quarta-feira, dezembro 08, 2010

1339. Radiohead - Com Lag

This collection of B-sides from Hail is, albeit overpriced, a nice little mix of tracks. Most of them I had heard before, and actually own, but regardless it's nice to have and more importantly has made me incredibly excited about a new album next year.

7.5 out of 10

terça-feira, dezembro 07, 2010

1338. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye

Japanese import of the Last Goodbye single - also contains a 14 minute live version of Mojo Pin, Kanga-Roo and Lost Highway. The live Mojo is pretty great, containing a really long intro. Kanga-Roo sounds like Chad and I playing and Lost Highway, which I have on the So Real single is a slide guitar blues jam.

6.4 out of 10

1337. Frank Black - Show me your Tears

I've been on a big Frank Black kick lately, so when I came across this on Sunday for $3 I didn't think twice. It's a solid outing veering more into country than the bar rock of FB - but tracks like Nadine, and Everything is New still rock, just somewhat quietly.

6.8 out of 10

segunda-feira, dezembro 06, 2010

1336. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Aeroplane

Just picked this up yesterday for a mere $3.00. Why? Well, because I have been curious lately about the Navarro era RHCP, especially since we will be entering another non Frusciante era. The single is backed by three live tracks here all from that tour with Navarro: "Backwoods", "Transcending" and "Me and My Friends". The performances are incredibly loose and Backwoods includes the Come as You Are intro riff, while "Me and my friends" openly uses the Hey Joe riff throughout (and it works!). Good stuff.

6.9 out of 10