Consumed – Hit for Six – CD

Consumed – Hit for Six – CD

Consumed – Hit for Six – CD (Fat Wreck Chords) A dead bug and urinals greet your eyes when you pick up this CD and open it. Based on that iconography, the music has to be better, right? Well, while I wouldn’t flush the CD down the toilet, I probably...
Filibuster – Deadly Hi-Fi – CD

Filibuster – Deadly Hi-Fi – CD

Filibuster – Deadly Hi-Fi – CD (Conerstone RAS / Skunk Records) This album grooves – hard. Elements of ska, reggae, northern soul and world beat all blend seamlessly together to create one skank-able album. Chinbone’s work on saxophone deserves...
Nova – Rise – CD

Nova – Rise – CD

Nova – Rise – CD (Galaxy 10 Records) Nova owes a great debt to the trip rock of bands such as Pavement. While it’s not full-fledged hippie rock, it’s not straight-ahead rock either. There are a number of flights of fancy in guitar solos and the...
3rd Window – Tell Me Why – CD

3rd Window – Tell Me Why – CD

3rd Window – Tell Me Why – CD (TWindow Records) 3rd Window is Bryn on six- and 12-string acoustic guitar, lead vocals and flute, Jacky Bell on percussion, harmonica and vocals, and Jeff Lauterbach on bass. Surprisingly, the vocals and instrumentation work...
Aliya – Free Spirit – CD

Aliya – Free Spirit – CD

Aliya – Free Spirit – CD (Sound Temple) Put this CD on your disc changer, hit play and do laundry or eat a bowl of cereal. You’ll probably walk out of the house before you remember you left it on. It’s inoffensive, soft-spoken poetry set to...
Valerie – Valerie – CD

Valerie – Valerie – CD

Valerie – Valerie – CD (Counter Clockwise Music) Gahhhh?. Obviously designed as an inoffensive showcase project for another as-of-yet undiscovered Amy Grant. It would be even more perfect if she had some rags-to-riches Shania Twain angle. Valerie has that...