Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 11/12/2007 ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – SINCE THE LAST TIME (Vagabond) The album title says it all. It’s been a long time since the last time Arrested Development did much. “Mr. Wendell” made a lot of sense in the days of pre-Chronic hip hop, but a lot’s changed in … Continue reading Reviews: 11/12/2007
Dee-troit rock and roller follows the Farmer’s Almanac.
A Seattle MC has a weakness for deep fried mac ‘n cheese.
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 10/29/2007 MAPS – WE CAN CREATE (Mute Records) Shoe gazing has come full circle with its relatively brief retirement. Now spliced-genre versions of My Bloody Valentine crop up as if to eclipse dance punk as the genre du jour. M83 has successfully built fuzzy little epics from … Continue reading Reviews: 10/29/2007 →
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 10/15/2007 BLOCKHEAD – UNCLE TONY’S COLORING BOOK (Ninja Tune Records) Under this moniker, Tony Simon, has been the beat butcher and baker behind some of backpack rap’s greatest emcees like Aesop Rock and Slug. On this solo outing, with many dark and deft cuts offered by DJ … Continue reading Reviews: 10/15/2007 →
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 9/24/2007 DEER TICK – WAR ELEPHANT (Feow Records) I found myself becoming increasingly hostile while listening to this album. Folk dude sings the blues, yeah yeah. Some time around having heard the same song for the 9th time, my suspicion was confirmed. I was being conned. My … Continue reading Reviews: 9/24/2007 →
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 9/10/2007 OUTFORMATION – TRAVELER’S REST (Outerprise Records) I’ve never really been one to join a drum circle and I’d never be caught dead (pun intended) in tye-die. Bongos are usually a red flag and so are strong ties within the jam community. That said, Outformation owes a … Continue reading Reviews: 9/10/2007 →
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 8/27/2007
Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 8/13/2007
A not so common look at the not so common festival. by Phillip Fairbanks Though the festivities didn’t begin until June, my Bonnaroo story begins in March, when I got my confirmation that I would indeed be receiving press credentials and tickets for the big show. In a way, here in early July, I’m coming full circle as I put … Continue reading Special Report: Bewilderoo, TN →