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
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
Spare Parts Servotron 9/10 I think this was the last CD that Servotron put out. It is a collection of remixes and live versions of previously released... more
House at the Edge of the Dark Giallos Flame, The 9/10 Thanks to some free mp3 credits from Amazon, this is the first album that I ever purchased as a download! I have to say, I am... more
Ciao Bella! Various Artists 9/10 A fantastic compilation 60's girl-pop songs from Italy. The highlight of the CD is the opening track "Baluba Shake." None of... more
Presenting Jackie and the Cedrics Jackie and the Cedrics 9/10 Jackie and the Cedrics are a surf revival band hailing from Japan. In addition to Jackie's trademark hyperactive drumming,... more
Il Gatto A Nove Code Ennio Morricone 9/10 With the exception of the title song, "Ninna Nanna In Blu," all of the tracks on this CD are solid Morricone thriller ambiance... more
Around the World With Satan's Pilgrims Satan's Pilgrims 9/10 A collection of mildly exotica inspired tune from this Portland surf band. It's much better than some of their earlier releases... more
Major Chaos! Untamed Youth, The 9/10 This is a great collection of rarities from The Untamed Youth that I was hesitant to buy for a long time because I thought I... more
Beat, Beat, Beatsville!: Beatnik Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists 9/10 This is a comp of late fifties early sixties novelty rock songs about beatniks. It's very much in-line with stuff like Sin... more
Astral Astronauts Spoozys 9/10 Spoozys were one of the half dozen or so Japanese bands I saw perform at Japan Nite 2001. Spoozy were my favorite act the... 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
Peace Thru Vandalism / When In Rome Vandals, The 9/10 As a kid growing up in Central Illinois Peace Thru Vandalism was one the first "punk rock" records I ever heard. I... more
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
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
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
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
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
Pharaohization! The Best of Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs 10/10 Rhino knows how to put together a great compilation and this 24-track "Best of" Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs is no exception... 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
Night Time Killing Joke 10/10 Punk rock for the dance floor! One of my most listened too albums during my late high school years. The hit "Eighties" made... more