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.
|Read & Burn 01||Wire||9/10||In 2002 Wire returned after over a decade of dormancy and once again they have changed their musical focus. They had largely... 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|
|154||Wire||10/10||Wire is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands. Sure they're arty and all, but I can't get over the richness of their songs... 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|
|Read & Burn 03||Wire||10/10||The third Read & Burn EP is the best of the lot. The band has moved beyond simply revisiting their punk roots. Now... 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|
|Sampler Exotica||Yma Sumac||8/10||This one's a short little five song tease of some great big band exotica. If you haven't heard Yma, she is basically a human... 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|
|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|
|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|
|Parasitic Clones Under The Strong Arm Of The Robotic Machine||Zebras||7/10||This is some nice Wisconsin spaz-rock that, with it's Devo inspired hard-rock sound, fits in nicely alongside The Polysics.|
|Field / Noise||Zebras||8/10||This is a limited issue, three track CD I picked up at a Zebras show. The songs are unlabeled and it's in a hand made CD sleeve... more|
|Sing and Play the Three Doctors and Other Sounds of Today||Zip Code Rapists||9/10||Before Gregg Turkington was creating anti-comedy as Neil Hamburger, he was, along with guitarist John Singer, creating anti-... more|