The Strays – Le Futur Noir – Review

March 16, 2007

Straight-served, some Clash worship and touselled hair, but also a crappy b&w booklet. From Greece, Britain, and Orange County, and you can hear the geography.

Ambulance Ltd. – LP – Review

February 7, 2005

The four songs taken from the EP are the album’s lynchpins, the braces without which the album would crash to the ground in pieces.

Ambulance LTD – Review

October 22, 2003

Pretty and sensitive enough to appeal to the snobby clerk at the indie shop, but with psychedelic touches to catch the attention of your drug-addled buddies.

Nothingface – Skeletons – Review

October 1, 2003

I used to like Nothingface, but as time goes on, the band seems to’ve modified the intense hooks and grooves that made their heavy-set sounds explode on impact.

Sevendust – Animosity – Review

April 12, 2002

Aaron Lewis of Staind sings on “Follow,” so you get that whole heartfelt trip, ya know? The harmonies are detached, haunting and quaveringly eerie.

Default – The Fallout – Review

February 22, 2002

Sounds like Lifehouse. Or any post-Creed band with less big-chested vocals. It’s radio rock and, as both the band and record name state, it’s all the same.

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