Some music reviews
Reigning Sound - Love and Curses, 2009
Is there anything Greg Cartwright can't do?
Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall, 2009
I couldn't get that into his other stuff but I love this one. Seems like he's jumping from one genre to another on each album and this one is super poppy. I like it so much that I need to go back and listen to the earlier stuff that I had dismissed too readily.
Box Elders - Alice and Friends, 2009
Sounds like 1981 era Violent Femmes trying to sound like 2007 era Black Lips. Nice.
The Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band, 2009
Kind of like the Pernice Bros. to me. Their albums have some incredibly catchy stuff and then some boring stuff. However, I do think that their hit to miss ratio is higher than the Pernice Bros. I like this album quite a bit.
Cass McCombs - Catacombs, 2009
Found this boring, then I really liked it. Pleasant late evening late summer on the porch music - but with a bit of a menacing edge to it.
Chris Knox - Beat, 2000
I mentioned on Facebook that I was listening to a mid 90's Knox Cd. The Noiseboy immediately mentioned that I should listen to this one. It turns out that eMusic doesn't have the largest selection of Knox albums but they do have this one. Thank you Noiseboy. Thank you eMusic. Hooray!
The Donnas - The Donnas, 1998
Why oh why did I not listen to this band back in the day? Better late than never. The Ramones meets Bratmobile by way of Nikki and the Corvettes. Awesome.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - I Stand Alone, 2006
Why oh why did I not listen to this guy back in the day? Better late than never. Such a warm voice. So dry. Sit by a campfire, drink some whiskey, talk about your days with Woody Guthrie. Awesome.
Lee Fields & the Expressions - My World, 2009
I listened to this album for over a month before I discovered it wasn't from 40 years ago. What the hell? Fantastic album.
The Black Hollies - Casting Shadows, 2008
Neither black or the Hollies but still 60's fantastic.
Dinosaur Jr - Farm, 2009
I had Bug back in the day but never really got into this band. That has been corrected. I like this album a lot and I'm catching up on the classics through eMusic.
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Wilco - Wilco (The Album), 2009
I like this but there are a few ehs. In general, I think I like this band's even number output better than odd. Thus Being There over A.M. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot over Summerteeth. Sky Blue Sky over A Ghost is Born. I'm guaranteed to really like their next album.
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Elliott Smith - Roman Candle, 1994
This is the one Elliott Smith album I wasn't too familiar with so I decided to give it a listen. Kind of dull, don't you think?
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