Less Than Jake – Greased – Review

June 3, 2001

Eight songs from Grease blazed through with no passion or personality. Eight songs you can barely sit through. Eight songs you’ll never want to hear again.

Leatherface – The Last – Review

June 3, 2001

Leatherface’s most daring record (also their shortest, and their last before breaking up for six years) gets a deserved rebirth, and I’ve got it on repeat.

Hotbox – Lickity Split – Review

June 3, 2001

Sexy, super-fast tunes like “Take You On,” “Poor Betty Blue” and “Let’s Get Stupid” sound kinda like what Pat Benetar woulda sounded like fronting a punk band.

The Explosion – Steal This – Review

April 1, 2001

It’s a return to the fast’n’furious punk roots, the kinda thing that made Boston a place that could release This is Boston, Not L.A. and not get laughed at.

Swingin’ Utters – Review

April 1, 2001

Swingin’ Utters ooze authenticity. This San Francisco band has been touring and doing it right for so long for so little, ya really oughtta buy ’em drinks.

Samiam – Astray – Review

April 1, 2001

Samiam has written an album of tunes most radio scrubs wish they had the brains to write, and most indie bands wish they had the melodic bones to understand.

Green Day – Warning – Reviews

April 1, 2001

Aside from the jumpy punkpop and acoustic touching Top 40 ballads, there’s a vulnerability and sadness and dark underbelly to the chipper, jangly threesome.

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