Caesars – Paper Tigers

If you found yourself rocking out to the television lately, I’m guessing you weren’t watching American Idol, but rather yet another iPod commercial, which seems be playing better tunes that what you find on your radio dial. It was the Caesars’ “Jerk It Out” that had you wondering, “Who sings this song? I must find […]

22-20’s – 22-20’s

The 22-20’s clearly have the blues-lust of many of their white-boy UK predecessors, but tempered in this case with a dose of Detroit-style grit and at times the New York glam of the Velvet Underground. Which of course begs the question: why are the British bands so much better at evoking American sounds than Americans […]

The Dissociatives – The Dissociatives

Daniel Johns of Silverchair has a new band, so to speak. He has paired up with Paul Mac, who is known as one of the fathers of Australian electronic music. At least that is what I’m told; I am not familiar with the specifics of Australian electronic music. The two men met when Mac remixed […]

Ed Harcourt – Strangers

Ed Harcourt has produced a new album entitled Strangers, and I want to make love to it. I don’t mean I want it playing as I try to work my black magic on some unfortunate member of the opposite sex, I want to make love to the actual album. Perhaps I am being a little […]

The Golden Republic – The Golden Republic

Hey, bartender! I’ll have a vodka punk up with a splash of rock and a twist of blues, please. What’s that, you say? You’ve never heard of that one? Ah, well it’s called The Golden Republic, and it’s perfect for this debut full-length self-titled album from a four-piece in Kansas City, MO.

Fat Boy Slim – Palookaville

As I recover from my tryptophan haze, one thing I’m grateful for this year is that Norman Cook saw to it that his fanny got going on a new album. And he’s delivered. I felt like a kid at Christmas unwrapping Palookaville in great anticipation, just waiting for those first juicy chords to come through […]

VHS or Beta – Night on Fire

VHS or Beta

There was a time in the ’80s when these television recording machines were changing family TV time and bringing porno into the private confines of love dens all over the country. The technology changed our pop culture world forever. But one won over another through a simple licensing deal. So what the hell does this […]