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Mick Harvey

Mick Harvey

TWO OF DIAMONDSMute Interesting solo album from the Bad Seeds member. Not as essential as any Bad Seeds material, but still this is a solid listen. A low-key folky/jazzy sound is present, and the songs veer between originals and well-selected [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Droid

Droid

DROIDEmotional Syphon Like most metalcore, this didn’t do much for me. The musicianship is solid, but there is nothing new going on here. Be careful. – Adam Naworal [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

THE ABATTOIR BLUES TOURMute, 2007 EXCELLENT 4-disc set from the legendary Cave’s last tour. Consisting of 2 CDs, documenting different shows, and 2 DVDs (also documenting different shows, along with a couple of music videos and behind-the-scenes bits), this is [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Mustangs And Madras

Mustangs And Madras

LA LECHUZALatest Flame, 2007 VERY much influenced by At The Drive-In, Mustangs and Madras fill the void that august entity left behind. If The Mars Volta doesn’t do it for you, these guys are HIGHLY recommended. Neat touches show up [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets

ZOOTIMEDim Mak, 2007 Hell yeah! Good ol’ fashioned power pop and garage rock is the order of the day here. Like a more fun Franz Ferdinand or an updated Elvis Costello, Mystery Jets rock out with due honors and also [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Tommie Sunshine presents

Tommie Sunshine presents

ULTRA ROCK REMIXEDUltra, 2007 This IS better than a lot of mix CDs. Artists like Kill Hannah, Mindless Self Indulgence, and the Faint get remixed. In all fairness, about half of the tracks work, while the other half really don’t [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Hannah Fury

Hannah Fury

THROUGH THE GASHMellowTraumatic, 2007 Hmmm. Interesting combination of Tori Amos-esque piano/ethereal vocal work and industrial textures. Hannah Fury has a powerful voice, and the music is impeccable. It DOES lose originality points, but overall this is a good solid listen. [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Alan Vega

Alan Vega

STATIONBlast First/Mute, 2007 Sadly this was a disappointment. Being a huge Alan Vega/Suicide fan, I was expecting more of the trademark lo-fi synthpunk that Vega is known for. Well, the MUSIC is still impeccable, but odd production pushes the vocals [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Battles

Battles

MIRROREDWarp, 2007 Battles brings talents from Helmet, Tomahawk, Lynx, Don Caballero, and Storm & Stress (as well as Tyondai Braxton, son of free jazz great Anthony Braxton) and blends them into an absolutely intoxicating brew. Nothing out there is really [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
The Winter Sounds

The Winter Sounds

PORCELAIN EMPIRELivewire, 2007 Interesting debut. This comes across as a jo9urney through your cool older sibling’s record collection. A definite Smiths influence, with touches of other 80s-through-90s indie bands. While this isn’t the most original sound, these guys pull it [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized