Robert Wm. Gomez's

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 Artist Ratingsort descending
What's THIS for...! Killing Joke 9/10 Brutal, pounding, post-punk genius. Post apocalyptic tribal beats that many fans consider their best. I prefer the two follow... more
Daisychain Reaction Poster Children 9/10 This is the first Poster Children CD that I bought at the time of its release. This was back when they were quickly becoming... more
Second Edition Public Image Ltd. 9/10 I always liked P.I.L. much, much more than The Sex Pistols. I'll concede that most of this record is just self-indulgent noise... more
Experiment Zero Man... or Astroman? 9/10 This release represents a revitalized MorA? after a string of average releases. Albini's production makes the band sound a bit... more
Ten Years of Toys Toy Dolls 9/10 I got this back when it came out and it was about the only way to get Toy Dolls on CD here in the States (I only had the first... 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
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
Boots Nancy Sinatra 9/10 Nancy Sinatra may be best known for being the sister of the great Frank Sinatra Jr., but she also, with the help of Lee... more
Teenage Doll Various Artists 9/10 This selection from the ever-growing Buffalo Bop re-release CDs feature only female rockers from the 50s. It's much more... more
Read & Burn 02 Wire 9/10 The second in Wire's 2000's comeback EPs is slightly better than the first but generally it's really just a continuation of the... more
Plastic Seat Sweat Southern Culture on the Skids 9/10 With the addition of a keyboard player, this CD has a slightly different sound than their previous records. SCOTS dabbles a... more
Painful Yo La Tengo 9/10 Yo La Tengo is a band that's been around forever and is beloved by indy-rockers. They alternate between feedback-filled guitar... more
Tool of the Man Poster Children 9/10 After the Poster Children moved to a major label they began to sound tighter, punchier, less-droney and they started mixing... more
Celebration of Annihilation Servotron 9/10 Robot rock! This band is rumored to contain member(s) of Man or Astroman? and Supernova (I've since found out that this is not... 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
Send Wire 9/10 Send compiles seven of its eleven tracks from the first two Read & Burn EPs. Of the remaining four new... more
The Exciting Sounds of Model Road Racing Phantom Surfers, The 9/10 This is probably only the second record ever made of instrumental surf music devoted to the hobby of slot car racing. The first... more
C'est Chic! Various Artists 9/10 Another great 60's girl group compilation from Ace Records. I think I like the Italian girl singers CD a tad bit more, but this... 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
La Donna Domenica Ennio Morricone 9/10 Another great soundtrack re-release from Cinevox. The pieces start mellow and gradually build in tension without quite reaching... more
Et Vincere et Mori Monarchs, The 9/10 Lo-Fi rockers!!! Snotty female lead vocals. Some of the best garage music from the 90s.
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
Absurd-Ditties Toy Dolls 9/10 After a string of just okay records, The Toy Dolls finally released an LP that almost stands up to their... more
Karoshi Salaryman 9/10 Another collection of analog synth laden songs from the members of Poster Children. This one feels a bit more focused and less... more
The Final Rip Off Monty Python 9/10 Another great 2 CD collection of skits to memorize with your nerd friends. You know how they always say that CDs have a shelf... more
Hillbilly Wolf: Missing Links Vol. 1 Link Wray 9/10 This is the CD reissue of Norton's Link Wray series. The CD includes some 5 bonus tracks. If you don't own any Link Wray I'd go... more
The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection Yma Sumac 9/10 Yma Sumac had a voice that supposedly spanned five octaves. That alone would make for an interesting recording artist, but here... more
Just Like You Poster Children 9/10 Just Like You is a really solid EP. The band is slowly moving away from their drone-laden "Champaign '92" sound an... more
Clincher Tar 9/10 This feels like it must be outtakes or extras from Jackson. "G7" and "Teetering" are the best tracks on the EP. Some... more
My God Is Alive! Sorry About Yours! Knights of the New Crusade, The 9/10 Knights of the New Crusade are America's premiere punk rock Biblical literalists. Religious viewpoint aside, this is some of... more
Object 47 Wire 9/10 While it starts out on a high note with "One of Us," Object 47 doesn't quite live up to the promise of Read &... more
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins Sparks 9/10 After Interior Design, Sparks wisely took a six year break to go back to their rooms and think about what they had... more
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns Killing Joke 9/10 Killing Joke took everything that was great about Nightime's "Love Like Blood" and ran with it on this release. There'... more
Painful Yo La Tengo 9/10 I am glad I never got in to Yo La Tengo whilst they were coming into prominence. I probably would have bought everything they... 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
Digital Lifeforms Sandoz 9/10 Since the demise of Cabaret Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk has had about a zillion solo projects all with different names. It's a... more
Sex Mad / You Kill Me Nomeansno 9/10 Any Nomeansno record is going to get compared with their masterpiece, Wrong. No, they'll never match the perfection of... more
Big City After Dark: Missing Links Volume 2 Wray, Link 9/10 Discogs.com has been nagging me for months that this was available for cheap from a number of resellers and completing my... more
RTFM Poster Children 9/10 This record starts out with a bang and is almost as good as Junior Citizen. A couple of the songs near the end aren't... more
Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk 9/10 Trans-Europe Express is a classic record which laid the groundwork for virtually all the electronic dance music that... more