1 – Jet Pack Blues – Fall Out Boy – As a lyricist Pete wetnz is a child of his emo rock urges, the strange drawn out song titles that turn and move in ways you don’t expect. Except it never quite manages to pay off well enough. Except this on does, a masterpiece of lost love which uses Judy Jetson’s mobility as a future history of a disappeared love.
2 – Song Of Life – David Bronson – The song the great singer songwriter to pinpoint his concerns and also to anwer his concerns: it is where he answer the one question, how to live with love.
3 – Bad Place for A Good Time – Kate Tempest – The observant Ms. Tempest asks is this life or is life different? The place in the song title is, well, right here.
4 -Top Shelf Drug – Ryan Bingham – Terrific metaphor for love for a song that sounds like a cross between between and Exile
5 – No Cities to Love – Sleater-Kinney – If this isn’t agit-prop, than what is it. If they aren’t rebuling David Byrne, or rebuling where you live or why, they are teaching you how to choose better.
6 – Blur My Hands – Lupe Fiasco – This is where r&b meets hip hop, with a rock guitar playing winding licks right behind it.
7 – Honey Trap – Shinobi Ninja – Without a doubt, the best guitar hook the band has ever come up with.
8 – Reprise – Natalie Prass – This song is all about the arrangement, which sounds like a hurly gurly meeting Burt Bacharah for yet another break up song.
9 – Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) – AWOLNATION – This sounds like Of Montreal before they jumped off the deep end, and the chorus is very hooky indeed, and the beat keeps tripping itself up.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1975 (Volume 7, Number 3)
If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one
a growling, prowling slap pump and just another all American
a 28 song full, full blown reggae rasta brilliance
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)
the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds