Saturday, March 19, 2022
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #827
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #827.566.198!
Animo – Blood In The Water (self released) :: Juvenile generic angst in their red-stained
underpants. Why can’t you ever find a great white shark when you really need one?
Mike Gordon – The Green Sparrow (Rounder) :: There’s a lot here to like, such
as the hip-swingin’ “Voices,” which reminds me of jazzy Stanley Clarke merged with poppy Todd Rundgren.
Then “Andelmans’ Yard” morphs into a silky Steve Miller vibe—and that’s even better.
Ten Shekel Shirt – Jubilee (Rounder) :: This one reminds
me of the thoughtful moderate up-tempo ballads that Unca Lou used to offer up, especially on the third Velvets album—and
Lou was always a softy at heart. But in addition to such sensitive songwriting, I’m equally encouraged that TSS are
also capable of picking up the pace apiece as they prove they can do on a track like “Spark.”
Sarah McLachlan – Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff (Nettwerk) :: She is woman,
hear me snore after listening to these sappy and slushy MOR songs without a single shred of personality. And with a lame résumé
like that, how much do you wanna bet that she’s probably a Canadian?
The Fight – In Pursuit Of Tomorrow (Cordless) :: Yet another generic angst-in-their-pangst band with
an original song called “Ready For War” that should’ve been a John Cale cover.
Ghostkeeper – And The Children Of The Great Northern Muskeg (Saved By Radio) :: Here
come the warm red stripes as Eno meets Linda McCartney on this delightfully wonky electropop album that’s augmented
with a delirious dash of early Alice Cooper!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE
WEEK: Blacklist Union – Breakin Bread With The Devil (B.L.U.) :: Cooze-infused badass rock ’n’
roll that manages to mix within a scant half hour a hyper speed freak Japanesque glamatronic melody vocal style with a crushing
Motörheadesque guitarasonic rave-up. One of the best albums of the year, even if they do slip up by putting the photo
of a big-bosomed babe on the actual disc instead of the front cover.