Review: The Reputation

The Reputation "Self-Titled" (Initial Records) I guess if I was a little older and into the adult contemporary scene, or even watched Dawson's Creek now and again than this album would appeal more to my...

Review: Silent Majority  

Silent Majority "“You Would Love to Know”" (Initial Records) Straightedge hardcore with plenty of the familiar 20 interchangeable riffs per song, the chunka-chunka hanging open in all the right places,...

Review: King For A Day  

King For A Day "“Before I Go”" (Initial Records) Emo-core from Detroit.  Fans of Hot Water Music, Get Up Kids, Braid, the Promise Ring, Texas is a Reason, Sunny Day Real Estate, Elliott, Jimmy Eat...

Review: Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook "Open Up and Say Awesome" (Initial Records) The Internet Public Library claims that there are only seven different plot lines for fiction stories.  If that's correct (and I have my...

Review: Blood Red

Blood Red "“Hostage”" (Initial Records) Despite the rather dismal name of this band it actually comes from a U2 song, go figure.  Blood Red heralds from Long Island and I would imagine is a very...

Review: Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook "Before We Spark" (Initial Records) According to the liner notes, UFB had been listening to post-"Pet Sounds" Beach Boys before they headed into the studio to record this ep. But nary a...

Review: Criteria

Criteria "En Garde" (Initial Records) Stephen Pedersen is a little pissed off. He has a great track record with bands (Cursive and White Octave), but a sour break up with Cursive is showing its head on En...