Tag: alternative

The Connells: Stone Cold Yesterday: The Best Of The Connells (Concord/Bicycle Music)

North Carolina college-rock mainstays The Connells always felt a bit out of step with contemporary music, but this greatest hits collection removes the band from the context of the era and shows that though they were a bit of a sleeper group in their heyday, their music holds up quite well three decades later.

The Connells: Stone Cold Yesterday: The Best Of The Connells (Concord/Bicycle Music)

North Carolina college-rock mainstays The Connells always felt a bit out of step with contemporary music, but this greatest hits collection removes the band from the context of the era and shows that though they were a bit of a sleeper group in their heyday, their music holds up quite well three decades later.

Betty Boo: Grrr! It’s Betty Boo (Deluxe Edition) (Cherry Pop)

The sultry, sassy pop on Betty Boo’s sophomore album, Grrr! It’s Betty Boo was superior, intelligent dance pop that promised a great future for this young, talented woman. Shame it didn’t happen that way; still, this is a fine reminder of just how special Betty Boo was.

Betty Boo: Grrr! It’s Betty Boo (Deluxe Edition) (Cherry Pop)

The sultry, sassy pop on Betty Boo’s sophomore album, Grrr! It’s Betty Boo was superior, intelligent dance pop that promised a great future for this young, talented woman. Shame it didn’t happen that way; still, this is a fine reminder of just how special Betty Boo was.

Trespassers William: Anchor (Saint Marie)

California-based dreampop band Trespassers William would make a handful of gorgeously hazy and well-received records. Anchor, their debut album, sees its first major reissue since its 1999 release, and is a more stripped down and minimal affair.

Trespassers William: Anchor (Saint Marie)

California-based dreampop band Trespassers William would make a handful of gorgeously hazy and well-received records. Anchor, their debut album, sees its first major reissue since its 1999 release, and is a more stripped down and minimal affair.

DM3: West of Anywhere (Alive Naturalsound)

Eighteen tracks and seventy-five minutes of the best 1990s Australian Power Pop band you’ve never heard.

DM3: West of Anywhere (Alive Naturalsound)

Eighteen tracks and seventy-five minutes of the best 1990s Australian Power Pop band you’ve never heard.

The Muffs: The Muffs (Omnivore Recordings)

Long-running punk rockers The Muffs’ debut album was very much a debut album, but it served the band well, and this expanded edition shows just what a great record it was.

The Muffs: The Muffs (Omnivore Recordings)

Long-running punk rockers The Muffs’ debut album was very much a debut album, but it served the band well, and this expanded edition shows just what a great record it was.