MUSIC REVIEWS

A. Armada
Anam Cara CDEP - Hello Sir

Aerial Love Feed
Rockethouse CDEP - Self-Released

Akron/Family
Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free CD - Dead Oceans

Alligators
Piggy & Cups CD - Applehouse

Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women
Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women CD - Yep Roc

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
Howdy Do! CD - Gravewax

And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes CD - Interscope

Anubis Arising
Scales of Truth 10" - Transgalactic Ladder

The Arcade Fire
Funeral CD - Merge

Armstrong
Dick, The Lion-Hearted CD - Owned & Operated

Arlo
Stab The Unstoppable Hero CD - Sub Pop

Assemblage 23
Defiance CD - Metropolis

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound
When Sweet Sleep Returned CD - Tee Peee

The Astrojet
Demo CD - Self-Released

Atreyu
Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses CD - Victory

Bachelorette
My Electric Family CD - Drag City

Bangs
Call and Response CDEP - Kill Rock Stars

Tim Barry
Manchester CD - Suburban Home

Battles
EP C CDEP - Monitor

BeauSoleil
Alligator Purse CD - Yep Roc

Beck
Sea Change CD - Geffen

Bellini
Snowing Sun CD - Monitor

Billy Music
Midwest Index CD - Law of Inertia

Sir Richard Bishop
The Freak of Araby CD - Drag City

The Blackbelt Band
A New Community CD - Sickroom

Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico CD - Touch & Go

The Black Keys
The Big Come Up CD - Alive

The Black Lips
200 Million Thousand CD - Vice

Black Nite Crash
Array LP - Custom Made Music

James Blackshaw
The Glass Bead Game CD - Young God

Ran Blake
Driftwoods CD - Tompkins Square

The Blood Brothers
Burn Piano Island, Burn CD - ARTISTdirect

The Bloodthirsty Lovers
The Bloodthirsty Lovers CD - Self-Released

Blue States
Man Mountain CD - Eighteenth Street Lounge Music

Blur
Think Tank CD - Virgin

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Sings Greatest Palace Music CD - Drag City

Bon Voyage
The Right Amount CD - Tooth & Nail

Mary Bragg
Sugar CD - Mary Bragg

Brassy
Gettin' Wise CD - Beggars Banquet

Breaking Pangaea
Cannon To A Whisper CD - Undecided

Willie Breeding
Cheap Vodka Rain CD - Willie Breeding

Tom Brosseau
Posthumous Success CD - FatCat

Bubblegum Lemonade
Doubleplusgood CD - Matinee

Bubblegum Lemonade
"Susan's In the Sky" CDEP - Matinee

Bulbul
Bulbul 6 CD - Exile on Mainstream

Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle CD - Drag City

Call Me Lightning
The Trouble We're In CD - Revelation

Caravan of Thieves
Bouquet CD - Caravan of Thieves

The Caribbean
Verse By Verse CD - Endearing

Neko Case
Middle Cyclone CD - Anti

Castanets
Tendrils DVD - Asthmatic Kitty

Caw! Caw!
Bummer Palace CD - Trust Tapes

Chapter 13
The World From Heaven CD - Saltwater/Drive-In

The Clancy Brothers
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in Person at Carnegie Hall: The Complete 1963 Concert 2CD - Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG

Coachwhips
Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine CD - Narnack

Comet Gain
Broken Record Prayers CD - What's Your Rupture?

Con Dolore
This Sad Movie CD - Clairecords

The Controlled Bleeding
Can You Smell The Rain Between CD - Tone Casualties

Crocodiles
Summer of Hate CD - Fat Possum

Curlew
A Beautiful Western Saddle / The Hardwood CD + DVD - Cuneiform

Cursive / Eastern Youth
Eight Teeth To Eat You CDEP - Better Looking

The Deadly Snakes
Porcella CD - In the Red

Dear Nora
The New Year CDEP - Magic Marker

Death Cab for Cutie
Plans CD - Atlantic

Deer Tick
Born on Flag Day CD - Partisan

The Defibulators
Corn Money CD - City Salvage

Dex Romweber Duo
Ruins of Berlin CD - Bloodshot

Dianogah
Millions of Brazilians CD - Southern

Disband/Kudzu Wish
At The Scene of The Accident CD - Ernest Jenning

Drag The River
Bad At Breaking Up CD - Suburban Home

Drunk Injuns
From Where the Sun Now Stands, I Will Fight No More, Forever CD - Alternative Tentacles

Dubblestandart with Lee "Scratch" Perry & Ari Up
Return from Planet Dub 2CD - Collision

Al Duvall
Recluses Unite... CD - Dual Plover

Justin Townes Earle
Midnight at the Movies CD - Bloodshot

Emperor X
Central Hug/Friend Army/Fractal Dunes (And the Dreams That Resulted) CD - Discos Mariscos

