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Tag Archives: Rock

Carla Bozulich – Quieter

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Drifting experimental singer, range of styles and sounds. Ambient and dark. Thoughts I like something about this but as a straight document it didn’t really resonate with me. Felt it drifted too much and never delivered on impactful moments. Marc Ribot’s guitar was a fitting texture, I’d […]

It’s A Beautiful Day – Live At The Fillmore ’68

15-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Lively 60s rock band (think dead and the band) with strings. Thoughts It’s OK but overall they aren’t up to their peers. I think this would’ve been a blast live but doesn’t hold up to the test of time. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Its-A-Beautiful-Day-Live-At-The-Fillmore-68/release/6294763 Listen! Spotify Schema Info It’s […]

Beach House – 7

14-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electro rock. Spacey and ethereal at times, trip hop like. Thoughts Reminds me of the electro rock blonde redhead was popular for like 10 years ago but with better songwriting. Revisiting this a month or two later, really haven’t found a lot to come back to. More Info […]

Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You

10-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Vintage jazz rock meets found sound DJ Thoughts Pretty good, forward thinking collage of lots of different sounds. The second record, klangwunder, was a bit more uneven and sporadic sounding. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Blanketship-Klangwunder-The-Sound-Of-Fun-Surrounds-You/release/2030041 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You Description: […]

Neil Young – Dead Man

08-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Textural guitar noodling by Young Thoughts It’s kind of unfair reviewing this as its a soundtrack but whatever, doesn’t really work as say standalone album. Half of it is corny dialogue that’s skipable. The 6 guitar solos are interesting on a superficial level but nothing very memorable. […]

Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

03-Aug-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? The best of 90s radio alt rock. Thoughts A very important record to me, I could not stop listening to this when it came out in the summer of 1995. I know I wasn’t alone cause it was played constantly on the radio. It’s an important […]

Drinks – Hippo Lite

27-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Bare indie art rock Thoughts I like it, backended with simple guitar chords or melodies, the album seems to float through a variety of ideas. Vocals typically repeat a catchy mantra of some sort. Deliberately strange, the album gets a little tired and pretentious towards the end, […]

Material – Secret Life

26-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? 80s punky jam art rock Thoughts Interesting and full of energy, slightly abrasive at times which gives it a nice edge. Sounds like a number of things from the era but manages to carve a distinct sound. Little in the way of structure, seems a whole bunch of […]

Yung Wu – Shore Leave

25-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Jangly 80s college rock. Thoughts An extension of the feelies, it’s a bit more chilled out than the feelies records I’m familiar with. Enjoyable but not essential, fans of the genre would enjoy but otherwise stick to the feelies. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Yung-Wu-Shore-Leave/release/6843280 Listen! Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO8OzaGpYBg Spotify Schema […]

Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia

23-Jul-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Krautrock with synths: styles ranges from ambient to bouncy. Thoughts Great album, these tracks have a nice flow due to the repetitive expansiveness the jammy krautrock allows. A range of styles are on display which makes this an engaging listen: from the fun bouncy dino, semi […]