Tuesday, July 1

Haiku Reviews

So despite all the help I've been getting, there are still a backlog of albums that need reviewing. In an effort to clean some house, here's four albums in one shot, all in the ancient Chinese (Japanese? maybe?) art of haiku. Enjoy. - Mr. Dogg

Artist: The Futureheads

Album: This is Not The World

Hooky pop-rock songs.

Energey, but not that fun.

Futureheads, improve!

Rating: 6 out of 10

Key Tracks: The Beginning of the Twist, Walking Backwards, Think Tonight

Buy, Steal, Skip: Steal


Artist: Wolf Parade

Album: At Mount Zoomer

Side projects are gone

Catchy, slow burning album

Next favorite band?

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Key Tracks: Soldier’s Grin, California Dreamer, Language City

Buy, Steal, Skip: Buy


Artist: Ponytail

Album: Ice Cream Spiritual

Noise punk with a smile

Karen O, collective screams

Blast of lo-fi fun

Rating: 7 out of 10

Key Tracks: Beg Waves, Celebrate the Body Electric

Buy, Steal, Skip: Buy


Artist: Less Than Jake

Album: GNV FLA

Band wants to come home

Horns return, recall past times

Bland, but moving up

Rating: 5.5 out of 10

Key Tracks: The State of Florida, Abandon Ship, Conviction Notice

Buy, Steal, Skip: Steal

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