This Week In Music: 6/18-6/24

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

Monster Magnet: Mastermind – robust stoner
Silkworm: Italian Platinum – bombastic indie
Pretty Boy Floyd: Size Really Does Matter – garage glam
Mike & The Mechanics: Beggar On A Beach Of Gold – forgettably dull
Juliana Hatfield: God’s Foot – lost gems
Watershed: Fifth of July – refined power
Watershed: The More It Hurts, The More It Works – blistering cuts
Watershed: Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust, Vol. 2 – hit-filled set
Watershed: Brick and Mortar – energetic return
HiFi Handgrenades: Carry On – quick bursts
Sponge: New Pop Sunday – missed opportunity
Soul Asylum: Made to Be Broken – jagged energy
The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania – second rate
Redd Kross: Third Eye – sugary sweet
Glen Hansard: Rhythm And Repose – quiet intensity
Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – familiar ground
Rush: Clockwork Angels – heavier licks
The Go! Team: B-Sides & Rarities – bouncy mixture
The Wannadies: Before & After – catchy pop
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: She’s The One – solid songs
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Pay Attention – overly long

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