Posts Tagged ‘review’

The Great Cheesesteak Debate, Cosmo’s Cheese-mistakes

Its reach spans much farther than the traditional caddy corner venues of Pat’s and Geno’s in Philadelphia and in recent weeks has landed right in our backyard with the opening of Cosmo’s Cheesesteaks – a new grease trap catering particularly to those who want the Philadelphia...
September 8th, 2009 | Dining & Entertainment | Read More

R.E.M.- Accelerate (Warner Bros.)

Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe hit the ground running on their most relevant album in fifteen years or so with “Living Well Is The Best Revenge”- possibly the rawest and punkiest they have sounded since Chronic Town back in ‘82 (Alternate descriptions: 1. It really puts the “rapid”...
May 18th, 2008 | Featured | Read More

The Raconteurs- Consolers Of The Lonely (Warner Bros.)

Here, I’ll just come out and say it: Consolers Of The Lonely by The Raconteurs is the worst album that Jack White of The White Stripes has ever been associated with. That being said, it’s really not that bad. The Raconteurs, if you’re not familiar with them, feature Mr. White and softy solo artist...
April 8th, 2008 | Featured | Read More

The Whigs- Mission Control (ATO)

Athens, Georgia and the 1980’s seem inextricably linked in the minds of many rock fans. Athens is the boho/college town that birthed the B-52’s, R.E.M., and many other pleasant-but-not-so-ultimately-memorable jingle-jangle bands of the Reagan age (Guadalcanal Diary, anyone?). Sure, Athens...
February 4th, 2008 | Featured | Read More

Catching Up With Rob Cee (Vol. 2)

More quickies! Some records from the last few months that I neglected to put under the microscope: VHS Or Beta- Bring On The Comets (Astralwerks) Retro/dance-happy Tennesseans return with their third album and bring their A-game right out of the gate. Bring On The Comets has the throwback track listing...
January 22nd, 2008 | Featured | Read More

Marah- Angels Of Destruction! (Yep Roc)

In years of listening to Marah records, I’ve never picked up on a religious theme, so it seems odd to note several holy allusions on their sixth and latest album- starting with the album title itself. Angels Of Destruction! comes with a rockin’ title track that does a stellar job of channeling...
January 13th, 2008 | Featured | Read More