Reviews: 11/26/2007

Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 11/26/2007 CELEBRATION – THE MODERN TRIBE (4AD) Did you hear the one about the band who rocked it raw on their first album, then got all restrained and “mature” on their second album? Oh wait, that wasn’t a joke, that was my cliche review of the new … Continue reading Reviews: 11/26/2007

Reviews: 11/12/2007

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

Reviews: 10/29/2007

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

Reviews: 10/15/2007

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