Reviews > Music
No More Kings: No More Kings

This is the sort of music that MTV thrives upon: music driven by pop culture, and full of style rather than substance.

READ more
The Clientele: God Save the Clientele

Nothing less, but little more than you would expect from this consonant British band

READ more

6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mice Parade: Mice Parade

Mice Parade’s seventh album creates an interesting atmosphere throughout, but manages to sacrifice song craft in the process.

READ more

6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rich Boy: Rich Boy

Southern rap is a curious musical beast, all about extravagance, dancing, and general wildin' out amongst a decrepit background.

READ more

6 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mel Davis: Its About Time!

The inlay notes that Mel Davis endorses Hammond B-3 organs; he likes playing a lot of notes on the keyboard. The opener/title track is

READ more
Pablo Aslan: Buenos Aires Tango Standards

With his latest offering, Pablo Aslan makes an argument for a danceless tango music.

READ more
Ral Partha Vogelbacher: Shrill Falcons

The San Francisco band have come into their own, abandoning tongue-in-cheek fantasy in favour of a more sombre and mature approach.

READ more

3 May 2007 // 11:03 PM

Infidel: I, Oathbreaker

Greece's Infidel emerge with a respectable doom debut that suggests the only direction they'll go is up - oh, and the apocalypse is on the horizon!

READ more

3 May 2007 // 11:02 PM

acid android: purification

Yukihiro Awaji is mostly known as yukihiro, the drummer for L’Arc-en-Ciel, the kick-ass Japanese band that has sold 30 million albums in its homeland. Last

READ more
Various Artists: 14 Songs in 28 Days

The only thing more satisfying is knowing that there are hundreds -- nay, thousands -- more excellent and fantastic songs out there. Perhaps the next one will be yours.

READ more
Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies Are Men

Barenaked Ladies Are Men, apparently.

READ more
Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan: Pullhair Rubeye

A couple of kooks step forward with their debut release. They’re artists, they don’t look back. Pigeons beware!

READ more
Various Artists: I Belong to This Band

When the Sacred Harp singing starts, the only option is to join in.

READ more

3 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond

Beyond is the sound of a sorely missed band's return to form. Make no mistake, these guys haven't sounded this good in 20 years.

READ more
Cibo Matto: Pom Pom: The Essential Cibo Matto

Two Japanese women write songs about food, sample Duke Ellington, and set it all to sci-fi trip-hop beats. In other words: complete musical genius.

READ more
Future Clouds and Radar: Future Clouds and Radar

Former Cotton Mather frontman goes for the gold with debut as Future Clouds and Radar.

READ more

3 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bebo Valdes: Bebo

Veteran exile Cuban pianist solo, reviving a whole history of Cuban piano music, and lively with a slightly less veteran violinist.

READ more
Faber Drive: Seven Second Surgery

The debut from this Vancouver group has a shimmering, slick and glossy power pop/punk sound which is along the lines of Sum 41 and Simple Plan.

READ more
Various Artists: Urban Africa Club

East, West, and South Africa represent on Urban Africa Club.

READ more
Three5Human: A Swig from the Acid Bottle

Anyone who cares about music, especially as a force of change, is strongly encouraged to take a "swig" from Three5Human's choleric cocktail.

READ more
More Recent Reviews

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

READ the article