Thursday, January 25 2007
Thomas Hardy's history, contradictions, now seem less obscure.
New Rally-X continues Namco's self-cribbing of the collect-junk-in-a-maze template.
With help from some of the finer Canadian roots rock/alt. country artists behind him (members of Blue Rodeo and Oh Susanna), Justin Rutledge seems
Wednesday, January 24 2007
One of hip-hop's favorite deejays mixes a winner.
Between the two of them, French Toast founders Jerry Busher and James Canty have been in a half dozen highly regarded DC post punk bands,
Hall of Justus, otherwise known as the Justus League, is a team of up-and-coming rappers and producers from North Carolina who have been lingering on
A troubled family struggles toward redemption in Alice Hoffman's 'Skylight Confessions'.
Don’t let the cover or the photo on the back fool you, these guys wouldn’t know emo rock if they tripped over it.
Tuesday, January 23 2007
MiniDisc finally hits CD. Confusion ensues.
The album wants to move you. But first, it's gotta connect.
This compilation features “Ethno Dance/Lounge Culture music” from New York City nightclubs. Sensual electronic effects bathe the dozen recordings. These beats accent a multitude
The song titles are almost as bad as the tunes themselves.
Monday, January 22 2007
On his second solo record, the Savatage frontman shows signs of returning to the glory days.
Sally Doherty’s gift to the world is the lovely clarity of her voice. There’s no sign of strain when she sings, it’s
Listening to so much middling power metal in 2006, it comes as an enormous relief to finally hear from a band that knows how to do
The big boogie and when, why it ended.
Getting the attention of Fall Out Boy’s label and Motion City Soundtrack never hurts in getting your name out. But fortunately the buzz about
Sunday, January 21 2007
When a CD is accompanied by a booklet containing a lengthy, meticulously detailed story to serve as a mere introduction to the whopping, 68-minute album,
The comparisons with Fennesz go so far, as do those with Tim Hecker. But on his second album, Jerome Deuson (a.k.a aMute) expands
Stay with me here, please. In 1968, Chuck Mangione and Roger Karshner are in Cleveland. There they decide to give “musical interpretations” to the paintings of