Short, Sweet Reviews by Ethan


The Upsidedown – The Town with Bad Wiring

Alternative Rock – With the exception of a few tracks, most of this album can be described as spacey and ambient. There really is no define, outstanding instrumental parts and most of the lyrics are indiscernible (or just plain silly), which really is the character of the album. Really good to listen to if you just want to mellow out and bob your head.

Tracks #1, 3, 5 are recommended and are the most straight forward rock songs on the album. Personally I recommend #2 “Your Sister’s Cool”, a 7 minute long ambient, space rock epic.


Cancer Killing Gemini- It only Hurts to Breathe

Industrial rock – For those looking to listen to some new industrial rock should check this out. Track one, “Christcontrol”, is definitely NIN inspired, while track two (and most of the album), “Should I Tell You That You’re Pretty”, is more pop.  

Recommended tracks #1, 3, 6.


Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk

Mellow Rock – This album is mostly mellow, acoustic rock (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12). With more upbeat, classic rock tracks thrown in (tracks  6 and 8). A very eccentric album but worth looking into.

Personally recommended tracks # 3,4 and 7.

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