sexta-feira, setembro 10, 2010

1335. Rivers Cuomo - Alone: The Home Recordings

These are demos, which means a lot of times a drum machine is used, the lyrics are improvised and the quality is shaky - but this still would have made for a better Weezer album than what has been released lately. I haven't heard part 2 of this set - but I know I could have grabbed that along with the Summer song demos and made a good Weezer album... sounds like a project.

6.9 out of 10

1334. PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By

John's a lucky guy to have PJ as a friend - the fact that she's always willing to sing on his records says a lot about their friendship. I would have to say that if I removed PJ's vocals and just heard the instrumentals I wouldn't be impressed - they aren't bad, they just aren't memorable. When you hear the cd again you find yourself waiting for key vocal parts.

Overall the disc is a mixed bag of some very dim bright spots and a lot of ok moments.

6.9 out of 10