Madina Lake: The Disappearance of Adalia
Aside from opener "House Of Cards", The Disappearance of Adalia has that kind of bland "sound of the moment" that all these young American bands have. A radio-calibered soft emo, thing which doesn't bring much either musically or lyrically.
Money Mark: Demo or Demolition Demo or Demolition is a solo project from Money Mark, better knows as one third of the Beastie Boys.
George Michael: Patience
It is not easy being George Michael, at least not George Michael the musician, or so it would seem.
Alanis Morrissette: So Called Chaos
With her glorious new single "Everything" and her equally breathtaking album So-Called Chaos Alanis Morissette emerges finally from the shadow of a song that cast her as the poster girl for every angry young woman everywhere, which she never really was.
Alanis Morrissette: Under Rug Swept
Soulful, vulnerable, and peppered with interesting sounds, Under Rug Swept offers the familiar Morissette qualities along with touches of experimentation sometimes reminiscent of the seventies.
Alanis Morrissette: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
A treat to listen to and an honest effort. While Jewel tries far too hard to show how earnest and vulnerable she is (and comes off cloying and annoying in the process), it’s cool to listen to this album without fear of a bad book of poetry being just around the corner.
Morrissey: Live at Earls Court Live at Earls Court chronicles the musical trajectory of a man who successfully reconverted to a solo career after having led one of the most influential bands of the post-punk era.
Moving Units: Dangerous Dreams
Moving Units finds its roots in early New Order and Blur with, here and there, a few hints of other influential bands.
Mull Historical Society: Us
On the follow-up album to the critically acclaimed debut Loss, Scottish singer songwriter Colin MacIntyre creates sweepingly melodic music with quirky lyrics and hook-filled choruses.
Murder City Devils: R.I.P.
The very last gig of the very last tour for a punk band you may never have heard of, but you may never forget.
The Music: The Music
Transcended by the ardor of their youth, The Music combines Led Zeppelin-style psychedelic roars to rhythms inherited from the great days of Madchester.
My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves
Great bar band experience, with phenomenally appropriate production techniqueselectric grimace, chattering and cymbal-crashing drums and lots of echo on the vocals.
The Muckrakers: Front of the Parade
The kind of gentle music that ostensibly makes me wanna fall asleep.
My Vitriol: Finelines
Passionately moody and melodic rock describes London-based band My Vitriol.
Neon Sleep: Endormi et rêver
There are hints of the twinkly bells of alterna-pop romance, like The Magnetic Fields, but also the dissonant chords and keyboard noises of heavier bands, like Nine Inch Nails.
Mike Ness: Cheating At Solitaire
Turns out that the front man for Social Distortion has a sweetie, aw-shucks rockabilly side. His solo effort, 'Cheating at Solitaire' from Time Bomb records based in Laguna Beach, CA offers much needed relief from the pseudo-swing overdose currently injected in America’s veins.
New Found Glory: Catalyst
An album steeped in cliché and full of hackneyed, misplaced aggression.
No Doubt: The Singles 1992-2003
The Angels of Anaheim have now been around for almost two decades and they've proven that they're not leaving the scene anytime soon.
No Doubt: Rock Steady
While I must admit that I was never a huge fan of No Doubt's pop punk ska, their new sound combining reggae, hip hop and eighties news wave has conquered me.
Oasis: Heathen Chemistry
After a few pompous releases, English band Oasis is back with a light and melodious album in the vein of (What's The Story) Morning Glory?.
Pearl Jam: Riot Act
After the bloated and overproduced Binaural, Pearl Jam delivers with Riot Act, a simpler but polished album.
Madeleine Peyroux: Urban Angel
On her third record, Half the Perfect World, Peyroux covers the great songwriters of late 20th Century North America and France.
Phantom Planet: Phantom Planet/The Guest
Criminy, I like the album so much I think my little head's gonna' pop off. I listen to a lot of music, and I have to be honest: I don't understand how these songs are so catchy.
Elvis Presley: Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
Twenty-five years after his death, the King of Rock 'n Roll is still fabulous. 30 #1 Hits is long overdue to old fans as well as to a new generation hard pressed to find 30 songs from a favorite band that doesn't include remixes.