This Week In Music (4/23-4/29)

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews:

Radio 4: Gotham! – uneven dancepunk
Pete Townshend: Deep End Live! – interesting takes
Superchunk: Cup of Sand – mixed bag
Sloan: The Double Cross – more awesomeness
Genesis: Foxtrot – still cooking
Samiam: Astray – melodic punk
Tiara: B-Sides & Rarities – unknown gems
Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight – angular anger
The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike – unabashed fun
The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends – mostly forgettable
Jack White: Blunderbuss – missing riffs
The War On Drugs: Future Weather EP – interesting grooves
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Bait & Switch – DIY punk
Brad: United We Stand – strong effort
Nathan Westwood: Piano Bed – delicate charms
Winger: In the Heart of the Young – poppy metal
Quiet Riot: Condition Critical – follow-up failure
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo – bluesier Petty
Moviola: The Year You Were Born – jangly lo-fi
Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (or what we did on our summer vacation) – dull covers
Struck By Lightning: True Predation – predictably screamy
Torche: Harmonicraft – blazing brilliance

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