Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Killers - Battle Born

With each album, their songs seem to get a little bigger.  More grandiose.  They're not trying to make a statement: they just want to make good, big, rock and roll.  And I can't help but love them.

Rating: 4/5
Favorite track: "Runaways"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Muse - The 2nd Law

I will start off by saying that I loved Absolution.
However, that was the last Muse album I enjoyed.
I get it.  They make huge, catchy rock anthems, with a theatrical bent.  There's nothing wrong with that.  Lord knows I listen to enough music that can fit into that description.
But not this.  Oh no...not this at all.
It's like they went into this saying, "How can we sound like a futuristic version of Queen?"  The answer is lots of synths, lots of falsetto, and more than a hint of dubstep scattered throughout.  I listened to this earlier today, and it was all I could do to get to the end.

At this point, I know what Muse is.  And I guess I'm just not on board.

Rating: 1/5

Friday, October 05, 2012

My New Album

This is not a review.  This is shameless self-promotion at its best (worst?).
A friend and I have been working on this EP for a while.  It started out as an attempt to marry 8-bit beats with Robert Johnson-esque blues.  It didn't quite work out that way, but we're very happy with where it ended up.

It's available on Bandcamp right now.  You can download it for free, or you can opt to give us a little money.  Either way.  But, if you get a chance, head over and check it out.  You can find it here.