Other Reviews

Glistening Pleasure- Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
by / on June 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Glistening Pleasure- Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head

The second of the recommended albums that I will be reviewing. The first was that Andrew Jackson Jihad record. Up next is Treasure by Cocteau Twins. Oh My God. I’ve found it. The pure distilled essence of Hipsterdom. It’s this album. Ironic lyrics, overwhelming 80s fetish, song title with your spelled as Yr., colorful sunglasses, chick backup singer, lead singer with less than traditional [...]

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Knife Man- Andrew Jackson Jihad
by / on June 9, 2012 at 2:31 am

Knife Man- Andrew Jackson Jihad

OK, first things first. This review won’t be as in-depth or as long as some of my previous reviews. I’m doing it as a favor to my friend Nathan and I figure it can act as a sort of snack to tide you over until I finish the bigger review I’m working on right now. And aye, it doth be [...]

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Highway 61 Revisited- Bob Dylan
by / on February 24, 2012 at 2:06 am

Highway 61 Revisited- Bob Dylan

Yes, I’m back. I give you all of my apologies for the Grand Canyon sized gap between reviews. I’m very surprised that its taken me this long to mention Mr. Dylan. You see, Bob Dylan is the most important artist to my musical growth. He was the first true progression from artists that were either Beatles or Green Day related. He was [...]

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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel
by / on January 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel

Dedicated to my friend Brandon, because this is his favorite album. Every once in a while, the clouds part and a beam of brilliance shines down from up above. Sometime around 1996, one of these beams decided to rest upon the shaggy haired head of Jeff Mangum, leader of Louisiana based lo-fi band Neutral Milk Hotel. Neutral Milk Hotel had [...]

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Sabotage- Black Sabbath
by / on December 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Sabotage- Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath was some heavy stuff. It was heavy back then and it’s heavy to this day. The pounding drums, the down-tuned guitars, Ozzy Osbourne’s deathly screech. Nobody quite captured that feeling of doom and dread like early 70′s Black Sabbath. It’s too bad that Ozzy Osbourne went on to a generic Hard rock solo career. He had some potential. [...]

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On Coldplay: An Essay.
by / on December 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

On Coldplay: An Essay.

  To start, I would like to state that I enjoy the music of Coldplay. Really, I do. I think that both Parachutes and Viva La Vida are among the best albums in their release years. They are good and perfectly enjoyable. Honest. But Coldplay are Radiohead with a slightly different paint job. Let’s face it. The mainstay of Coldplay’s sound is [...]

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My 10 Favorite Christmas Songs.
by / on December 9, 2011 at 4:00 am

My 10 Favorite Christmas Songs.

Christmas time is here. I’ll always be a Halloween kind of guy but that doesn’t mean I am a Scrooge. Christmas time is great too. It makes me think of staying inside, warm and comfortable as some Jazz record spins. Christmas has inspired some really great tunes over the course of music history. I’d like to talk about 10 of [...]

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This Year’s Model- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
by / on December 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

This Year’s Model- Elvis Costello and The Attractions

Elvis Costello is angry. He’s angry at you, me, his ex-girlfriend, her new love, the media, the fashion industry, and everyone who isn’t named Elvis Costello. This Year’s Model is one of my most favorite albums and has been for at least two years now. It’s the greatest New-Wave album ever recorded. It has some of the best lyrics I’ve [...]

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Abbey Road- The Beatles
by / on November 21, 2011 at 4:09 am

Abbey Road- The Beatles

The Beatles. What could I possibly say about the Beatles. Well from a critical point of view, nothing. Everything that could ever be originally said about The Beatles has, at one point or another, been said. That well is dry. I can, however, write about them on a personal level. You see, The Beatles are the most important band to [...]

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I Often Dream of Trains – Robyn Hitchcock
by / on November 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I Often Dream of Trains – Robyn Hitchcock

Alas, Halloween time is over. I am not overcome with despair, however. November is one of my most favorite months. The weather is not quite the terror that is December chill or the overcoming heat of July. It’s quite nice out (at least, around here anyways) and I love music that reflects this feeling. Robyn Hitchcock is a singer-songwriter in [...]

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