My review of The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night was posted to Popdose today:
“I wish that record companies, publicists, and critics for that matter, would kick the habit of feeling the need to describe artists in terms of other artists in their press releases and reviews. This is especially true when, as if often the case, the influences are perfectly obvious, even to the least musically astute among us. It’s lazy, and unnecessary. Let’s face it, there’s very little that is new under the sun in the world of popular music. How artists use what has gone before, together with the passion of the performance, is what determines the value of new music.”
To read the entire review, which includes a rant about the way music is marketed these days, please click here.