Tag Archives: 2009

Album Review: Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans - King Of JeansAlbum Review: Pissed Jeans
Album: King Of Jeans
Label: Sub Pop

King Of Jeans is an incoherent, drunken mess of an album; stumbling through the room like the 15 year-old girl who snuck into the party and drank half a bottle of that green stuff that no one else dared to touch, borderline undecided whether she wants to vomit, shit herself or just give in to all moral and personal consequences and do both. It is the sound of indignity, shame and inconsolable misery. And it’s absolutely bloody phenomenal. Continue reading Album Review: Pissed Jeans

Album Review: Beep Beep

Beep BeepAlbum Review: Beep Beep
Album: Enchanted Islands
Label: Saddle Creek

From its fucking bizarre opening of a meek voice whimpering “hello children” you know that this isn’t really going to be a mentally comfortable ride. There are weird sounds abound, the most baffling of which being singer Eric Bemberger’s stratospheric pitching of his vocal chords. Continue reading Album Review: Beep Beep

Album Review: Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - BackspacerAlbum Review: Pearl Jam
Album: Backspacer
Label: Universal / Island

It would seem that age has not only finally caught up with the members of Pearl Jam, but tapped them on the shoulder, extended its hand and made a formal introduction to the Seattle rockers as they bring out their ninth studio album, Backspacer. Despite still proving that they’ve got what it takes to enrapture a massive live crowd, Backspacer doesn’t even come close to matching up to Pearl Jam’s broad back catalogue. Continue reading Album Review: Pearl Jam

Album Review: Mew

Mew - No More StoriesAlbum Review: Mew
Album: No More Stories / Are Told Today / I’m Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I’m Tired / Let’s Wash Away
Label: Sony

Mew are certainly not a band that plays by the rules. Just take a look at that album title: ‘No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away, No More Stories The World Is Grey, I’m Tired Let’s Wash Away’ – pretentious, outrageous and maybe even a little bit bloody silly, Mew are instantly a divisive kind of band. And yet, their music rarely confounds any expectations. No More Stories, which is what we shall call this album from now onwards for the sake of my poor, innocent typing fingers, has more in common with the music that found its audience on the dance-floors of ‘80s clubs as opposed to bearded progressive rockers bedrooms. Continue reading Album Review: Mew

Album Review: The Poison Arrows

The Poison Arrows - First Class, And ForeverAlbum Review: The Poison Arrows
Album: First Class, And Forever
Label: File Thirteen

This is a slightly different bunch of Arrows than the ones featured on 2001’s self-titled record. Those songs were from way back in 1996, a collection of old recordings made with an entirely different band to the new faces that guitarist Justin Sinkovich has gathered together for First Class, And Forever. One notable member is bassist Patrick Morris, who some might remember from his performances on Don Cabellero’s albums, For Respect and What Burns Never Returns. Continue reading Album Review: The Poison Arrows

Album Review: BrokeNCYDE

Brokencyde - I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It!Album Review: BrokeNCYDE
Album: I’m Not A Fan…But The Kids Like It!
Label: Break Silence

The good news is this: the kids who like this band will not have the mental capacity to sit at their computers and read a few paragraphs attempting to describe just what is wrong with BrokeNCYDE, and every single soulless cunt that was and still is involved in their continued existence. That’s just as well, because as ‘da kidz on da streetz’ might say, “shit’s about to get nasty, dawg.” Continue reading Album Review: BrokeNCYDE