John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band

“It is, at once, a scream from the pain and a liberating event… where [one’s] defense system is dramatically opened up”. The scream “results from the pressure of holding the real self back. “Neurosis is a disease of the feeling. At its core is the suppression of feeling and its transmutation into a wide range of neurolic […]

Guster: Discography

So, today I sat down at my desk and decided to listen to a band named Guster. I have to admit, I don’t know much about them – but it turns out that they met at Tufts University in Medford, MA (about 5 miles away) and lived in Somerville, MA on the corner of College […]

The Shins: Port of Morrow [Bonus Tracks]

I mistakenly left these six tracks out of the original review (two B-Sides and four acoustic takes). And I’ll just put it out there, I think these bonus tracks are the tops. The tracks include some great acoustic stuff, simple, charming, perfect little tunes. A musicians artistic vision must trump total inclusiveness and, plainly speaking, this […]

Enough with The D already . . .

A couple more gifts for The Architect: To Detroit: [soundcloud][/soundcloud]   Grey Speckled Bird (Milla’s Song): [soundcloud][/soundcloud]   Warning: there are more where these came from [Note: This post was edited slightly by the Admin to show in-post Soundcloud tracks.]

OK GO: Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

OK GO has challenged the listener, to listen closer with this two disc album. Complete with interviews with the band about the album, this worthwhile two-disc set presents a handful of tracks from buckets, and is an exellent demonstration in modern rock composition and production. Though I’m a little surprised to feel that Shooting the Moon (T15/D2 T2) […]

The Shins: Port of Morrow

We start first with a correction. The Shins: Port of Morrow initially was reported as being released March 16th and that was incorrect. The actual release date is tomorrow, March 20th, 2012. And now, the review: Port of Morrow is the fourth full-length album from The Shins coming 5 years after their lauded release, Wincing […]

Los Lobos: Pappas Dream

Los Lobos are a group of Los Anglitos who broke the latin music scene with their uniquely Anglito lyrics, latin beats, and chicano centric musical attitudes. Themes of the barrio and a world that had yet to be well represented outside of the kicked-culture of Olvera Street and Super-Rocker Carlos Santana exploded onto the scene […]

Kris Delmhorst: Songs For A Hurricane

When it’s spelled with a K, it’s a woman. This is not a steadfast rule, but for Kris Delmhorst, it is. To use the term ‘Chick Rock’ loosely, Kris seems to fit the bill. The typical drum and guitar accompaniment gives the listener the security of familiarity while vocalist Kris divulges the emotionally heavy lyrics […]