alibi online

Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

Ryan McGarvey
Ryan McGarvey
4.18.2014
Phantongram
Phantongram
4.19.2014
Let It Grow
Let It Grow
4.19.2014
OM
OM
4.19.2014
OM
OM
4.19.2014
CUNNINLYNGUIST
CUNNINLYNGUIST
4.20.2014
 
 
 V.13 No.22 | May 27 - June 2, 2004 

Sonic Reducer

Darkest Hour Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation (Victory)

It's too bad that most of the lyrics on Darkest Hour's latest platter are indecipherable from guttural growling and low frequency shrieking, because the band have a whole lot of social commentary to get off their collective chest. The lyrics are printed on the J-card, but you'll need LASIK to read them. On Hidden Hands ... the band have reached a new pinnacle of intelligent, melodic brutality—a perfect balance of thrash, hardcore and death metal. You'll be hard-pressed to find a tighter, more complex set of songs than the nine here.

Salim Nourallah Polaroid (Western Vinyl)

Polaroid is a record that grows on you, but in a more literal sense than usual. It doesn't take repeated listens to come to like the record—Nourallah's first solo album—rather, repeated listens reveal more nuance, detail and subtle complexity. Running a strange gamut between sadcore and blissful pop, Polaroid manages to be all over the place while appearing cohesive. Stark and graceful, and marked by a restlessness that's only bred once in a great while by the kind of genius whose expression is fueled rather than hampered by honesty, Polaroid is a masterpiece.

Randall Bramblett Thin Places (New West)

Randall Bramblett is something of an enigma when it comes to musical style. There's a definite Americana undercurrent within all 11 songs on his latest release, but Thin Places is also variously tinged with Southern rock, country, pop, straight-ahead rock and even jazz. It takes one hell of a literate songwriter to effortlessly detour from genre to genre while maintaining a signature, and Bramblett is nothing if not that kind of songwriter. Here, he sticks mostly to his Hammond B-3, but he manages to travel miles down a host of dusty musical roads.

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.