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Comment Archives: stories: Music: CD Reviews

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

Crossing the Rubicon is a GREAT addition to the album. Listen to the lyrics, And Beatbox, are you serious? You are about the only person that doesn't like Beatbox. Everytime my friends and I get together we can dance all night to this song on replay. Crossing the Rubicon is a great album. The Sounds still have their own UNIQUE sound, which is awesome!!

Posted by stephwashere on 06/12/2009 at 4:29 PM

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

I highly disagree with this review the cd is absoultly amazing I am on my 2nd week of listening to it 24/7.I don't think this record was written to fast because it took The Sounds all of 2008 with a few shows here and there to record it.I can't wait to see them again in the fall.

Posted by KatieTheBeat on 06/12/2009 at 4:17 PM

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

it seems like the review is suggesting it was written too fast "brisk in 3 minutes" but i dont think so, the music is complex and took time. i love the album and listen to it over and over again. cant wait to see them live in august!

Posted by kimmy on 06/12/2009 at 4:12 PM

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

I don't think Crossing The Rubicon (track) is creepy at all....its awesome!! Goodnight Freddy is a great instrumental song. I think it was well written. And none of the songs got "outta control" haha so thats cool. Great album and a new sound is always good.

Posted by jberban on 06/12/2009 at 3:53 PM

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

A mostly positive review.
All I can say is…
Absolutely AMAZING CD.
I really hate when reviewers brush the release off,
Saying it’s nothing but “fun dance tracks”.
While that may be true,
Take a look at the lyrics & read alittle deeper into them.
For example - “My Lover”:
Everyone thinks it’s “I know you wanna be my lover”,
When in fact it’s actually “I know you wanna beat my lover”.
Much darker than most people realize.
Read the lyrics in the booklet,
& you will realize that “Crossing The Rubicon” is much deeper than a “party” album.

Posted by StevenMatthew on 06/12/2009 at 3:52 PM

Re: “CD Review: The Sounds

Up until 2 months ago, this band had somehow had slipped past my knowledge of their existence. However, as things have a way of working out, i found myself at one of their shows (that oddly enough took place 1/2 mile from my flat). And then, that moment hit. Somewhere in between Maja's prowess as a front woman, being mashed between seasoned Sounds fans shouting lyrics, and walking home hungering to find out and listen to this band as much as i could, I crossed my own rubicon. I was a sounds fan, and more than that, i found myself enjoying music more than i had before. This may seem trivial, but for a geeky athletic scientist who sometimes gets into a music rut, this was 10,000 lbs of pipetters and cell culture lifted from my back, free to enjoy and dance. And, i imagine, this may be what the members of The Sounds felt, in producing this album. Free from constraints, utterly inhibited to produce the music they wanted, to promote and tour....They crossed their rubicon, breaking from their labels and constraints. The first track 'no one sleeps when i'm awake' grabs your attention, with jutting vocals and a strong backing, and doesn't let go as you're carried above the crowd into '4 songs & a fight'. From here, enjoy the ride as the sounds explore a new side to their music (from what i in my green appreciation of the sounds can infer), with rifting guitars to an almost trance like mantra of 'crossing the rubicon', a symbol almost of a turning point in their album, as the sounds take to deep lyrical reflections, ending with the soft eerie chords of 'Goodnight Freddy,' a swelling lullaby, sounds style of course.

Overall, I've listened to this album probably 2 dozen times through, from start to finish. And i'm not bored yet. You may disagree with me. And that's ok. I've found a new note of music that jives with me, and there's no turning back.

Their album is out now (and online @ ilike if you want to listen first).....

Posted by Myofusion on 06/11/2009 at 12:00 PM

Re: “CD Review: New York Dolls

Awesome Cd...Rundgren does a great job directing the Dolls.

Posted by dustin29 on 05/18/2009 at 11:31 PM

Re: “CD Review: Green Day

Great review and Buy the cd Friday!

Posted by 6six on 05/12/2009 at 1:13 PM

Re: “CD Review: Condo Fucks

Yes but when you really look at what is out there or is it their you will find that it is the only thing that can be said or done about the whole thing.
Sean Cruz
Vanguard Gold

Posted by sean456 on 04/09/2009 at 8:27 AM

Re: “CD Review: Condo Fucks

Yes but when you really look at what is out there or is it their you will find that it is the only thing that can be said or done about the whole thing.
Sean Cruz
Vanguard Gold

Posted by sean456 on 04/09/2009 at 8:26 AM


Posted by BubbafromthaWoods on 07/27/2008 at 4:26 PM

Re: “The Ting Tings

So, I definitely reviewed this record for the Free Times. And I'm sad to see it wasn't ported over, considering it was a much more substantial review. For shame.

Posted by Ben Breier on 07/24/2008 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Del The Funky Homosapien

i love Del. This album is so sick people should def check it out. He is one of the illest MCs out there. He actually did some dope interviews too. People should show him some love.

Posted by mika on 05/29/2008 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Lil' Wayne

lil wayne is the s*it and people be hatin on him i love him his music like what tha hell wayne is crazy bad!!!! who ever dont like it can kiss his azz

Posted by miss wayne on 05/27/2008 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Stephen Malkmus & Jicks

lame review -- take another listen, nimrod. maybe for the ADHD generation you sway with, its not for the uppity at heart.

Posted by joe rafidi on 05/24/2008 at 2:00 AM

Re: “JJ Grey & MOFRO

This is a well thought out review. My wife and I are "uber fans" of JJ Grey & Mofro and this article encapsulates why. Just a little over a year since "Country Ghetto" was released, the guys are back in studio (with a "new" drummer") recording their next. Coming out in Fall '08, no word yet on an exact date, or a name. There is a new fan site though: From a couple of huge fans, thanks for letting people know about this awesome band!

Posted by Clay on 05/18/2008 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Ne-Yo

yo neyo is so cute guys u know the guy is really talented wit good voice i like him so much wish i could meet him in uganda

Posted by LIL DAN HIGIMAN on 05/13/2008 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Tapes 'n Tapes

Actually, I think the song is about the George Michael who was caught smoking pole in a public bathroom a few years ago.

Posted by Andy Ridgley on 04/24/2008 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Tapes 'n Tapes

With regards to the album Tapes 'n Tapes....Is there actually a song on there regarding, George Michael....The singer, songwriter, George Michael, who's about to kick off his U.S. tour....Finished an 80 show SELLOUT of Stadiums and Arenas throughout Europe; headlined as the first to open the brand new Wembley Stadium to a sellout crowd of 72,000 people on June 9, 2008, that a second show was scheduled because of the high demand for the next night to another 72,000 people...If this "so called" song is about THIS George Michael, and it just happens to be a slap in GM's face...then this group needs a wake-up call.

Posted by Julie on 04/24/2008 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Ryan Bingham

how do you like him NOW???

Posted by KMM on 04/14/2008 at 11:20 PM



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