Death-Defying Acts

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: Reality (2003) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: energetic, emphatic, clear Buy New Reality. This was actually what I wrote on my to-do list when I realized that my old CD of Reality had got scratched up and I needed to repurchase the album in digital form. Needless … Continue reading Death-Defying Acts

It’s About Time

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: 'hours...' (1999) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: soaring, wistful, pleasant So according to my constant source Nicholas Pegg, some commentators think of 'hours...' as a sort of sequel to Hunky Dory. Talk about your projects that weren't begging for a part II, but that would explain why … Continue reading It’s About Time

Earthlings on Fire

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: Earthling (1997) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: new, redeeming, frustrating I’m afraid I can’t help it I’m afraid I can This is how I heard the refrain from ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ when I first listened to it a decade ago while undergoing a root canal. In … Continue reading Earthlings on Fire