The Moore Brothers-Aptos

The Moore Brothers Aptos:

Two dudes who played with Joanna Newsom making folky indie-pop. The music is pleasant and filled with tinkling acoustic instruments and sincere tender lyrics. Gets a little boring, but each track is decent in and of itself. Not bad, but they could pick up the tempo sometimes.

Rating: 11/15 Sidewinders

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Boston Spaceships-The Planets are Blasted

Boston Spaceships The Planets are Blasted:

Pretty much what you’d expect from a new Robert Pollard release. Catchy lo-fi indie pop riffs topped by Pollard’s sly lyrics. Isn’t quite up to par with his best material, but it is a strong release.

Rating: 12/15 Hardcore UFO’s

Shrag-Shrag

Shrag Shrag:

Decent indie rock album with a hint of X-Ray Specs. Good vocal delivery and lyrics, over simple, but catchy mildly distorted riffs. Topically the album tends to focus on being a scenester. Not bad for a first release.

Rating: 10/15 45’s

Neko Case-Middle Cyclone

Neko Case Middle Cyclone:

Case does not disappoint. This album brims with beautiful arrangements mournful lyrics, and Case’s thunderous voice. This album will grab you and probably never let go.

Rating: 14/15 Lovelorn tornadoes

U2-No Line on the Horizon

U2 No Line on the Horizon:

Bono sings lyrics about boots and ju ju men over hip hop beats and incredibly bad fuzzed out bass. Completely fucking terrible in every way possible. I don’t understand how this band has tricked people into buying any of their records after The Joshua Tree.

Rating 0/15 quality points