Fun Lovin Criminals – 100% Columbian

Artist: Fun Lovin Criminals Title: 100% Columbian Label: Virgin Rating: 7/10 Having already achieved European star status, the latest release from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, 100% Colombian, is another step in their evolution toward stardom in the United States. While it is smoother and more mellow than their previous album, it still contains some fast-movers …

Fishbone – The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx

Artist: Fishbone Title: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx Label: Hollywood Rating: 6/10 Fishbone is back, and would you believe they sound rejuvenated? They’re as funky as ever and “Shaky Ground” gets them going quite solidly. Even Donny Osmond gets in on the act. Talk about bizarre. Many artists, like Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and …

Corey Feldman – Still Searching For Soul

Artist: Corey Feldman Title: Still Searching For Soul Label: Vegas Rating: 5/10 Crossing over into the music world after spending years in Hollywood can be a tough task, especially if your decade of success was followed a well-publicized bumpy ride through your twenties, as was Corey Feldman’s. His newly formed project, The Truth Movement, is …

Filter – Title of Record

Artist: Filter Title: Title of Record Label: Reprise Rating: 7.5/10 After a four-year hiatus from the recording biz, Richard Patrick returns with Filter, and his second release, Title Of Record. No longer in the midst of the mid-90’s industrial revolution, Patrick has taken big steps to produce an album that maintains the brashness of Short …

The Donnas – Get Skintight

Artist: The Donnas Title: Get Skintight Label: Lookout Rating: 7.5/10 The Donna’s have me baffled, as they seem themselves. I think they’re these hard rocking punk tramps who just want to be loved. After enduring numerous injustices at the hands of the other gender, they realize that they really don’t need guys, and are better …

Dr. Frank – Show Business is My Life

Artist: Dr. Frank Title: Show Business is My Life Label: Lookout Rating: 4/10 He’s not the kind of doctor that you would go to with a sore throat. He’s Dr. Frank and he’s got a Ph.D in songwriting, though in my opinion he could use a few more years of schooling. Apparently Dr. Frank, who …

The Dave Matthews Band – Live At Luther College

Artist: The Dave Matthews Band Title: Live At Luther College Label: RCA Rating: 8/10 Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds recent release, a two disc set entitled Live at Luther College, is a stripped to the core, no- nonsense album that gives Dave’s fans a chance to hear the man in the raw. The set offers …

Paul Westerberg – Suicaine Gratification

Artist: Paul Westerberg Title: Suicaine Gratification Label: Capitol Rating: 6/10 Paul Westerburg, former frontman for The Replacements, has finally released this mix of upbeat pop and sweet love songs. Suicaine Gratifacation is a smooth ride as each song gently melts into the next. Westerburg’s rich voice lulls you into the album and the longing in …

Weed – Hard To Kill

Artist: Weed Title: Hard To Kill Label: Nettwerk Rating: 6/10 Weed’s Hard To Kill is a mellow album packed with rich beats and vocals. Made up of Cristina and Dan Handrabur, this band sounds like a sleepy, almost dazed Bjork. This married couple’s low-key electronic beats are both contrasted and improved by Cristina’s surreal and …

Videodrone – Videodrone

Artist: Videodrone Title: Videodrone Label: Reprise Rating: 7/10 The latest release from Videodrone (previously known as Cradle of Thorns) is their first with the new name, as well as their first under Korn’s label, Elementree. Their evolution is quickly apparent, as they have transformed their sound to another level through musical ability. Their long time …