Reviews > Music

2 Aug 2006 // 9:01 AM

Ted Wulfers: Cheap Liquor

Ted Wulfers lives in a hard drinkin’, hard lovin’, hard livin’ world—all of which comes out on his eight-song mini-album, Cheap Liquor. These are

READ more
Cordovan: Highway 10 Blues

Gil Evans incorporated electronic music into his work, following up a conviction that the rhythm of new jazz should be, and had always been, what

READ more
Chip Taylor: Unglorious Hallelujah / Red, Red Rose

In these two discs, we get a full-on tour of the 62-year-old mind of one of the great American songwriters.

READ more
Silversun Pickups: Carnavas

This enjoyable disc hearkens back to when indie rock hooks were big, and the guitars sounded even bigger.

READ more
The Sleepy Jackson: Personality

The Sleepy Jackson have produced another album chock full of sparkling moments. Personality is a thing to be gradually discovered and eventually treasured.

READ more
Powerman 5000: Destroy What You Enjoy

Destroy What You Enjoy is so obviously directed toward the maintenance of a predefined image as to be a finger in the throat of all but the Hot Topic suburban drones that still find something appealing about this silly little band.

READ more

2 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edip Akbayram: Edip Akbayram

In Edip Akbayram's mouth, the dreamy, hopeful sunshine of hippie psychedelica has merged with a dramatic lament.

READ more
Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things

Manhattan Transfer vocalist's Latin gambit is risky and rewarding.

READ more

2 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

McFly: Just My Luck

English boy group McFly deliver an album of fun, bouncy guitar pop that's something of an unabashed guilty pleasure.

READ more
Basement Boys: The Basement Boys Presents Mudfoot Jones

The music of the mythical Mudfoot Jones swings, boogies, rocks, and sways like a congregation ought to when it’s calling up the Spirit. 

READ more
Various Artists: This Is Crucial Reggae: Funk Party

Listening to these reggae artists covering American soul hits gives you insight into the evolution of Jamaican music. After all, many reggae pioneers were raised

READ more
Various Artists: Sur La Mer Samp-Le-Mer

Noise label 5 Rue Christine’s first sampler initially looks like a rarities collection, but the “exclusive tracks” come off more like a compilation of also-rans

READ more
Andre Williams and the Diplomats of Solid Sound: Aphrodisiac

Andre Williams always talked through his tunes more than sang ‘em, and he does the same here. The difference between this disc and the 70-year-old’

READ more
DragonForce: Inhuman Rampage

Are these guys serious?! Oh, screw it. "Cry for eee-TERNITYYYY!"

READ more

1 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Wailin Jennys: Firecracker

Canadian trio makes a glorious racket with mix of traditional country-folk and elegant vocal harmonies.

READ more
Da Muzicianz: Da Muzicianz

Booty-centric rap side project actually worth a listen.

READ more
Midlake: The Trials of Van Occupanther

Is it a concept album? Is it a rock opera? It doesn't matter because ultimately this is one of the best albums of 2006.

READ more

1 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The 5 Browns: No Boundaries

They are five fingers of the same talented hand, and if they just happen to bring in a younger audience to the Classical Appreciation Club, more power to them.

READ more

1 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Voicst: 11-11

The bar has been raised and the gauntlet is down. I would love to hear a better collection of songs this year, but I won't be holding my breath.

READ more

31 Jul 2006 // 10:30 AM

Brookville: Life in the Shade

Opening with a great Coldplay knockoff called “Blue Morning”, Brookville’s second LP is nothing if not melodic.  However, the simple strings, warm synth

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

READ the article