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The Island of Misfit Record Reviews

Welcome to The Island of Misfit Record Reviews! There are the record and show reviews that I wrote when I was a wee lad. For the most part, they're awful. Don't take that to mean that the records themselves are bad, I still stand by a lot of the ones I had good things to say about, but let's just say that I didn't get my points across in a way that doesn't make my modern self deeply uncomfortable. So, enjoy?

Records | Shows


Record reviews:

A
Jai Agnish
Automata



Aikagi
Waterproof Leaf



Aikagi
Pigs Might Fly!



B
Barcelona
Simon BASIC



The Bartlebees
"Nobody's Lonesome for Me" 7"



Beck
"Sexxlaws" 12"



B'ehl
Bright Eyes



Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk



Belle and Sebastian
"Legal Man" Single



Belle and Sebastian
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant



Bis
Social Dancing



The Bonaduces
The Democracy of Sleep



Bright Eyes
Fevers and Mirrors



Brittle Stars
Brittle Stars



Built to Spill
Keep It Like a Secret



Busytoby
It's Good to Be Alive



C
Calibos
Calibos



The Caribbean
The Caribbean EP



Etienne Charry
36 Erreurs



The Cherry Orchard
the World is Such a Groovy Place



Cibo Matto
Stereo Type A



D
Dressy Bessy
Pink Hearts Yellow Moons



E
Electramone
Proud



Everyone Asked About You
"Handsome, Beautiful" 7"



F
Fantastic!
Sun: What A Wonderful Word! EP



Feaze
Morning Wood



From Bubblegum to Sky
Me and Amy and the Two French Boys



G
Girlfrendo
Suprise! Suprise! It's Girlfriendo



H
Hello I'm A Truck
(self titled)



I
I See Spots
Cantilevered Heart



The I Live The Life of a Movie Star Secret Hideout
Gale Wind Transistior



Ida
Insound Tour Support Series No. 11



Ida
Will You Find Me



J
Je Suis France
Je Suis France



Jets To Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary



John Galt
5 song EP



Jumprope
The Pensive E.P.



K
Kahimi Karie
K.K.K.K.K.



Kincaid.
Kincaid Plays Super Hawaii



Kitty Craft
Beats and Breaks from the Flower Patch



Koester
Oh! Turpentine



L
Ted Leo/Pharmacists
The Tyranny of Distance



Life Without Buildings
Any Other City



M
Marine Research
Sounds from the Gulf Stream



Masters of the Hemisphere
(self titled)



Masters of the Hemisphere
I Am Not A Freemdoom



Mathlete
"The Household Frequencies" 7"



The Maulies
On Holiday With the Maulies


Me & Jeremy
May Day, May Day



Melt Banana
Charlie



Eric Metronome
Lime Green



Momus
Stars Forever



My Dear Ella
What a Beautiful Child



N
North Sea Story
Working for Wellness



O
Of Montreal
Horse and Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed) the Singles and Songles Album



One Star
Triangulum



OOIOO
OOIOO



P
The Palindromes
A car, a man, a maraca



The Parcels
"Oh What a Busy Day" 7"



The Parcels
Have a Go With the Parcels



Permissionslip
Jealousy Rules



Poster Children



Poster Children
New World Record



Poster Children
DDD



The Promise Ring
Very Emergency



The Promise Ring
Electric Pink EP



S
Sarge
Distant



Sissybar
Songs for Peeps



Sissybar
"Smiley (We Become)" 7"



Shonen Knife Ultra Mix


Skip Frenzy
El Proto In Soho



Space Monkeys
Daddy of Them All



Stungun
Shape of a Dream



Super Furry Animals
Guerrilla



T
Takako Minekawa
Fun9



The Teacups
This Will Come Back to Haunt You



Tiara
"It's a Message" 7"



Tiara
Again Cast In



V
Various
Algebra Spaghetti: Reverie



Various
A Bunch of Beatniks Riding a Rocket comp tape



Various
"I made it out of clay" Hanukkah compilation



Various
Moshi Moshi: Pop International Style



Various
Sidewalk Chalk Adventure comp 7"



Various
Soiree Cocktail: An International Collection of Bossa Nova Tunes



Various
At Home With the Groovebox


Various
Trolley Bus Music Tour



Vermont
Living Together



W
The Wee Turtles
This Land is Your Land



Wolfie
Where's Wolfie



Wolfie
Wolfie, and the Coat and Hat



Z
Zoothead
Songs for Gray Areas




Show reviews:

April 16 - Me and Jeremy, The Orange and The Method of Groove @ SUNY


the June 3rd show at Northern Lights


The June 20th show at Mother Earth's Cafe (Project Kate and Mike Barron)


July 7th show at Valentine's (Me and Jeremy, Missing Joe)


September 24th show at the Empire State Plaza(Me and Jeremy, Jude)


October 29th show at Valentines (F-Timmi, Funk Shop Loomis, Me and Jeremy, and Method of Groove)


November 11th show at the RPI Union (Method of Groove)


December 12th show at Valentine's (The Orange, the 27s, and Me and Jeremy)


March 4th show at Valetine's (the Orange and One Leg Greg)


April 8th show at Valentine's (the Orange)


May 16th show at Valentine's (Trouser, Tragic Drive, ???, and One Line Drawing)


May 17th show at Valentine's (The Orange, Trouser, the Users, and Dryer)


June 30th show at Valentine's (Mojive, F-Timmi, Visual Reason and the Orange)


July 18th show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation (the Secret Stars, Ida, Low and His Name is Alive)


July 21st show at the Empire State Plaza (the Orange, Marah, and Elliot Smith)


July 29th show at Valentine's (Legends of Rodeo, Visual Reason, The Orange and Butterfly Joe)


September 22nd show at Valentine's (Pour Jayce and the Orange)


November 5th show at the Flywheel (Tiger Saw, the Naysayer, Tara Jane ONeil and Ida)


December 2nd show at Valentine's (Mr. Allen Wrench, Jason Martin, Shabutie, and the Orange)