Review: Apex Theory

Apex Theory "5 song EP" (Dreamworks) I should hate this.  Their image is laughable--I caught the single on MTV2 and switched it off when I saw the singers multi-colored kung fu Tai Chi gear that he...

Review: The All-American Rejects

The All-American Rejects "Self-Titled" (Dreamworks / Doghouse) I bought Stroke 9's "Nasty Little Thoughts" when it came it out and I listened to it quite a bit. I have a soft spot for emo-rockers who...

Review: Living Things

Living Things "Turn In Your Friends & Neighbors" (Dreamworks) I'm a firm supporter that this world needs a serious re-introduction to real rock n' roll.  The Living Things I can safely say, are in...

Review: Living Things

Living Things "Turn in Your Friends and Neighbors" (DreamWorks) Three brothers from St. Louis playing a bluesy 'Stooges rock, heavy on the downstroke, muted guitar chord approach.  There is a simple...

Review: Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright "Want One" (Dreamworks) The follow-up to "Poses", "Want One" echoes with the same wistful inspiration Wainwright is notorious for.  The album swells with the melodramatic pace of a...

Review: Floetry

Floetry "Floacism 'Live'" (DreamWorks) Floetry in four words: Female, Hip-Hop, R&B and Spoken Word.  Four more?  Live they are riveting.  Four still? Bearskin, fireplace and Cold Duck.  Everything...

Review: Cooler Kids

Cooler Kids "Punk Debutante" (Dreamworks) At first listen "Punk Debutante" is a superficial album filled with bubble-gum dance hits perfect for same-sex and underage venues.  Then it ends up in the CD...

Review: The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs "Body Kiss" (Dreamworks) The long, rich musical legacy of the Isely Brothers garners respect from soul/r&b lovers everywhere. Unfortunately,...