Eight Days Gone - Silence To The Naysayers
Larry: Nay, Nay, Nay, Nay, Nay.
Darrel: Blander than Creed, people don't listen to this
stuff anymore, do they?
Daryl: Man, Collective Soul got old. What, this isn't
The Break Up - She Went Black
Larry: Daisy Chainsaw meets the Cramps. Good beats. I
Darrel: Low fi, garage rock. Not bad, but awfully repetitive.
Daryl: It's catchy. It draws you in a little bit. It's
the Album Leaf - In A Safe Place
Larry: Blissfully melancholy lullabies for 20-somethings.
Aurally beautiful, full of lush textures and stark brilliance.
Darrel: Really beautiful atmospheric pieces chopped up
by crappy drumbeats. Sleep happy, wake annoyed.
Daryl: Music to make your chakras tingle.
Dick: This is on Subpop? when did Subpop grow up?
Lemon - Weight Of The World
Larry: Soul-less white soul. Al Green's rolling in his
grave while Geroge Michael dances on it.
Darrel: Pet Shop Boys. Disco sucks. Roland Orzibal. Blue
eyed souls usually sucks. Morrissey sucks.
Daryl: Just as sour as it's name.
Dick: One guy is named Thor. That's pretty cool. And
the coffee can congas. That's funny.
Son Of The Velvet Rat - By My Side
Larry: Music to kill yourself by.
Darrel: Drearier than Clann Zu. If beat were any slower
we'd have cardiac arrest.
Daryl: Don't jump man, it isn't worth it.
Bobbleheads - Automatic Fun
Larry: Barenaked Ladies travel back in time to 1968 to
join forces with the Association.
Darrel: English Beat doing a happy hippy musical. Very
Hollies, Lovin' Spoonful... slight Madness.
Daryl: Very 60's poppy. They must be very happy with
Various Artists - Reggae's Finest
Larry: Great dancehall collection. Perfect for your next
fiesta hacienda, complete with Reggaeton tracks por los hombres.
Darrel: How can you have a cd called Reggae's Finest
and have no real reggae?
Daryl: KC Jockey and Vybz Kartel are inventive and the
spanish is fun. Too Hollywood.
Dick: I can't take my eyes off the cd cover, and centerfold.
Antietam - Victory Park
Larry: Out of tune lo-fi dream pop. Recognizable riffs
drowning in reverb. Singer's need autotune.
Darrel: The first Antietam was a human tragedy. This
Antietam is even worse.
Daryl: I'd like to teach the world to sing... 70's folk
rock disguised as modern rock.
Dick: That's a whiskey bottle? I thought it was a tabasco
Amberjack Rice - Get So Little
Larry: Austin's best kept secret. Great blues, awesome
country, music for the sake of excellent music.
Darrel: Loose country and country blues from dark juke
joints. Cool and funny.
Daryl: Honky tonk/roadhouse bluesy rock. Good stuff!
Dick: That guitar in that speaker over there. I like
that one best.
PH10 - In Helmutvision
Larry: Decent progressions, samples and bass. Same tired
beats. Cleans better than phisoderm. Ph balanced.
Darrel: Inventive rhythms and sample heavy grooves make
the rave world spin. It fits.
Daryl: Run of the mill NY hip hop/electronica. Not inspired
Klear - Makin' Noise
Larry: Good, solid alterna-hard rock incorporating more
folky and heartfelt melodies. Dark, heavy, engaging.
Darrel: Velvet Revolver has a new opening act!
Daryl: Hard drivin', hard drinkin' hard rockin', hard
ballading... Van Halen called, looking for their next singer.
Dick: This sounds like rock and/or roll.
Glenn Kidd - Aura Of Grace
Larry: "Can I Borrow a Feeling" bad. Worse
than you can imagine.
Darrel: The ultimate white elephant gift.
Daryl: This gives Christian music a bad name. And that's
saying a lot.
Oscar Jordan - Eclectic Soul
Larry: The blues of Tom Principato with the gospel soul
of James Brown. Well done, Oscar.
Darrel: Hot, chi-town styled blues. Buddy guy and a little
Bill Withers on the ballads. A+
Daryl: Hey Lenny, somebody stole your sound and funked
Dick: "I Liked you Better When You Were Drinking"
is one of my favoritest songs ever now.
Even - Downpayment On Future Glories (1995-2003)
Larry: Move over Kinks, now there's something Kinksier.
Brilliant Britpop spanning the genre's classic best.
Darrel: If you could imagine John Lennon mixed with Paul
McCartney. Maybe a little Geroge Harrison.
Daryl: A little bit Vines, a little bit Strokes. You
can always count on the Aussies.
Dick: A bit more 60's than Ilikemost of my new Australian
Britpop... But AWESOME!
The Exit - Home For An Island
Larry: Like old U2 and Police updated for the new millenium.
Solid, engaging, inspiring rock music.
Darrel: Do some research before naming your overproduced
band. Write songs in your range. Wear sunscreen.
