Originally Posted by Garett Press
Dude, Portugal? Jenny Lewis? The Elected? Rocky Votolato?
January was a sweet month I thought
Lewis and Votolato both released solid albums, though neither has really been a revelation to me. I've not spent enough time with the Portugal yet, and I have yet to get into the Elected. Most of the reviews for the Elected's album haven't been as good as those for Lewis', and I've never liked Blake's songs as much as Jenny's on the Rilo Kiley records. Is it still worth checking out anyway?
I think your review is very well-written, but I think you should talk more about the actual album. Half of the piece talks largely about the trend of dance-rock, and the actual discussion of the album includes the mention of only one track. It doesn't seem like you were striving for critical analysis, but the majority of a review's text should concern the strengths and weaknesses of the album in question. Great quote usage, though. It definitely seems like you have a great grasp of the source material upon which the album's title is based.
To finish with a potential discussion point While I consider Hot Hot Heat's "Make Up the Breakdown" to be an excellent album from start to finish, I think We Are Scientists have made a much better album than HHH's "Elevator." Agree/disagree, anyone?