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.

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...
Dogrel

Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel

The band Kansas is from Kansas. Alabama is from Alabama. L.A. Guns are from LA. Fontaines D.C., however, are not from our country's capital, but the far-away land...
Morbid Stuff

PUP: Morbid Stuff

There was a moment in 1994 when I walked into a room and heard Dookie for the first time. It somehow took the snottiness and the feelings of restless boredom of that...
Snares Like a Haircut

No Age: Snares Like a Haircut

I’ve been less than kind in my past mentions of No Age. I’ve blamed them for the drowned-in-fuzz aesthetic that came about in the late aughts that kind of swamped...
Phoenix

Pedro the Lion: Phoenix

I've always been a little weirded out by Dave Bazan's Christianity and the kind of pigeonholing of Pedro the Lion as a "Christian" band. After all, that's not my...
Power Chords

Mike Krol: Power Chords

Mike Krol’s Power Chords is like an ode to what music ought to be. No, seriously. There’s so much garbage out there. So much “experimentation.” So much electronica...
Ruby Vroom

Soul Coughing: Ruby Vroom

Soul Coughing’s 1994 album, Ruby Vroom. came out at a very important pivot point in my life. I was transitioning from college student to real-life person and needed...