Some out-of-town visitors have taken me mildly by surprise these last few days--and, sad to say, it may be affecting my work habits!
Typically, as faithful readers surely know, I tend to listen to every new album release five or six times, study the lyrics whenever available, compare and contrast the work with each artist's respective past work, weigh the actual release, whether in vinyl or CD configuration (MP3s don't count!), and, perhaps most importantly, study the album cover for relevant clues as to the music contained within!
This week? I forgot to weigh the albums!
I therefore apologize in advance for these less than complete reviews and hope that you'll forgive me just this once!
But between you and me, they all sort of weigh the same!
Silversun Pickups: Neck Of The Woods (Dangerbird) I didn't know how much I'd missed the fabulous Silversun Pickups until I heard this brand new album, their third, and heard the crackling energy, the skilled songcraft, the tight and imaginative arrangements, and remembered all over again that they were one of Los Angeles' finest bands. It'sRead More »from The Silversun Pick-Me-Up!