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 Title Artist Ratingsort descending
Surfer Rosa Pixies 10/10 The Pixies finest recording. Great raw, live-sounding production by Abini. Many people like Dolittle better than this... more
Foolish Superchunk 10/10 For most people, this is Superchunk's finest moment. When this came out, I didn't like it and it took several listens before I... more
Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio Ennio Morricone 10/10 I forgot how much I liked this score. I tend to only remember the prog-rockish opening number because it is such an integral... more
Trio Trio 10/10 This was a weird import CD when I got it and it turns out there are about two dozen versions of this release in various formats... 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
Profile: The Ultimate Sparks Collection Sparks 10/10 This two-disc compilation was my introduction to 70s era Sparks. It covers their best songs all the way from their inception as... more
The Legendary Italian Westerns Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was a very important CD in the development of my musical tastes. It was the starting point of my love of Ennio... more
Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Ennio Morricone 10/10 In my mind, this ranks up there with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as one of Morricone's most memorable scores. It... more
Come Spy With Us Various Artists 10/10 This is a great compilation of mostly 60's era spy movie theme songs (and a few T.V. series themes too). Making a good case for... more
The End Of Rock And Roll "Blind" Rage And Violence 10/10 Guitarist and switchbladist extraordinaire "Blind" Rage is said to be the illegitimate son of Link Wray. From the liner notes... more
Pink Flag Wire 10/10 Wire's first album is the one that all my punk rock friends consider their best. For me, it's a great record but it lacks the... more
Head/Pure Jesus Lizard, The 10/10 I'd have to say it's a toss up between Goat and Head as my favorite Jesus Lizard album. Pure/Head shows a lot more variety than... more
Streets of Chicago: Missing Links Vol. 4 Link Wray 10/10 Unlike Volume 1, which focused on a more rockabilly and countrified Link, this compilation of rarities is full on chains and... more
Hello Young Lovers Sparks 10/10 A masterpiece of epic, symphonic goofiness and left-of-center pop structuring. This, along with Lil' Beethoven is... more
Here's Where the Strings Come In Superchunk 10/10 I may have to reassess where Foolish resides in the Superchunk pantheon. This CD pretty much took the direction set... more
Elvis Elvis Presley 10/10 Unlike his debut album, this one feels much more complete and less like a singles collection. The production is slicker but the... 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
La Donna Invisibile Ennio Morricone 10/10 A very mellow, bossa nova tinged soundtrack from a film I've never seen. It includes the fantastic "La Moda" which is a jangly... more
Metti, Una Sera A Cena Ennio Morricone 10/10 I know I say this about every Morricone record I own, but seriously, this is one of his absolute best scores. Certainly it's... more
Chairs Missing Wire 10/10 Of all the Wire releases, this one is my favorite. The music ranges from dreamy ("French Film Blurred") to punky ("Sand in my... more
Goat Jesus Lizard, The 10/10 Jesus Lizard's finest record. Crazy bluesy licks on top of a pounding rhythm section and off-the-wall vocals. This could... more
Rumble! The Best of Link Wray Link Wray 10/10 Rhino knows how to create an excellent compilation and they have done it again her with this Link Wray sampler. It opens with... more