Friday, June 12, 2009

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Vol. 4

Afghan Whigs-Up In It (1990)
Maniacal guitar popsoul.
****1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Mudhoney meets The Replacements
(This isn't the album cover. I just like the band shot.)

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band-Outer South (2009)
Conor's songs unstoppable.
****1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Neil Young meets Bright Eyes

1990s-Kicks (2009)
Catchy synth pop-punk.
**** out of ***** stars
Touchstone: The Strokes meets Franz Ferdinand

White Lies-To Lose My Life (2009)
Dark sonic wave.
**1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: Depeche Mode meets Interpol

The Replacements-Don't Tell a Soul, Remaster (1989 and 2008)
Countrified raggedy pop.
****1/2 out of ***** stars
Touchstone: The Lemonheads meets Paul Westerberg

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