Friday, December 13 2013
Just Desserts is, top to bottom, filled with songs that are memorably funny, pensive, angry and just bitterly honest.
A Chicago trio delivers an exhilarating blast of sneering, snarling, punk-fueled heavy metal.
Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.
Thursday, December 12 2013
Although this lacks some of the teeth of its source material, it is a powerful document nonetheless, buoyed by outstanding performances and a straightforward, no-nonsense visual style.
The two-disc, Blu-Ray release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones really, really wants you to be absorbed in that world.
1985's Hallelujah All the Way Home is not just a Flying Nun gem, it's an underappreciated rock record of the 80's, and Juvenilia is a solid companion piece to the album.
Cover to cover, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a solid collection, well rounded, well researched, and written in an accessible tone.
The cover photo alone, with Hendrix singing and jamming on his upside-down Strat, is enticing and captures in one frame the energy he delivers to this entire performance.
Odd Future collective MellowHigh thrive off of being cocky and unapologetic on debut MellowHigh.
For what it's worth, this is the greatest homage to late '70s horror movie music ever recorded.
Wednesday, December 11 2013
Are these girl-power barrel racers post-feminist figures?
This "Rich Mahogany Edition" of Anchorman features lots of bonus stuff, including an extended cut and the supplemental film, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.
I’ve come to understand the dream as one primarily fueled by anxiety. It's a twisted sort of wish-fulfillment…
It takes a complex writer to capture the complexity of Roger Waters, and to shine light on what we admire and dislike about this musical genius.
Yes, The Beast Within is about a shape-shifting insect kid who runs around attacking people while still wearing his letterman’s jacket.
It's alien, it's weird, and I want more.
Despite containing any number of intriguing moments, A History From Behind the Lens fails to provide a coherent overview of the art form.
If the walking dead could dance, this is the music they would dance to.
In the contest of character, Camus bests Sartre time and time again.
There's no reason not to pick this one up if you’re looking for a tight compilation of recent music from one of the greats. As a document of a transitional period in Yoakam’s lengthy career, it works well.