alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

FEVER THE GHOST
FEVER THE GHOST
9.30.2014
Yellowman * I Conscious
Yellowman * I Conscious
9.30.2014
KRS ONE
KRS ONE
10.2.2014
Techari
Techari
10.3.2014
NED GARTHE EXPLOSION
NED GARTHE EXPLOSION
10.4.2014
YOU/HANTA/BK BEATS
YOU/HANTA/BK BEATS
10.4.2014
 
 
 V.15 No.28 | July 13 - 19, 2006 

Sonic Reducer

Keane Under the Iron Sea (Interscope)

In the same vein as Coldplay but dropping the sweet from the bittersweet formula, England’s own Keane concoct melancholic and mesmerizing tunes that have a lyrical bite as vicious as the band’s melodies are elegant. The candidness of the band’s identity is in no small part due to Tom Chaplin’s intentionally imperfect vocals that flair out of control just when their melodic potential peaks. As with many bands that rely on a consistent atmosphere on their records, Keane’s tracks do start to blend together at times but, overall, their brand of piano pop is as good as any I’ve heard.

Silversun Pickups Carnavas (Dangerbird)

Silversun Pickups sound like a band your friend from Los Angeles claims to have discovered and that you “have to hear!” So you listen to the CD a few times. It’s good. It’s clever, uncontrived and seems to shoot from the hip with musicians who have a strong grasp of their instruments, but, at the same time, you can’t help but feel like you’re missing something. Like an inside power-pop joke, you feel like maybe if you had been to their shows from the beginning you’d like it a little more, but you haven’t, so you’re left feeling unfulfilled.

MSTRKRFT The Looks (Last Gang)

Innocent without making you feel warm and fuzzy, MSTRKRFT (I’m not sure how I feel about the name) brings us techno-trance that’s fun, flirty and, at times, terribly annoying. The irritation’s primary cause is the overly distorted vocals that are essentially unintelligible. What you can make out, however, are lyrics that are objectionably cute. “Whenever you want me, you need me” is a typical line of refuse. Musically, I have no major qualms with the danceable rhythms and party-time synth leads. But the few times the music starts to mimic the syrupy lyrics significantly weaken the album as a whole.

 
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    MACABRE / RINGWORM
    MACABRE / RINGWORM10.22.2014