Index of Music Reviews...

Circus Money

I've been a fan of Steely Dan and Donald Fagen's work for a long time so I'm not sure how Walter Becker's solo stuff eluded me for so long. I stumbled onto his 1994 release, 11 Tracks of Whack, a few years ago but somehow I didn't see this one until last week...

Live at Life is Good

The work of Ryan Montbleau is by far the best new music I've heard in 2012, and he now stands among my favorite songwriters and performers. My first encounter with Ryan Montbleau was at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA, where he was the opening act for Colin Hay, performing his original songs solo on acoustic guitar...

Deep PM

I gave this 5 stars because I'm biased; to me it really is that good. I've met Dave and have seen him perform at High Street Cafe (Vudu Lounge) in West Chester, PA, several times. As a fellow guitarist I find him incredibly inspiring. Dave is an amazing player, and the music is that kind of smooth jazzy stuff that can really make for a great relaxing evening...

Hellbilly Deluxe 2

I was going to write a lengthy review of this CD and compare it to his other work but, you know what? I changed my mind. I just deleted a whole paragraph of nonsense just to leave you with some simple thoughts: It's Rob Zombie, he does his thing, and any real fan is glad that he does it...

Flowers Before Hours

Hailing from MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, New Sense produces fresh, yet familiar music, reminiscent of great bygone eras of eurobeats, 70's flower-power, a touch of techno, excellent grooves, and smooth, pure, wonderful vocals, and great production. With only 5 tracks on this EP it is a bit short compared to most modern offerings, but let me tell you about the impact that these 5 songs will have on you...

Vapor Trails

I must admit, when I first saw the cover art it wasn't at all what I had expected when I heard of the official CD title before it's release. I was envisioning more clean, blue sky art similar to Test for Echo, because when I think of Vapor Trails I picture white contrails in a clear blue sky...

Everything Must Go

I wouldn't expect anything but cool. Wow, these guys have been around for a long, long time, and I'll never get tired of hearing their trademark grooves, tight drums and cool arrangements. Donald Fagan and Walter Becker have been turning out this stuff for over two decades, all I can say is I hope everything doesn't go - like...

Waiting for my Rocket to Come

When I first heard "The Remedy (I won't worry)" on the radio I was hooked, I knew I had to hear more from this guy. I bought the CD as fast as I could and put it in the car, turned it up. I was not disappointed. The opening track "You and I Both" is a perfect starter, and the first clear example of fine production quality, and the talent of this guitar-strumming, vocal-chord-flexing rocker...

God Shuffled His Feet

I took a short trip back a few years (a lot few), I was 25 and my favorite CD was God Shuffled His Feet, released in 1993 by The Crash Test Dummies. This was the second offering from the band, and the most successful follow-up to their 1991 debut release "The Ghosts that Haunt Me" which featured the hit Superman's Song...

Everyday

I must admit, I wasn't a fan of Dave Matthews band early on, when everyone else was raving about this act when they erupted in the early 90's. I may still not be a fan, as it were, but I do appreciate good music and that's what I found on their 2001 offering "Everyday"...

Get Inside

Get inside, put your seatbelt on, and enjoy the ride. You'll cruise by quaint country scenes, race a train skirting rolling hills and rustic mountains. You'll make it all the way to Nashville via gritty city streets past all the coolest jazz and rock clubs...

Shangri La

A true compañero and more than worth los dinero, even if you have to rob a bank to get it! Mark Knopfler is at the top of his gig here. There's no shortage of great guitar work, and like his other solo releases, the story telling is top notch! Rock, blues, country, salsa, and more styles of music intertwine here than in any other album I've heard...

Feedback

I didn't know what to expect at first, but when I gave Feedback a listen I was not disappointed. It's interesting; this legendary power trio from Canada has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the most original progressive rock bands in the world and here they are doing covers...