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.
|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|
|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|
|The Ideal Copy||Wire||10/10||After 154, Colin Newman picked up where 154 left off with A–Z and Graham Lewis went the experimental... 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|