Sunday, March 14, 2010

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Volume 17

The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
Best Doors album
Touchstones: Elvis meets Jefferson Airplane
***** out of ***** stars

Lou Reed - New Sensations (1984)
Underrated Reed gem
Touchstones: Velvet Underground meets Kraftwerk
***** out of ***** stars

Blake Babies - Rosy Jack World (1991)
Acoustic-y pop assault
Touchstones: Juliana Hatfield meets Dinosaur Jr.
***** out of ***** stars

Freedy Johnston - This Perfect World (1996)
Rootsy, breezy strummer
Touchstones: Mason Jennings meets Matthew Sweet
****1/2 out of ***** stars

Bay City Rollers - Once Upon a Star (1975)
Dreamy power sugar
Touchstones: Solo John Lennon meets The Archies
***1/2 out of ***** stars

Side Effect - What You Need (1976)
Weird disco R&B
Touchstones: The O'Jays meet Funkadelic
***1/2 out of ***** stars

Ringo Starr - Y Not (2010)
Usual goofy fun
Touchstones: Electric Light Orchestra meets NRBQ
*** out of ***** stars

Spiral Stairs - The Real Feel (2009)
Letdown solo-Pavement project
Touchstones: Preston School of Industry meets The Fall
*** out of ***** stars

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