Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Takeovers: Bad Football (2007)

My conclusion of Turn to Red, the first Takeovers album, was that even though less than half of the tracks made the playlist, the album as a whole was pretty decent. For Robert Pollard and Chris Slusarenko's sophomore effort, there is less quirkiness and more rock n' roll. However, the real difference between Turn to Red and Bad Football is that Bad Football is front-stacked, and shelves the toss-offs together at the end of the disc, whereas Turn to Red mixed them in with the rest of the album. That being said, the percentage of tracks making the playlist this time around has increased...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Takeovers: Turn To Red (2006)

I'm changing things up a bit. No longer am I following a chronological order of posts, but mixing it up from here on in. This way, I get to choose what release I post next a little more randomly. That being said, I am loving the Takeovers EP Little Green Onion Man, so I decided to do their first effort, Turn To Red. The Takeovers are a collaboration between Robert Pollard and Chris Slusarenko. There are some guest musicians thrown into the mix as well...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not Dead...

Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know that no, I have not abandoned this blog. In fact, I have made my order for the new Takeovers, Psycho & the Birds, & Robert Pollard, and am looking forward to checking them out (also picked up a bunch of t-shirts).

Anyway, I have been incredibly busy since September, and hope things will cool down soon. I also aim to have a post as early as tomorrow, and hopefully by the end of the weekend.

So thanks for all the comments over the last little while, and we'll get this blog into full swing soon!