CD Reviews

If you are an artists based in New England and would like your recordings reviews, send hard copies to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St. #406, Salem, MA. … DOUG MACDONALD BAND Lighting Head 9 tracks Like a rata-tat-tat machine gun, “Atomic Phunk” blasts out of the speakers as Patty Short’s extended drum roll meets Doug MacDonald’s Gretsch staccato low end notes. Doug (in character) belts out crazy man vocals listing everything wrong with his life, ending with, “They … Read More >>

CDs – Nov

If you are a band or act based in New England and would like to have your release reviewed in The Noise, send a hard copy to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St #406, Salem, MA 01970 … CELEBRITY HANDSHAKE Eastern Prawn Records Celebrity Handshake EP 6 tracks This is an amazing EP by a band from Portland, Maine, consisting of A. M. Haines (vocal, keyboard), Jose Moreno (guitar), and Will Berdan II (drums). It is full of noise, … Read More >>

CD Reviews – Oct

If you are an act based in New England and would like us to review your product, send a hard copy to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St. #406, Salem, MA 01970. … THE FORZ Running From the Past 14 tracks The first three tracks on this collection are excellent. “Come to the Fore,” like a great many of these songs, is a certified throwback, sounding precisely like it came off of a Pebbles anthology; it’s a sharp-edged rocker … Read More >>

CD Reviews – Sept

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TWO VIEW REVIEW BOBBY LEGER Imaginary Dream 10 tracks This is a pretty cool CD in a number of ways.  The gritty blues ring out true. Bobby Leger’s worn matured voice adds a believable factor and gives the lyrics a true blues feel.  The inspiration for the blues on Imaginary Dream is Mary Lou Lord, who made her slice of fame by connecting with another famous artist. Bobby has piggybacked onto the story: the late-in-life artist finds love, loses love, … Read More >>

CD Reviews – Aug

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If your act is based in New England and you’d like to get a review of your latest recording, send a disc to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St. #406, Salem, MA 01970. … VARIOUS ARTISTS Lowbudget Records You Can’t Always Want What You Get A Lowbudget Tribute to The Stones two discs – 34 tracks There are almost two and a half hours of good music and interesting covers on this epic tribute to the greatest rock ’n’ … Read More >>

CD Reviews – July

If you are an artist based in New England and you’d like The Noise to review your latest releases, send a hard copy to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St #406, Salem, MA. … VAPORS OF MORPHINE A New Low 11 tracks A New Low is a unique and very interesting release and I like it for a couple of reasons. As expected, it is a continuation of the original quirky, sparse, spacey Mark Sandman/Morphine jazzy sound that falls … Read More >>

CD Reviews – June

If you are an artist based in New England and you’d like The Noise to review your latest releases, send a hard copy to T Max/ The Noise, 28 Goodhue St #406, Salem, MA. … WISHBONE  ZOE All of These Oddities 11 tracks Wow… what I have been missing.  Listening to All of These Oddities, Wishbone Zoe felt like an adventure of many colors and moods, with surprises awaiting you, one song after the other. Saera Kochanski has the waifish, … Read More >>

CD Reviews – May

If you are an artist based in New England and would like your CD reviewed, mail it to: T Max/ The Noise 28 Goodhue St., #406, Salem, MA 01970 … DUKE LEVINE  Loud Loud Music Records The Fade Out  12 tracks Seldom have I heard an album of instrumentals which better rewards careful listening. “Neptune,” the languorous, pearlescent opening cut, helps establish the late-night ambiance which pervades much of the album. There’s some quality product here which also transcends mere product; the second … Read More >>