Carlotta – Promessa – Review

February 22, 2002

Just when the beats start to get a bit hypnotic – or dare I say predictable – there’s a catchy but certainly not overproduced chorus.

Quasi – The Sword of God – Review

February 22, 2002

The duo of Sleater Kinney’s Janet Weiss and Sam “Puffy” Coomes (he of Heatmeiser and Elliot Smith sidemandom) are local heroes here in Portland, Ore-gone.

Postal Blue – Review

February 22, 2002

Kinda like The Smiths with Starflyer 59 vocals. Very sensual, very melodic, very scene-setting.

Fenix*TX – Lechuza – Review

February 22, 2002

Blink-182 knock-offs that haven’t developed into much of anything on their own, not that the record-buying public seems to notice or care.

Donna De Lory – Bliss – Review

February 22, 2002

Take one measure of east Asian instruments, fold in simple synths, stir with a cello, and add Madonna’s slow, sweet voice circa Bedtime Stories.

Default – The Fallout – Review

February 22, 2002

Sounds like Lifehouse. Or any post-Creed band with less big-chested vocals. It’s radio rock and, as both the band and record name state, it’s all the same.

Couch – Profane – Review

February 22, 2002

Couch is a fluid and graceful band, and with Profane being their fourth album, they seem to have had time to settle into a style.

Burning Airlines – Identikit – Review

February 22, 2002

These guys still rock your fucking ass. Just because they’re intelligent and superior musicians doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten how to connect emotionally.

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