virtuosity on the violin with a willingness to go practically anywhere with it.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 01 October 2009 14:53
Live From Home sounds like a band at its peak, not a band ten years past its breakup.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 01 October 2009 14:51
Surely The Rakes are capable of more...and surely, if they're not, there are other, more deserving bands poised to take their place.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 01 October 2009 14:48
If The Angry Bear is any indication, this will be a long and rewarding relationship for years to come.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 01 October 2009 14:46
It's a wild ride, and one which we take not just willingly but necessarily.
Written by Chris Sewell Friday, 25 September 2009 15:08
This is certainly new territory for Muse and not necessarily the best for them.
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:23
I liked what I heard enough to download the entire album.
Written by Gabe Bullard Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:55
This isn't a band growing tired of the strict instrumentation of folk music, this is as organic a sonic outgrowth as the genre has ever produced.
Written by Mary Beth Hascall Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:53
And We Wake Up Slowly is the dose we music listeners need to swallow to lift our spirits once again.
Written by Mike Rengel Thursday, 17 September 2009 06:53
But this is a crafty act, they easily make nursery rhyme female backing vocals and multilayered pomp-rock vocals do their bidding.
Written by Jason Green Monday, 14 September 2009 01:42
I point out the catchiness of "Dreamland" because it's the one element of classic OLP that is sorely missing on the rest of Burn Burn.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:52
Songs such as "The Bandstand," "Foot of the Mountain" and "Mother Nature Goes to Heaven" are instant a-ha classics: catchy keyboard lines, solid guitar accompaniment, and the best pipes to ever come out of Norway.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:48
If Malcolm Middleton is anything, he's charming.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:45
This is one of those odd bands that sounds so amazing on CD you wouldn't expect much from their live show, and so amazing live that you wouldn't expect the same intensity from a recorded product.
Written by Mike Rengel Thursday, 10 September 2009 14:42
This is an act occasionally willing and able to dole out small packets of weird, contrasting with their standard workmanlike approach.
Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 04 September 2009 05:07
The Stone Foxes resurrecti the sweat-soaked power blues of the 1970s and mix it with late-'60s folk rock influences to bring back the true grit of rock 'n' roll.
Written by Brian M. Thies Monday, 24 August 2009 01:40
Before you even begin to consider looking into the Delfields, you must ask yourself one very important question: How do you feel about the Shins?
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