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
Planet Pimp Records Presents...Thee Shatners Thee Shatners 10/10 One of the best releases from Planet Pimp Records is this Star Trek themed collection of surf music. A rare benefit of being... more
Edda Dell'Orso Performs Ennio Morricone Edda Dell'Orso 10/10 This is an absolutely perfect compilation of Ennio Morricone songs all of which feature the theremin-esque vocals of Edda Dell'... 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
Pet Sounds Beach Boys, The 10/10 I finally bought this CD after hearing so many good things about it from various sources. I found this CD for cheap, and it... more
Dual Supercollider 10/10 This is the better of the two Supercollider CDs. The sound is much bigger and they had gotten much more skilled at crafting... more
Revolver Ennio Morricone 10/10 One of three discs included on the Crime box set of Poliziotteschi soundtracks. The highlight of the soundtrack is the... more
No Room for Humans Servotron 10/10 The first full-length outing by Servotron. More songs about the elimination of the human race. Includes songs... more
Silver Apples Silver Apples 10/10 Silver Apples are a wild sounding collection of Radio Shack grade electronic noises backed with some great drumming. It's... more
A-Z Colin Newman 10/10 After creating three of the greatest records of the early punk years, Wire fractured into various solo projects. As far as I am... more
Sin Alley Part One Various Artists 10/10 This is the first CD reissue of the classic Sin Alley rockabilly reissue series. Contains 30 Rockabilly and R&B "... more
Dirt Track Date Southern Culture on the Skids 10/10 The major label follow-up to Ditch Diggin' is every bit as good and the production sounds much better. Even thought it... 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
Get in your Ear Budget Girls, The 10/10 This is a killer single from Planet Pimp. This group is headed by two screaming chicks that know how to rawk! The songs titles... more
The Prisoner Various Artists 10/10 An absolutely fantastic collection of themes and incidental music from the sixties cult T.V. show, The Prisoner. I use... more
The Flowers of Romance Public Image Ltd. 10/10 As if annoying music couldn't possibly get more annoying (and by annoying I mean awesome) P.I.L. followed up... more
The Rutles Rutles, The 10/10 The Rutles make you realize just how unique, yet weirdly predicatable the Beatles were. Although intended as a joke, the lyrics... more
Revelations Killing Joke 10/10 Everything that was great about What's THIS for...! has been condensed and refined on Revelations. One of my... more
Jackson Tar 10/10 This probably is Tar's best record. It's a wall of loud, lumbering guitars and driving bass lines. This is pretty much what... more
Compact Disc Public Image Ltd. 10/10 Sometime between The Flowers of Romance and this record P.I.L. imploded. P.I.L. had finally shedded the noise and... more
Anthology Vapors, The 10/10 This is basically a CD repackaging of New Clear Days with about a third of the songs from Magnets. The Vapors... 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
Fire Dances Killing Joke 10/10 This is my favorite Killing Joke album. It's a great fusion of the more mainstreamed, dancable Joke that would soon follow and... 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
A Challenge to the Cowards of Christendom Knights of the New Crusade, The 10/10 A great follow up to their first Christian garage-rock album. The one is even scuzzier and louder and ends with a great tune... more
I Figli Chiedono Perché Ennio Morricone 10/10 Don't be dissuaded by the fact that all the tracks lest one are titled, "I Bambini Ci Chiedono Perche." This isn't one of those... 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
Junior Citizen Poster Children 10/10 This is Poster Children at their very best. After pretty much defining the drone-tastic Champaign-Urbana style of the early 90'... more
Hollywood Barndance Dave and Deke Combo, The 10/10 Great hillbilly tunes. These are perhaps some of the most talented hicks around.
Is It... Man or Astro-Man? Man... or Astroman? 10/10 Man or Astroman? at their surf-iest. This is pretty much the blueprint for all of their pre Touch and Go records—when they didn... 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
Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant 10/10 Hott DAMN!! Insane steel guitar-guitar combo. It's kinda like the Ren and Stimpy theme but more insane and with slide guitar.... more
Savvy Show Stoppers Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet 10/10 While technically I could say that my love of surfy, guitar-based instrumental music started when I would listen to my parents... 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
No Pocky for Kitty Superchunk 10/10 This was my introduction to Superchunk so, although I don't think it's their best, it still is one of my favorites. The only... more
Destroy All Astromen!! Man... or Astroman? 10/10 The first of many singles compilations from MorA? These early singles were some of the best racks the band ever created... more
David Nudelman Lays an Egg David Nudelman 10/10 Speaking of David Nudelman, I think it would be mistake to leave this record off this list. This is David's greatest release to... more
La Califfa Ennio Morricone 10/10 For a brief period, this CD was my holy grail of Morricone soundtracks. I took to eBay in search of it only to find sellers who... more
Sandoz in Dub: Chant to Jah Sandoz 10/10 I am not sure why Richard H. Kirk released this as Sandoz because it doesn't really sound anything like previous Sandoz records... more
The Best of the Waitresses Waitresses, The 10/10 "I Know What Boys Like" was a personal new wave favorite for me as a kid. It was featured on K-tel's The Beat new wave... more