Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Volume 14

The Beach Boys - Friends (1968)
Underrated psych-pop landmark
Touchstones: The Beatles meet The Shins
****1/2 out of ***** stars

The Trouble With Sweeney - I Know You Destroy! (2003)
Indie emotional chamber
Touchstones: Butterglory meets Bright Eyes
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Tullycraft - Disenchanted Hearts Unite (2005)
Fast boy-girl twee
Touchstones: Beat Happening meets Pants Yell!
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Christopher Cross - The Very Best of (2002)
Ultimate yacht-rock collection
Touchstones: The Doobie Brothers meet Hall and Oates
**** out of ***** stars

The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame (1981)
Caught in 1981
Touchstones: The Rolling Stones meet Prince
*** out of ***** stars

The Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle (2003)
Worst GregDulli album
Touchstones: Afghan Whigs meet Leonard Cohen
**1/2 out of ***** stars

Ganglians - Ganglians (2009)
Boring BeachBoyNoise knockoffs
Touchstones: Animal Collective meets Te Folk Implosion
** out of ***** stars

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