Category: CD Reviews

Album Review: The Truth About Love, Pink, Released September 18th

Album Review: The Truth About Love, Pink, Released September 18th

[ 0 ] September 19, 2012 |

Album Review By Molly Segers Pink has earned a rep as a pop star for people who normally wouldn’t fess up to liking pop, thanks in part to her big bombastic persona. The Truth About Love, released September 18, stays true to this, delivering 13 tracks of what she does best – empowerment anthems and […]

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Picture Book and Review: Ha Ha Tonka @ Smith’s Olde Bar – September 14th, 2012

Picture Book and Review: Ha Ha Tonka @ Smith’s Olde Bar – September 14th, 2012

[ 0 ] September 18, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Ha Ha Tonka is a Missouri band that definitely knows how to cook up a stellar rock song. Their headlining set at Smith’s Olde Bar last friday served as an intoxicating lesson in Southern rock and gospel folk music for a rowdy group of Georgians. They reminded us that […]

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CD Review: Ben Folds Five — The Sound of the Life of the Mind

CD Review: Ben Folds Five — The Sound of the Life of the Mind

[ 0 ] September 17, 2012 |

Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind Legacy By Al Kaufman It’s been 13 years since the last Ben Folds Five album, The rather lackluster The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. In the intervening years, Folds has cobbled together a rather successful solo career, including the brilliant Lonely Avenue, a collaboration […]

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The Dollyrots, Selt-Titled Album Review, Releases Tuesday, September 18th

The Dollyrots, Selt-Titled Album Review, Releases Tuesday, September 18th

[ 0 ] September 17, 2012 |

Review by Molly Segers Amanda Palmer isn’t the only one putting out records with the help of loyal fans on Kickstarter.com . The Dollyrots set out last year to raise just $7,500 to record their latest self-titled record and wound up raising over $33,000 thanks to the promise of pet rocks, cookies, clothes, musical instruments, […]

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CD Review: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra – Theatre Is Evil, CD Release Tuesday, September 11th

CD Review: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra – Theatre Is Evil, CD Release Tuesday, September 11th

[ 0 ] September 10, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge A strong well-spoken woman with a curse word for a middle name stands out as a woman I want to love. I’ll admit that I never heard The Dresden Dolls; my first introduction to Amanda Palmer came from her cover of Nirvana’s “Polly,” and my intense curiosity grew out of the […]

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CD Review: The Extraordinary Contraptions – The Time Traveler’s Constant – Album Release Thursday, August 30th

CD Review: The Extraordinary Contraptions – The Time Traveler’s Constant – Album Release Thursday, August 30th

[ 0 ] August 27, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The Extraordinary Contraptions, a band founded in 2007, appeared in my world as if by time machine at the Strange Daze festival in August 2009. Shortly after that—by less than a month—the band appeared at DragonCon where its steampunk vide melted into the surrounding framework. Recent appearances for The Extraordinary Contraptions […]

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Album Review: Dispatch – Circles Around The Sun, Released August 21st

Album Review: Dispatch – Circles Around The Sun, Released August 21st

[ 0 ] August 24, 2012 |

Dispatch Circles Around The Sun (Dispatch Music, Amazon, iTunes) Bomber/Universal Records By Justin Lyons As one of the most successful independent acts of the 1990’s, Dispatch melded in folk, reggae fusion and jam rock and gained a fervent following along the way.  After a decade long hiatus Brad Corrigan, Chad Urmston and Pete Francis decided 10 years […]

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Yeasayer, Album Review, Fragrant World, Released Today, August 21

Yeasayer, Album Review, Fragrant World, Released Today, August 21

[ 0 ] August 21, 2012 |

By Codi Glancy Today is my birthday and there’s no better gift than new music! On this glorious day, Yeasayer releases their third studio album, “Fragrant World;” the much anticipated follow up to 2010’s highly successful “Odd Blood.” These psychedelic – pop musicians have been a predominant staple in the current indie circulation since 2006 […]

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CD Review: Matisyahu – Spark Seeker

CD Review: Matisyahu – Spark Seeker

[ 0 ] July 23, 2012 |

By Ellen Eldridge The chanted beginning of Matisyahu signals a fresh and inspiring take on rock-reggae. The significance of the album title, Spark Seeker, presents itself in the line, “These lies have got me tired; I’m free-falling, I’m done stalling,” that references the idea that music made inspires despite the music maker’s own struggle for […]

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CD Review: Milo Greene’s Self-Titled Debut Album, Released Tuesday, July 17

CD Review: Milo Greene’s Self-Titled Debut Album, Released Tuesday, July 17

[ 0 ] July 19, 2012 |

By Jamie Lamberski “Who is Milo Greene?” Well, the person Milo Greene doesn’t actually exist. But the 5-piece California-based band that is making major waves in the indie music scene does. Milo Greene is the fictitious manager that the band invented as a clever scheme to get heard. Instead of querying venues themselves, their manager […]

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Cd Review: Serg Tankian – Harakiri

Cd Review: Serg Tankian – Harakiri

[ 0 ] July 12, 2012 |

  Review by Ellen Eldridge Generally speaking, I don’t choose to spend my time listening to others bitch about religious freedom or political injustice. I delete those friends on Facebook who spread horrible pictures of abused animals and children, not because I am insensitive but because that’s the last thing I need upsetting me during […]

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CD Review: Everest — Ownerless

CD Review: Everest — Ownerless

[ 0 ] July 9, 2012 |

Everest Ownerless ATO Records By Al Kaufman Success in the rock world is a crap shoot. For every Coldplay and Linkin Park that make it big, there are thousands of bands that have more talent but never make it. Is Everest a great rock band? No, but they’re just as good as any of these […]

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CD Review: Tab Benoit — Legacy: The Best of; Playing Smith’s July 4th

CD Review: Tab Benoit — Legacy: The Best of; Playing Smith’s July 4th

[ 0 ] July 2, 2012 |

Tab Benoit Legacy: The Best of Telarc By Al Kaufman Tab Benoit is old school. In the world of the blues he may still be considered a newcomer, but there is a reason he won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award at the 2012 Blues Music Awards. Benoit plays fat and juicy licks, […]

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CD Review: Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

CD Review: Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

[ 0 ] June 8, 2012 |

  Review by Ellen Eldridge Just as the cover sticker label warns, Tenacious D’s Rize of the Fenix is most certainly not for children, nor religious people, but it is meant for people with a juvenile sense of humor. I’ll qualify my opinions by admitting that I fell in love with the D while watching […]

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CD Review: Langhorne Slim & the Law — The Way We Move

CD Review: Langhorne Slim & the Law — The Way We Move

[ 0 ] June 5, 2012 |

Langhorne Slim & the Law The Way We Move Ramseur Records   By Al Kaufman   “Lord, release my wild soul,” Langhorne Slim pleads on the acoustic ballad “Wild Soul.” It is safe to say that the Lord has answered his prayers. While his most recent home is Portland, Oregon, Slim and the band have […]

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