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 Artistsort descending Rating
Send Wire 9/10 Send compiles seven of its eleven tracks from the first two Read & Burn EPs. Of the remaining four new... 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
Object 47 Wire 9/10 While it starts out on a high note with "One of Us," Object 47 doesn't quite live up to the promise of Read &... more
Red Barked Tree Wire 10/10 It took a while warm up to this record. Not nearly as aggressive sounding as the most of post-2000's Wire, Red Barked Tree'... more
Strays Wire 9/10 I got this CD as a bonus from ordering Red Barked Tree directly from Wire mail order. The disc opens with re-... more
Change Becomes Us Wire 10/10 For this record the band finished recording songs that they had been writing back when they broke-up in the late 70's. There... 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
Big City After Dark: Missing Links Volume 2 Wray, Link 9/10 Discogs.com has been nagging me for months that this was available for cheap from a number of resellers and completing my... more
Sampler Exotica Yma Sumac 8/10 This one's a short little five song tease of some great big band exotica. If you haven't heard Yma, she is basically a human... more
The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection Yma Sumac 9/10 Yma Sumac had a voice that supposedly spanned five octaves. That alone would make for an interesting recording artist, but here... more
Painful Yo La Tengo 9/10 I am glad I never got in to Yo La Tengo whilst they were coming into prominence. I probably would have bought everything they... 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
Parasitic Clones Under The Strong Arm Of The Robotic Machine Zebras 7/10 This is some nice Wisconsin spaz-rock that, with it's Devo inspired hard-rock sound, fits in nicely alongside The Polysics.
Field / Noise Zebras 8/10 This is a limited issue, three track CD I picked up at a Zebras show. The songs are unlabeled and it's in a hand made CD sleeve... more
Sing and Play the Three Doctors and Other Sounds of Today Zip Code Rapists 9/10 Before Gregg Turkington was creating anti-comedy as Neil Hamburger, he was, along with guitarist John Singer, creating anti-... more

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