Category Archives: Uncategorized

September Roundup – Many Genres

Bah! Things are so busy. We are coming out of the July slump though, and there is good music to be had. Here it is. This Gift is a Curse – A Throne of Ash Genre: Blacker than most of you will be able to stomach Rating: 8.5/10 Commentary: Really good. Really dark. Listen here… Read More »

Mediocre Albums Run-up – August Edition

Here are three highly anticipated albums, which have all gotten better reviews than they deserve. They are all fine. They are all fun to listen to. They are all a solid 5/10. Bruce Springsteen – Western Starts Genre: Stadium Americana Rating: 5/10 Commentary: The best songs are the cheesy ones. Listen here      … Read More »

The Hollering Pines – Moments in Between

Genre: Country/Folk Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 9/10 Commentary: This is in the running for best country album of the year so far. Really amazing, and it just grows and grows the more you listen to it. More info: here. Listen: here.

Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex

Genre: Intergalactic Symphonic Metal Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 8.5/10 Commentary: Fly high into space to charge my Laser Powered Goblin Smasher! Fly high into space to wield my Thunder Striking Wizard Thrasher! Fly high into space to raise my Heavy Metal Darklord Crasher! More info: here. Listen: here.

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Rainford

Genre: Reggae Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7/10 Commentary: There is a cricket on the moon, apparently. And, there’s this quote, which somehow makes it all make sense “My socks are telepathic. My pants are telepathic. Everything I wear is telepathic! I have a cap that I like a lot. It gives me my… Read More »

Waterboys – Where the Action is

Genre: Nostalgia Rock Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7/10 Commentary: So with the many extra bonus tracks I just assumed this was a reissue of back catalog (especially since it includes the excellent “Out of All This Blue”, again).. but apparently this is a whole new album which I didn’t realize for several weeks..… Read More »

Holly Herndon – PROTO

Genre: Electronic Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 9/10 Commentary: This grows on you. Solitary, and thoughtful. More info: here. Listen: here.

The Cranberries – In the End

Genre: Rock Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 8.5/10 Commentary: Sad, of course. And good. Hard to believe these were demo vocal recordings. More info: here. Listen: here.

Country Music Round Up – June 2019

It’s been a really good month for the genre. Doug Seegers – A Story I got to Tell Genre: Your Dad’s Country Rating: 9/10 Commentary: Perfectly traditional, and really good. Listen here           Ian Noe – Between the Country Genre: Interstitial Appalachian folk Rating: 8/10 Commentary: Modern Appalachian country. Not self-mocking,… Read More »

Felice Brothers – Undress

Genre: Americana Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 3.5/10 Commentary: Almost unlistenably smug and tedious, another ineffectual contribution to the culture wars from the Felice Brothers. More info: here. Listen: here.