Top Picks For July 2013


Well, we’ve come to the end of another month which means that it’s time to go back through everything I’ve written throughout July and come up with my must have records. Here they are in no particular order! T.S.O.L – T.S.O.L Pure anarchistic punk genius Goo – Sonic Youth Noise rock meets pop Rain Dogs…

Alchemy – Dire Straits


1984 – Vertigo Rock/ Prog-Rock British guitar rock band Dire Straits’ double live album Alchemy is a ramblingly expressionistic trek through the band’s oeuvre stopping occasionally along the way for some fun and guitar solos. From start to finish across both discs of this sprawling gig the listener is treated to a whole glut of…

Last Review of July


  Well, another month is nearly gone, but I shall be back tomorrow with one last review for July. So join me tomorrow for Dire Strait’s live album ‘Alchemy’. Stay tuned!

Goo – Sonic Youth


1990 – DGC Alternative/ Noise-Rock/ Rock New York noise band Sonic Youth’s sixth studio album Goo is a pulsating and raucous tribute to the group’s ability to stick around an remain relevant. After 1988’s abstract sound masterpiece Daydream Nation the shoe-gazing every-teens of America came back with this record to show the world that they…

Join Me Tomorrow


  Well folks, that’s it for today, but I shall return tomorrow with my review for 1990 album by Sonic Youth ‘Goo’.   Also, I’m just going to remind everyone that there’s not much left of July which means that I’m now compiling my Top Picks of The Month list. If there’s anything you feel…

Halber Mensch – Einsturzende Neubauten


1985 – Some Bizarre Industrial/ Avant-Garde/ Experimental German industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten’s third studio album Halber Mensch (or ‘half man’ if you prefer the English) is a blazing cacophony of perfectly executed percussive noise, screeched vocals, and pounding beats and rhythms. The record opens up with the deliciously creepy title track, performed almost completely acappella,…