Twee and power pop generally dominate, but the soaring guitars and emotional heft of the lyrics give the album a feeling of lush drama as well
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Is Is (EP)
As '10x10' finishes off the 18-minute EP with the percussive throb of Killing Joke, I have to say, I’m feeling pretty chuffed about the upcoming record
Thanks in Advance
That guy from the 'Running in the Night' song drops a solo album, and it's OK at points
Took the Sun (1998)
Every once in a while, they stumble upon a perfect combination of cooing background vocals, rumbling ‘50s school dance bass lines and frenetic punk riffs.
My Bloody Valentine
MBV abandons its twinkle-eyed twee-pop influences for a more nonchalant, druggy coolness nicked from the Jesus and Mary Chain and Love and Rockets.
Blithely dismissed as amateurish dance-punk by some, The Faint nonetheless carved out a distinctive niche for themselves with a brand of paranoid, dystopian synth pop from their home base of sleepy Omaha, NE.
Keep on Your Mean Side
Outlaw rock 'n roll split evenly between lo-fi guitar crunch and lonesome bandit blues
Deep in the American southwest and far from the Seattle alt-rock gold rush, Scott Cortez creates a uniquely wordless, gothic reinterpretation of My Bloody Valentine’s otherworldly sound, coupled with an irritating penchant for Cocteau Twins’ nonsensical song titles