Track Reviews

Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the '70s

By Steve Crawford | July 3, 2013

The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.

Fall Out Boy's "Young Volcanoes" Reviewed

By admin | April 8, 2013

It’s definitely a new sound, and has a more well-rounded feel than “Phoenix” and “Light Em Up”. I take back what I said about “Phoenix”- because this will be THE song of summer 2013. It has a hint of pop pizazz but is most certainly “indie” enough for the other fans. It just makes you feel happy, which is really nice

Manic Street Preachers, "Motown Junk" Reviewed

By Helen Bach | November 7, 2012

You simply COULD NOT listen to anything outside your scene. In an odd sort of gang mantality you all stayed the same in your quest to be unique. I missed out on alot of great music and still even tons of years later I am unable to allow myself to like alot of it.

"The Circle of Life" Lebo Moraki and Carmen Twillie, Reviewed

By admin | October 31, 2012

I’ve been in quite a nostalgic mood, music-wise, so I decided to give a listen to the original Lion King soundtrack. It is the greatest opening scene to any of the films Disney’s ever done.

The Speedies "Something On My Mind" Reviewed

By Helen Bach | June 24, 2012

From what I can gather they were local heroes with a huge teen girl following around NYC in the 70s. Not quite the Trouser Press gang but more like neighborhood heroes. They had brains enough not to get too sucked up in things, cuz wait til you hear what’s up with them now.

In Praise of Summer: Seals and Croft "Summer Breeze"

By Helen Bach | June 17, 2012

am not a country girl- I freakin hate nature, but for some reason this same visual conjures up every late June. As a kid there were trips to the beach or the country but this image seems more like Kansas or something- no clue

The Killers "Go All The Way" Cover Reviewed

By Helen Bach | May 14, 2012

The tune is being used in the new film Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. So basically this is a film taken from a fabulous original with a soundtrack of copies of fabulous originals which means, ain’t nothin new here.

Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" Revisted

By Helen Bach | March 25, 2012

So what’s up with Notorious B.I.G.? I know he’s legend, I know he died young- that’s it. Til I was introduced to the song “Juicy” a story of the rise of a boy who went from nothing to wealth.

Listen to Beck's new song ‘Looking for a Sign’

By Alyson Camus | March 23, 2012

the slow tune could easily be qualified of ‘country’, but Beck’s vocals are definitively too familiar to be missed, although there is something about his voice that sounds a little different, is it the ageing?

MFT 2-22-12

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2012

I like this band a lot but there is at least one reason they don’t break pop and that’s because they don’t write pop. The song breaks here are constantly disrupting the flow of the song: it’s like they’re attentionally perpendicular.

"Black Treacle", The Arctic Monkeys, Reviewed

By Helen Bach | February 7, 2012

“Black Treacle” doesn’t suck at all. Much more production buzz but vocally pure and vulnerable. Maybe Alex Turner got dumped by all those model types that were making him in to a fashionista instead of a rocker.

Lyrics that need to be shared, Ed Sheeran's "Little Lady (Ft. Mikill Pane)"

By admin | January 31, 2012

As if this masterpiece didn’t already have enough emotional buildup that’s so strong it’s almost painful to listen to, the last line always makes me teary-eyed. There’s a sinking feeling in my stomach each time I hear it or read it, because it’s so tragic and unbelievable.

M.I.A. – "Bad Girls" Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 31, 2012

This is a great slut rock song for party time. I suppose if I were under the influence of some intoxicant I would appreciate this more but the slow beat (intended to be sexy I suppose) makes me agitated

"Communication Blues" , Cheap Girls Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 30, 2012

Almost like it was recorded in their garage. Not Dave Grohls garage, oh no no, I mean that retro sounding rock. I cant say I was blown away. I cant say I was impressed

"Bon Joviver", by Miracles of Modern Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2012

In a total Justin Vernon’s ambiance, wearing wool/fur hats,the five guys of Miracles of Modern Science are sitting around a table lightened with candles, as they are singing a song mixing Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ lyrics with Bon Iver’s falsetto

Ed Sheeran's "Drunk" Reviewed

By admin | January 26, 2012

It’s fascinating to watch because parts of it are funny, but then there’s more serious parts that really captivate you and draw you in. It’s ridiculously well done and one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a while.

