Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Vol. 11

Close Lobsters - Foxheads Stalk This Land (1987)
Best new/old band
Touchstones: The Church meets The Clash
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Meat Puppets - Sewn Together (2009)
Mellower, completely enjoyable
Touchstones: Symphonic Meat Puppets meets Classic 1980s Meat Puppets
****1/2 out ***** stars

Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (1993)
Underrated power-pop classic
Touchstones: The Raspberries meets Television
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend (1991)
Slightly overrated classic
Touchstones: See above
**** out of ***** stars

Miss Derringer - Winter Hill (2009)
Emotional, big pop-punk
Touchstones: Blondie meets Hole
**** out of ***** stars

Morrissey - Years of Refusal (2009)
Surprisingly energetic rock
Touchstones: Big arena rock meets Sunday-morning Smiths classics
***1/2 out of ***** stars

The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love (2009)
Thumping trance-y dancerock
Touchstones: Happy Mondays meets The Alarm
*** out of ***** stars

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