Korn -Untitled

Korn -Untitled
Artist: KornReview: Strength is not always in numbers, but Korn – down to three membersafter losing guitarist Brian “Head” Welch (to religion) and drummerDavid Silveria (officially on “hiatus”) – sound wounded anddiminished now. The vengeful heft of 1998’s Follow theLeader, Korn’s best album, is here only in fits and spurts:the industrial-grind guitar and cymbal splash of “InnocentBystander,” the disfiguring fuzz on Jonathan Davis’ singing in “DoWhat They Say.” The discontent never gathers momentum… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Trey Anastasio -The Horseshoe Curve
Artist: Trey AnastasioReview: In the three years since Phish disbanded, frontman Trey Anastasiohas emerged as the most prolific member, from (on the upside)releasing four solo records to founding an arts-education charityto (on the downside) getting busted for heroin and pills last year.Unlike 2005’s song-based Shine, The HorseshoeCurve is a groove record, with jazz-organ funk, Afrobeat andSeventies fusion in the mix. Most of the time, Anastasio chills inthe background, letting the horn section log play time on… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Common -Finding Forever
Artist: CommonReview: Two years ago, Be was not only Common’s highest-chartingCD, it was also the best of his career – thoughtful, “bitch”-freeand mama-friendly like all Common records, but also edgy, lush andlikable all over, thanks to chief producer Kanye West. No surprise,then, that the Chicago rapper took a similar approach withFinding Forever: Kanye is back, producing eight tracks,and also back are the charged-up beats, R&B hooks, gospelsingers and other warm, vibrant stuff. Dullness has… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Korn -Untitled
Artist: KornReview: Strength is not always in numbers, but Korn – down to three membersafter losing guitarist Brian “Head” Welch (to religion) and drummerDavid Silveria (officially on “hiatus”) – sound wounded anddiminished now. The vengeful heft of 1998’s Follow theLeader, Korn’s best album, is here only in fits and spurts:the industrial-grind guitar and cymbal splash of “InnocentBystander,” the disfiguring fuzz on Jonathan Davis’ singing in “DoWhat They Say.” The discontent never gathers momentum… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Trey Anastasio -The Horseshoe Curve
Artist: Trey AnastasioReview: In the three years since Phish disbanded, frontman Trey Anastasiohas emerged as the most prolific member, from (on the upside)releasing four solo records to founding an arts-education charityto (on the downside) getting busted for heroin and pills last year.Unlike 2005’s song-based Shine, The HorseshoeCurve is a groove record, with jazz-organ funk, Afrobeat andSeventies fusion in the mix. Most of the time, Anastasio chills inthe background, letting the horn section log play time on… Rating: 2.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Common -Finding Forever
Artist: CommonReview: Two years ago, Be was not only Common’s highest-chartingCD, it was also the best of his career – thoughtful, “bitch”-freeand mama-friendly like all Common records, but also edgy, lush andlikable all over, thanks to chief producer Kanye West. No surprise,then, that the Chicago rapper took a similar approach withFinding Forever: Kanye is back, producing eight tracks,and also back are the charged-up beats, R&B hooks, gospelsingers and other warm, vibrant stuff. Dullness has… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]