Robert's Record Reviews

I've accumulated a pretty big record/cd collection and, from time to time, I used to write reviews of the latest additions to my collection. Lately, I haven't bought much music. That whole "you turn 30 and buying CDs doesn't seem to be that important" thing hit me. Lately, I have been working my way back through my collection and trying to listen to everything again and put down my thoughts here.

I also have an alternate cover view of this page too.

Album Title Artistsort descending Rating
The End Of Rock And Roll "Blind" Rage And Violence 10/10 Guitarist and switchbladist extraordinaire "Blind" Rage is said to be the illegitimate son of Link Wray. From the liner notes... more
Rock Invasion 1-4-5s, The 7/10 The self proclaimed Recyclers of Rock bring us their debut album. The low-down on this band is this: all their songs... more
Bomb the Twist 5.6.7.8's 10/10 Extremely cool Japanese all-girl garage rock. All six songs on this release are amazing this was one of my top ten favs of last... more
The Golden Band American Analog Set, The 10/10 Admittedly, I was originally drawn to this band because of the cover of their first album, The Fun of Watching Fireworks... more
Forbidden Planet Barron, Louis and Bebe 6/10 This is a weird album. It is considered to be one of, if the the first record comprised entirely of electronic sounds and... more
Haunted Hill Bassholes 10/10 Drums, Guitar, and a howling blues freak. Need I say more? Well, I will anyway. These songs rock to the high heavens!!
Pet Sounds Beach Boys, The 10/10 I finally bought this CD after hearing so many good things about it from various sources. I found this CD for cheap, and it... more
Black Sheets of Rain Bob Mould 3/10 What a supreme disappointment this CD is. Mould would eventually redeem himself in the band Sugar, but man, these songs are... more
Get in your Ear Budget Girls, The 10/10 This is a killer single from Planet Pimp. This group is headed by two screaming chicks that know how to rawk! The songs titles... more
Original Sun Greatest Hits Carl Perkins 7/10 Poor Carl Perkins. You know most of these songs, but mostly you will know version performed by other artists like Elvis.... more
The Art of the Theremin Clara Rockmore 9/10 This CD came as part of my Theremin kit I ordered from Big Briar back in the 90s. Just holding a single note is hard enough on... more
A-Z Colin Newman 10/10 After creating three of the greatest records of the early punk years, Wire fractured into various solo projects. As far as I am... more
Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish / Not To Colin Newman 7/10 This CD compiles two solo albums from Colin Newman. Singing Fish  is mostly just Newman noodling around with keyboards... more
Bastard Colin Newman 9/10 This CD is a nice mix of electronics, processed guitars and throbbing dub-reggae style bass lines. There's nothing particularly... more
Apocalypse Now Coppola, Carmine and Francis Coppola 9/10 Not so much a soundtrack as it is an abridged version of the movie that you can listen along with, the double CD Apocalypse... more
Audio Visionaries: Street Pranks and Put-Ons Coyle and Sharpe 9/10 This is the second CD collection of this duo's hilarious Candid Microphone style man-on-the-street interviews from the... more
All Night Burner Crown Royals, The 5/10 Do you like G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band? Do you view Paul Shaffer as a musical Legend? Then maybe you'll enjoy... more
Hollywood Barndance Dave and Deke Combo, The 10/10 Great hillbilly tunes. These are perhaps some of the most talented hicks around.
David Nudelman Lays an Egg David Nudelman 10/10 Speaking of David Nudelman, I think it would be mistake to leave this record off this list. This is David's greatest release to... more
Solid Sender Deke Dickerson 9/10 This is a wonderful single by Deke (of Untamed Youth/Dave and Deke Combo/GoNuts Fame). Most of the songs are rockabilly with... more
Tasty Demolition Doll Rods 7/10 The Doll Rods' debut LP delivers with the sam energy as their previous 7"s. Drums (well maybe a floor tom and a snare), 2... more
Dollface Lights the Pilot!!! Dollface 10/10 This band was perhaps the best kept R'n'R secret in the nation. Hailing from the not-so-exciting Peoria, IL, these guys have... more
Stop, Rock, and Roll Drags, The 9/10 This debut full-lengther from Tucson's the Drags clocks in at under 20 minutes. But this LP offers more in that scant amount of... more
Obento Alternative DS i Love You 9/10 DS i Love You is actually one man, Kanji Honma, a Nintendo DSi and the excellent Korg DS cartridge. Given that credo, you might... more
Edda Dell'Orso Performs Ennio Morricone Edda Dell'Orso 10/10 This is an absolutely perfect compilation of Ennio Morricone songs all of which feature the theremin-esque vocals of Edda Dell'... more
Elvis Elvis Presley 10/10 Unlike his debut album, this one feels much more complete and less like a singles collection. The production is slicker but the... more
Elvis Double Features: Spinout / Double Trouble Elvis Presley 10/10 Spinout remains my favorite Elvis record. You could pair it with thirty minutes modem noises and this CD would still... more
Elvis Double Features: Viva Las Vegas / Roustabout Elvis Presley 9/10 Another great two movie compilation from The King. Everyone knows how great "Viva Las Vegas" is, but track two, "If You Think I... more
Elvis Double Features: Harum Scarum / Double Trouble Elvis Presley 8/10 It's kismet, I tell you. Yesterday, driving around town, I was listening to this CD all day. Lo and behold, that night, as we... more
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 9/10 This is so much better than the overrated Clash album that stole its cover design. I think people forget just how raw and... more
Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Ennio Morricone 10/10 In my mind, this ranks up there with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as one of Morricone's most memorable scores. It... more
Metti, Una Sera A Cena Ennio Morricone 10/10 I know I say this about every Morricone record I own, but seriously, this is one of his absolute best scores. Certainly it's... more
L'Ultimo Uomo Di Sara Ennio Morricone 8/10 The opening title track is a dull, schmaltzy pop song, but once you're past that it ramps up into a tense, Morricone thriller... more
Senza Sapere Niente Di Lei Ennio Morricone 7/10 This is hardly the most memorable Morricone soundtrack. It's a bit repetitive and lacking in hooks, but it provides a decent... more
Spasmo Ennio Morricone 8/10 Another solid giallo score from Morricone. There are three main themes here: "Bambole", "Spasmo", and "Stress Infinito". The... more
Macchie Solari Ennio Morricone 9/10 This is another  solid release in Digitmovies series of giallo soundtracks. The record is comprised, for the most part, of... more
La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero Ennio Morricone 8/10 Although it contains two fantastic easy-beat Edda Dell'Orso songs, most of this is standard giallo experimentation. I also have... more
Escalation Ennio Morricone 8/10 There is a lot of variety on this soundtrack. It feels similar to the excellent Danger: Diabolik score. But, unlike... more
The Legendary Italian Westerns Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was a very important CD in the development of my musical tastes. It was the starting point of my love of Ennio... more
La Donna Invisibile Ennio Morricone 10/10 A very mellow, bossa nova tinged soundtrack from a film I've never seen. It includes the fantastic "La Moda" which is a jangly... more

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