Maximo Park: "A Certain Trigger"

Music / CD Reviews Jun 19, 2005

Maximo Park: "A Certain Trigger"

It is rare for a band to successfully drive a pop song without great hooks -- those musical bits that sometimes joyously, sometimes maddeningly refuse to leave your head -- but on pure energy alone. Yet this is precisely what Newcastle's Maximo Park do. ...

Weezer "Make Believe"

Music / CD Reviews Jun 5, 2005

Weezer "Make Believe"

Four years ago, Weezer songwriter Rivers Cuomo decided that the meticulously documented angst beloved by his die-hard fans wasn't impressing enough people, so he stocked his next two albums with somewhat catchy yet largely meaningless pop songs instead. On their new effort, "Make Believe," ...