Monthly Archives: December 2018

Together Alone

That was a little rough to watch, so I’m glad they went with an explosive finish instead of dragging it out. Gotta say, you have to feel bad for Pearl – our Pearl – but Steven wouldn’t have gotten this … Continue reading

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Jinga

It kept me guessing by being depressing.

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Album reviews 12/26/18

The Rasmus- Dark Matters: They’re back, and kiiiind of doing what they normally do? But not being great at it. The final track in particular is especially cloying, though “Crystalline” and “Something in the Dark” feel true to form. Overall, kind … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/18/18

Hurts- Desire: Straight up, this is missing something that makes Hurts usually such a fantastic listen. There were songs to enjoy, but I suppose I could paint the whole thing as reserved. Unusual for them, when their sound is generally … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/15/18

Ringo Starr- Give More Love: What. I mean, this starts off with a pretty decent rock intro, and then we get to track two, “Laughable”, and its chorus of “it would be laughable if it wasn’t sad”, which, I just… … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/13/18

Barenaked Ladies- Fake Nudes: Skipping ahead a bit again because of the library. I hate to say it, but they really are not the same band without Steven Page. They seem to be taking a page out of They Might … Continue reading

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Best Gift Ever shorts

What the heck? Is Best Gift Ever like, season 8.5 or something? <.< First a special, now completely unrelated shorts that nevertheless bear its name? What is going on with this cockamamie show? 😐 Spoilers below.

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Album reviews 12/10/18

The National- Sleep Well Beast: They’re one of those indie rock bands with a mumbly, monotone singer, and of course the copy of this album I’m listening to is so quiet I can barely tell what’s going on. Even with … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/7/18

Paradise Lost- Medusa: Doom metal, anyone? Go figure, the only song of theirs I know is a cover, so that was not enough to prepare me for this. I would characterize this as a single long growl overtop metal music … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/5/18

Brand New- Science Fiction: They’ve gone full alternative. That’s… unexpected. Not that I’m broken up about the loss of another post-hardcore band. That said, this didn’t really strike me as anything but quiet and dour, until the penultimate track, which … Continue reading

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