Music Reviews

Aerosmith

Just Push Play

Columbia

“Hey,” I told myself, “‘Jaded’ is a good pop single. These guys are masters of their craft. Remember Toys in the Attic and Rocks? Those were good albums. Give Aerosmith a shot, there’ll be something besides the single that’s worthwhile on the album.”

I was wrong.

Avoid this at all costs. Man, I can’t even begin to convey its vast and seemingly interminable suckiness. I should have known from the cover (the bazillionth appropriation of the female robot from Metropolis • it should be illegal for art directors to ever accept anything based on this design ever again) that this would be crap. Jeez, they even try to rap. Need I say more? See what being an optimist gets you? Bleccchhh.


Recently on Ink 19...

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Event Reviews

Joe Jackson brought his Two Rounds of Racket tour to the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. on Monday. Bob Pomeroy was in the area and caught the show.

Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.

The Tin Star

The Tin Star

Screen Reviews

Anthony Mann’s gorgeous monochrome western, The Tin Star, may have been shot in black and white, but its themes are never that easily defined.

Flipside

Flipside

Screen Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner finds Flipside to be a vital treatise on mortality, creativity, and purpose, disguised as a quirky documentary about a struggling record store.