Sunday, November 4 2007
A rare album from 1971 is reissued and still doesn't live up to the hype.
Thursday, November 1 2007
Richard Youngs’ vast discography, frequent collaborations, and restless experimentation cannot disguise his continued devotion to the pursuit of electro-hymnal magic.
Chris Robley's second solo outing proves there will always be room for one more inventive multi-instrumentalist with a passion for telling tales from the dark side of life.
Country rock never will go out of style. Alberta Cross just wants to drive that point home.
Paul Anka gives his big band interpretations of radio hits a whole lot of sincere skill.
Boston's Death Before Dishonor dish out standard, cliché-laden hardcore fare, following the formula to the letter, with a few notable exceptions along the way.
Wednesday, October 31 2007
Former Gloria Record main man's first solo EP gets a proper release.
Sounding like a mix of XTC and Dinosaur Jr., The High Water Marks earn high marks for their new LP.
So what if the Tambourines sound a lot like a lot of British bands from ten years ago? Why does that have to be a bad thing?
If Saving Jane builds on what's unique and distinct about them, they have a world of potential. Until then, they have a record that hovers around being just average.
Black Devil in Dub looks to the past and present for the means to kill at discotheques.
Tuesday, October 30 2007
Not like the Cuban music familiar to Buena Vista fans but brisker, tangier, rougher, more earthy.
Cross-Atlantic pen pals -- Matt Shaw and Nick Grey -- join in an album of dream-like clarity and subtle, reticent epiphanies.
Jazzy lounge-club instincts make for the most entertaining moments on Poison Kiss, which, otherwise, is drowned out in mid-tempo pop-rock drudgery.
It's is Americana the beautiful, indeed.
On his second full-length, Italian electronic artist Touane doesn't sonically embrace variety as the spice of life.
Monday, October 29 2007
White's songs are quite good, but too often she sounds like singer/songwriters you've already heard.
The one-two punch of Kyte's first single "Planet" and its AA-side "Secular Ventures" (Maps remix) makes for an alternately contrasting and unified listen.
Deaverse Massive Vol. 1 is more fanservice than album proper.
A classy and mature, yet spirited soul album, the likes of which rarely get noticed these days.