ART WITHOUT PRETENSION

Revolver-The Beatles Pros: Maybe the greatest album ever. Cons: Nada. (Note: Review originally appeared on Epinions) Around the beginning of the 2000s VH1 did a listing of the greatest albums of all-time. The number one pick was Revolver by The Beatles. Is it the greatest of all-time? Better than Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue? That

ANOTHER WINNING SOUNDTRACK FROM TRENT REZNOR AND ATTICUS ROSS: GONE GIRL OST

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ANOTHER HIT-OR-MISS, GLORIFIED CORGAN SOLO RELEASE: MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY BY SMASHING PUMPKINS

MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY by Smashing Pumpkins Pros: Thankfully short and, for the most part, it’s musically satisfying Cons: Disjointed feel; lyrics are sketchy at best and sometimes awful A few months ago, I stumbled across an article entitled “” that listed off (in a semi-serious, humorous manner) various pieces of evidence that suggest that

APHEX TWIN’S WEIRD BUT NOT ALTOGETHER WONDERFUL COMPUTER CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS PT2 EP

COMPUTER CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS, PT 2 by Aphex Twin Pros: Consistently interesting in terms of its composition Cons: Very unconventional concepts of melody It’s a strange time to be a fan of British electronic musician, composer, and producer Richard D. James, who most often works under the pseudonym of Aphex Twin. For more than a

METAL: A HEADBANGER’S JOURNEY (SOUNDTRACK): A TRIP THAT IS OVERALL WORTHWHILE.

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey Pros: Many songs from the documentary make it, nice enough intro for newbies Cons: Some songs missing, well rounded metal heads would prefer different stuff A hardcore headbanger by the name of Sam Dunn went on a journey diving deep into the roots of heavy metal searching for its earliest influences, the one

LED ZEPPELIN II – BETTER ALL AROUND SONG STRUCTURE ON THIS SOPHOMORE RELEASE.

Led Zeppelin II Pros: Better overall sound with a few stand out performances Cons: Lyrical content gets annoying fast for me In 1969 immediately after the release of their debut album. Led Zeppelin were hard at work recording their sophomore album on the road in which they managed to release the same year. There is obvious progression that