Enemies of the Oyster
Listening to... CD - 8 Ball Records

Fast Forward/ T Cells
Split 3" 2CD - Three One G

Faux Fox
All That Remains CD - Exo

Floorian
More Friend CD - Drigh

Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand CD - Sony/Domino

The Gloria Record
Start Here CD - Arena Rock

Goblin Cock
Bagged and Boarded CD - Absolutely Kosher

Gogol Bordello
Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike CD - Side One Dummy

Gogol Bordello
Multa Kontra Culti vs. Irony CD - Rubric

Golden Bear
Everest CDEP - C-Side

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
How I Long To Feel The Summer In My Heart CD - Mantra

Hella
The Devil Isn't Red CD - 5RC

Hella
Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass CD - Narnack

Her Space Holiday
Manic Expressive CD - Tiger Style

Here We Go Magic
Here We Go Magic CD - Western Vinyl

The High Violets
44 Down CD - Reverb

The Hiss
The Hiss CD - Self-Released

Hi, Who Are You?
Jason Dove and the Magic Whip with Daniel Johnston (Live, May 13th, 2007, Baltimore, MD) DVD - Tuff Nerd

Peggy Honeywell
Faint Humms CD - Galaxia

The Horrors
Primary Colours CD - XL / Beggars Group

The Horse's Ha
Of the Cathmawr Yards CD - Hidden Agenda

Hot Hot Heat
Make Up The Breakdown CD - Sub Pop

Hot Water Music
Caution CD - Epitaph

husband&wife
Dark Dark Woods CD - Crossroads of America

Immolation
Unholy Cult CD - Olympic

Imperial Teen
On CD - Merge

Infect
7" - Cospe-Fogo Gravacoes

The Isles
Troika CD - WriteMore Songs

J Church
Society Is a Carnivorous Flower CD - No Idea

Jeremy Jay
Slow Dance CD - K

Jeniferever
Spring Tides CD - Monotreme

Beau Jennings
Beau Jennings and the Holy Tulsa Thunder CD - The Old Murkville Forest / Silence Productions

The Joggers
With a Cape and a Cane CD - StarTime

Joy Wants Eternity
Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Learn to Listen with Your Eyes CDEP - Self-released

Sarah June
This Is My Letter to the World CD - Hand/Eye

King Darves
The Sun Splits for... The Blind Swimmer CD - De Stijl

Lackthereof
Your Anchor CD - Barsuk

Landspeedrecord! / Prosolar Mechanics
Urban Development Series, Volume Four CDEP - Ambiguous City

The Lapse
Heaven Ain't Happen' CD - Southern Records

Lenola
Treat Me To Some Life CD - File 13 Records

Liars
Made It In A Day CDEP - Self-Released

Liars
They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top CD - Mute/Blast First

Arto Lindsay
Invoke CD - Righteous Babe

The Lonely H
Concrete Class CD - The Control Group

Love As Laughter
Sea To Shining Sea CD - Sub Pop

Jason Loewenstein
At Sixes And Sevens CD - Sub Pop

Austin Lucas
Somebody Loves You CD - Suburban Home

M83
Saturdays=Youth CD - Mute / EMI

Mark Mallman
The Red Bedroom CD - Guilt Ridden Pop

The Mars Volta
The Tremulant CDEP - GSL

Jessica Lea Mayfield
With Blasphemy So Heartfelt CD - Polymer Sounds / RED / Thirty Tigers

Chuck Mead
Journeyman’s Wager CD - Thirty Tigers

Metropolitan
Down For You Is Up CD - Crank Automotive

Mink Lungs
The Better Button CD - Arena Rock

Miracle of 86
Kevin Kolankowski CD - Immigrant Sun

Misc.
Happiness is Easy CD - Badman

Mono
Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined CD - Temporary Residence

The Moore Brothers
Aptos CD - American Dust

New Wet Kojack
No.4 CDEP - Beggars Banquet

Non
Children of The Black Sun CD - Mute

Nybbl
The Path From a Point Is In the Shape of a Heart CD - Noise Factory

The O's
We Are The O’s CD - Idol

Max Ochs
Hooray for Another Day CD - Tompkins Square

Okkervil River
Don’t Fall in Love With Everyone You See CD - Jagjaguwar

Oneida
Each One Teach One 2xCD - Jagjaguwar

Yuji Oniki
Tvi CD - Future Farmer

Only If You Call Me Jonathan
Red Friend CD - Day After

The Operacycle
Warmer CD - Hush Records

Out Hud
S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D. CD - Kranky

Papercuts
You Can Have What You Want CD - Gnomonsong

Park Avenue Music
To Take With You CD - Devil In The Woods

Charlie Parr
Roustabout CD - Misplaced

Kenneth Pattengale
Storied Places CD - Milan

Pedro The Lion
Control CD - Jade Tree

Peralta
Peralta CDEP - Atarms Mechanics

Phosphorescent
To Willie CD - Dead Oceans

Pictures of Then
And the Wicked Sea CD - Pictures of Then

Benoit Pioulard
Temper CD - Kranky

Pirx The Pilot
Fri Night Seafood Buffet CD - New Disorder

Pissed Jeans
King of Jeans CD - Sub Pop

Pitch Shifter
Un-United Kingdom CDEP - Alternative Tentacles

Polter Christ
Demo CD-R - Self-Released

Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside! CD - Lujo

Pronto
All Is Golden CD - Contraphonic

Propagandhi
Supporting Caste CD - G7 Welcoming Committee / Smallman

Radio Holiday
Radio Holiday CD - Conquer The World

Raw Deluxe
This Is A Radio Reply CD - Ruff Sounds

Red Red Meat
Bunny Gets Paid (Deluxe Edition) 2CD - Sub Pop

R.E.M.
Murmur (Deluxe Edition) 2CD - I.R.S. / Universal

The Reunion Show
The Motion CDEP - Law of Inertia

Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs
Black River Falls CD - Coo-Coo Bird Records

