Friday’s 5 Faves: Cover Songs That Work (But Shouldn’t)

Throughout the history of rock music, a well-done cover song has made good songs great and lame songs cool. Unfortunately, there have also been plenty of misses. Some of the best covers are the one’s you’d never expect to work. Here are my top five Read More …

This Week In Music: 11/5-11/11

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: FireHouse: Prime Time – heavier riffage Cabaret Voltaire: Hai! – more disjointed Mike + The Mechanics: Rewired – electronic indulgence Tindersticks: Simple Pleasure – bare bones Poison: Look What The Cat Dragged In – party rock Rush: Read More …

This Week In Music: 10/22-10/28

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Titus Andronicus: Local Business – anthemic punk XTC: Go 2 – some good Winger: Winger – attempted braininess Stereolab: Switched On – noisy beats Soul Asylum: Time’s Incinerator – raw beginnings Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump – Read More …

This Week In Music: 7/16-7/22

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Ours : Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy) – occasionally overwraught Winger: Karma – surprisingly fun XTC: Skylarking – disjointed pop The Nation Blue: A Blueprint For Modern Noise – screamo post-punk Baroness: Yellow & Green – melodic Read More …

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 – 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 (4/9 – 4/15)

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Mouse on Mars: Parastrophics – energetic inconsistency Robert Pollard: Mouseman Cloud – musically underwhelming Remy Zero: The Golden Hum – few highlights Soul Asylum: Say What You Will Clarence – raggedly uneven Vandenberg: Alibi – expert wankery Ours: Distorted Lullabies – Muse Read More …