Disclaimer: These are all snap judgments based on a relatively little amount of listening.
Jennifer O’Connor – Over The Mountain, Across The Valley And Back To The Stars (Matador)
I haven’t heard it fully, but I have liked what I have heard so far.
The Futureheads – News and Tributes (Star Time)
Another disappointment from this mediocre (at best) Brit band.
My Brightest Diamond – Bring Me To The Workhorse (Asthmatic Kitty)
Solo debut from Shara Worden (of Sufjan’s Illinoisemakers) failed to impress me.
Brightblack Morning Light – S/T (Matador)
I kept waiting for the songs to start and they never did. So laid back, it’s comatose.
Comets On Fire – Avatar (Sub Pop)
I’m not a huge fan of jam bands, therefore I go into this one with some preconceived notions. It’s OK, I suppose for what it is, although I found Holy Teeth and The Swallow’s Eye imminently unlistenable. As far as I’m concerned this genre is tapped out, so take my review for what you will.