Wednesday, December 13 2006
In Richard Powers' world, where technology and humanity are inexorably fused, memory is a mashed-up maelstrom that's random and repetitive, elusive and deceptive.
Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. Having listened to the promo EP from Rose Hill Drive earlier in the year, the band
Tuesday, December 12 2006
When’s the last time you picked up a double-disc CD retrospective of a band that’s been around for a quarter of a century
A ready roughness, no lack of vigour or talent, a bit rushed. Genre: early Rolling Stones with Brian Jones.
Mute Math could make a huge, epic record, but all they've done here is show us they're capable of that without completely delivering.
JJ Baron is a consummate storyteller who weaves his tales around shimmering pedal steel and six-string acoustic. The singer’s debut album, Brand New
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