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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
Cerberus Shoal
Temporary Residence Ltd.

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
This whole CD is way over this rock-guy's head. Filled with ambient noises and strange guitar overlays, Homb just doesn't go anywhere. Although I can respect this group as musicians, I just don't understand the point of 12 minute synthy sounding instrumentals (mostly instrumentals, a few exceptions). There are a few tracks that just want to rock, but it never quite happens. It is this indecisiveness that is the most annoying. As I was listening, I kept asking myself, "Is there anything relevant being communicated here?" Or is it just a bunch of electrono-geeks sitting around putting layer on top of layer of indiscernible tracks onto tape just because they can. Who knows. I guess if you like music to be background filler while your balancing the checkbook, then this CD is perfect for you.

Reviewed by Chad Ashley
Chad Ashley lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, from where he used to write for LAS. He no longer does so. He may or may not now be the same Chad Ashley heading up SOMERsault\'s CGI department.

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