Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito 	Karen O was the undisputed It Girl of the New York rock revival by the time Yeah Yeah Yeahs hit the streets with their first album, Fever To Tell, in 2003. A decade later, after taking four years off between releases, can the Yeahs reclaim their rightful place at the forefront of all things alternative ...
Various Artists – From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin
Various Artists From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin 	 	Is it a bad sign that Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla is among the highlights of this 33-song, two-disc Led Zeppelin tribute album? It’s not as though he’s ever given us a reason to believe he’d even own a Zeppelin record. But apparently, he does, an ...
Little Brazil – Son
Son The members of Little Brazil can't possibly be old enough to make this record, a heartbreaking portrait of midlife despair and dysfunction as seen through the eyes of a dad who only wants his family back. With a church organ setting the tone, the disc starts in a state of wedded bliss with the arrival of a son, as Langdon Hedges' central character recalls the day he met his wife and tells he
Beat Strings – Fang In Rain
Fang In Rain Does Adam Bolts expect us not to talk about how much he sounds like Robert Smith? Because we can't. Beat Strings' Fang In Rain is like a tribute to the Cure only no one bothered learning any Cure songs. The weird thing is, it kind of works-in part because the songs are really good, whether rocking a runaway-train beat with reckless abandon on "The Truth" or letting Bolts'
Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band
The Ruminant Band 	Fruit Bats aren't the only indie band whose latest record sounds like something dropped in from the tail end of the Flower Power era, when the hippies rediscovered country and the weed was kicking in just right. (Oh, hey, what's up, Fleet Foxes?) Where ...