Fatboy Slim – Palookaville – Review

April 11, 2005

Pretty much the same kind of album that he released four years ago. That’s not all bad if you like the catchy beats and not-a-care-in-the-world attitude.

Blondie – Live by Request – Review

March 7, 2005

The years have not been kind to Debbie Harry. Not that she can’t sing, or she doesn’t look hot (she does, in her own way, on both counts) but she got training.

Firewater – Songs We Should Have Written – Review

April 12, 2004

The songs stretch far and wide, from Johnny Cash to Sonny Bono to Robyn Hitchcock, and all with that typical Firewater flair, the booze-soaked, horn-spiked, Eastern Europe-gutter trawling sound conjures up the image of drunken Mariachis in Kosovo.

Pepe Deluxe – Beatitude – Review

March 1, 2004

Cool beats and heavy basslines interspersed with mellow guitar lines and emotive vocals. Innovative use of samples, and songs that are actual songs, rather than extended set pieces.

Delerium – Chimera – Review

February 23, 2004

World-music-meets-trip-hop, but safe. Chimera is lush, inoffensive, pretty, and desperately looking for a Volkswagon commercial to tie into.

Martin Rev – To Live – Review

February 2, 2004

Seeing as how I really didn’t like the last Suicide album, I didn’t have much hope for 50%-er Martin Rev’s latest release, To Live.

The Residents – Eskimo – Review

February 2, 2004

Part faux-ethnomusicology in-joke, part indictment of capitalist consumerism, part creepy fun-time freak-out, this album has had people scratching their heads since the mid ’70s.

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