Monthly Archives: December 2020

Album reviews 12/30/20

Highly Suspect- MCID: This is an interesting and unusual blend of electronica, hip-hop and rock. And the way they combine, this is more like a “something for everyone” release than a full melding of genres. It does leave the whole … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/28/20

Jeff Lynne’s ELO- From Out of Nowhere: It’s actually just ELO. Y’know, Electric Light Orchestra? No idea why they had to tack the guy’s name on the front. But whatever. It’s kinda neat that they’re still around, especially since there … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/24/20

Stereophonics- Kind: This starts off with a really cool, groovy rock track that makes me glad I’m keeping up with the group. Then it gets very slow and mournful, and I’m reminded why I ignored them for a long time. … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/23/20

Leprous- Pitfalls: Prog rock from somewhere or other. Really weird! Thankfully not death metal in disguise like I was halfway afraid it might be, given the band’s name. They’re really more like late Radiohead than anything, maybe with a little … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/19/20

King Princess- Cheap Queen: A lo-fi millennial pop singer. Billie Eilish-esque, maybe, but not nearly as interesting. There’s only so much groaning over hip-hop beats you can take before all the tracks start sounding the same. I’ll probably skip further … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/16/20

Saint Asonia- Flawed Design: These guys sound like Breaking Benjamin, but actually they’re a supergroup, with Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace on vocals. Also, I never realized he’s left Three Days Grace, wow. Anyway, they’re good shouty, angry rock. … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/13/20

Grace Potter- Daylight: Embarrassingly, I was thinking of Laura Jane Grace when I went after this. Grace Potter is a completely different singer lady, from a completely different band. She’s maybe comparable to Amy Winehouse? I never listened to a … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/10/20

Paula Cole- Revolution: We didn’t have to wait for our lives to be over for this one to come out, but uh… Well, the intro is a languid guitar piece with some guy mumbling about something over it, and then … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/8/20

Cigarettes After Sex- Cry: I was drawn in by the promises of dream pop and shoegaze, but really, this is just boring. They seem to be one of those bands that’s afraid to make too much noise, lest someone yell … Continue reading

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Album reviews 12/3/20

Brooke Candy- Sexorcism: Well’p. I done found an album I can’t talk about. I mean, what can be said about a full album of trap music comprised entirely of sexual content? Twenty years ago, this would have been done by … Continue reading

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