Album Reviews

CHECK OUT THE ALBUMS THAT HAVE LEFT MR. H WITH PERMANENT HEARING LOSS IN HIS LEFT EAR, BUT A SONG IN HIS HEART.

Cut Your Teeth

Necking: Cut Your Teeth

Necking is a term that my mom (Boomer that she is) used when I was a kid. Like way too much. She used it in reference to her own high-school days and to anything having...
Saw You Up There

Yeesh: Saw You Up There

Apparently Yeesh has already broken up. And this album, Saw You Up There, is their last, posthumous release. So if you're looking for live dates or even a music...
Cool Car

Girlfriend Material: Cool Car

There was a time when I thought Tokyo Police Club was the future of music. You know, Canadian wonderkind with a sense of modern irony playing what amounted to post-punk...
Twelve Nudes

Ezra Furman: Twelve Nudes

Everyone remembers the Violent Femmes. At least anyone who was a fetus prior to about 1975 or so. They were this weirdo band who felt raw and just a little bit...
Express

Love and Rockets: Express

I'm pretty sure I had a Love and Rockets t-shirt at some point in the 80s. It's a pretty odd band name when you really think about it. Or maybe it's just super of...
Pity Boy

Mal Blum: Pity Boy

I cannot stop listening to this album. I listened to the three tracks that Mal Blum put out as pre-release over and over again just waiting for the album to drop...
Patience

Mannequin Pussy: Patience

Truth be told, I only decided to review this album because I wanted the name Mannequin Pussy splashed across the front of my stupid website. It has to be one of the...
Problems

The Get Up Kids: Problems

The Get Up Kids were like the bratty kings of second-wave emo back in the late 90s. I listened to their 1999 album, Something to Write Home About, more times than I care...
Act Surprised

Sebadoh: Act Surprised

To this day Sebadoh created one of my more epic and ridiculous concert moments. It was 1996 and the boys were playing the long-gone NYC club, Tramps, to promote...