Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Music Reviews in 3 Words or Less: Vol. 10

Girls-Album (2009)
Year's best album
Touchstones: Violent Femmes meets Pavement
****1/2 out of ***** stars

The Grand Archives-The Grand Archives (2009)
California sunset melodies
Touchstones: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young meet Beachwood Sparks
**** out of ***** stars

The Hidden Cameras
-Origin: Orphan (2009)
Weird, unbalanced pop-wave
Touchstones: Todd Rundgren meets Talking Heads
**** out of ***** stars

Harlem Shakes-Technicolor Health (2009)
Literate reality-TV soundtracks
Touchstones: Squeeze meets The Shins
***1/2 out of ***** stars

Heartless Bastards
-The Mountain (2009)
Softy but shouty
Touchstones: Built to Spill meets Yeah Yeah Yeahs
*** out of ***** stars

Handsome Furs-Face Control (2009)
80s-style synth wave
Touchstones: Roxy Music meets The Fixx
*** out of ***** stars

Fucked Up-Looking For God (2009)
Anarchic screaming, guitars
Touchstones: Black Flag meets Motorhead
** out of ***** stars

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