Sometimes rock and roll seems to get stuck in a rut, but The New Madness bring fresh life to a sound that was old before they were born.
I am generally skeptical and disrespectful of band names with special capitalization, but IDLES look and sound like they mean business.
Part of what will be known as the Great Australian Psychedelic Expansion, Bananagun is more incense and lava lamps than strobes and smoke machines.
Coriky is three musicians crumpling up their resumes, throwing them to the floor, and showing you exactly what they can do.
Well into their third decade, G. Love and Special Sauce still sound like they are in no particular hurry to get there.
It took Cheo a couple of years to get back into his usual Latin-flavored slinky tinkles after leaving his previous band, but we’re all glad to hear he’s back.
Vessel of Love (Merge). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (BSI). Review by Bill Campbell.
Various Artists (Victory World). Review by Bill Campbell.
Time Will Tell (BSI). Review by Bill Campbell.
Dennis Brown in Dub (Heartbeat). Review by Bill Campbell.
Points Of Order (Innerhythmic). Review by Bill Campbell.
Jamaican E.T. (Trojan). Review by Matt Cibula.
Blunted 3 (Shadow). Review by Bill Campbell.
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