Category: CD Reviews

CD Review: Sandra McCraken – Desire Like Dynamite, Releases 2/14

CD Review: Sandra McCraken – Desire Like Dynamite, Releases 2/14

[ 0 ] February 13, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Like watercolor mixed with wine, Sandra McCracken’s smooth voice resonates like an artist’s paintbrush pulling color through grey on a canvas. “Fire cannot burn the same place twice,” in the first track’s chorus confirms that sensory detail introduces and collates the songs on Desire Like Dynamic. “Go” is one of three sneak […]

Read More

CD Review: Foals – Holy Fire, Released Today 2/12

CD Review: Foals – Holy Fire, Released Today 2/12

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The cover art for Holy Fire stands out like a battle call for a new British invasion. The third Foals album follows two gold releases and solidifies the group in a similar fashion to a small business that outlives its first few years. Truth be told, I haven’t heard the band’s […]

Read More

CD Review: Lost Animal – Ex Tropical

CD Review: Lost Animal – Ex Tropical

[ 0 ] February 4, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge Getting lost is one of the most attractive aspects of music. Concept albums and stacked up songs that let you lose and then find yourself layer by layer aid in catharsis as much as in solidifying an identity. Who would we be without those songs that sealed our first kisses and […]

Read More

CD Review: Tegan & Sara — Heartthrob

CD Review: Tegan & Sara — Heartthrob

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Tegan & Sara Heartthrob Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman The indie pop darlings have discovered the ‘80s. The goal of the seventh album for the Canadian twin sisters was to write a batch of fun ‘80s synth-pop love songs, but add an undertone of darkness. They succeeded. Ditching their producer from the last two albums, […]

Read More

CD Review: Trixie Whitley — Fourth Corner; Playing Eddie’s Attic Feb. 8th

CD Review: Trixie Whitley — Fourth Corner; Playing Eddie’s Attic Feb. 8th

[ 0 ] January 28, 2013 |

Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner Strong Blood By Al Kaufman There is a lot in a name. A name can be a hindrance and a help. In Trixie Whitley’s case, it is both.  The name “Trixie” may conjure up a Southern girl yodeling and drawling her way through the wonders of trailer park life. But Whitley […]

Read More

CD Review: Adam Ant – Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter

CD Review: Adam Ant – Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter

[ 0 ] January 23, 2013 |

On Tuesday, Adam Ant released his first album in 17 years – a collection of songs that are largely autobiographical in nature, with several nods to places and people he’s encountered along the road to pop stardom. After cutting his teeth at some of the UK’s toughest punk clubs,  Adam’s first gigs gave way to a striking Top of […]

Read More

CD Review: Resolution 15 – Svaha, Released Today, Jan. 15

CD Review: Resolution 15 – Svaha, Released Today, Jan. 15

[ 0 ] January 15, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge Enticed by the promise of a twist on the same old metal, I opened up Resolution 15’s Svaha with low expectations, but an open mind. Unsure whether or not the description of violins replacing guitars in blistering thrash, punk and hardcore-influenced music could be accurate, I waded through the first three […]

Read More

CD Review: Erin McKeown — Manifestra

CD Review: Erin McKeown — Manifestra

[ 0 ] January 14, 2013 |

Erin McKeown Manifestra TVP Records By Al Kaufman Longtime fans of Erin McKeown have watched her evolve from introspective folky, to pop hell raiser, to swinging mama.  While her music has grown and changed, so has she as a person. With each album she has been more and more outspoken in regards to social justice. […]

Read More

CD Review: Sarah Tollerson, “Wherever We Go”

CD Review: Sarah Tollerson, “Wherever We Go”

[ 0 ] December 3, 2012 |

By: Shelby Lum Last month, singer-songwriter, Sarah Tollerson, released her second album, Wherever We Go.  The indie, folk player out of Winder, Georgia and now a Nashville resident, turned to award-winning, producer Neilson Hubbard to record her latest album. The country music capital’s influences are certainly reflected in her most recent work. The love songs […]

Read More

CD Review: Faithless Town — American Refugee; Playing @ The Earl Wednesday, Nov 28th

CD Review: Faithless Town — American Refugee; Playing @ The Earl Wednesday, Nov 28th

[ 0 ] November 26, 2012 |

Faithless Town American Refugee By Al Kaufman Atlanta’s Faithless Town harks back to the ‘80s, when people like Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp sang of small town struggles in the USA. At that time, millions of other bands tried to cash in on the sound, only to  fall as fast as the poor characters they […]

Read More

CD Review: The Romans – Coldest Weather

CD Review: The Romans – Coldest Weather

[ 0 ] October 22, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The Coldest Weather debut introduces The Romans as empathetic to indie rock while immersed in influences from wider sources. Atlanta acts as a melting pot for music; so many genres and influences inspire the music from our city’s bands and The Romans belly up to the bar bringing a warm nostalgic […]

Read More

CD Review: No Doubt, Push and Shove, Released September 25th

CD Review: No Doubt, Push and Shove, Released September 25th

[ 0 ] September 25, 2012 |

By Molly Segers No Doubt’s Push and Shove actually sounds like a No Doubt record. This may seem like a ridiculous observation, but considering it’s been just shy of 11 years since they put out a record, it was a completely reasonable concern for long time fans. I certainly breathed a sigh of relief. It […]

Read More

CD Review: Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky, Released September 18th

CD Review: Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky, Released September 18th

[ 0 ] September 25, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge Though Dinosaur Jr. and J. Mascis have long been revered as Seattle scene icons, I didn’t get a chance to catch the wave until much later. In fact, the first time I spent a great deal of time with Mascis’ work was his solo release, Several Shades of Why, that I […]

Read More

CD Review: Sera Cahoone – Deer Creek Canyon, Releases Tuesday, September 25th.

CD Review: Sera Cahoone – Deer Creek Canyon, Releases Tuesday, September 25th.

[ 0 ] September 24, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge As the chill in the air settles down over Atlanta, fans should carry enough change for a hot cocoa, invest in a flannel and a copy of Sera Cahoone’s Deer Creek Canyon because this daughter of a Colorado foothills salesman knows how to warm both the body and the mind. Cahoone’s […]

Read More

Album Review, Self-Titled, Bisoux, Playing September 19th @ Drunken Unicorn

Album Review, Self-Titled, Bisoux, Playing September 19th @ Drunken Unicorn

[ 0 ] September 19, 2012 |

By Chandler Mays Bisoux is a brand new band out of Atlanta, and their first self-titled EP packs quite the punch. Part 90′s alt-rock, part garage rock, part punk, and part pop, this six-song production is a rambunctious endeavor filled with rug-cutting drumbeats, catchy guitar hooks, rollicking basslines, and the delightfully sardonic musings of lead […]

Read More

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline