Infidel – I, Oathbreaker – Review

November 1, 2009

Safely straddling the line between super stoner-heavy and FM rock radio. They sound best when Dennis Kostopoulos’ guitars roar with Sabbath-like fury.

Sebastian Bach – Angel Down – Review

April 1, 2008

Looks good, digi, cool cover, even cooler title. Stupid though, complaining that a record is too high fidelity and the drummer is the best you’ve ever heard.

The 69 Eyes – Angels – Review

September 28, 2007

Whilst fellow Scandalnavians Turbonegro send up the ’70s glam of Alice Cooper, The 69 Eyes examine the evolution of glam to Gothic from ’60s to the ’90s.

Versus – Two Cents Plus Tax – Review

November 1, 1998

Includes several original concoctions, including “Jack and Jill,” which sounds like a lounge act performing to the accompaniment of an unbalanced dishwasher.

Misfits – Static Age – Review

October 1, 1997

This never-before-released 17-song debut from ’78 has the original (Raw and gorgeously under-produced) mixes of classic cuts like “She” and “Spinal Remains.”

MTV’s AMP – Review

July 1, 1997

AMP is MTV’s electronica showcase, the place to get up on a future that, for some, has been going on for over a decade. If you’re buying only one, this is it.

Misfits – Collection II – Review

March 1, 1996

Compiled are Beware tracks like “Attitude” and “Last Caress,” rare gems like “Rat Fink” and “Return of the Fly,” and some Earth A.D. and Walk Among Us songs.

Peach – II – Review

December 1, 1995

Another band from Seattle that sounds just like a band from Seattle. I’d throw some names around, but I don’t really want to.

Ben Folds Five – Review

July 1, 1995

Imagine Squeeze with a definite punk edge. Sweeping energy, memorable songs, and great lyrics make this album a total, absolute must get.

Engine 88 – Clean Your Room – Review

June 1, 1995

One second it’s punky, driving pop, the next it’s noisy pop with dark lyrics, then jangly pop with insightfully inane lyrics. Everything they do, they do well.

Bracket – 4-Wheel Vibe – Review

June 1, 1995

The same bopping energy, clever choruses, and pick-shredding guitarwork of their earlier work, but the hooks are more integrated. Every song is great.