This Week In Music: 7/2-7/8

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Matthew Sweet: In Reverse – underappreciated epic The Saints: Eternally Yours – buzzsaw punk Prong: Carved Into Stone – metal fury Rufus Wainwright: Want One – audacious theatricality Steelheart: Tangled in Reins – party rock Cats In Boots: Kicked & Klawed – Read More …

This Week In Music: 6/4-6/10

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Gaza Strippers: From the Desk of Dr. Freepill – full throttle Samiam: Whatever’s Got You Down – middle road Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies – classic Sweet Sleater Kinney: One Beat – strong chorus’ Redd Kross: Show World – lost treasure Tindersticks: Read More …

This Week In Music (4/2-4/8)

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Mercury Rev: All Is Dream – subdued experimentation Hot Hot Heat: Happiness Ltd. – mellower rave-ups Granddaddy: Excerpts From the Diary of Todd Zilla EP – spaceless rock Graham Coxon: A Plus E – disjointed pop Traindodge: On a Lake Read More …

A “Best Of” Flashback

Recently my wife Katie and I started some very early Spring cleaning when I discovered some old “Best Of” mix CDs I made years ago. As with revisiting any of-the-moment list, some tracks are no-brainers (Wilco, Manics, Twilight Singers) that are still in rotation, while others Read More …

This Week In Music (11/21-11/27)

A short week because of the holiday, but I managed to squeeze some music in, along with pithy two-word reviews: Back Off Cupids: Back Off Cupids – mellow instrumentals Choo Choo Train: High EP – sugary sweet Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Come Find Yourself – douchey knuckleheads Gaunt: Read More …

This Week In Music (10/31-11/6)

I know you were wondering what I was listening to this week. Luckily, I keep track of such things, and even provide a two-word review. Exciting, eh? Choo Choo Train: The Brian Rose EP – slight pop Free Ride: Dead Man’s Hand – whiskey rock Read More …