Reviews In A Hurry

My world is a scrambled chaotic bliss lately of nothing but tons of music and not enough writing. And thus, a new column by me is springing from it. “Reviews In A Hurry”, it’s inspired by my quick scans through all the submissions I get sent in the mail. Without further ado, I give you my first impressions of my latest round of albums that have come across my desk:

Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure: While the Bloody Beetroots new album, Romborama, is a little more over the top and in your face, Simian Mobile Disco’s new album Temporary Pleasure is the perfect blend of dance beats, melody and chilled awesomeness. More importantly SMD’s album doesn’t make me want to strangle my co-workers (unlike the new Bloody Beetroots). Album Highlights: “Cruel Intentions” and “Audacity of Huge”

All Leather: It’s pure nails on a chalkboard, all the way through. Whoa. No.

Sally Shapiro – My Guilty Pleasure: It’s a quiet dance party, perfect for those who want to get into a little groove while drifting off to sleep? It’s a solid record for those mellow nights at home when you’re cuddled up with a good book. Uneventful otherwise.

The Blakes – Souvenir: Here’s an artist whose name keeps popping up on my radar, but didn’t know one person who’d actually heard the music to justify it’s claims. The album reminds me a bit of High Voltage favorites Hymns mixed with The Beatles’ harmonies and features tons of irresistible 3 minute indie-folk rock ditties. Album Highlights: “Basket”, “Little Bit About You”, and “Music Together”