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.

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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 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
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
Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene Ennio Morricone 10/10 Another great soundtrack from the Maestro box set. This one is a split between easy listening bossa numbers and avante garde... more
Slalom Ennio Morricone 7/10 I like this soundtrack well enough, but it doesn't have any of the jazzy or avante-garde elements of my favorite Morricone... more
Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was perhaps one of the first non-Spaghetti Western Morricone soundtrack that I discovered and it remains one of my... more
Il Gatto A Nove Code Ennio Morricone 9/10 With the exception of the title song, "Ninna Nanna In Blu," all of the tracks on this CD are solid Morricone thriller ambiance... more
Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura Ennio Morricone 8/10 The final CD from the Fear box set is pure experimental improvisation. There isn't much method to this madness, just... more
Revolver Ennio Morricone 10/10 One of three discs included on the Crime box set of Poliziotteschi soundtracks. The highlight of the soundtrack is the... more
Gli Intoccabili Ennio Morricone 7/10 Gli Intoccabili opens with the tense and pounding, "Ballad of Hank McCain." It's reprised three more times on the... more
Giornata Nera Per L'Ariete Ennio Morricone 9/10 Although this disc is part of the Crime box set, the music here is very much in the vein of Morricone's giallo scores... more
I Figli Chiedono Perché Ennio Morricone 10/10 Don't be dissuaded by the fact that all the tracks lest one are titled, "I Bambini Ci Chiedono Perche." This isn't one of those... more
Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale Ennio Morricone 9/10 I finally bought this CD after being nagged by my Discogs.com wishlist alert for months. I shouldn't have waited because this... more

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