Sunday, May 27, 2012

This Week In Music: 5/21-5/27

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

Gang of Four: Songs of the Free – unconventional pop
House of Heroes: Say No More – blistering pop
Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray – classic jangle-pop
Radio 4: The New Song And Dance – pointless postpunk
Superchunk: Here’s to Shutting Up – biteless maturity
Rush: Fly By Night – early classic
Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved – mixed bag
Poison: Crack A Smile…And More – few gems
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: Original Score – not background
Guided By Voices: Class Clown Spots a UFO – uninspired effort
The Walkmen: Heaven – overly restrained
Japandroids: Celebration Rock – energetic noise
Green Day: Shenanigans – bangin’ b-sides
The Cult: Choice of Weapon – loaded gun
Skid Row: Slave to the Grind – beyond hair
Spacehog: Hogyssey – career worst
Throwing Muses: In a Doghouse – double woof
Velvet Crush: Stereo Blues – more brilliance
Butch Walker: Letters – missed singles