Katy Perry’s ‘The One that Got Away’ reworked by Jon Brion

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2012

Jon Brion can bring all the delicate acoustic guitar she wants, strip down the song as much as he can (the guy can do miracle), I still find Perry’s bluesy and crying voice forced and annoying.

Koji and La Dispute are Peacemaker​s

By admin | January 23, 2012

The lyrics are beautiful, too. They’re just accentuated by the singer’s raw and powerful voice. The way the instruments support his voice really pulls the song together and makes it interesting to listen to

Chelsea Grin 'The Foolish One' Video Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 23, 2012

So then, since I am not a teenaged boy why do I like this ‘noise’ so much? I’m not sure but the sound of a proper scream can be liberating even to an old crow such as myself.

The Internet, 'Fastlane' Video Review

By Alyson Camus | January 22, 2012

It features two runaway lesbian gangsters, played by Syd and actress Jasmine Flemings, armed to the teeth and greatly enjoying the killing and the robbing during their journey in the desert.

Obama Got His Groove On

By Helen Bach | January 22, 2012

1,400 in attendance, Three million dollars earned and two lines sung. C’mon America, I beg you don’t let this be cool.

Nicki Minaj, "Stupid Hoe" Video Reviewed.

By Helen Bach | January 22, 2012

Shes the hoe hero and always came off a bit too prison yard for me. Yet in this video she comes across as a bad ass smart girl that you’d pretty much avoid in a hallway

Killjoys, Make Some Noise "We Are The Kids From Yesterday", Video Review

By admin | January 19, 2012

The song has always held a special place in my heart because of the lyrics. It really is the MCR anthem to me, and it is truly symbolic of how things get better, times are rough, but you just need to remain yourself.

D.R.U.G.S.​' New Song is Crazy

By admin | January 18, 2012

It’s a huge step up and is the best song that D.R.U.G.S. has ever released. For the first time, I am appalled and stunned by the perfection and how I can feel the effort they put into the song. I’m totally blown away.

Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”, Reviewed (Another View)

By Henry Sins | January 18, 2012

The thing about Glenn’s voice is that it is in no way smooth and clear sounding tothe ear. It is raw and passionate and it adds an element of explosiveness to the song that is hard to miss.

Neon Trees "Everybody Talks", reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 17, 2012

The music is fantastic, so upbeat and with loads of high and lows. Tempo? Perfection. Even the voice is fine- its just how its said. Petty? Perhaps but like a small pebble in your shoe at first it can be overlooked, four hours in and you want to amputate your leg

Deathcab For Cutie, "Underneath the Sycamore" Reviewed

By admin | January 14, 2012

He has the perfect voice for this song; it really shows off his talent. The instruments are tight and dynamic, which makes them really interesting to listen to

Trash Talk "Slander", Video Review

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2012

It is super short and works like an awesome hammer hitting you repeatedly on the head,… it is true you don’t need to be ‘fucked up’ to experience what this guy does at a Trash Talk concert, as the bloody ambiance seems pretty realistic to me.

Leonard Cohen 'Darkness', Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | January 12, 2012

The song, which was performed live during his last world tour, is the second single from his upcoming album ‘Old Ideas’, set to be released on January 31st on Columbia, his first studio album since 2004!

"Glory (B.I.C.)" Reviewed (The Song Is Here As Well)

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2012

Perhaps if what Jay-Z wants to do is express his feelings about about being a parent, he should do so by writing the best song he can.

Shins', 'Simple Song' Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | January 11, 2012

It is quite close to The Shins’ typical sound, although the music seems to be escaping the chiming signature sound of their first album, while being bolder and a touch more upbeat than usual

Bright Eyes and First Aid Kit "We Are Going To Be Friends"

By Helen Bach | January 10, 2012

Recorded for the charity “Lunchbox Fund”, this song is the perfect mixing of a really strong accent and the light melody running in the background. You could hear this in an elementary school without a doubt.

