The best of the month
- The Woods - Sleater-Kinney - Click Here for a review I wrote earlier this month
- Patience and Silence - Adam Richman (found on eMusic). This is a great power pop cd. I felt a little dissappointed in the Jim Boggia and Brendan Benson efforts, but Richman's cd does best what those cd's couldn't.
- X&Y - Coldplay - It generally takes me awhile with their cds and this one is no different. The reviews have varied wildly. I guess my inital thoughts is that it sounds like a Coldplay cd - which is good and bad. The cd is insanely listenable - great tunes like "Fix Me", "Square One", and "Speed of Sound" are classic Coldplay. But there are so many bands doing the Coldplay thing right now - even the standard bearer can sound a bit stale. I think this is why bands such as Radiohead with Kid A and Amnesiac, U2 with Zooropa and Pop, and REM with Monster have at times changed their sound dramatically at times - in order to leave the followers behind.
- Blinking Lights and Other Revelations - Eels. I didn't like this album when Beck did it with Sea Change. (found on eMusic)
Jury still out on...