- Music Reviews
- July 13, 2020
Culture Shock Treatment (Paper + Plastick). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Bruno MacDonald aims for a paper wiki of rock history, showing the connections that casual fans might miss, in this interesting take on the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
The history of teeny, tiny labels that launched some really big bands. Before the out-crowd became the in-crowd.
Hello=Fire (Schnitzel Records). Review by Jen Cray.
British synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan hit the U.S. concert circuit this fall, much to the delight of hundreds of his most ardent Orlando followers, Chris Long among them.
Lucky for us and Cherry Red Books, Dave Thompson is a HUGE Sparks fan. Matthew Moyer calls Sparks: No. 1 Songs in Heaven his strongest piece of writing yet.
A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band’s first two albums of the 2000s.
Miniature Tigers’ bold blending of indie pop with grandiose compositions makes them accessible enough for the casual listener, yet eclectic enough for seasoned critic, Jen Cray.
Street Songs of Love (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.
Together (Matador). Review by Sean Slone.
Infinite Arms (Columbia). Review by Sean Slone.
Up From Below (Community). Review by jeff schweers.
Take a trip back to Seattle’s musical heydey with Michael Lavine, who brings us all manner of visual treasure with Grunge.
Mr. Fox nearly destroys his family and community in this stop-motion version of Roald Dahl‘s classic children’s book by Wes Anderson.
Too young to be fully cognizant of the more embarrassing excesses of Gothic music over the past twenty years, the young Turks of NYC’s own Blacklist are, perhaps unwittingly, the best hope of redeeming Goth-metal. Fresh from a European tour complete with horned hotel antics, Blacklist frontman and provocateur Josh Strawn told Ink 19 all about how he learned to stop worrying and love Motorhead and Scott Walker equally.
U2 packs the biggest rock show in history into The Spaceship and takes it on the road to touch the hearts of 75,000 fans in Tampa and outer space. Jen Cray laughs, she cries.
Romanian Names (Dead Oceans). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
This collection of anecdotes and reveries of the infamous New York Dolls from their bassist, Arthur “Killer” Kane, has Carl F Gauze thinking better of getting the old band back together.
Bolshevik Disco (Manimal Vinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.