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.

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

Album Titlesort descending Artist Rating
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
Untamed Melodies Untamed Youth, The 10/10 Deke's old band. CD compiles a bunch of this band's great surf tunes. All the tracks are also available on vinyl in various... more
Vertigo Hermann, Bernard 6/10 In my limited listening experience, all Bernard Hermann scores sound pretty much the same. I got this mostly based on Laika and... more
Veruschka Ennio Morricone 10/10 As far as easy-listening Morricone goes, this is one of his best. There are hints of bossa nova, echo-y instruments and, of... more
Violent Opposition Keith Levene 6/10 A hit-or-miss collection of covers and home-recording style noodling from ex-PIL guitarist Levene. Not as grating as Metal Box... more
Virtual State Richard H. Kirk 10/10 After the end of Cabaret Voltaire, Kirk went on to record a zillion solo records under different names. This is trippy and... more
VU Velvet Underground, The 7/10 Another one of my wife's CDs. I've never been much of a fan of this band but here, upon a second or third listen, I think I... more
Wakey Wakey! Toy Dolls 7/10 Well from here on out these records are business as usual. The highlights on this CD are "There's a Trollop up Elmwood Street... more
Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed Lou Reed 3/10 I think this is pretty much the antithesis of the kind of music I like. I find Lou Reed (at least this solo stuff) mind-... more
Walkin' with Link Link Wray 10/10 This CD compiles Link's early sixties recordings on Epic records. Half the tracks are unreleased versions of songs including... more
Warm in your Coat Romeo Void 7/10 Like many one-hit-wonders, that one hit (in this instance "Never Say Never") sounds completely different than the rest of the... more
We Ate the Machine Polysics 8/10 Polysics were another band (along with Lolita #18, Spoozys, Mummy the Peepshow, and Number Girl) that I saw at the excellent... more
Wendy and Lisa Wendy and Lisa 4/10 This is another one of those CDs in my collection that I bought because I wanted to buy something while I was out at... more
What Remains Inside a Black Hole Man or Astroman? 7/10 I think this record has been remastered since I got this CD. In any event, a business-as-usual release for MorA? I think around... more
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
Whore: Various Artists Play Wire Various Artists 6/10 Tribute/cover albums are a hit or miss. My liking of a track can unfairly depend on two things: first, do like the band doing... more
Wilful Days Killing Joke 9/10 A great collection of singles and extended mixes from the EG years. I had a few of these on 7" vinyl and it was nice to get... more
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly 8/10 Well, Gene Wilder died a this week so it's fitting that the next CD in my queue would be the Willy Wonka soundtrack.... more
XXX Party Phantom Surfers, The 10/10 After years of releasing full-length surf records sprinkled with a few jokes and some schtick, The Phantom Surfers finally made... more
You Guys Kill Me Third Eye Foundation 7/10 There was a time in the early 2000's when I thought I might be able to expand my electronica tastes beyond Richard H. Kirk.... more
Your Weight on the Moon Man... or Astroman? 8/10 Another early MorA? release with a new version of "Destination Venus" and several other good songs.
Youth Runs Wild Untamed Youth 9/10 This is the follow-up to Planet Mace and continues much along the same lines. They rely a bit less on originals this time. U.Y... more