November 5, 2002
Instro-Hipsters a go-go! 2
CD / various / Past & Present
Jazz excursions done far out, freaked out and done up with hammond organ's flying, drums pounding and horns flaring.
[read more] ---Patrick Rands
CDR / Volume 1
La Peste is more than Boston's finest unrecognized force in first wave (circa 1978) punk to me. This CD has 23 songs. There is no info about where the tracks were recorded, but you can hear that the disc comprises a few different sessions, one session after another. Some of the sessions may from live radio sessions, some may be studio demos. None of the tracks are throwaway in terms of content or quality.
[read more] ---Carl
CD / various / Source Records
This compilation is made up of artists doing the "minimal house" thing. You know: slightly housey beats, with some glitchy, fuzzy sounds thrown in. I have been wary of compilations lately, having purchased a few duds. I am happy to report, this is not one of them.
[read more] ---Charles R. Terhune
The Stuck Ups
CD / Human Doll Express / Sympathy Records
The Stuck Ups' second full-length album Human Doll Express shows influences from the early years of British Punk, 60s pop harmonies, Blondie, and Sleater-Kinney.
[read more] ---Hannah Nolan-Spohn
3 CD Box Set / Is this Real? - Youth Of America - Over The Edge / Zeno Records
The Wipers were a great American punk rock band from Portland, Oregon. They wrote cool songs about love and death and teenage alienation. They may be the only punk band to have a peace sign logo.
[read more] ---Andrew Culler