The Cairo Gang: Untouchable [Album Review]
Sep28

The Cairo Gang: Untouchable [Album Review]

The Cairo Gang Untouchable GOD? Records [2017] Album Review: Untouchable is the first Cairo Gang lp that I would say is top to bottom great. Now don’t get me wrong, Emmett Kelly has made some damn fine albums under the Cairo Gang moniker, but Untouchable is the one for me for sure. I don’t know if it’s because it sounds more live (it was cut live in the studio with overdubs added later) or if it because Ty Segall brings an added...

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Grandaddy: Last Place [Album Review]
Apr12

Grandaddy: Last Place [Album Review]

Grandaddy Last Place 30th Century Records [2017] Fire Note Says: After a decade long hiatus, Grandaddy returns with Last Place, and it sounds like they never left. Album Review: Grandaddy main man, Jason Lytle, never really went away; he just parked his main car (Grandaddy) in the garage for the better part of a decade, while he took a solo career out for a spin. While his two solo records were good, both Yours Truly, The Commuter and...

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Ty Segall: Ty Segall [Album Review]
Feb06

Ty Segall: Ty Segall [Album Review]

Ty Segall Ty Segall Drag City Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Segall delivers one of the best albums of his career. Album Review: Opening with the thunderous guitar riff of “Break a Guitar” it is immediately obvious that Ty Segall is going to be a pretty special album. Last year’s Ty Segall offering Emotional Mugger seemed to not stick with listeners as long as his previous albums had. While certainly a very good album, it was missing...

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Drive-By Truckers: American Band [Album Review]
Dec09

Drive-By Truckers: American Band [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers American Band ATO Records [2016] Fire Note Says: Politically charged album from one of America’s best bands! Album Review: It has been said that the only two things in life you can count on are death and taxes. Well I’m saying there are at least three things, death, taxes, and Drive-By Truckers. The band is back with their newest album, American Band, and to the surprise of no one, it’s good, damn good. The album is...

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Ultimate Painting: Dusk [Album Review]
Oct24

Ultimate Painting: Dusk [Album Review]

Ultimate Painting Dusk Trouble In Mind Records [2016] Fire Note Says: London duo take another leap forward on their third lp. Album Review: Jack Cooper and James Hoare, better known as Ultimate Painting, are back with their third album, Dusk, which is 10 tracks of some of the finest guitar pop you are going to hear in this or any other year. Chewing up the same turf as bands like Television, Yo La Tengo, and Luna, and influenced by...

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