Daryl: Add a dash of the Police, a pinch of U2, water
it down and you've got the Exit.
i/dex - Seqsextend
Larry: Byelorussian electronic soundscapes. Downbeat,
offbeat, arhythmic, textural, fascinating, low, chimy, interesting,
a bit loungy.
Darrel: The least amount of noise you can make and legally
call it music.
Daryl: Very laid back, sedate, ultra techno lounge.
Dick: Remember the center groove on vinyl? This uses
that for the rhythm tracks. It's cool.
Kotra - Dissilient
Larry: They are making the feedback feedback on teh feedback.
This may be considered art...
Darrel: random squawks fcompiled for the sole purpose
of destroying critics' ears. No one will buy it.
Daryl: Obviously the product of secret Soviet medical
Dick: Look at the cool stamps from the Ukraine!
Josh Todd - You Made Me
Larry: Halfway decent sound for a dying genre.
Darrel: Fans of Buckcherry will relish the arrival of
Daryl: Uninspired, cookie-cutter rock music elicits a
shrug and a "meh."
Zug Island - 3:33
Larry: Points for production and dynamics. Very sonically
beautiful & melancholy - Reminiscent of early 90's Ozzy.
Darrel: Nice deep voice, but he sounds 50. Faith No More
meets Dio. Good production.
Daryl: They're on Insane Clown Posse's label... What
more do you need?
Tober - Harajuku No Emo Ko
Larry: Taking emo and making it interesting again. Mascis
style disharmony over lo-fi drums and clever guitars.
Darrel: Highly listenable math-rock with lyrics about
things we can all dig. Lunchboxes, comic books, girls.
Daryl: He's got interesting phrasing where he drags over
the end of the measure.
Dick: Weezer should sound so good. Screwy syncopation,
funny lyrics, drunk guitars. This emo ain't emo!
Fixmer/McCarthy - Between the Devil...
Larry: Former Nitzer Ebb frontman plays the same old
tricks. Slightly danceable, nothing groundbreaking.
Darrel: Don't they know they closed all the clubs that
played this shit? Buy a damned guitar.
Daryl: These guys have listened to a lot of Fiction 8.
But not enough.
Dick: Sounds like Nitzer Ebb. chunk.Sounds like Nitzer
Ebb. chunk.Sounds like Nitzer Ebb. chunk.
Kultur Shock - Kultura Diktatura
Larry: Fiery gypsy music, Slavic and Spanish, infused
with molten metal. mindblowing like Primitive Reason.
Darrel: Is he really singing "Tutti Frutti Gelato"?
this is brilliant.
Daryl: Get that balalaika out of the pit!.
Dick: Awesome multi-rhythmic gypsy hard rock. Cross-cultural
references from Klezmer to metal to samba and punk.
Catheters - Howling... It Grows And Grows
Larry: If the Hives/White Stripes are a bit tame for
you... this is your band!
Darrel: Garage punk has moved to the next level. Noisy,
energetic and wild!.
Daryl: This decade's garage revival should be up... Now.
See you in ten years.
Dick: Raw garage with Screaming Cheetah sleaze. Manic
stuff to make you frug!
Nobody, Et Al. - Nothing, Etc.
Larry: Nice mellow hippy folk rock for youtwenty-somethings.
Well read, well versed, smooth like great whiskey.
Darrel: Eagle Eye Cherry with a clarinet? It's pretty...
boring, that is..
Daryl: Isn't that Natalie from Facts Of Life? She's cute.
Must be the cellist.
Ray Mason Band - Idiot Wisdom
Larry: Elvis Costello's sillier brother plays bluesy
soul that will keep you laughing and dancing.
Darrel: A little soul, blues, and jazz by a singer with
little soul, blues or jazz.
Daryl: I liked his old songs like "Mother Invention"
and "I'm Just A Bill".
Johnathan Rice - Trouble Is Real
Larry: Stirring, inspirational, orchestrated balladry.
Full sound, dumb shaggy hair, stellar voice.
Darrel: Move over Coldplay! Piss off, Damien Rice. Johnathan's
the real deal. Watch out world!
Daryl: Good morning shtarshine, the earth shays hello.
Thish shinger shoounds shcottish.
Dick: Smoky vocals haunt thickly orchestrated semi-Britpop.
Amazing songwriter... much more depth than 21 years allows.
Soltero - The Tongues You Have Tied
Larry: Indie-alt-folk filled with clever lyrics, odd
tempo beats and dark moods. Paul Simon on absynthe.
Darrel: That 60's French movie song sucks. Loo-loo-loo
is not a proper lyric!
Daryl: Drunk lounge music. Melancholy Nick Drake folk.
Leonard Cohen swigging Bombay Sapphire.
Dick: Quirky, brilliant songs brimming with soul and
depth. Down tempo, but never boring.
Dum Dum Project - Desi Vibes
Larry: Most watered down dance and raga music ever. Great
for background or meditation... maybe.
Darrel: this is what you listen to while waiting for
the music to start.
Daryl: Once again, Westerners fuck up some peoples' music.
They should hear Kultur Shock.
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