Category: Album Reviews

Album and song reviews...

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"
I bought a mint copy of Coldplay’s X&Y from the cut outs at Waiting Room Records for a dollar. Today, some 13 years later, was the first time I heard it all the way through. When it was released in 2005, I was dealing with severe Coldplay burnout. You see my brother had got wind... Read more »

On One Night, The Trashcan Sinatras Give Us Two Albums

On One Night, The Trashcan Sinatras Give Us Two Albums
“One Night, Two Albums.” That’s what the Trashcan Sinatras were calling their latest tour. I bobbed my head in wonderment when I wasn’t singing aloud as the boys played their way through two of their finest albums. The debut Cake was played first, proceeded by their sophomore success, I’ve Seen Everything. It was truly a fan’s... Read more »

St. Vincent Debuts New Version of "Fast Slow Disco" on Jools Holland

St. Vincent continues to dazzle with her latest single “Fast Slow Disco.” A newer version of song that was originally included on MASSEDUCTION. That album has continued wowing us well into 2018, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. Check out this rocking rendition performed on Later With Jools Holland. Not only does... Read more »
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Liz Phair Plays Empty Bottle For 25th Anniversary Of "Exile In Guyville"-6/9/18

Liz Phair Plays Empty Bottle For 25th Anniversary Of "Exile In Guyville"-6/9/18
2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of Liz Phair‘s Exile in Guyville. No shit? Man, I’m old. Anyway, Matador Records has re-issued and remastered the original record and packaged it in a nice little box-set for the collector. Because of all this hubbub, Phair is playing an intimate show at the Empty Bottle. I have been listening to... Read more »

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?
Why don’t people listen to albums anymore? Like, all the way through? Most listeners are about the single, and usually, don’t listen to the rest of the songs. While reading this article in Pitchfork a hundred light bulbs went off in my head. In 2018, we have way more options than we had in 1998.... Read more »

Trashcan Sinatras Are Bringing "Cake" To Space

Trashcan Sinatras Are Bringing "Cake" To Space
Just a little north of Chicago there is a beautiful little concert venue that has one of the best spaces you’ll hear a band perform in. It’s aptly called Space, and it sits just off of Ashland Avenue in Evanston. The Trashcan Sinatras return to Chicago will be happening in this room, where they will... Read more »
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Snow Patrol's "Life On Earth" Is A True, Emotional Return To Form

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From the first listen of Snow Patrol’s “Life On Earth” I was hooked. “Holy shit,” I thought, “this is the real deal.” A true return to form, and maybe the best thing they’ve ever written. A bold statement right? But if you’re Snow Patrol, you’re hoping people say this, you’re wanting to get better with... Read more »

How I Fell In Love With The Cure's "Catch"

I found a copy of Th Cut Out Kid e Cure’s Galore in the cut-out bins, and I was intrigued. It’s a singles collection, and I’ve always been a fan of their hits, including “Just Like Heaven,” “In Between Days,” and “Pictures of You.” Why not make the purchase? A bunch of great songs I... Read more »

Phum Viphurit Brings The Funk On "Loverboy"

Phum Viphurit Brings The Funk On "Loverboy"
How about some funky pop music for your Sunday morning? A feel good single from a guy named Phum Viphurit called “Lover Boy.” I love this poppy gem, and scope his funky guitar runs. Check him out on Facebook! Wanna subscribe to my blog? Please do so below…
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Nada Surf's "Let Go" Still Sounds Fresh 15 Years Later

Nada Surf's "Let Go" Still Sounds Fresh 15 Years Later
I’ve been a fan of Nada Surf since their legendary first single “Popular,” was released in 1996. But it was the album Let Go that put the band on my radar and kept them there for much of their career. More importantly, it was the song “Inside Of Love” that converted me to a long time... Read more »