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  • The Printz

    • 8 out of 10
    • Bumblebeez 81
    • Part white rap, part alternative, part pop, and part rock, the Bumblebeez grabbed a hold of me with "Pony Ride," and didn't let go.

      This group does a marvelous job of moving seamlessly be

  • So Jealous

    • 8 out of 10
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    • So Jealous is the third album from these sisters, and easily the one to single out for an introduction to their music. Some people may not get on board with their vocal styles, which are slightly

  • Spilt Milk

    • 10 out of 10
    • Jellyfish
    • The second and final album from this power-pop group makes me wish Jellyfish had been able to make just one more record together. The album is best enjoyed as a whole piece, flowing from one track to
  • Machine Gun Etiquette

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    • Punk rock is mostly associated with three chords and a bad attitude, but the Damned were one of the few bands of the era bent on bringing musicianship and a good sense of humor to the scene. And while
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iTunes Music Review - Abnormal Anonymous

  • Abnormal Anonymous

    • 8 out of 5
    • Congo Norvell
    • Reviewed by Dane Blanchard
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    • Very few albums manage to capture snapshots of a quality of life in the manner that Congo Norvell's sophomore record, "Abnormals Anonymous," does.

      Comparisons to the Velvet Underground are obvious, with a Lou Reed/Nico dynamic between principals Kid Congo Powers (ex-Bad Seeds and Cramps) and chanteuse Sally Norvell, and a vivid narrative depiction of a gritty, Victor Hugo-esque Alphabet City world of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. As a raw experience, the songs transition from roaring to wailing through extremely well-executed songwriting and production.

      For anyone who has even the slightest inkling of enjoyment of the pre-punk hard scene or the newer, watered down stuff, Congo Norvell is the perfect place to stop and listen.

     

     

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