Album Reviews

Reviews of CDs and other musical albums

12 Cents For Marvin – It’s Not Over

12 Cents For Marvin, the long-lived Ft. Collins based ska band released this long-awaited album It’s Not Over in late 2016. Eight original tracks all between 2 and 4 minutes (perfect for radio) Strangely (for a cd) the album is divided into Side A and Side B. Taht makes us speculate that the album is […]

Adrienne O – Elevation

The coolest thing about Elevation is the inclusion of seven remixes.  So, in addition to the five original tracks there are seven remixes from random people on the internet.  How brave is that to not only put your music out there and ask for remixes, but to put the best of them onto the CD […]

Marisa Nikole – Anchor

Anchor, the EP from Marisa Nikole sounds lush and full with plenty of sweet, high, beautiful vocals. The EP has six tunes. There is a full lyric sheet inside the jewel case. Musically there are a lot of catchy hooks and varied instrumentation, with a banjo thrown in on Come Around and violin on Dust. The […]

Judge Roughneck – Pick You Up

Pick You Up is the first album from Denver’s longest playing ska band Judge Roughneck since they release Skankin’ Naked in 1999. It’s an eclectic mixture of songs collected and recorded over a number of years that are both fun and intriguing.  We haven’t heard all of them live, so it’s a little odd to […]

Compass & Cavern – Mother of Invention – EP

We get a lot of albums submitted from local bands we’ve never heard of, and most of them are disappointing at best, flat out horrible at worst. This is one of those rare albums that we actually enjoyed listening to despite never having even heard of the band before. Mother of Invention is a Seven […]

Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On

Rebel Tongue  – Movin’ On By Shirley Wheeler When I first heard about Rebel Tongue I was intrigued, to say the least, thinking about the combination of Azma Holiday joining forces with members of the Demon Funkies. I couldn’t even envision what this project would be like. By blending the talent of Azma, who is, […]

Demon Funkies – Back On The Monkey

Demon Funkies – Back On The Monkey By Shirley Wheeler The new Demon Funkies CD, Back On the Monkey, has Ryan Chrys on lead vocals and guitar, Prom King on bass, Burning Sensation on keyboards, Pete Lamborne and Michael Chiesa on saxaphone, Chris Chance and Chris Murphy on drums. Demon Funkies are a great rock […]

Novus Folium – War Games

Novus Folium – War Games By Shirley Wheeler From the minute I put this CD on, I loved it. It’s goes from hard rocking/metal, to softer more melancholy songs. It’s the perfect mix of everything to make this one of the best CDs I’ve listened to in 2011. Who wouldn’t love the unsurpassed vocal talent […]

Swami – Inertia

Swami – Inertia I’m a big fan of heavy metal, and hard rock. This is Swami’s first CD, Inertia, and I thought it was going to be the same old heavy metal sound, but I was impressed that Swami has mastered their own unique style which they call psychedelic, organic, heavy metal. It’s really a […]

Tyler Stanfield – This Place

Tyler Stanfield – This Place  Tyler Stanfield, who is known for his amazing bass playing in Lost Point, has embarked on a solo effort in the CD, This Place.  I will be honest and say that I was skeptical at first, wondering if Tyler could successfully transition from the hard rock he’s known for, to […]

Ain’t No Crime – The Whiskey Bottles

Well this is Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express and I am clearly talkin’ to whoever is listening. I am a reasonable man that is proud to be a patron of this good ole U….S….of A. Recently in my highway adventures I have found myself hooked in the talented grasps of the Mile High […]

Elevate – Apex Vibe

Well this is Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express and I am clearly talkin’ to whoever is listening. I am a reasonable man that is proud to be a patron of this good ole U….S….of A. Recently in my highway adventures I have found myself hooked in the talented grasps of the Mile High […]