Archive for May, 2005

Radar Bros. – The Fallen Leaf Pages

May 30th, 2005

Neither Hide Nor Hair

A smattering of thirteen tracks rather than a work of art, Radar Bros.’ The Fallen Leaf Pages lacks the highs and lows that establish depth. With poetic lyrics, soothing, articulate vocals, and a near-perfect meshing of instrumentation, the Radar Bros’ fourth album is worth a listen, but not a medal. Read more…

By Jeanette Honig Posted in Reviews

Madonna Following-Up American Life

May 29th, 2005

Madonna is currently working on her next studio album, the follow-up to 2003’s American Life. Madonna is said to be working with all-new producers who are presumably coming up with material to help her reclaim her Queen of Pop title. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Telepopmusik – Angel Milk

May 28th, 2005

The Great Electronica Swindle

Here’s the pink elephant in the room: Telepopmusik are part of America’s musical consciousness because of… One. Television. Commercial. Remember the man driving a Mitsubishi SUV as his life (friends, wedding, pregnant wife, young kids) passes before our eyes in the seats around him? “Just breathe / Just believe / Another day” — “Breathe” is an instant classic, and Genetic World inexplicably a must-own. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews

Common – Be

May 28th, 2005

Chi-Town’s Finest

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated hip-hop release of the year, Common’s Be delivers on all fronts. The Chicago veteran, best known for his socially conscious rhymes and his multi-pitched smooth delivery, linked up with Chi-town’s (and perhaps America’s) hottest producer, Kanye West, to create an album that has already been dubbed as an instant classic. Read more…

By Robert Keefer Posted in Reviews

Picastro – Metal Cares

May 27th, 2005

I Can’t Fall Asleep

Picastro is a band that’s not afraid to take their time. After forming in 1997, it wasn’t until 2002 that these Toronto natives, led by singer/songwriter Liz Hysen, were able to release their first full-length, Red Your Blues. Three more years have passed and now Picastro has returned with Metal Cares, an album that’s also unafraid of taking its time. Read more…

By Steve Mangione Posted in Reviews

The Posies – Every Kind of Light

May 27th, 2005

Can’t Teach an Old Band New Tricks

After being almost forgotten for five years (other than the re-release of Failure), The Posies resurface with their 10th album, Every Kind of Light. This is not quite the reappearing act one would have hoped for. Read more…

By Elizabeth Halvorsen Posted in Reviews

SOAD Debuts At The Top

May 25th, 2005

System of a Down’s latest release, Mezmerize, has debuted atop the Billboard chart at Number One by moving nearly half a million copies since its release May 17. It also debuted in the number one position in many other countries, selling over 800,000 copies of the disc worldwide. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News


May 25th, 2005

It has just been announced that Queens of the Stone Age will be opening for Nine Inch Nails during their fall 2005 arena tour. QOTSA is currently headlining their own tour in support of their latest release, Lullabies to Paralyze, as is NIN for their new album, With Teeth. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Weezer – Make Believe

May 25th, 2005

Last Flight of the Flying W?

In the world of Weezer, to which anyone from 12-sided die wielding basement nerds and college indie aficionados to thirty-something rock critics claim citizenship, one thing is well understood by frontman Rivers Cuomo & Co: pressure. Weezer’s first two releases, the garage anthem sing-a-long Self-titled “Blue Album” and distortion saturated, almost too personal Pinkerton, catapulted the band into cult megastardom. Yet, they also created a nearly unmatchable standard to which their rabid fan base would compare The Weez’s future efforts. Read more…

By Ryan Lewis Posted in Reviews

Rollins Band Return?

May 24th, 2005

In a recent interview with Australian magazine Time Out, Henry Rollins spoke about getting together his bandmates for another Rollins Band album and tour. Rollins has been primarily doing spoken word appearances over the past couple of years. The last Rollins band album, Weighting, came out in 2003. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News