Archive for December 1st, 2011

The Black Keys – El Camino (2011)

Simultaneously more sinewy but somehow louder than last year’s Brothers, this forthcoming album doesn’t so much try to follow up the Black Keys’ most acclaimed release as feel around on its outer edges. There’s less blues, and more brawn

Best of November 2011: Reader picks include Jethro Tull, Paul Motian and Rush

Here’s a look back at the Top 10 stories from last month on SomethingElseReviews.com, based on page views from our readers.

Forgotten series: Sugarloaf – Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975; 2010 reissue)

The roots of Sugarloaf can be traced back to a pair of historic Colorado garage rock bands. Drummer Jerry Corbetta and guitarist Bob Webber were in the Moonrakers, while Bob Raymond played bass in the Soul Survivors.

Half Notes: Planet Z – Planet Z Featuring Susan Aquila (2011)

Sporting a drop dead gorgeous image and a six string violin that resembles a Gibson Flying V, Susan Aquila certainly looks the part, but is her fiddle playing up to snuff? Well, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Kanye West, Metallica and Billy Joel, just to name a few of the acts she’s performed with, seem to think so. ForRead More

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson, "Give Hope" (2007; 2011 reissue)

Sure, it’s a guilty pleasure. But what part of Christmas isn’t, really?