Monthly Archives: February 2018

Váyanse o Mueren – The Maximones

Genre: Thrash Metal Format Reviewed: FlAC Rating: 7/10 Commentary: This is a really special find. The first full length released by The Maximones, a thrash metal band, from San Pedro Sacatepéquez, with great genre form and thoughtful, political commentary (e.g., a song about Guatemalans infected by syphilis in an notorious experiment by US scientists). I’m… Read More »

Starfire – Caitlyn Smith

Genre: Country Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 8.5/10 Commentary: I have been waiting for this album for 4 or 5 months now, after being teased by an EP that came out last year. Caitlyn Smith is a Nashville songwriter, apparently to the tune of hundreds of songs for other performs. This is her first… Read More »

Ruins – First Aid Kit

Genre: Folk/American Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7/10 Commentary: What an amazing album from this Swedish group. This Americana album is just so spontaneous and unself-conscious, and a great breath of fresh air. It seems to exist completely outside the “saving country music” “destroying country music” polemic which has gotten so heavy-handed these days.… Read More »