This Week In Music (2/6-2/12)

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews:

Boston Spaceships: Let It Beard – band’s best
Funkadelic: Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow – groovy weirdness
Green Day: Nimrod – too long
Mike Rutherford: Smallcreep’s Day – interesting prop-pop
Peter Gabriel: Untitled 1977 (Car) – excitingly diverse
R.L. Burnside: Come on in – beatified blues
Semisonic: Feeling Strangely Fine – strangely good
Swervedriver: Juggernaut Rides 89-98 – strong collection
The Smithereens: Green Thoughts – powerful pop
Urge Overkill: Americruiser – nothing essential
Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth – fantastic return