Category Archive: Media

This is a container category for media reviews and related drivel.

Sep 12

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I should preface my review of¬†Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a few facts so you can decide whether you want to try taking this review at all seriously: I hated “Man of Steel.” I feel like the only things that movie got really right were Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, whose Clark and …

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Aug 31

Capsule Review Roundup

We’ll round out this summer run of music (and related products) reviews with a handful of most-recent-album selections which I just couldn’t work up enough enthusiasm for to devote a full entry’s worth of time & effort… Apocalyptica, Shadowmaker – So they’ve got a dedicated singer now. “Cold Blood” is good, the rest of the …

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Aug 24

ABC – The Lexicon of Love II

You’d think with my musical identity being formed in the mid-1980s and with ABC being a popular UK-based band (and boy howdy was I into that sort of thing back then) that I wouldn’t have missed out on most of their discography. And yet, I only listened to one of their albums a few times …

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Aug 17

S. Alexander Reed – Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

There’s an old line that goes, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” (The origin of the phrase is, apparently, a subject of considerable debate.) We’re going to take a brief break from writing about music, this week, and instead write about writing about music. Okay, I’m done with that riff now. Growing up, …

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Aug 10

Queen of Hearts – Cocoon

Yes, this album is over two years old. Since it’s technically the most recent release from the artist in question, I’m going to rule this one a valid choice. So there, my site my rules, neener neener et cetera. Now. I feel the need to provide backstory on this one. Friend Wonderduck and I trade …

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Aug 03

Pet Shop Boys – Super

There are three bands that I consider the core of my music fandom, bands that I got into heavily during my initial teen-aged self-propelled exploration of what pop music had to offer. Genesis and Midnight Oil are no longer active, yet the Pet Shop Boys endure. In all three cases most folks only know them …

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