Eddie Vaan Shaw, Jr. - Ass Whoopin'! Review by Lisa Palmeno Ass Whoopin! is blues veteran Eddie Vaan Shaw, Jr.’s 2001 solo release. Vaan Shaw, Jr. digs down deep on this 14-track compilation of exciting, full-bodied blues.
Vampire Beach Babes - Beach Blanket Bedlam Review by Gary Hill Toronto has a new claim to musical fame. While Toronto's favorite musical sons, Rush, are probably in no real danger of losing their title, there is a new kid in town Vampire Beach Babes. More
Van Halen - Fair Warning Review by Gary Hill It seems to me this disc never got the attention it deserved. By the time this came out I had pretty much given up on Van Halen because their releases were inconsistent.
Various Artists - Mullets Rock Too Review by Gary Hill It's a safe bet you've heard every song on this disc – although you might not have heard the Ace Frehley track as performed by him. That doesn't mean this set isn't enjoyable.
Various Artists - Drum Nation Vol. 2 Review by Gary Hill The concept is simple but unique: put together a number of tracks from various artists showcasing influential and potent drummers. This was the concept for Magna Carta's first drum nation CD, and they continue it here - why mess up a good thing? More
Various Artists - Vladivostok FM - Music from Grand Theft Auto IV Review by Rick Damigella Now before you panic, no, Music Street Journal is not suddenly shifting focus to review video games. However comrade, the unique sounds of Russian and Eastern European popular music found on one of the in-game “radio stations” in GTAIV is definitely worth a listen.
Various Artists - The Coolest Christmas Review by Gary Hill This disc, as many various artists compilations, is a mixed bag. Some of the cuts here are very good, while others are forgettable, and many fall somewhere in between. More
Various Artists - Inhale Review by Gary Hill Billed as a collection of “stoner rock”, this disc has a hard edged texture that is at once modern, while still having a classic rock feel to it. As with most various artists collections, it has its high points and its low points. More
Various Artists - Stairways to Heaven Review by Gary Hill Stairways to Heaven is one of the wackiest albums ever released. Every song on here is Stairway to Heaven, but all performed in very different styles. More
Various Artists - Strange Aeons Review by Gary Hill According to the liner notes, Strange Aeons is "a musical tribute to H. P. Lovecraft and the ever expanding 'Cthulhu Mythos'". Steve Lines "directed and produced" the disc, but there are a number of artists who contributed to it. More
Various Cruelties - Various Cruelties Review by Larry Toering This London based Brit-pop quartet combine that Brit-pop sound with a few other strong elements such as Motown / Stax soul and ska and reggae flavors, to an undeniably awesome result.
Veal - Hot Loser Review by Gary Hill Canadian band Veal (Luke Doucet, Howard Redekopp, and Chang) seem to have their hearts firmly rooted in alternative music, but they wander from one type to another quite a bit. More
Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime Review by Bruce Stringer Suzanne Vega stands as one of New York’s finest ambassadors, yet – ironically – is also one of it’s most respected commentators. More
The Ventures - Alive Five-0 Greatest Hits Live Review by Gary Hill Jimi Hendrix may have said, "May you never hear surf music again," but he wasn't really trashing on the musical style. He and a whole host of guitarists were actually influenced by the musical style.
Eerie Von - Bad Dream No. 13 Review by Bill Knispel Most people know Eerie Von through his association with Glenn Danzig dating back to their days in Samhain, the seminal post-punk/hardcore band of the mid 1980’s.