Review: The Crumbs

The Crumbs "Self Titled" (Recess Records) Like a college band struggling with identity and focus, Crumbs has the potential but drops short of it’s goal, which is? Probably a mix of altrock and pop punk....

Review: Daft Punk

Daft Punk "“Discovery”" (Virgin) The first sixty seconds of ‘One More Time,’ the new Daft Punk single, are genuinely astonishing.  The French duo have apparently stolen the vocoders Cher used on...

Review: Debris

Debris "“I'’ve Seen'‘em on Gilman Street”" (Dexter Records) I'’d like you to take into account that I’'ve been bar hopping on acid all night, so this opinion may be tainted by some alternate...

Review: Diesel Boy

Diesel Boy "“Rode Hard and Put Away Wet”" (Honest Don’s Teen Pop Divas) My friend Brett loves Diesel Boy.  He couldn'’t believe his good luck when he found a CD of theirs he didn'’t have in the used...

Review: Encore

Encore "“Self Preservation”" (75 Ark Records) Prince Paul and Dan the Automator’s 1999 Handsome Boy Modeling School collaboration featured big names like Grand Puba, Sadat X, Mike D, and Del the Funkee...

Review: Iron Savior

Iron Savior "“Dark Assault”" (Century Media) German power metal in the tradition of Scorpions melody with Iron Maiden power.  Iron Savior due well to kick out some large made for the arena speedy...

Review: Keepsake

Keepsake "“The End Of Sound”" (Eulogy Recording) Crossing the melody of hard-edged emo punk rock with a slight dose of super abrasive scraping scream and chunky metalcore riffage, Keepsake mix sandpaper...

Review: Kevin Seconds

Kevin Seconds "“Heavens Near Wherever You Are”" (Headhunter / Cargo Music) Commanding a soft moan and charm of a humble songwriter putting together his own little gems of observation, Kevin likes the...

Review: 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down "“The Better Life”" (Universal) Will our radio stations have no mercy?  Our program directors are undoubtedly suffering from severe cases of dementia.  This is the only rationale I can...