Recent Review Comments
review of Beirut - Gallipoli
"I feel you on this one. I was really hoping for some Zach Condon majik. Oh well, maybe it will grow me in the coming months? Cheers! Oh, and thanks for the "follow.""
review of Julius Eastman - Unjust Malaise
"What works for me when I read a review describing a genre I rarely visit is in how it persuades me to check it out. Your Eastman review is a perfect example of what gets me curious. Nice piece. Cheers!"
On Space Vacation's
review of Sarah Louise - Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars
"Yo Spacey... The "followers" come and go. You shouldn't care. What I want to encourage you to do is keep it real. Keep your writing in your voice. Write like you talk and think. Like I said the other day... I follow you because I like your fresh voice. All these teenage boys in here are... Well, teenage boys. Ya dig?!! Cheers!!"
review of Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
"Very cool share, bruv. Never been able to play the guitar, myself. However, I can see some kid playing this record and connecting with Young's unique guitar styling. And, while not my favorite Young LP, it ranks as one of the most important Classic Rock albums of all time. Those Canadians are just so damn entertaining! Cheers!!"
On Space Vacation's
review of Japandroids - Celebration Rock
"You know I follow you because your voice is fresh. That there are thousands of releases out in the market and you... I'd say let your decision to write be one that best reflects your passion. No over thought. No worrying somebody else writes well. Just be that unique person you are and share it here via your writing voice. Keep it, real baby. Fresh is always best! Cheers!!"
review of Weezer - Weezer (Teal Album)
""this is like the Pro Bowl. there is just no good reason for it to exist." Except to make money. Kind of pathetic if you think about it.
"good covers done right are sublime." Oh yeah! And for me, it's Bowie's Pin Ups that comes to mind."
review of Tears For Fears - The Hurting
"The Hurting came along when Reagan was in the 2nd year of his 8 yr. tyranny, while UK's Thatcher with her 4 year head start would find this POTUS to be to her liking & the Middle Class would never be the same... This remains especially true today. TFF's moody synth-pop & cerebral introspective lyrics touched a chord in those seeking some relief from their own inner demons & the fucking madness of the surrounding world. Influential, timely and arty without the undue distraction of noise. Genius."
review of Fenne Lily - On Hold
""back when there used to be..." Okay John Louis Howard, florist shops still abound. Regardless, your analogy is quite poignant and because I am a horticulturist I am also able to comprehend the scope of your statement. Like I've said before, you, EMR, Pouls and a bunch more I can't recall at the moment do a fine job in your critical exposition. This is another fine example supporting my point. Lily's voice is a narcotic drip, drip... Fragile. Sensual. Time will tell where it takes her. Thanks fo"
On Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
"Now, now sonny Jim... My clown ass needs to breathe so it can continue to expel the waste contained within. Thanks for sharing! PS: You should follow me. I got it going on. Cheers!"
review of Low - Christmas
"But, but, but... I so love my Perry Como, Bing Crosby, The Ronnettes, Dean Martin, Pink Martini, et al Chrissy music!"
On Space Vacation's
review of Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
".....just having its way with me. The wave finally released me and I popped to the surface. My heart is pumping hard and my body is filled with adrenaline. I was wearing a short john wetsuit which for some inexplicable reason was now sporting a new hole in its side where my head had popped through. I remember laughing like a madman and shouting "I'm alive!" This could have been nightmarish but, instead was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life. However, I dislike this LP very much."