Velvet Revolver – Contraband – Review

December 13, 2004

Contraband is a fantastic ALBUM, something you’ll want to play from start to finish, not unlike G N’ R’s Appetite For Destruction or the first few STP discs.

Vue – Down For Whatever – Review

March 8, 2004

Vue melds raucous Stones struts with barrelhouse stomps. Rex Shelverton’s great rock ‘n’ roll voice rails, howls, and finesses into center focus.

The Strokes – Room on Fire – Review

February 2, 2004

More of the same downstroke, bare bones cool, albeit with a tad more guitar fireworks thrown in (those are guitar effects, not keyboards, on “12:51”).

Cave In – Antenna – Review

July 27, 2003

Antenna is Cave In on their own terms, doing exactly what they want, how they want it, kicking out a helluva arena/radio rock album.

Trik Turner – Review

July 12, 2002

“Friends & Family” is the single, a heartfelt’n’hoaky chill rap about appreciating, well, friends and family.

Lit – Atomic – Review

April 12, 2002

Lit are modern rock radio posterboys, compete with a string-assisted ballad and rebel-lite lyrics about drinking, making out with girls, and tattoos.

The Strokes – Is This It – Review

February 8, 2002

The Strokes are neither complete wastes of music nor saviors of rock. They are just a band who are very good at reproducing some of their favorite artists.

Radford – Review

September 1, 2000

Aside from the formulaic radio non-hits (loud/soft/loud/soft) and girlie ballads, there are a couple songs that’ll stick in yer head after a listen or two.

Olive – Extra Virgin – Review

November 1, 1997

Too pop to be trip, too R’n’B to be Poe, too slick to be Björk, not massive enough to be an attack. It really doesn’t add up to much. Elevator electro?

Thin Lizard Dawn – Review

June 1, 1997

The sensitive pop sounds like Jellyfish, the trippy orchestrated rock sounds like Earth 18, and they incorporate Beatles and Nirvana cohesively like Birdbrain.

Republica – Review

September 1, 1996

Not since C&C Music Factory or Lords of Acid have I been swayed by a beatbox thump, rock-hard guitar, and a sassy female vocalist oozing sexual attitude.

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