The Rifles
The Great Escape CD - 679

Rise Against
Revolutions Per Minute CD - Fat Wreck

Alasdair Roberts
Spoils CD - Drag City

Rocket From The Tombs
The Day The Earth Met… CD - Smog Veil

Rogerhumanbeing
If You Weren’t Scared You Would’ve Levitated CD - Self-Released


Sportfuck
Sportfuck CD - Self-Released

Rosa Chance Well
Rosa Chance Well CD - Kimchee Records

Royal Trux
Hand of Glory CD - Drag City

Sacrilicious
Sacrilicious CD - New Disorder

Erik Sanko
Past Imperfect, Present Tense CD - Jetset Records

Semiautomatic
Resident Genius CD - 5RC

Elliott Sharp
Octal Book Two CD - Clean Feed

Shit and Shine
Kuss Mich, Meine Liebe CD - Load

Sinaloa
Oceans of Islands CD - Level Plane

Singer
Unhistories CD - Drag City

Sixty Stories / Painted Thin
Different Places To Sit / A Loveless Kiss CD - Smallman

Skull Kontrol
Deviate Beyond All Means of Capture CD - Touch & Go

Sleater-Kinney
One Beat CD - Kill Rock Stars

Jon Snodgrass
Visitor's Band CD - Suburban Home

Snow Dogs
Animal Farm CD - Victory

S.O.S.
Adios Banditos CD - 316 Productions

The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Communion 2CD - Yep Roc

Brandon Stanley
Big Old World CD - Big Feather

Ralph Stanley II
This One Is Two CD - Lonesome

Starflyer 59
Can’t Stop Eating CDEP - Tooth & Nail

Starlite Desperation
Go Kill Mice CD - Flapping Jet

Stars of Track and Field
You Came Here for Sunset Last Year CDEP - Self-released

Stellastarr
Demo CD - Self-Released

Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman 2CD - A&M / Universal

Cat Stevens
Teaser and the Firecat 2CD - A&M / Universal

The Stooges
Funhouse CD - Elektra / Rhino

The Stratford 4
The Revolt Against Tired Noises CD - Jetset

Swearing At Motorists
This Flag Signals Goodbye CD - Secretly Canadian

The Syndicate
The Official Story CD - Fringe Element Records

The Talk
The Sinners of Daughters CD - MoRisen

Tangiers
The Family Myth CD - Frenchkiss

Tarantella
Tarantella de la Morte CD - Alternative Tentacles

Teenage Fanclub
Howdy! CD - Creation

Teenage Head with Marky Ramone
Teenage Head with Marky Ramone CD - Sonic Unyon

Test Tone Channel
Running For Words CD - Matlock Records

Them Wranch
Medium Rare CD - Orange

Thrice
The Artist in the Ambulance CD - Island

Tiger Shower Caps
Tiger Shower Caps CD - Radio Is Down

Under A Dying Sun
Under A Dying Sun CD - Substandard

Unknown Instructors
Funland CD - Smog Veil

Venusian Skyline
Twilight Songs CD - Undecided

Vetiver
Tight Knit CD - Sub Pop

The Village Green
The Village Green CDEP - BMI

Vue
Find Your Home CD - Sub Pop

The Walkmen
Bows + Arrows CD - Record Collection

The Warlocks
The Phoenix Album CD - Birdman

The Weight
The Weight Are Men CD - Tee Pee

Windy Weber
I Hate People CDEP - Blue Flea

Charles Webster
Born On The 24th Of July CD - Strata Recordings

Wisely
Wisely CD - Ella / Oglio

World/Inferno Friendship Society
Just The Best Party CD - Gern Blandsten

Young Americans
Learning About The Sun CDEP - Self-Released

Yume Bitsu
The Golden Vessyl of Sound CD - K Records

Zen Guerrilla
Shadoes On The Sun CD - Sub Pop

Various Artists
Innocence & Despair: The Langley Schools Music Project CD - Bar-None

Various Artists
Nothing Left to Lose: A Tribute to Kris Kristofferson CD - Incidental Music

Various Artists
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man CD - Lakeshore

Various Artists
Singing Through the Hard Times: A Tribute to Utah Phillips 2CD - Righteous Babe

Kids Rock Too - July 2009
Peter Bottomley reviews "kindie rock" albums

Metal Reviews
Jim Mills reviews hard-hitting metal albums

 

 


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