Rock

False Cathedrals

Elliott: False Cathedrals

Wow, what a difference one album makes. Piano and heavy bass dominate the opening tandem track "Voices/Calm Americans," and we're aware immediately that these a...
If They Do

Elliott: If They Do ep

As I've stated many times before, I don't really like EPs. Many times these little things are made up of tracks that have no business being on the same alum tog...
Weekends of Sound

764-Hero: Weekends of Sound

They've amped up the musicianship on this one. The basslines have become more snaking, the time signatures a little more diverse and the song structures more co...
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl probably knew that breaking out of the shadow of Nirvana was never going to be easy. After all, he was just the drummer in the one of the greatest ro...
Ragin', Full On

fIREHOSE: Ragin’, Full-On

Associating music with a place and time is a pretty common occurrence. This album is strong in that category. This one brings me back to high school and my budd...
Believo!

Enon: Believo!

It's like Nine Inch Nails minus the scary S&M, or later-day Beck if he had gone the natural trajectory of Mellow Gold. The music all tape hiss and pots and ...
Pinkerton

Weezer: Pinkerton

These guys got totally hosed on this album. Actually, it's a better all around record than their debut. It's more textured and emotional and the songwriting doe...