Alt

Artist: 
Autolux
Label: 
TBD Records

The biggest tag that Autolux had on Last.fm was shoegaze, which i didnt realy was a genre of music. It makes sense though, its a little depressing, a little indie, a little rock but not too much. The singer really likes to whisper, which I'm not really a fan of. If you like Interpol, you will probably dig these guys. It sounds like a quality album, but not my favorite.

Sounds Like: 
Interpol
Sounds Like: 
My Bloody Valentine
Name: 
Shuqi Li
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2010
Artist: 
Wolfmother
Label: 
Modular

Wolfmother don't wear their hair long, they look like they're auditioning for a Strokes rock opera. But these guys don't rip off the Stooges, they rip off Zeppelin, Sabbath, and all the other 70's arena rock gods. but that doesn't mean it's bad. Just... lazy. Like this review. Listen to Wolfmother if you like classic rock.

The fact is: Wolfmother will have sex with your girlfriend, or have already had sex with your girlfriend. Or if they're like Wyckyd Sceptre from Mr. Show, Wolfmother have sex with each other.

Sounds Like: 
Led Zeppelin
Sounds Like: 
White Stripes
Sounds Like: 
Black Sabbath
Sounds Like: 
AC/DC
Name: 
James L
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2006
Artist: 
Hot Hot Heat
Label: 
Dangerbird

So this band is alright.  Like most of their songs sound the same only slowed down or sped up.  There’s also a lot of repeating of the same lyric.  It does have a pretty cool fun beats in some of the songs to make it a nice party song.

Sounds Like: 
The Jezabels
Sounds Like: 
Dom
Name: 
Katie Bucher
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2010
Artist: 
of Montreal
Label: 
Polyvinyl

Do you like sex? Because Kevin Barnes definitely does. Pitchfork describes of Montreal's new route as a "sweaty concoction of synthesizers and seduction," and ever since HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER? of Montreal has completely disassociated itself with the "innocent" Elephant-6 pop of SUNLANDIC TWINS and backward. Each song schizophrenically changes modes every verse or so, but all are clearly linked to R&B/Funk influences.

Sounds Like: 
of Montreal circ. Skeletal Lamping
Sounds Like: 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Name: 
Hannah Hollins
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2010
Artist: 
In the Year of the Pig
Label: 
Holidays for Quince, Southern Love

I can only get into jam bands when I see them live. This was playing in my car, and track number 3 actually put me in a awful mood. Two of hte tracks are 15 min long. I don't think this counts as metal, but they definitely use sporadic screeching into the microphone which I'm not really a fan of.

Sounds Like: 
jambands
Name: 
Shuqi Li
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2010
Artist: 
HEALTH
Label: 
HEALTH NOISE/Lovepump United

HEALTH gets remixed! Songs from their 2009 album Get Color is remixed by Tobacco, Crystal castles, Gold Panda and many more. It is a great album to groove to in the car. The songs all still sound like HEALTH; they have the unique experimental, noise rock feel to them but also coupled with dance and electronica. Overall, I think sounds great. It's a track that can be played on Alt/Indie stations as well as RPM stations.

Sounds Like: 
Yeasayer
Sounds Like: 
Crystal Castles
Sounds Like: 
Ratatat
Name: 
Shuqi Li
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2010

WHB

Artist: 
We Have Band
Label: 
Naive

From the first minute to the very last... this album does not let you down for a single second. Seriously, you just can't stop listening to it. A beautiful piece of work the entire way through. Having said that, can you believe there is a group that was able to do this within the synthpop and new wave genres? I know right, no one since New Order has managed to do this! Well I guess it helps that not every song is new wave/synthpop... there is some more basic rock on here that serves as glue between the others. Some of these are piano/vocal heavy and really beautiful. Album = 5/5!

Sounds Like: 
New Young Pony Club
Sounds Like: 
Tim Exile
Sounds Like: 
New Order
Sounds Like: 
Royksopp
Sounds Like: 
Fischerspooner
Name: 
Hurricane Athena
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2010
Artist: 
Against Me!
Label: 
Sire Records

Against Me!

Sounds Like: 
Rise Against
Name: 
Scott Angus
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2010
Artist: 
Jimmy Eat World
Label: 
DGC

Jimmy Eat World is definitely one of my favorite bands to come out of Phoenix. If Invented follows the trend that this song is laying down then it will be a high energy CD that is a blast to listen to. This song really does sound like Jimmy Eat World despite what I would call a bit of a departure from what I would say is their most well known CD, Futures. It has a quick tempo and doesn't slow down. Sadly, the song is over before you know it, but if you are even mildly a fan of Jimmy Eat World, I have to say that you MUST play this song. If you are unsure, play the song.

Sounds Like: 
Jimmy Eat World (they've been around for a while so if you don't know at this point :/)
Name: 
Scott Angus
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2010
Artist: 
New Lou Reeds
Label: 
Exit Stencil Recordings

I fell for their trap. They don't actually sound like Lou Reed. That said, it's not bad for what it is: an American version of The Arctic Monkeys (with a little bit of Black Keys). The singer sings in a high whine, rather than Lou Reed's poem-reading tones. The guitar, bass, and drums, a traditional setup for a rock group, have much more variety than the singer. The guitar ranges from frantic and distorted strumming to dark bluesy lead licks to echoey soundscapes. It's not the most unique or distinctive music ever, but it is what it is.

Sounds Like: 
Arctic Monkeys
Name: 
Antony Pearson
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2010
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