THE BIRD AND THE BEE Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future CD
*** "Every bit as beguiling as their debut, the album retains its predecessor's lithe melodies and Brazilian influences, but takes its stylish, '60s pop deeper into new sonic terrain, especially the psychedelic period of the Tropicalia era."
CLUSTER Grosses Wasser CD
*** "Combining the ambient space rock of early albums on some songs with a more updated, beat-driven (dare I say space-disco?) sound on others, this is Cluster's last great album."
FRANZ FERDINAND Tonight CD
*** "New album featuring three big hits."
JOHN FRUSCIANTE The Empyrean CD
*** "The eleventh solo album from this enigmatic singer-songwriter and Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist, suited to dark living rooms late at night. Featuring Flea, Sonus Quartet, Johnny Marr, and The New Dimension Singers."
OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ Old Money CD
*** "Fitting comfortably between the ORL's monumental work with The Mars Volta, and The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange, Old Money is a 10-track collection of concise rock compositions, which range from progressive to psychedelic to downright funky."
MARK OLSON & GARY LOURIS Ready For The Road CD
*** "The glorious reunion of JAYHAWKS frontmen!"
CAROLINE PEYTON Mock Up CD
*** "This 1972 album has been expanded to 14 tracks, including her three vocal cuts on the Screaming Gypsy Bandits In The Eye LP." On NUMERO/ASTERISK.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Working On A Dream LP+ MP3 / CD
*** "13 new jams with the E Street Band."