Score: 10/10 . I mean just LOOK at Rob Schnapf’s picture on Wikipedia. It is not something that can be explained away with words. Rob Schnapf, obvious from his professional countenance of a sort of cosmic absorption in his surroundings, is not an “individual” who can be explained in terms of all this interchangeable political […]
Score: 8.5/10 . Virginia is just a HOTBED. That much is sure. And I don’t even really know what it’s a hotbed OF, other than every genre of music I like, it seems. It’s just, like, generally, a hotbed in every sense that a place can be such a thing. There’s no problem, in other […]
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Score: 4/10 . Ultimately, I think, the exact thing that provides the Singing Lungs’ debut album Groan with its initial fisty appeal is also what confines it: its obstinate, unwavering simplicity. Well, I guess I should have known from their Bandcamp blurb that I was dealing with a pretty meat-and-potatoes enterprise, that they’re a “band […]
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I really don’t pay too much attention to anything, if I can avoid it, although this particular year in music has been mighty fine in revamping my mental infrastructure in terms of what genre can be, how each one can distinguish itself. Far being it for The New Yorker to divorce politics and music, […]
Score: 5.5/10 . You might, with good reason, question whether the world needs another white café-diva with a damaged croon. Well, something’s gotta wash the taste of “Tom’s Diner” out of our mouths, right? Now, without question, the voice, inspiration and execution are all there in full force on the debut EP Richmond from Shortly, […]
Score: 7.5/10 . Dave Matthews Band released a new album this summer. It is now fall and I’m not entirely sick of them. Now, if you would have told my high school self that this exact thing would ever happen I never would have believed you. So what’s behind the totally esoteric stature of this […]
Score: 2/10 . If they ever make an Empire Records 2, they’ll know just the loyal lawn-mower guitar-crankers to enlist to soundtrack it. New York’s Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms produce the kind of defiantly conventional and non-creative pop-punk that fits like a glove into these prior hatched stories of “jock,” “nerd,” “hot chick,” […]