Review: Roxy Music, Platform 1

Roxy Music produces a 10-CD boxed set, The Complete Studio Recordings, which marks 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album. more »

Nov 8, 2012 by in Record Reviews

Ernie Paik's Top 10 Albums of the Year

Pulse music critic Ernie Paik has corralled his Top 10 albums of the year from the exhausting collection of music he listens to and reviews each week. Paik’s eclectic taste and intelligent, harmonious and lyrical reviews are a joy to read and revere. more »

Dec 27, 2012 by in Record Reviews

Kitty. Dinner. Dennis. Local. Releases.

One of Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts” was “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.” more »

Apr 25, 2013 in Record Reviews

Review: Long Story Short, Sun City Girls

Brötzmann is the pioneering German hard-blowing saxophonist, called “one of the greatest alive” by none other than former President Bill Clinton, and the 6-hour, 5-disc set Long Story Short is a monstrous release documenting many things. more »

May 1, 2013 by in Record Reviews

Review: Clash the Truth, What the Brothers Sang

Forgive this writer, who can’t help but think of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials where two people bump into each other, mixing their chocolate and peanut butter, being “two great tastes that taste great together.” more »

May 9, 2013 by in Record Reviews

Review: Various Artists, The Dead C

If the new collection CiTR Pop Alliance Compilation, Vol. 3 presents the state of emerging indie-pop, then it sounds a lot like the state of underground indie-pop from 20 years ago. more »

May 16, 2013 by in Record Reviews

Review: Rose Melberg, Hobo Cubes

The opening “Shade Bathers” offers a thick, pulsating gelatinous mass of abstract synthetic strata, gradually becoming a more complicated, impenetrable dense white dwarf of sound. more »

May 23, 2013 by in Record Reviews

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