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
Badlands exhumes the exquisite corpse of an America that never truly existed. Think Route 66, neon-lit roadside diners and American Bandstand. The sound is immediate, and the atmosphere unmistakeable.