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Mike K.

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Birthday: Dec 31
In My Own Words:
a friendly, eccentric, junior in college with eclectic tastes in music, books and movies.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 400,995 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 3
Sonic Nurse (W/Web Link) ~ Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse (W/Web Link) ~ Sonic Youth
People have talked about this being a return to their older sound, but that's a bit misleading, because while there's a few songs or at least moments that would fit right into a Daydream Nation or Sister with different production, it's really kind of a synthesis between their earlier work and 2002's mellower Murray Street. On that album Kim Gordon's songs were two of the worst, so it's a bit surprising that here she supplies two of the highlights, namely the dynamic opener "Pattern Recognition" (the "you're the one!" bit seems straight out of one her best Daydream Nation numbers) and the beautifully hypnotic "I Love You Golden Blue". Thurston More's best here… Read more
Telephone Free Landslide Victory ~ Camper Van Beethoven
Telephone Free Landslide Victory ~ Camper Van Beethoven
4.0 out of 5 stars nothing like it., June 4 2004
Although not as revolutionary or influential as other 80's alternative albums you could name, Telephone Free Landslide Victory has a unique flavor that justifies it's cult status. The laidback amateurishness and decidedly surrealist humor ear-mark it as the product of a group of bored college friends starting a band it is; however, I'm not sure about you, but I never had college musician friends who seemed to be as influenced by psychadelia, second wave ska, and russian folk-dance music as they were by early REM. Left-field hit "Take The Skinheads Bowling", "Where The Hell Is Bill?", the slacker-bluegrass rendition of Black Flag's "Wasted", and especially the… Read more
Book M ~ Secret Chiefs 3
Book M ~ Secret Chiefs 3
If you didn't know, Secret Chiefs 3 is essentially Mr. Bungle without Mike Patton, but don't be expecting it to sound exactly like Mr. Bungle. Well, actually that's not quite true, while you can't be expecting the heaviness or genre-hopping, most of this material has a lot in common with Mr. Bungle's occasional delvings into middle-eastern influences. Sometimes this is done in a way that seems very traditonal (things like "Ship Of Fools" and "Siege Perilous" sound exactly like the kind of music you'd hear when the gypsy caravan arrives), sometimes warped with other influences ("Hagia Sophia" sounds like Richard D. James taking a mystical peyote-fueled journey… Read more