Review(s): Jawbreaker, The Jealous Sound, Jerry Seinfeld
Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy: A bit more mellow than previous albums, but on the whole is very complete and ejoyable.
The Jealous Sound - Kill Them With Kindness: Good enough live for me to download their album. Good enough album for me to recommend listening to it.
Jerry Seinfeld - I'm Telling You For The Last Time: They'll be lots of smirking, but little laughing and in the end you're better off buying the first 3 seasons on DVD.
Review(s): Interpol, Jawbox, Jawbreaker
Interpol - Antics: I've tasted love's second culinary creation only to find parts of it stale and other parts not sweet enough.
Jawbox - Novelty: Post-punk is post-punk is post-punk. You either like it or you don't. I still don't get it.
Jawbreaker - Unfun: It's like Green Day, but with more talent and insight (American Idiot excluded).
Review(s): Bill Hicks, Hood, Howlin' Wolf
Bill Hicks - Rant In E Minor: There are a few tracks that bog down this comedic collection, but on the whole it's wildly hilarious.
Hood - Cold House: Nearly-engaging electronic music, good overall ambience, very well paced, but it just doesn't do it.
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' In The Moonlight: Being a fan of traditional blues, anything that tries to make it something that it isn't gets little recognition, so I'm not recognizing these two albums.
Review(s): Girls Against Boys, Series 7 OST (Girls Against Boys), Heart Attack
Girls Against Boys - Nineties vs Eighties: A little too much drone going on.
Various Artists - Series 7 Soundtrack: All but two tracks are Girls Against Boys, but they seem to have progressed and learned a major chord or two. It's still not good, but at least it's something. The real savior is the cover of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Heart Attack - Last War 1980-1984: An 80's punk version of The Ramones with just enough Black Flag and political awareness to make it interesting.
Review(s): Girls Against Boys x2, Girls Against Boys vs Guided By Voices
Girls Against Boys - Freak*On*Ica: Too much electronic instrumentation takes away from the momentum they seemed to be building in my 'acceptable' category.
Girls Against Boys - You Can't Fight What You Can't See: A weak first half is not entirely saved by a strong(er) second half.
Various Artists - Girls Against Boys vs Guided By Voices: The Bout of the Century: I don't know about Bout of the Century, but the first half is a little too boring while the second half is more of the same from Guided By Voices.
Review(s): Girls Against Boys x2, Richard Hawley
Girls Against Boys - Cruise Yourself: With each passing track, I find myself enjoying this band more and more.
Girls Against Boys - House Of GVSB: Boredom, or familiarity, sets in as the fourth GVSB album I've listened to in a row. Sadly, I've got 5 more, but those will wait until I forget what they're going to sound like.
Richard Hawley - Late Night Final: If all easy listening was this good, I'd listen to a lot more easy listening.
Review(s): Allen Ginsberg, Girls Against Boys x2
Allen Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems & Songs (4 Disc; Moloch!, Caw! Caw!, Ah!, Ashes and Blues): Some of the legacy of Allen Ginsberg has been diminished, but I attribute it mostly to the poor recording technology of the late '50s and the '60s. When he's got his A game, it's wonderful, but sadly, one can only have an A game for but a fraction.
Girls Against Boys - Tropic Of Scorpio: It's always akward when a band has yet to finalize a direction and a sound for their music. This is no exception.
Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby: It's nice when a band finalizes a direction and a sound for their music. Unless you don't like what they finalized.
Review(s): The Explosion, Forced Reality, Gang Green
The Explosion - The Explosion/Steal This/Sick Of Modern Art: Nothing that quite matches the energy or intensity of their debut, Flash Flash Flash, not that I thought it ever would.
Forced Reality - 13 Years Of Forced Reality/Forced Reality: Maybe it was cool 13 years ago, because it's not now.
Gang Green - Older...Budweiser/Another Case Of Brewtality: What Andrew WK is for partying (on I Get Wet) Gang Green is to alcoholism, though the final track of the first disc may be the best ode to alcoholism ever written or performed.
Review(s): Cave In, Down to Nothing, Bob Dylan
Cave-In - Jupiter/Moons Of Jupiter: Almost enjoyable, but no.
Down To Nothing - Save It For The Birds/Down To Nothing: More of the same hardcore you've undoubtedly heard by now.
Bob Dylan - I Was So Much Younger Then (4 Disc): If the quality was better, it'd be a valuable resource. Because the quality is not good it is important only for it's historical significance. Disc 4, however is a wonderful addition to any fan's library because it showcases early Dylan in a live setting as he manifests his own past to various interviewers.Bob Dylan - I Was So Much Younger Then (4 Disc)
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