Monday, December 11 2006
Languid lo-fi pop from some LA drifters.
The guitarist of death-punk outfit Form of Rocket is named Peter Makowski. There is a song at the end of the album titled “Peter
Landon Pigg’s debut album is not at all what I expected from this former kiddie-music singer (his credits include a pair of Ronald McDonald
At times, this is rather painful dance rock to listen to, going nowhere fast.
Sunday, December 10 2006
NYC punk rockers want to be your Joey Ramone... but fare best when they take things down a notch.
The Inner Banks have crafted a gorgeous, warm, gently winding debut worth returning to again and again.
After receiving a limited edition release in 1998, the self-titled album by Phonophani eventually became one of the most critically acclaimed electronic records ever to come
The Comfies are comfortable, almost too comfortable on some of these songs.
Thursday, December 7 2006
Even if they write interesting lyrics, pop musicians will be destined for insignificance if their music is no good. Fortunately, Sprites demonstrate melodic gifts and
Which “Co” do you like better: Coldplay or Copeland? You’ll probably say the former, ‘cos you may not have heard of the latter,
Jump blues-jazz, very accomplished, solidly bejewelled with Camille Howard's boogie piano, good jazz solos, and Milton sang well.
To put it bluntly: In those dying days, Ottoman leaders killed most of Turkey's Christians, just as Nazi Germany would kill most of its Jews.
Soulful guitar rock with a Southern-fried charm.
Wednesday, December 6 2006
In any other year, Fresh Maggots… Hatched would easily have claimed the title of best maggot-themed album of the year. Released in 1971, it will instead
Hamilton de Holanda plays a 10-string mandolin. He plays it really really well.
Yes, Virginia, there is another mystery writer in Scotland besides Ian Rankin.
New Aussie hip-hop fails to add much to a soon-to-be-bloated scene.
Like the process of becoming experienced, these poems ask us to pay attention.
Still enough of a giant.
Tuesday, December 5 2006
She may have played a bigger country star in Nashville than she ever became in the actual music industry, but Ronee Blakley’s largely forgotten