Sour Ops Archive

Album Review: Sour Ops — Deep Fake

One of the great Supreme Court justices, Potter Stewart coined the aphorism “I know it when I see it.” He was talking about pornography, but the idea carries over to most any pursuit of a creative/subjective character. So it is with music. I don’t know how to tell you what “postpunk” is, but I know

Album Review: Sour Ops — X

Say it loud: power pop and proud! Readers of this online music magazine will know that while I approach it with guarded optimism, I do like me some power pop. They’ll also agree that the term is oft-abused, so much so that quite a few artists who might fit into the category instead abhor the

Hundred-word Reviews for August 2019, Part One

It’s that time again: reviews of new music that passes the rigorous “smash or trash” competition happening periodically at my CD changer. Diplomats of Solid Sound — A Higher Place First off, let’s give credit where it’s due and acknowledge that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are owed a debt for reintroducing soul to today’s