Over the last year, or maybe a little over a year, some of my favorite bands from my youth have released albums. Here is my very simplistic review of each:Band: They Might Be Giants Album: Album Raises New And Troubling Questions Review: Eh Best Track: Marty Beller Mask Get This Album Instead: Flood or Apollo 18 Band: Ministry Album: Relaspe Review: Err Best Track: Don’t know. Couldn’t get through the whole album. Get This Album Instead: Psalm 69 Band: Primus Album: Green Naugahyde Review: Wha? Best Track: Every song sounds the same (That’s not a song title…every song really does sounds the same!) Get This Album Instead: Sailing The Seas Of Cheese or Pork Soda Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers Album: I’m With You (This One Got It’s Own Simplistic Review. You can read it here.) Review: Where’s Flea? Best Track: The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie Get This Album Instead: Mother’s Milk Band: Matthew Sweet Album: Under The Covers Vol. 2 (with Susanna Hoffs) Review: Zzzzzz Best Track: Maggie May Get This Album Instead: Girlfriend Band: Peter Gabriel Album: Scratch My Back Review: Double Zzzzzzz Best Track: The Book Of Love Get This Album Instead: Any other album…that’s not the name of an album, just pick up any other album by Peter Gabriel. Band: R.E.M Album: Collapse Into Now Review: *This album was so bad, it caused them to break up. (*Just a guess) Best Track: UBerlin Get This Album Instead: Fables of the Reconstruction or Murmur
I don’t if it’s me that has changed, or the bands, or the times…maybe it’s the record companies telling them they should put out another album…in any event…very disappointing.