Chris Cornell – Carry On – Review

September 28, 2007

Cornell wants to remain your Rock God, but he play it safe. Carry On is precise, polished, full of radio-friendly anthems as well as a few quirky gems.

Björk – Volta – Review

July 27, 2007

Björk claimed it to be: Fun, a throwback to ’80s house/techno, and catchy. Volta really is the opposite of all those things. Björk’s worst record so far.

Cover Your Tracks – Review

July 20, 2007

New Deep Elm artists covering old Deep Elm classics… ooooooh boy, this is gonna get ugly. Cold, hard proof that the glorious ’90s are long, long gone.

Play – Review

June 22, 2007

Play can be enjoyed by anyone between one and 101. It isn’t aimed to placate children “just for the time being”: It’s meant to stay with you as you grow up.

The Draft – Review

June 22, 2007

Energetic, good-times power chords and shouted choruses that’re super catchy, ear-friendly yet still manly and gritty.

Lonely China Day – Sorrow – Review

June 22, 2007

Beijing’s Lonely China Day’s first full-length, a continuation of the intertwining of glitch electronica, indie rock, and Chinese poetry explored on their EP.

The Fest 3 – Review

June 22, 2007

One weekend a year, punk/indie/hardcore bands descend upon Gainesville, FL and turn the place into one giant party. Fuck CMJ & SXSW, this is how it ‘s done.

Arch Enemy – Black Earth – Review

May 11, 2007

Reissue of the ’97 Europe-only debut from ex-Carcass/ex-Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, returning to melodic death metal. Does it stand up? YES.

Sia – Lady Croissant – Review

May 11, 2007

Australian seductress/occasional Zero 7 vocalist Sia should be no stranger to anyone who indulges in the air-y, sensual chillout sort of TV soundtrack ambience.

Blonde Redhead – 23 – Review

April 27, 2007

Reverbed-out piano chords, shimmering guitars, and haunting/floating vocals: It’s driving, heartbroken, mysterious, addictive, emotive, affecting, and exotic.

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