"Filth Friends Unite", I See Stars Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 10, 2012

There is some balance though, in this new song “Filth Friends Unite”. Im not sure if they decided to meet in the middle or if it just worked out but the vocal quality for both on this is really very strong. Yay for something positive.

Shadow Shadow Shade – "Tell Me Who You Are", Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | January 7, 2012

I don’t know who got the idea to contrast such disastrous images with this calm and soothing ballad but it sure makes perfect sense,…isn’t 2012 supposed to be the year of the apocalypse anyway?

Youth Lagoon's "July" Video Review

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2012

It is a cinematic tale juxtaposing violence coming from human then nature itself, with a horrific development and an escape after the apocalypse. Or may be the whole thing was just a dream?

Psychobilly, Rockabilly, WTFabilly?

By Helen Bach | January 5, 2012

Luckily I don’t pay much mind to it- heck we all have a quirk to us, I suppose kids today just want to be unique- nearly impossible in a world of “been theres and done thats”.

Feist "November Rain" Cover Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 5, 2012

I always thought the song quite good. Which is why I find this jam session version so repulsive. The song and the band are very similar to the stage shown in this video. An overcrowded mess, like a dorm room floor.

One Direction: The Wrong Direction

By admin | January 4, 2012

not one hundred percent, but I’m pretty sure none of them actually play an instrument. They just stand around and sing. How bland.

Cee Lo Green Changes the Lyrics To "Imagine"

By Alyson Camus | January 4, 2012

Cee Lo Green tweeted this after being aware of the angry reactions:
‘Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I wast rying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all’

Bush Covers "Landslide" and No One Falls Off The Roof

By Helen Bach | January 4, 2012

Where do I start?
Perhaps my insomnia,unfinished business,cold sweats,
Regret,desire,ambition and creativity– all

Abandon All Ships "We'll Be Fine" Cover- Maybe Not

By Helen Bach | January 2, 2012

They had an option- hardcore the mother out or pop it up
DONT DO BOTH.

Look- a great band. Look Mexico!

By admin | January 1, 2012

Look Mexico has so much talent as a whole they’re a powerhouse and I really want to see them live.

New Screaming Females Tune!

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2012

The song, which does not seem to have a title, showcases Marissa Paternoster’s loud and bold howl over shredding guitars and quite a lot of distortion.

Divided By Friday: Turning Heads and Turning Tables

By admin | January 1, 2012

I’ve never heard a voice like his, but it’s really enjoyable because it is so different. His range is impressive and it makes it his own, making it dimensional and interesting.

The Fake Radiohead Song

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2012

a random band that nobody has ever heard about, can compose songs which can fool at least 50% of the fans and 80%of the media, what does it mean for Radiohead?

"My Valentine", Paul McCartney Reviewed

By Helen Bach | December 31, 2011

Paul McCartney has fans that will rip your lungs out and kick them down the road if you say the slightest negative word. So how bold am I to just jump right in here and take a stab at this Soundcloud offering from Pauls forthcoming album?

Gordon-Levitt & Deschanel "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?"

By Helen Bach | December 31, 2011

This is sorta cute but a bit phlegmy- like she should have cleared her throat or maybe she had just chugged some egg nog or something. Not wonderful, but not a horror.

MFT 12-31-11

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2011

A song that is your golden ticket to simply be yourself. Think about it, we spend so much time hiding what we feel- this song is your free pass to letting it all out. The end result being we are loved by those who matter for just being ourselves

MFT 12-30-11

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2011

The most bizarre kids song of all time. The titular bull’s biggest ambition was to be part of a bullfight and be stabbed to death by Spanish guys. The moral is… actually, I’n not sure what the moral. dates from 1959, so I guess that might explain it.

3oh!3? Oh No!

By admin | December 29, 2011

However the lyrics lack any real thought and it feels fake, overdone, and just boring. It’s absolutely nothing special and quite disappointing.