Underground Kingz -UGK (Underground Kingz)

Underground Kingz -UGK (Underground Kingz)
Artist: Underground KingzReview: UGK are as Houston as oil rigs, having helped originate theslow-rolling drawl-and-brawl sound that defines H-town hip-hop, butthey were sidelined while their city blew up — Pimp C, one half ofUGK, recently spent four years behind bars for aggravated assault.UGK is one monster comeback album: twenty-six tracks withguest spots from OutKast, Rick Ross and T.I. Pimp C produces mostcuts, going heavy on narcotic synth-funk that’s sometimes hypnoticand sometimes forgettable, and though… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Galactic -From The Corner To The Block
Artist: GalacticReview: Like every great New Orleans funk band going back to the Meters,Galactic are an instrumental powerhouse that struggles gamely tomake great studio records with songs and vocals. Their latest workis a twist — guest MCs on charging rhythms that are not quitetunes. Results vary. Gift of Gab’s rap on “The Corner” overpowersthe high-stepping below. “Squarebiz,” featuring Digable Planets’Ladybug Mecca, is over-busy Prince by a band much better at showingthe Led Zeppelin in its second-lin… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

The 1990’s -Cookies
Artist: The 1990’sReview: How many stoned weekends have you sat around the apartment,watching CBGB clips on YouTube and saying, “Damn, if only there wasa Richard Hell tribute band — from Glasgow! Calling themselves’1990s’ or something!” Wait no longer, weary wanderers. 1990s are aScottish indie trio who pursue their ridiculous CBGB punk fantasieswith almost religious devotion, resulting in some of the mosthilariously brilliant singles of the past year. Singer-guitaristJackie McKeown yelps daft gutter poetry… Rating: 4 Stars[Lees verder]

Underground Kingz -UGK (Underground Kingz)
Artist: Underground KingzReview: UGK are as Houston as oil rigs, having helped originate theslow-rolling drawl-and-brawl sound that defines H-town hip-hop, butthey were sidelined while their city blew up — Pimp C, one half ofUGK, recently spent four years behind bars for aggravated assault.UGK is one monster comeback album: twenty-six tracks withguest spots from OutKast, Rick Ross and T.I. Pimp C produces mostcuts, going heavy on narcotic synth-funk that’s sometimes hypnoticand sometimes forgettable, and though… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Galactic -From The Corner To The Block
Artist: GalacticReview: Like every great New Orleans funk band going back to the Meters,Galactic are an instrumental powerhouse that struggles gamely tomake great studio records with songs and vocals. Their latest workis a twist — guest MCs on charging rhythms that are not quitetunes. Results vary. Gift of Gab’s rap on “The Corner” overpowersthe high-stepping below. “Squarebiz,” featuring Digable Planets’Ladybug Mecca, is over-busy Prince by a band much better at showingthe Led Zeppelin in its second-lin… Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

The 1990’s -Cookies
Artist: The 1990’sReview: How many stoned weekends have you sat around the apartment,watching CBGB clips on YouTube and saying, “Damn, if only there wasa Richard Hell tribute band — from Glasgow! Calling themselves’1990s’ or something!” Wait no longer, weary wanderers. 1990s are aScottish indie trio who pursue their ridiculous CBGB punk fantasieswith almost religious devotion, resulting in some of the mosthilariously brilliant singles of the past year. Singer-guitaristJackie McKeown yelps daft gutter poetry… Rating: 4 Stars[Lees verder]