De Rosa-Prevention

De Rosa Prevention:

Musically this album is pretty interesting, I would place it halfway between Radiohead and Arcade Fire. The lyrics tend toward the whiney and pessimistic. The singers impression of Thom Yorke is also pretty lame. It might be a solid disk if not for the singer, but as is its a bit of a stinker.

Rating:7/15 terrible impressions of Thom Yorke

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Brian Eno-Another Green World

Brian Eno Another Green World:

Enos writes fairly conventional pop songs, but dresses them up with inventive instrumentation, production, and unique effects. His songs would be strong on their own, but his knack for new sounds makes them amazing. Robert Fripp lends some great guitar parts.

Rating: 14/15 Sounds found only on this album

Isis & Aereogramme – In The Fishtank 14

Isis & Aereogramme In The Fishtank 14:

One absolutely amazing song followed by two meh songs.

Rating: 13/15 yes thats how good that one song (Low Tide) is

Here We Go Magic-Selftitled

Here We Go Magic Selftitled:

Sounds like a happier Radiohead less bent on innovation. Simple, but not boring music-wise, the real focus here is the vocal delivery. The vocals are largely falsetto and layered well, sounding similar to Thom York or the singer form Sigur Ros. Interesting disc, worth picking up.

Rating 11/15: Crappy band names

Brian Eno & David Byrne-Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Brian Eno & David Byrne Everything That Happens Will Happen Today:

Some of the best work either artist has done in years. Byrne’s usual herky jerkiness is balanced out by Eno’s ambient leanings. The music is solid and fairly sparse. Byrne’s lyrics fit perfectly, and recall the Talking Heads in their prime.

Rating 13/15: 20 year old beats