Robert Pollard – Town Of Mirrors
Open the cover of this coffee table collection of EAT-style collage and lyrics, and re-introduce yourself to the restless mind of a genius.
Echobrain – Echobrain
Jason Newstead’s side-project was no threat to Metallica in any way, shape or form, but it still sounds as good as any other mid-90’s pop-rock you enjoyed at the time (despite this being from 2002).
Tracy Chapman – Our Bright Future
This is gentle, back-porch music at its best, and the songs are whip-smart, as always. Yummy.
Metallica – Some Kind Of Monster
Just watched this again and my opinion holds true: they should have gotten past this horseshit privately. We didn’t need to see it, but we did. Ugh. And Lars? Spit out that gum and shut up, man. Please.
Jack Johnson And Friends – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George
This guy writing songs for a kids’ movie is a natural. Chock full of the gentle, now-classic Johnson groove, with some help from great friends like Ben Harper, G. Love and Matt Costa. Sweetness, indeed.