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 Artistsort ascending Rating
Come on Pilgrim Pixies 8/10 The Pixies debut sets the stage for the better work to come. Raw and punky but not quite there yet.
Surfer Rosa Pixies 10/10 The Pixies finest recording. Great raw, live-sounding production by Abini. Many people like Dolittle better than this... more
Doolittle Pixies 9/10 Like most non-hipsters in the late eighties, this was my introduction to the Pixies. I think majority of people consider this... more
Bosa Nova Pixies 6/10 And so begins the steady demise of Pixies. This is where the band completely lost hold of any punk roots it may have had and... more
Gub Pigface 7/10 The first full-length record from Martin Atkins all-star review. Very drum centric as one would expect—on many of the tracks it... more
Fresh Gasoline Phono-Comb 6/10 Phono-Comb is comprised of the Shadowy Men's rhythm section and a new guitarist. The songs are in the same vein as Shadowy Men... 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
The Phantom Surfers and Dick Dale Phantom Surfers, The 8/10 This is a surprisingly straightforward Phantom Surfers record. The premise behind this record is that it is with Dick Dale... 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
The Great Surf Crash of '97 Phantom Surfers, The 8/10 The title of this great release refers to the recent glut of surf bands out there. The cover art is in the style of Mad... more
Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian Petty Booka 8/10 Cutesy ukulele pop from Japan. Half the songs are just the two girls, their ukes and some sweet vocal harmonies. The rest of... more
Futuremuzik Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra 10/10 Peter Thomas' arrangements live somewhere between the wacky space-age pop of Esquivel and the brassy action movie scores of... more
First Album Pebbles, The 8/10 The Pebbles are a fun, all-girl garage band from Japan. They are no where near as frantic as The 5.6.7.8.s but what they lack... more
Trait Pailhead 8/10 Ministry with Ian MacKaye on vocals. Pretty much sounds like all of the Ministry side projects of that era. Better than later... more
The Other Ones Other Ones, The 6/10 This is one of the first CDs I ever bought. I really have no idea what I was thinking at the time because it's kind of lame. I... more
Sympathy Sessions Oblivians 9/10 This CD compiles all the Oblivians' Sympathy for the Record Industry records on one CD. There are quite a few "hits" here... more
Oblivians Play 9 Songs with Mr. Quintron Oblivians 10/10 A concept album from the Oblivians, the kings of overdriven blues trash?!? Well, kinda... this is a collection of gospel tunes... more
Popular Favorites Oblivians 10/10 Another amazing release from these lo-fi Memphis rockers. Buy this record! It will change your life... well,... more
Days Away Nonagon 9/10 As you may know, I play bass in a band called Nonagon. Well, it turns out we weren't as clever as we thought we were when we... 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
Browsing Beauty Noiseborder Ensemble, The 8/10 A pair of arty, ambient soundscapes featuring a nice blend of electronics and natural instrumentation.
Nevermind Nirvana 8/10 The importance of this record cannot be understated, however, I do think the quality of the music might be slightly overrated... more
Nig-Heist Nig-Heist 8/10 This is quite possibly the most retarded band ever. They are like a friendlier version of GG Allin or, at their best, the... more
Republic New Order 4/10 New Order always has at least one great track on each of their records ("Regret" in this case). They fill the rest of the CD... more
Lolita Nelson Riddle 9/10 Although a couple of the pieces on this soundtrack recording sound like they came straight from The Donna Reed Show,... more
America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger 10/10 Neil's premiere long player is an instant classic. It's much less off the wall (e.g. there's no obvious laugh track) than his 7... more
Bartender the Laugh's On Me Neil Hamburger 10/10 WOW!!! Neil provides the side-splitting fun on this awesome work of comedy genius. It includes his take on religion, birth, and... 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
Corpuscle Murder Inc. 5/10 Murder Inc. is basically early 90's Killing Joke with Chris Connelly singing instead of Jaz Coleman. Without the nervous energy... more
Murder Inc. Murder Inc. 6/10 The first full length release from this band is just more of the same. Impotent Killing Joke with a Chris Connelly's David... more
This Is Egg Speaking... Mummy the Peepshow 7/10 An all-girl Japanese punk band that I saw at Japan Nite 2000 at the Fireside Bowl. Music varies from catchy, fun cutsey-pop (... more
Runnin' on Empty Vols. 1 & 2 Mummies, The 10/10 The title is very appropriate for this posthumous release from one of the greatest garage rock bands. These two records are... more
Death by Unga Bunga!! Mummies, The 9/10 The final gasp from the kings of Budget Rock, The Mummies! This is their only legimately released CD and is yet another... more
Fuck the Mummies Mummies, The 7/10 This is a bootleg CD release of The Mummies' shelved debut record. The recordings are uncharacteristically clean and... more
Idiology Mouse on Mars 8/10 I bought this CD after a talk from one of the members of Negativeland who recommended the band. This is a hodgepodge of styles... more
Bulletproof Mortals, The 8/10 Straight forward rock with a slight 60s garage vibe. By its very nature this is derivative music and can live or die based on... more
Last Time Around Mortals, The 7/10 This is the final full length from the great band, The Mortals. This, however, is a collection of previously released material... more
Ritual Dimension of Sound Mortals, The 7/10 One of the better bands in the slew of Estrus record's straightforward garage rock outfits. They are always better when they... more
The Monty Python Instant Record Collection Monty Python 8/10 This is a compilation CD of some of Monty Python's most memorable skits. Many of the tracks are live performances, there are... 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