Entries from March 2006

The Sounds, Dying To Say This To You (New Line Records)

March 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Sounds, Dying To Say This To You (New Line Records)

The Sounds Dying To Say This To You New Line Records By: Eric Greenwood The Hives are to The Rolling Stones as The Sounds are to Blondie- not exactly replicas, but the level of influence is perfectly obvious in less substantive ways. The Sounds dress themselves like new wave punks, too, which means calculatedly tough […]

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Stereolab, Fab Four Suture (Too Pure)

March 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Stereolab, Fab Four Suture (Too Pure)

Stereolab Fab Four Suture Too Pure By: Eric Greenwood Every time Stereolab releases an album, the same arguments and justifications are bandied about, all of which revolve around the complaint that each new Stereolab album sounds exactly like the last one. It's an ignorant assertion, but it's easy to understand why it's become an issue […]

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David Gilmour, On An Island (Sony)

March 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on David Gilmour, On An Island (Sony)

David Gilmour On An Island Sony By: Eric Greenwood Following the reverently elegiac reunion of Pink Floyd with Roger Waters at last summer's Live 8 benefit, (which incidentally sparked an increase in Pink Floyd's album sales by 3000%!), guitarist David Gilmour has released his third solo record, On an Island. It's been 22 years since […]

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Voxtrot, Raised By Wolves (Cult Hero Records)

March 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Voxtrot, Raised By Wolves (Cult Hero Records)

Voxtrot Raised By Wolves Cult Hero Records By: Michael Jones You can certainly add Voxtrot to that ever-growing list of intriguing Texas bands. This quintet from Austin defies easy categorization. Its press release throws about all sorts of comparisons, and most of them seem fair enough: Gang of Four, The Smiths, early R.E.M., and Belle […]

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Elvis Costello Live With The Metropole Orkest, My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon)

March 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Elvis Costello Live With The Metropole Orkest, My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon)

Elvis Costello Live With The Metropole Orkest My Flame Burns Blue Deutsche Grammophon By: Eric Greenwood In nearly thirty years of making records, Elvis Costello has never released a proper live album. Fanatics know that Live at El Mocambo doesn't count because it was only released as a promotional item back in 1978 (and then […]

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