Posts Categorized: Music Reviews


Album Review: Built to Spill — “Untethered Moon”

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Until I can find a way to write for a living, Information Technology pays the bills for me. What does this have to do with Built to Spill, you ask? Well, I was working on toning out thirty plus network drops (Ethernet cable runs through ceilings and behind walls) about a year ago at 1:00 […]


Album Review: The Smashing Pumpkins — “Monuments to an Elegy”

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To the purists within the Smashing Pumpkins fold, the band officially died on December 2, 2000 when the remaining members of the original lineup, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlain and James Iha played their farewell concert at Chicago’s The Metro. The super-purists would argue that they went out in September of 1999 with the departure of […]


Album Review: Foster The People — “Supermodel”

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I remember the exact moment, back in the winter of 2011, when I experienced the revelation that Foster the People were destined to enjoy irrepressible success. I was visiting my mother as she did her weekend housecleaning, and as usual she had her mellow, soft-rock style radio station playing through her television. Now I was […]


Album Review: † † † (Crosses) — “Crosses”

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There’s no avoiding it, so I’m just going to drop the name Deftones right here in the first sentence of this review. While ††† is its own unique band with its own unique sound, there is just no getting around the highly recognizable voice of Deftones front man, Chino Moreno, at lead. And that’s perfectly […]


Album Review: Vinyl Thief — “Stop Motion”

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The Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 created all kinds of hell all over the city where I end up seeing most of my live shows. In the week following the attack, the manhunt narrowed in on Asshole Number Two and effectively shut the city down. It was on the Friday of that week that my […]


Album Review: Broken Bells — “After the Disco”

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Back in the days before my phone was able to tell me what song I was listening to on the radio, I had to depend on the typically crispy-fried DJs of alternative rock stations to identify any new music I heard. I’d say it was fate that a song titled The High Road by this […]


Album Review: Luscious Jackson — “Magic Hour”

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Some of the greatest girl-bands ever to hit the terrestrial airwaves came out of the nineties. The ladies of this golden age of Alternative Rock had a certain style that most of the kids that are still trying to keep this type of music alive today seem to lack. It could be because I’m getting […]


Album Review: Arcade Fire — “Reflektor”

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I’m ashamed to say that I came late to the Arcade Fire party. It was November 2010, and by rare chance I was tuned into Saturday Night Live. Don’t ask me who hosted or which political events they were preying upon that night. All I remember is Arcade Fire and how they proved that bands […]


Album Review: Toad The Wet Sprocket — “New Constellation”

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Alright, we’re not screwing around here. If you were a ’90s kid, you made out to All I Want by Toad The Wet Sprocket at least once. And if even you weren’t fortunate enough to have grown up during what I believe to be the last golden age of alternative rock, I’m certain that you […]