Uncyclopedia – Review

April 27, 2007

“You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. You may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to this.”

The Charms – Easy Trouble – Review

April 27, 2007

The Charms hit signifiers (organ, chintzy brat vocals) more than the thing itself. The “rock me shock me” guitars flop on the bass/drums rather than ride’m.

Blonde Redhead – 23 – Review

April 27, 2007

Reverbed-out piano chords, shimmering guitars, and haunting/floating vocals: It’s driving, heartbroken, mysterious, addictive, emotive, affecting, and exotic.

Dwarves – FEFU – Review

April 20, 2007

Young girls, little people, blood, sex ‘n’ violence have been explicitly expressed via song and performance as the Dwarves spill seed into their third decade.

Sasquatch – II – Review

April 20, 2007

Heavy classic-rock power-trio thump, stoner rock by way of Walsh-era James Gang, Red Album-era Grand Funk, and Ted Nugent’s debut.

Ghost Rider – Review

April 20, 2007

By unabashedly “borrowing” elements that made God of War so great, the developers save this game from a one-way trip to throwaway movie tie-in hell.

Phased – Medications – Review

April 20, 2007

Heavy rock tuned into the lumbering trudge that flows in Sabbath’s wake and the down-tuned desert vibe Kyuss gifted to the EEC, where it lives and breathes.

Pain of Salvation – Scarsick – Review

April 20, 2007

Start with Clawfinger, then add a little OSI, for Scarsick contains nü metal riffs, rappy vocals, and then lots of trippy contemplating bits textured up nicely.

New Skin – Review

April 20, 2007

So many styles of new wave: Siouxsie & The Banshees, Berlin, and more. Led by gritty guitars, with beats that could be hanging out at any retro club at 2 am.

My Sleeping Karma – Review

April 20, 2007

Firmly in the rock tradition of drums, bass, keys, and guitar with an affection for the classic rootage of ’60s Pink Floyd and ’70s Hawkwind.

Middian – Age Eternal – Review

April 20, 2007

Mike Scheidt of YOB. The songs are long and ever-changing, Mike sings through the chorus pedal, and crushing guitar riffs abound at nearly every moment.

Earth – Hibernaculum – Review

April 20, 2007

Hibernaculum, which could also be regarded as a companion piece to Hex, reimagines three earlier Earth pieces in the Hex style, and the results are compelling.

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