Category Archives: music reviews
reviews of music, songs and albums
What… what the hell?
I presume that at this point, you’ve listened to "Holy Grail," the new jam dropped by Jay Z (featuring Justin Timberlake?!?) and have, accordingly, beheld that which occurs at about the one minute mark. This, to me, (along with the incessant use of ‘uh!’) is baffling.
Now the word "baffling" may imply something I have no intention of conveying, so let me first clear up exactly how I feel about "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Read the rest of this entry
Welcome to A Fly On The Wall, a feature that imagines what it would be like to hear conversations that may or may not have ever actually occurred. This time, we’ll use our fly power to listen in on the Jonas Brothers Breakup.
Ain’t no meeting like a Jonas Brothers meeting, cuz a Jonas Brothers meeting DON’T STOP!
Right – thanks for the enthusiasm, Joe. I appreciate you guys sitting down with me today.
Of course, man! [singing] You light up my world like nobody else!
That’s a One Direction song.
Unless you’re significantly older or younger than me (in which case you’re not cool – sorry), you’ve seen Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (which is probably Tim Burton’s finest movie – in spite of Tim Burton, I would argue), and if you’ve seen that flick, you’ll certainly remember the Large Marge seen. Here’s a refresher:
Now here’s the kicker – that story sure does sound a lot like the story in this old song. Check this out! Read the rest of this entry
So… yeah. The title is kinda says it all. Kinda. Read the rest of this entry
Does your band need a name? Turns out, I’m your guy. Who knew, right? Here are a few band names that popped into my head over the last 24 hours. Take them and do what you will, but most importantly, ROCK ON! Read the rest of this entry
I know I’ve promised you more Better Know Your Hitchcock, and I promise, it is coming, along with a bunch of other movie reviews. Until then, please enjoy this slightly menacing picture of birds eating fruit from a tree… As opposed to flesh from your bones!
(Are you) A True Regular? is the debut recording (a five track EP) by The Regulars of Boston, MA.
The Regulars possess a large, warm sound that recalls Queen, The Beatles and a zillion other bands that are awesome – and yet, The Regulars don’t exactly sound like any of those bands, they just… I don’t know, almost reference other bands without really sounding much like other bands. You just can’t put your finger on it, but there is something comfortable about The Regulars, like an old hoodie you lost but found again and it still fits and it’s still in like new condition. It’s warm and comfortable and exactly what you were looking for but new at the same time. OK, I’m rambling now – just listen here.
(Also, BandCamp needs to add a volume control – is it just me? Am I missing something?)
You can’t pigeon hole this sound any more than you can deny it. It’s fun, uplifting and smooth. I can’t wait to hear what they do next. Check them out on Facebook here.