Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer) Talk about an about face: I was ready to declare Best Coast’s last album the greatest record of all time moments after succumbing to its immediate charms. I was preparing for a similar infliction with The Only Place, Best Coast’s sophomore album, an effort that sees jack-of-all-trades … Continue reading Best Coast – The Only Place
Scott Weiland – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Atlantic) The very idea of a Scott Weiland Christmas album is a strange concept for some, and while I’m not a fan of Mr. Weiland’s work, at least I can grasp the notion that he recently released a collection of holiday songs after hinting at … Continue reading Scott Weiland – The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Michael Schenker – Temple Of Rock (Inakustik) Not only is Michael Schenker one of the greatest hard rock guitarists ever, he’s one of the most frustrating. Two or my all time favorite guitar players have played in the Scorpions-younger brother Michael and his replacement Uli Jon Roth-but it’s Schenker’s work in UFO where he destroys … Continue reading Michael Schenker – Temple Of Rock
Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu (Warner Bros) The pairing is so unusual that one is inclined to immediately react with “Wha?” followed by a gut-checked “It’s gonna suck.” And after listening to Lulu, I would encourage everyone to listen to their impulse reaction. I’m curious to hear the responses of people who are admitted … Continue reading Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu
The electronic duo warms up some leftovers from its LP3.
Ozzy shuffles in the general direction of Active Rock radio. Of course it sucks.
Lazy meanderings and an uninspired collection of songs.
The guitar player from Witch makes a half-assed, self-indulgent mess.