It’s not quite the superhero film revolution we were promised, but it sure as hell is entertaining
Kweller, Ben : Sha Sha
...a solo charm assault with mixed results....
When he keeps it simple, on the beautiful 'Family Tree', 'Lizzy' and the tumbling, piano-down-the-staircase ballad 'In Other Words', he's nothing less than the new Todd Rundgren on slacker pills. Too often though, as on 'Wasted & Ready', 'Commerce, TX' and 'Harriet's Got A Song', he reverts to a swamp of guitars which suggest someone's pushed the auto-pilot button in the control room, and Ben, much like musical mentor Evan Dando, is simply too far gone to notice. One thing at a time.
Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable
A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it
The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church