Too Much Joy – Finally – CD

Too Much Joy – Finally – CD

Too Much Joy – Finally – CD (Discovery Records) I use to really like Too Much Joy, then alternative music became the ‘in thing.’ Sounds like they started trying to sound ‘alternative’ to please the mass market. Too Much Joy thus...
V/A – Peace and Love – CD

V/A – Peace and Love – CD

V/A – Peace and Love – CD (Allied Recordings) Japanese punk rock is showcased on this 20 band CD which features pop-punk to hardcore punk and everything in between. The bands on this comp are: Go, Blew, Next Style, Middleshade, Sproket Wheel, Lovemen,...
Dragstrip – Reaction Time – CD

Dragstrip – Reaction Time – CD

Dragstrip – Reaction Time – CD (Shredder Records) All instrumental surf music that is way better than most attempts I’ve heard lately. In addition to their originals they to an instrumental version of Don’t Fear the Reaper with a guitar doing...
Lauren Hoffman – Megiddo – CD

Lauren Hoffman – Megiddo – CD

Lauren Hoffman – Megiddo – CD (Virgin Records) Another angry young woman, but this is better than most, and David Lowery plays on a few songs. Her voice reminds me of a mix between the singer from Letters to Cleo and Kattie from Real Lulu. I really like...
MXPX – Life in General – CD

MXPX – Life in General – CD

MXPX – Life in General – CD (Tooth & Nail Records) Well, the singer sounds like Billy Joe Green Day (but the lyrics are better) and the drumming is a typical hard-core beat. The guitar and bass just kind of fit in there and are nothing really special....
Ty Tabor – Moonflower Lane – CD

Ty Tabor – Moonflower Lane – CD

Ty Tabor – Moonflower Lane – CD (Metal Blade Records) Anyone who ever thinks that all that Metal Blade releases are metal albums needs to listen to this. Ty Tabor sounds like a cross between Toad the Wet Sprocket and Matthew Sweet. The songs are all pretty...