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.
Written by Jason Neubauer Monday, 07 June 2010 13:02
The sound of Iggy and the Stooges has been a permanent fixture in the collections of rock’n’roll fans since their inception over forty years ago.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 07 June 2010 12:48
Elliott Brood’s sound is a nice mix of acoustic and electric which shows that they have mastered a variety of style.
Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 04 June 2010 19:29
Across America brings a refreshing take on revival music with a heavier-handed dose of traditionalism than the likes of most ’50s throwback groups.
Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 04 June 2010 16:45
The gold mine for those who loved all there was about The Pixies.
Written by David Lichius Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:46
JSBX is one of the greatest live bands ever. Disagree? To quote Spencer, “you can kiss my ass, because your girlfriend still loves me.”
Written by Bruce Matlock Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:17
This could be the record that puts the Black Keys headlining arenas worldwide; they have the skills to be as big as the White Stripes.
Written by John Shepherd Friday, 30 April 2010 12:36
Even when We Are Wolves misstep slightly on Invisible Violence, the defiant dancing doesn't need to stop.
Written by Brett Berliner Wednesday, 28 April 2010 10:47
Ultraviolet is directionless. Combine that with the weak subject matter, and we are provided little incentive to listen.
Written by Brett Berliner Tuesday, 06 April 2010 16:45
This album has a very strong opening and ending but the middle is skippable.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 29 March 2010 13:29
The tracks are an interesting selection of material and once you hear what McCoury’s done with them you’ll be won over for sure.
Written by Nick Licata Friday, 26 March 2010 13:45
It has its ups and downs but, for the most part, it is a very solid album.
Written by Joe Witthaus Friday, 26 March 2010 13:22
Backing their work with energetic live shows, the band is definitely worth the time and the dollar.
Written by Kurt Klopmeier Friday, 12 March 2010 16:57
It’s nice to see that a band can play straight ahead indie rock and still find its individual voice.
Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 12 March 2010 16:44
Many songs are just phrases repeated over and over again.
Written by John Shepherd Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:48
The Monitor is without question the work of a maturing band.
Written by Joe Witthaus Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:29
Spot-on guitars and almost addictive solos that seem to beckon for a second listen also mesh will with the best parts of Past Lives.
Written by Brett Berliner Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:03
Even with a lot of vulgar lyrics, it never sounds too off putting because everything here is really catchy.
Written by Courtney Rau Monday, 08 March 2010 12:23
Each indivdual song is its own tableau of drunken regret, hopeful longing, and bittersweet realization.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 26 February 2010 23:35
“No more talk, no more waiting on the side/ the lights are up and it’s showtime.” The boys are back, indeed.
Written by Nicole Madden Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:58
Dead to Me deserves props for pushing forward and trying to find their new voice.
Written by John Shepherd Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:29
The album’s overall sentiment, rendered in his wavering but still-powerful baritone, seems to be, “It’s alright, I’m ready.”
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:48
Each of the five members pulls his weight perfectly, delivering an attention-grabbing performance and generating his share of infectious energy.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:45
Here, the length of a syllable is just as important as a guitar riff; time is irrelevant, meant to be bent to your will.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:42
At just four songs it’s woefully short, and even those four songs don’t quite know what to make of themselves.
Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 19 February 2010 20:06
But with each subsequent spin, despite my best efforts to stop it doing so, the disc got under my skin a little bit more.
Written by Courtney Rau Friday, 19 February 2010 19:34
Tension of the opposites is the key descriptive phrase here.
Written by Corey Woodruff Friday, 12 February 2010 12:20
This record never stays in one place for long—much like the band itself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00
Human Nature performed at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and have several multi-platinum albums to their credit.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:00
Sorry, haters, but if the biggest indie band in the class of '08 is going to fail, it's not on Contra.
Written by Kurt Klopmeier Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
Little Tybee plays mostly acoustic Americana with bass, violin and piano.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 16 December 2009 00:00
Classic Yiddish 78s from the Mayrent Collection (Living Traditions/JSP)
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