Saturday, August 18, 2012

One-Sentence Reviews

I'm cranky music-wise lately, and feel my interest in modern "indie" rock depressingly fading -- its fault, not mine -- and I am not going to torture myself to come up with anything significant to say about the following. I reserve the right to add more to this over the next week or two.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (2012)

(Warner Bros.)

There's nothing particularly offensive about this musically but at the moment the only thing I want to do less than talk about the Flaming Lips is talk about Chris Brown, Surfer Blood, and Ariel Pink; Wayne Coyne's cutesy aloofness isn't funny anymore.

***

Faith No More: Angel Dust (1992)

(Slash)

!!!!! AVOID !!!!!

It would be better for all of us if Mike Patton just... checked out.

***

Death Grips: The Money Store (2012)

(Epic)

!!!!! AVOID !!!!!

Thanks, Jayson, but I'll take the skinned knee over this mumblehip bonehead shit that sounds like a room full of fratholes.

***

Actress: R.I.P. (2012)

(Honest Jon's)

Immersive.

***

Curren$y: The Stoned Immaculate (2012)

(Warner Bros.)

RECOMMENDED

You know the drill by now -- a worthy summer comedown/chillout, but I do wish there were something here as good as the one-off "Plot Music," on which he sounds, well, awake?

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