Other Reviews

The Misfits Halloween Palooza
by / on October 31, 2011 at 12:25 am

The Misfits Halloween Palooza

For my big Halloween finale, I will be reviewing the very small discography of the ultimate Halloween band: Glenn Danzig’s The Misfits. The Cramps would be the ultimate Halloween band but they take on topics outside of the horror spectrum. With the Misfits, it’s all ghoulish, all the time. Don’t be afraid though. This is the type of ghoulish you [...]

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Psychedelic Jungle- The Cramps
by / on October 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Psychedelic Jungle- The Cramps

Halloween is my favorite time of the year. Nothing even comes close except maybe the early days of Winter Break.  So when an album perfectly captures that Halloween feel, I become a fan. Oh boy do The Cramps do that. They have the right amount of camp and menace. Lux Interior is probably the coolest frontman who ever lived. He [...]

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Suspiria- Goblin/ Film Review
by / on October 3, 2011 at 12:50 am

Suspiria- Goblin/ Film Review

Suspiria is the 1977 film by Dario Argento.  It stands to this day as a classic of the horror genre and was revolutionary in it’s use of vibrant colors and gore. Still, it would not be half the nightmare it is without the soundtrack by Italian rock band Goblin. The title track is a witches brew of sighs, whispers, eerie [...]

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Are You Experienced?- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
by / on September 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Are You Experienced?- The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Every once in a while, there comes to the music world a bright flame that is blown out much too soon. Kurt Cobain, Ian Curtis, Nick Drake, and Jimi Hendrix. When Jimi Hendrix died at age 27, he took with him something of a unfulfilled tease. I mean, the guy had made three classic albums and probably would have made at [...]

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On The Corner- Miles Davis
by / on September 26, 2011 at 2:22 am

On The Corner- Miles Davis

Part 3 and the Final Part of Underrated Miles Davis Albums. On The Corner is what would happen if Miles Davis made an album with Sly Stone. The basslines are as funky as they want to be and the horns have a weird electronic filter that makes them sound like a robot shouting in a acid-fueled freak out. The drums are in [...]

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Workin’- Miles Davis
by / on September 26, 2011 at 1:25 am

Workin’- Miles Davis

Part 2 of Underrated Miles Davis Albums. Workin’ is part of a slew of albums that Miles Davis did with his first Quintet which includes John Coltrane. It’s an emotional album. It fluctuates between lighthearted numbers to more overcast ones. The album reminds one of the sound of a soft rain on the roof above you. Even the album cover [...]

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Nefertiti – Miles Davis
by / on September 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Nefertiti – Miles Davis

Nefertiti falls into the surprisingly large folder of Miles Davis Albums That Are Jazz Classics That Most People Don’t Know About. Because Miles made so many albums in his long career, those not named Kind Of Blue or Bitches Brew tend to get overlooked. So you have to do a little digging into the man’s discography in order to find [...]

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If You’re Feeling Sinister- Belle & Sebastian
by / on September 8, 2011 at 1:26 am

If You’re Feeling Sinister- Belle & Sebastian

I’ve never heard an album with an amount of songs that deserved to be hits on the pop charts than this one. Belle & Sebastian have crafted Nine fantastic Pop tracks on this ten track album. Things get rolling with The Stars of Track and Field. It’s a wonderful song about the stuck up kids that everyone knows at least [...]

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Sketches of Spain- Miles Davis
by / on August 31, 2011 at 1:20 am

Sketches of Spain- Miles Davis

When one thinks of Spanish music, the average person will probably think of some upbeat tune with cheesy brass horns.  While this is indeed a sound that is popular, music is a big realm and subtle Spanish music does exist. Today it comes to us from a black man from Illinois and a white orchestral conductor. If one was to try [...]

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Stars And Sons: An Article Detailing The Time Before Broken Social Scene.
by / on August 27, 2011 at 3:30 am

Stars And Sons: An Article Detailing The Time Before Broken Social Scene.

Lucid. Reflecting light gleamed off of the corners of objects. I have vague recollections of a powerpoint about Jesse Owens. It was created in a zombie state of little sleep. Just thoughts in a mist. Nothing right now matters. Except Broken Social Scene. It’s February 20 and I will be going to see Broken Social Scene at the Cain’s Ballroom later [...]

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