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
Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George Jack Johnson and Friends 1/10 Horribly boring acoustic guitar music that's sure to appeal middle-aged mommy bloggers and other deranged psychopaths. For... more
Planet P Project Planet P Project 2/10 If you weren't born before 1980 you may not remember this, but there was a time, early on in the CD era, when an album's mere... more
Sunshine on Leith Proclaimers, The 2/10 I think it's quite fitting that, in my CD shelf, this disc sits right night to its brother in crapdom, Primus. I'm not sure... more
Greatest Hits Ventures, The 3/10 I bought this from a bargain bin at either Best Buy or some other big box retailer thinking that I would have the definitive... 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
Batman Prince 3/10 I think I liked the "Batdance" video on MTV back when this came out. Maybe I was just caught up in Batmania (although I don't... 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
Break Like the Wind Spinal Tap 4/10 I so much wanted this record to be more than it was. The original Spinal Tap soundtrack was legendary and, even if this didn't... more
Sailing the Seas of Cheese Primus 4/10 Conceptually, Primus is a great band. Weird humorous lyrics, bizarre singing, complicated song structures and expert playing... 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
Fear of a Punk Planet Vandals, The 4/10 I remember being pretty excited when I bought this CD. I loved the earliest Vandals records and finally being able to get... more
Interior Design Sparks 4/10 My least favorite Sparks album (Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat is a close second). Pre-2000s Sparks have tended to... more
T.S.B. (Tom's Strip and Bowl) Mono Men 4/10 As much as I appreciate Dave Crider and his label Estrus Records, I could never get in to his band, Mono Men. They always... 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
Skull Pounding Game Soundtracks Kranium Muzik 4/10 This is a CD (actually a CD-R) that I grabbed for free when I went to the Game Developers Conference back in 1999. It's filled... more
Flood They Might Be Giants 4/10 Nobody needs to own more than one They Might Be Giants album. While I enjoy the "hits" on this record, for the most part it... 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
Let's Knife Shonen Knife 5/10 I take back what I took back last post. This Shonen Knife album is a bit of a bore. Again, they are trying to sound like the... more
Beers, Steers & Queers (Remixes) Revolting Cocks 5/10 File this one under the "What were we thinking back then?" column. In 1991, this was the bees knees in and around my campus... more
Labour of Love UB40 5/10 Okay, I'll give them credit for having the balls to misspell "labor" in their record title (USA! USA! USA!), but other than... more
Linger Ficken' Good and Other Barnyard Oddities Revolting Cocks 5/10 By the time this record came out, RevCo had lost much of its lustre for me. I guess I like a few of the tracks well enough, but... more
Agents With False Memories Richard H. Kirk 5/10 Cabaret Voltaire's final album ended with a dazzling, CD filling track that drifted between various sonic themes and styles,... 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
Outside the Gate Killing Joke 5/10 Okay, this is hands-down Killing Joke's worst album. It's not so much that it is a bad record, it is just not what you want... more
New World Record Poster Children 5/10 Well, the Poster Children's run of awesome albums ends here at about track 3. I like the inclusion of synths and always... more
Chicks & Speed: Futurism Lead into Gold 6/10 Paul Barker's solo project is a slowed-down version of early ninties Ministry. Thankfully he avoids the metal-tinged side of... 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
Big Guitars, Western Style Huntington Cads, The 6/10 This is a band lead by ex-Fink Chris Barfield. There a four neat instros on this single. They all have a Morricone feel to them... more
Amazing Grace Spiritualized 6/10 Apparently, the idea with this record was that Spiritualized would reign in the huge arrangements and get back to basics. Well... more
Slow Note from a Sinking Ship Portastatic 6/10 Mac McCaughan's solo project sounds more or less like Superchunk with lower fidelity and lower fun. When I listen to it I... more
Midnight Express Giorgio Moroder 6/10 It's hard to believe that this soundtrack won the Oscar for original score in 1979. Other than the disco beat of "The Chase,"... 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
Flower Plower Poster Children 6/10 Just about every Poster Children album has one weird, out-of-place song that either very poppy ("If You See Kay") or takes a... more
Disposable Half-Truths Richard H. Kirk 6/10 This is an early solo effort from Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk. It came in a three-pack CD set with a Malinder's Pow... more
Electrical Power Sources for the Electrocution and Extinction of the Human Race... Servotron 6/10 Another single from this ManorAstroman?-esque/Supernova-esque project. Not quite as good as the Bad Birthday single but still... more
Orcastrated Toy Dolls 6/10 What's with the "Z" in Toy Dollz? That was the first sign that this might be a questionable release. In fact I think... more
Muzik for Insomniaks Vol. 1 Mark Mothersbaugh 6/10 This is a collection of digital synthesizer compositions by Devo's frontman, Mark Motherbaugh. The songs a very similar to Devo... more
Muzik for Insomniaks Vol. 2 Mark Mothersbaugh 6/10 Another collection of "EZ Listening" synth arrangements by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. There's not much to differentiate this... more
Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate Gianni Ferrio 6/10 I bought this knowing neither the composer nor the movie. It was cheap and had an interesting cover... never a good metric for... more
Kick INXS 6/10 This is one of the oldest CDs in my collection. It was given to me as a gift. At the time I never really liked it that much...... more