Monday, June 1, 2009

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Vol. 3

Hershel Savage & The American Flag-The American Flag (1998)
Sunshiny, childish, glorious.
****1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Guided by Voices meets The Archies

Amy Winehouse-Frank (2007)
Vocal-histrionic joke soul.
** out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Donna Summer meets American Idol

America-Here & Now (2007)
Breezily wimpy/perfect.
**** out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Teenage Fanclub meets, er, America

Andrew Bird-The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)
Overrated hipster busker.
**1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Rufus Wainwright meets a Marriott Residence Inn songman

Annie Hayden-The Enemy of Love (2005)
Tender, needs punch.
***1/3 out of ***** stars
Touchstones: Maria Taylor meets Spent


  1. Have you been turned on to The Heavy's Great Vengeance and Furiouos Fire? If not, I highly recommend you check it out. Probably my favorite debut album of the past 5 years or so.

  2. Sorry to report I'm not too crazy about the couple of Prince meets De La Soul tunes up on their My Space page. Normally I would like a band that sounds like that combination, but something just wasn't catching me about this group. Thanks for the recommendation anyway.

  3. What the hell do you know anyway? :)