Saturday, August 14, 2010

Music Reviews In 3 Words or Less: Volume 21

The Henry Clay People - Somewhere on the Golden Coast (2010)
Pavement as PartyMusic
Touchstones: Pavement meets The Hold Steady
***** out of ***** stars

Allo Darlin' - Allo Darlin' (2010)
Twitchy honeyed hookfest
Touchstones: Camera Obscura meets
***** out of ***** stars

The Wannadies - Be a Girl (1999)
Happy Swede pop
Touchstones: Gigolo Aunts meet Dillon Fence
***** out of ***** stars

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
Jaunty death symphonies
Touchstones: David Bowie meets Interpol
**** out of ***** stars

Beck - Andy Warhol (Record Club) (2009)
Can't-go-wrong VU covers
Touchstones: Beck meets Velvet Underground
**** out of ***** stars

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010)
Muddy FM-radio takes
Touchstones: The Move meets The Frogs
***1/2 out of ***** stars

Devo - Something for Everyone (2010)
Goofy Devo-trademarked synthrock
Touchstones: Kraftwerk meets The Dickies
**1/2 out of ***** stars

Women - Women (2008)
Mind-hurting psyche buzz
Touchstones: Animal Collective meets The Zombies
** out of ***** stars

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