Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me! – From the martial beats to open the album to the agit-prop declaiming “Osama Bin Laden As Crucified Christ” (“You’re gonna hang”), the lead singing changing her gender to a woman hasn’t changed Against Me! that much. A mixed blessing s but on the best songs, a definite blessing. The re-recording “Fuckmylife666” sounds great – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Is There Anybody Out There – A Great Big World – Former boy scouts write feel good nursery rhymes: “If you’re gay then you’re gay don’t pretend that you’re straight’ is not an anomaly. So this album cashes in on the Christina Aguilara duet and should do, and it has its market I’m sure, just not me – C+
Eject – Cazzette – Not Swedish House Mafia, but still pretty good house music which does its job without posturing itself out of the realm of dance – B+
Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My Darling – The Rolling Stones – The documentary was excellent and the music is better. “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love” is better than the recorded version, “Pain In My Heart” is resurrected once again, and not only does the riff to “The Last Time” have a freshness and immediacy it has never had before, but works as a gate to a future the Stones were only beginning to grasp – A
Mind Over Matter – Young The Giant – I wasn’t thrilled by “Cough Syrup” and the new album is more of the same intricate and tuneful indie rock – B
Beach House EP – Ty Dolla $ign – B.o.B. acolyte signed to Wiz Khalifa’s label, loves Auto-Tune – C+
Warpaint – Warpaint – All girl indie mooders, a little on the dowdy side – C+
The U.S. ALbums – The Beatles – I bought this when it came out on CD(s) a coupla years ago, 291 tracks including a spoken word album, stereo and mono, $118. I’m thinking, I’m thinking… – A+
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
can they survive an entire album?
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 20th To 26Th
Fleet Foxes are at the Belasco on Wednesday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1985 (Volume 16, Number 12)
highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable
UK Top 10 Albums 3-17-23 – 3-23-23
In the US, Morgan will be pushing Miley out in a week or two but in the UK…?
A Superhero For Late Night TV Is On The Way
On his way to save the day… and the night
Robert Smith Is Fighting The Good Fight: Will Scalpers Always Find A Way?
How is Vividseats able to get around this technical problem?
Taylor Swift Began Her Latest World Tour Yesterday in Arizona… Here is the setlist
she really underrepresented her first ten years