Written by Glen Elkins Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:03
You can almost feel the miles of pavement passing smoothly beneath sheet metal floorboards as Aaron’s steady plucking and graceful croon create an aura of idyllic nostalgia.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 07 November 2010 21:43
“Mick Jagger” is a keeper, combining “ooh ooh”s, tightly strummed guitars, and Westfield’s now familiar wail.
Written by Ted Moniak Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:45
These songs are like a small town in a Flannery O’Connor story—just a little ole’ town populated by plain folks, but with some gothic secrets and unrelenting peculiarities.
Written by Mike Rengel Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:02
It’s fascinating to hear an outfit once described with pinpoint accuracy as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs” arrive at this place.
Written by Christopher Sewell Friday, 22 October 2010 02:39
Kings of Leon are back with a new album. Sorry, let me start again. The four-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum-selling Kings of Leon are back with a new album. Ok, that’s better.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 October 2010 22:28
Grinderman 2 is easily one of the best releases of the year.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:58
But wait…that rhythm line. I swear I’ve heard it somewhere before. Oh, that’s right: Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 26 September 2010 22:03
The seven-minute “Always Loved a Film” ups the ante with the duo’s best offering since the brilliant “Born Slippy” of Trainspotting soundtrack fame.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 26 September 2010 21:58
Gray conveys a bit of wear and tear in his vocal delivery.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 24 September 2010 15:24
Like much of Egerton’s discography, this album is consistently solid, with nearly every song being at least “good” and the peaks easily qualifying as “great.”
Written by Michele Ulsohn Thursday, 23 September 2010 07:07
If thought-provoking lyrics, razor sharp harmonies and stylistic surprises are your thing, you’ll be pleased to find them in abundance on Blood/Candy.
Written by Joe Witthaus Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:36
Despite repeatedly changing bands since the initial hiatus of RATM, Morello appears to have jumped back into his funky stylings effortlessly, which makes his work with SSSC that much more impressive.
Written by Courtney Rau Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:23
On the surface, her list of influences seems dissonant, disconnected and difficult to mix into a coherent whole. But Glasser has a unique ability to consolidate forms, both organic and synthetic, into seamless melodies that are almost meditative in their execution.
Written by Mike Rengel Tuesday, 14 September 2010 14:52
Francis and the Lights broadcast an attractive, unwavering belief in the healing power of the radio, in songs as transmissions from a distant, like-minded soul.
Written by Willie E. Smith Tuesday, 14 September 2010 14:40
Everything about this record is liberating. Shea Seger is real, raw, American roots rock, overflowing with blues and country inflections that showcase Seger’s weathered yet resilient voice.
Written by Raymee Alper Tuesday, 14 September 2010 10:42
Stinkfoot is promoting Picture Code System as they head into this week’s PLAY:stl Festival. Check out the band this Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl.
Written by Willie E. Smith Sunday, 12 September 2010 14:49
Gnecco has always embraced his influences, and The Heart has plenty to offer those listeners willing to be open-minded about Gnecco’s talents and join with him in celebrating the past.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Sunday, 12 September 2010 14:43
This time around the group has elevated an already exceptional and highly praised album to create a sultry, seductive masterpiece of sound.
Written by Mike Rengel Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:01
Wreckorder offers up more minor detours and mild experimentation than a typical Travis record, but it never strays far from a familiar path.
Written by Alex Schreiber Tuesday, 17 August 2010 23:18
SSLYBY has found a full chain that will yank them into a whole new matured and happy landscape.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 17 August 2010 23:06
Matt Combs and Mike Compton provide tight vocal harmonizing.
Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 06 August 2010 16:25
One may look at the hardcore beginnings of frontman Tim Presley, former guitarist for The Nerve Agents (then referred to as Timmy Stardust), and think “Well…that figures.”
Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 06 August 2010 16:20
They are able to take the music in a direction that is natural to all of them and still retains their individual stylings.
Written by Brett Berliner Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:13
Even with all the guests, the best tracks seem to be those that feature Albarn by himself.
Written by Joe Witthaus Wednesday, 14 July 2010 13:13
Hey Champ’s video is like watching a Lady Gaga dream laced with LSD.
Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 28 June 2010 11:50
Austin Collins & the Rainbirds have created a very likeable record, one that offers a heartfelt, earnest rootsiness.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:04
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 19 June 2010 23:09
The vocals are clean and sung, not screamed; the music’s layered and rich; the album’s a varied yet cohesive listen, one that grows richer the more it’s heard.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 19 June 2010 22:00
Some songs are nearly just Harcourt and his piano, a sound at which he excels.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 17 June 2010 22:47
It’s truly a tip-top collection by a top-tier artist.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 17 June 2010 22:38
“If you’re the nice guy, act like the nice guy.”
Written by Teresa Montgomery Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:40
As different as the album might be from a musical and production stanpoint, the heart of the songs remains the same.
Written by Mike Rengel Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:29
It feels like the only proper way to experience the disc is on a speedboat with a guy sporting a man-perm.
Written by Jim Dunn Tuesday, 15 June 2010 23:41
The classic vs. the brave new Fall comes in the battle between Mark E. Smith’s incomprehensible patter—a stream of consciousness rant, really—and the fact that the band is now on a label that demands at least some structure from its artists.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 10 June 2010 10:16
His previous records have juxtaposed his very clear, accessible and resonant voice with truly profane/funny/poetic lyrics.
Written by John Shepherd Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:41
There’s no question that he will continue to work on projects that will satisfy his muse, and LCD Soundsystem might not yet be done for good.
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