Tuesday, November 18

Haiku Reviews #3

It's been a long time since this dusty 'ol claptrap of a blog got some loving. In the interest of catching up and getting back into the swing of things, here's a blast of house cleaning haikus.

Artist: N.E.R.D
Album: Seeing Sounds

Occasional funk.
Mainstream club and soul dance tracks.
Creative, clumsy.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10
Tracks: Everyone Nose, Yeah You

Album: Paper Trail

Going to prison,
T.I's reflective tracks sound best
"Numa" sample sucks

Rating: 6 out of 10
Tracks: Ready for Whatever, On Top Of The World, No Matter What, Whatever You Like.

Artist: The Clash
Album: Live At Shea Stadium

Open for the Who.
Triumphant, friendly and strong,
Band on top of world.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Tracks: London Calling, Guns of Brixton, Clampdown

Artist: Don Caballero
Album: Punkgasm

Percussion surrounds
Dark math rock, little humor
Good listen, background music.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Tracks: The Loudest Shop Vac in the World, Bulk Eye

Artist: Mates of State
Album: Re-Arrange Us

Candy-sweet pop songs.
Love fest, goes down too easy,
Nice songs to hug to.

5.5 out of 10
Tracks: The Re-Arranger, Get Better, You Are Free

Artist: My Morning Jacket
Album: Evil Urges

Mountain man jam rock,
Z part two. Real strong album,
Track three, worst of year.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Tracks: Evil Urges, I'm Amazed, Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2

Artist: Okkervil River
Album: The Stand-Ins

Literate folk rock.
Does not grab like Stage Names did,
Strong songs from "It" band.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Tracks: Lost Coastlines, Singer Songwriter, Pop Lie

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