Category Archives: Album at a glance

Album at a glance: Emmaline Twist -Dissimulation

Emmaline Twist is straight to the point on “Dissimulation.” They take an Interpol style drone and put together a short but compact shoegaze album that will survive repeated listens. The band’s strong rhythm section locks in on each song and … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Ian Fisher – Idle Hands

Ian Fisher builds his new album “Idle Hands” on a foundation of piano balladry. He strays from this structure occasionally but Fisher crooning with the black and white keys is the backbone here. On “Tables Turned” he shows his strong … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Timmy Milner – Fall Risk

Timmy Milner’s deeply personal journal that is “Fall Risk” is at its best when he shoots straight down the middle. The best example is the simple yet elegant “Feeling Human” that sounds like a a David Bowie tune with its … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Smash Fashion – Rompus Pompous

These aging rockers still know how to have a good time. This album is sheer fun, never takes itself too seriously and maintains its high energy throughout. The thunderous radio-ready leadoff track “Can’t Take You Anywhere” shows Smash Fashion’s knack … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: John Mackey – Chasin’ Dreams

One of the best things about country music is its bluntness. It never gets too cute or loses its listeners in a web of analogies and illusions. John Mackey’s latest album “Chasin’ Dreams” abides by this, it’s just straight forward … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Hurt Russell – Down // Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’

Hurt Russell’s first real coming out party is this two song digital EP. It’s about 7 minutes of sludge-phyche that really defines a band that is in actuallity pretty hard to define with words. “Down” is a slow burning song … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Mark Daniel – New Truth EP

  It’s not hard to figure out how Mark Daniel’s sound formed. He wears a long history of classic rock education on his sleeve. You’ll hear the sound of a straight forward blues-rock trio on his “New Truth” EP. Its … Continue reading

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