Greg Dulli: Random Desire [Album Review]
Feb21

Greg Dulli: Random Desire [Album Review]

Greg Dulli Random DesireRoyal Cream/BMG [2020] Greg Dulli may just now be getting around to making a solo studio album, but both as the lead singer for alt/rock heroes Afghan Whigs, and as the creative center of The Twilight Singers he’s cut a wide musical swath across a variety of music genres in his 30-plus year career. Consistently a hard rocking unit, Whigs’ classic albums like Gentlemen (’93), Black Love (’96), and 1965 (’98)...

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Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling [Album Review]
Jan31

Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling ATO Records [2020] Album Review: The Drive-By Truckers are back with their 12th album, an obvious follow-up to their politically charged ’16 release, “American Band.” If anything, on The Unraveling, songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have taken their inspiration right from the headlines as they write songs of protest over “Babies In Cages,” the useless...

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Wolf Parade: Thin Mind [Album Review]
Jan24

Wolf Parade: Thin Mind [Album Review]

Wolf Parade Thin Mind Sub Pop Records [2020] Fire Note Says: Wolf Parade, stripped back to the original Montreal power trio, create a strong mix of 80’s new wave sounds and forward-thinking modern rock on Thin Mind, their 5th album. Album Review: Thin Mind, the fifth full-length album from Montreal’s Wolf Parade, arrives with the sonic impact and energy of post-punk/new wave acts from the late 70’s thru mid-80’s like Psychedelic Furs,...

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Mr. Wrong: Create A Place [Album Review]
Jan21

Mr. Wrong: Create A Place [Album Review]

Mr. Wrong Create A Place Water Wing Records [2020] TFN Album Review: Create A Place is the sophomore album from Portland, Oregon’s Mr. Wrong and it can be summed up in one word – RIPPER. The female trio of Mof (guitar), Leona (bass) and Ursula (drums) offer up more fierceness here in their 9 songs and 16 minutes than some groups ever create. The group has a very new wave Devo mixed with the post-punk of The Raincoats while being...

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Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]
Nov29

Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]

Joe Henry The Gospel According To Water earMUSIC [2019] Fire Note Says: Joe Henry’s 15th album arises out of a dire diagnosis, with reflections on mortality the befit a celebration of life. Album Review: Joe Henry’s 15th studio album, The Gospel According to Water, is unlike any other record you’ll listen to this year. All but two of the songs were written this year between Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day, after Henry was diagnosed...

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Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]
Nov27

Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]

Paul Orwell SMUT Heavy Soul! Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Sixties influenced London rocker Paul Orwell has returned with his third record SMUT and it is a retro sounding barn burner. It’s loud, it’s brash and it does not take much time hitting any brakes. This carefree delivery by Orwell is his engaging quality and it never matters if his voice is out front or boosted with effect because he always demands your attention. Much like...

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