Friday, February 26, 2010

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Volume 16

Guided by Voices - Isolation Drills (2001)
Huge chiming crunch
Touchstones: The Who meets Cheap Trick
***** out of ***** stars

Ulysses - Ulysses (2004)
Perfectly melodic nuggets
Touchstones: Apples in Stereo meet XTC
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Trash Can Sinatras - I've Seen Everything (1993)
Sad morning sunshine
Touchstones: New Order meets The Style Council
**** out of ***** stars

The Mary Onettes - Islands (2009)
Jangly Swedish drama
Touchstones: The Smiths meet Shout Out Louds
**** out of ***** stars

The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics (2006)
Psychedelic symphonic cosmos
Touchstones: T. Rex meets Syd Barrett
**** out of ***** stars

Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast (2010)
Groovy Indian indierock
Touchstones: Ravi Shankar meets The Beatles
**** out of ***** stars

The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy (1966)
Invasion's abrasive rollick-ers
Touchstones: Herman's Hermits meet The Animals
***1/2 out of ***** stars

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
Dramatic arena wave
Touchstones: Late-era Replacements meet Roxy Music
***1/2 out of ***** stars

Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (2002)
Experimental country punk
Touchstones: Modest Mouse meets Red Red Meat
*** out of ***** stars

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