• Why the mainstream is dead

    26 Jul 2006, 20:53

    Searching for more info on a new band I've been listening to lead me nowhere. According to MTV, Rolling Stone, and the like, this band doesn't exist. Not a single American review is available for their debut album, nothing. Yet, information on Justin Timberlake's new crapfest is plastered everywhere. This is why I want to launch an initiative where everyone who is a part of the new social music scene tells at least 2 people about it. If more people realize that good music exists aside from the dreck played on MTV the whole world would benefit.
  • Why You Can't Hate on The Click Five

    20 Dic 2005, 4:03

    Cheesy Pop always has place in everyday life. People will bitch about it, and say that it's only place is at a 2-year olds birthday party. Those people also sing Madonna in the shower, or Gloria Estefan while driving home from work. Pop makes the world go 'round, it's everyone's guilty little pleasure that they hate to admit. The Click Five’s “Greeting From Imrie House” exemplifies this to such a high degree, that I am awarding it the "Most Formulaic Pop Album of the Latter Half of 2005." Every track is filled with the kind of kitsch you expect from a group of guys that studied at the Berklee School of Music. Strong guitar driven songs fill the album, with lyrics that will only offend Iran or Jerry Fallwell. How can you not enjoy a song with the premise of catching a girls' "wave"? It is pure, unadulterated, greatness. The elevation of mood associated with listening to this album is something Merck wishes they could achieve. It really is that effective. So if you're having a bad day, don't jump off a bridge, just grab "Greetings From Imrie House," a comb, some chocolate syrup, and go to town!
  • Insane Discovery

    20 Dic 2005, 3:54

    I picked up the new John Mayer side project, the John Mayer Trio's "Try!" today, and am seriously impressed. Normally, my musical tastes center around total pop crap that only myself, an d a handful of 12 year old girls find appealing. This new John Mayer album is actually deeper than that. I've never heard such a transformation out of a modern day artist. It's hard to believe the man playing the blues guitar on here used to utter phrases like "Your Body is a Wonderland." The sound is more back-alley blues, than mini-van mom friendly, guitar riffs scale greater heights then ever seen from Mayer before. "Try!" is one of the most intriguing albums of the year, and one of the most refreshing changes of an artist I've seen in 2005.