Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Capsule Reviews > Music

Thursday, September 6 2007

Kathryn Williams: Leave To Remain

Fragile and very, very soothing, Williams rarely misses the mark on these 10 songs.


Derailers: Under the Influence of Buck

The Derailers’ music has always shown the influence of Buck Owens, but this is the first time they have taken the man’s catalogue head on.


Moha!: Norwegianism

Everything about Norwegianism is designed to turn away the casual listener.


Naked Eyes: Fumbling with the Covers

Former Naked Eyes singer co-opts his old band's name for this pleasant set of solo acoustic cover tunes.


Rainman: Bigga Than Life

Southern gangsta rap takes a soggy nose dive into crunk cliché via limp and lagging Biggie Smalls poses.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

Alamo Race Track: Black Cat John Brown

Getting a track on Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t generally make one think that a band is going to be particularly interesting. There’s no


Infinito 2017 & Unagi: You and Eye

Excellent hip-hop that merges a California beat technician with an Illinois lyricist. Brevity is its only flaw.


Project Jenny, Project Jan: XOXOXOXOXO

More pop music should have this much fun.


Blake Rainey and His Demons: The Dangerous Summer

Roots-oriented singer-songwriter Blake Rainey has been known in smaller circles around Georgia, but hopefully this record makes him break out into bigger circles.


The Cult Inside My Head: Stalking Horse

The whole thing comes off like Iggy Pop trying to make a John Frusciante solo album and failing miserably.


Tuesday, September 4 2007

Ferraby Lionheart: Catch The Brass Ring

Lionheart has definitely nabbed the Brass Ring with this release.


Donavon Frankenreiter: Recycled Recipes

The latest from the bearded surfie troubadour is a good old covers EP.


Tammy Cochran: Where I Am

Love and heartbreak in a neat, adorable package.


Save Pluto: Age of Lowered Expectations

Save Pluto offer a course in Power Pop 101 on their debut.


Arti & Mestieri: First Live In Japan

Arti & Mestieri’s jazz-cum-rock is a distinct relative of Zappa (Frank, not Moon Unit) with its winding feel, tempo-changes and fine musicianship.


Monday, September 3 2007

Patrick Cleandenim: Baby Comes Home

Patrick Cleandenim loves Scott Walker. That much is clear from the rich, poppy orchestrations of his '60s gazing tunes.


Suzy Bogguss: Sweet Danger

While old fans may be disappointed, this should find Bogguss a new audience that enjoys sophisticated tunes that would seem at home in classy nightclub.


Code Pie: The Most Trusted Name in Yous

Code Pie's second album deserves any confectionary descriptors it might get, but it's not the usual sort of sugary pop.


Dephazz: Days of Twang

Days of Twang revisits familiar terrain with Pit Baumgartner’s trademark mix of laidback electronica, jazz, and soul.


Kleveland: Kleveland

Portland riff-rockin' trio turn in a solid sophomore album.


Now on PopMatters
Announcements
PM Picks

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.