Tuesday, August 6 2013
Songs Cycled boasts melodies and arrangements that would have made as much sense in 1933 as in 2013, though the lyrics occasionally acknowledge the political and environmental tumult of the early 21st century.
Wednesday, September 5 2012
Republicans love rock 'n' roll -- almost as much as the bands loathe them. Here are five songs the GOP can call its own.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
This is not the sound of a band trying to branch out and try something different, per se; Figurines winds up sounding like stuff you’ve heard elsewhere, and done a whole lot better.
Friday, October 15 2010
Stephen Rowland kicks off a series of retrospectives to showcase Beach Boys and Beach Boys-related material that is not very popular, rare, or has been forgotten completely.
Thursday, September 9 2010
Presenting the debut of a new regular feature on Sound Affects: Counterbalance, where Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger debate the merits of some of the most critically-acclaimed albums of all time.
Tuesday, April 20 2010
Tuesday, June 5 2007
Wednesday, March 28 2007
It's the ultimate in the band A = band B + band C style of music criticism, and it grows old quickly.
Thursday, October 12 2006
Essentially a Brian Wilson solo effort, on which the ravaged, troubled genius takes a few more painful steps toward a purifying simplicity.