Cafe Tacvba -SiNo

Cafe Tacvba -SiNo
Artist: Cafe TacvbaReview: Ten songs into their disc, Mexico City’s Cafe Tacuba get to theheart of what bugs them most about contemporary times: groupconformity. “You’re defined by rock or electronica, reggaeton orhip-hop/Or whatever the radio pushes,” Ruben Albarren sneers inSpanish over the driving punk of “Estar de acuerdo” (“to be inagreement”). His bratty whine is pure Johnny Rotten. The SexPistols aren’t the only classic rockers the Tacubas reference onSino, their first album of new material in four years…. Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Angels And Airwaves -I-Empire
Artist: Angels And AirwavesReview: It’s no coincidence that Tom DeLonge’s second Angels and Airwavesalbum emerges as the presidential race begins its one-year sprintto Election Day — the former singer-guitarist for Ninetiesdoo-doo-joke punks Blink-182 is campaigning too. His quest: tofollow the career path of the Beastie Boys and refashion immaturityinto the Important Album. The results so far: mixed.I-Empire is full of big, faintly Eighties-sounding chimingchoruses and arms-outstretched melodies, and DeLonge deploys… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Daft Punk -Alive 2007
Artist: Daft PunkReview: A Daft Punk live album loses some of the essential experience: therobot costumes, the giant glowing pyramid, the sweaty bodies nextto you. And the drugs, definitely the drugs. But the whoops of thehuman-after-all audience add plenty to the French filter-discoduo’s surprisingly consistent career-spanning show. The set leanstoo heavy on their proggy recent work, but it’s still basically acelestial rave tribute to Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards,cut with classic Eurodisco and Roxy Mu… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Aretha Franklin -Jewels in the Crown …All Star Duets with the Queen
Artist: Aretha FranklinReview: The third Aretha catalog exploitation of the fall is the first fromSony/BMG, which has long since deleted the Eighties and NinetiesAretha albums where half of its sixteen tracks first appeared, andit’s also the best. But this isn’t to accuse it of coherence oranything. Some of it has been previously recycled — the AnnieLennox so endlessly we need not name it here, the Keith Richards”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” as a bonus cut for a greatest-hits collectioninitially baited with the merely adeq… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Cafe Tacvba -SiNo
Artist: Cafe TacvbaReview: Ten songs into their disc, Mexico City’s Cafe Tacuba get to theheart of what bugs them most about contemporary times: groupconformity. “You’re defined by rock or electronica, reggaeton orhip-hop/Or whatever the radio pushes,” Ruben Albarren sneers inSpanish over the driving punk of “Estar de acuerdo” (“to be inagreement”). His bratty whine is pure Johnny Rotten. The SexPistols aren’t the only classic rockers the Tacubas reference onSino, their first album of new material in four years…. Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Angels And Airwaves -I-Empire
Artist: Angels And AirwavesReview: It’s no coincidence that Tom DeLonge’s second Angels and Airwavesalbum emerges as the presidential race begins its one-year sprintto Election Day — the former singer-guitarist for Ninetiesdoo-doo-joke punks Blink-182 is campaigning too. His quest: tofollow the career path of the Beastie Boys and refashion immaturityinto the Important Album. The results so far: mixed.I-Empire is full of big, faintly Eighties-sounding chimingchoruses and arms-outstretched melodies, and DeLonge deploys… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Daft Punk -Alive 2007
Artist: Daft PunkReview: A Daft Punk live album loses some of the essential experience: therobot costumes, the giant glowing pyramid, the sweaty bodies nextto you. And the drugs, definitely the drugs. But the whoops of thehuman-after-all audience add plenty to the French filter-discoduo’s surprisingly consistent career-spanning show. The set leanstoo heavy on their proggy recent work, but it’s still basically acelestial rave tribute to Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards,cut with classic Eurodisco and Roxy Mu… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Aretha Franklin -Jewels in the Crown …All Star Duets with the Queen
Artist: Aretha FranklinReview: The third Aretha catalog exploitation of the fall is the first fromSony/BMG, which has long since deleted the Eighties and NinetiesAretha albums where half of its sixteen tracks first appeared, andit’s also the best. But this isn’t to accuse it of coherence oranything. Some of it has been previously recycled — the AnnieLennox so endlessly we need not name it here, the Keith Richards”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” as a bonus cut for a greatest-hits collectioninitially baited with the merely adeq… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]