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Draught Breaker

Sorry for the long dry spell. I know all 3 of you have felt lost and confused since our last "real" post. Below I've listed some recent items and my reviews.



KINGDA KA: Six Flags NJ
Rating: 5 of 5
Although toting a wait time upwards of 4 hours, this 50 second ride registers as the fastest and highest rollercoaster on earth. This is true, it feels like it. I consider myself a bit of a connosiouer of coasters if you will, and this one sent a deep deep fear into my belly upon lining up for the launch. The way up is the worst and boggles the mind how fun this coaster is, despite is exhorbitant wait and short ride time. Overall, Six Flags is a scam, we waited 8 hours for 4 rides equally 4 minutes of actual ride time. BUT, this ride is worth a trip.






NADA SURF: "The Weight Is A Gift"
Rating: 2 of 5
As a follow up to the astounding and original "Let Go", this album is weak, boring, unoriginal and fails to contain more than one or two simple and predictable hooks. I'd consider it an overwhelming dissapointment, especially considering the resounding success and breath of fresh air that "Let Go" was.




DEVENDRA BERNHARDT: "Cripple Crow"
Rating: 3 1/2 of 5
If this song were 12 songs instead of 21, it'd be my album of the year thus far. At times Rolling Stones, at times Veloso, at times Dylan, it is original, lively and soulful and sees Bernhardt continue down the costello-like path of releasing albums every 6-12 months that are always interesting and commonly superior to most other releases, i f not a bit rushed. This album suffers from the same thing that every other Devendra album does, too many tracks, too many paths wandered down, not enough truly traveled and lived in. If you give this album some time and love, it will reward you.




CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH: "S/T"
Rating: 5 of 5
I'll make it short. This album has received massive amounts of hype. It deserves ALMOST all of it. It's fantastic, a little weak perhaps at the tail end, but either way, startling refreshing, fun and new. From the first to the last, it blends the spontanaity and inventiveness of the Talking Heads with the grit and lust of Neutral Milk Hotel.




LUKE TEMPLE: "Make Right With You"
Rating: 4 of 5
Keep in mind, this review is simply for this one song, not the entire album (which is a bit dodgy at points). Outstanding soul, guitar playing, a classic of a song. Also, the bridge is a beauty. Download it
HERE.







RYAN ADAMS: "September"
Rating: 5 of 5
This follow-up to the under-rated and brave "Cold Roses" is this year's best so far. Operatic, classic, lyrical and heart-felt, this album sounds like a Nashville release. It has great lyrics, a great string section, some great hooks and a care-free nature that is better used here than on "Cold Roses". I'm sure I'll catch a raft of shit for this, but I think this album is outstanding and further proves that Ryan Adams is one of the most important, inventive, timeless and lasting artists of this decade.
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8:13 AM

BREAKING NEWS: So as you wait in line for kinga da, there are a bunch of signs saying that every once in a while, the ride doesn't make it over the hump and that this shouldn't be considered anything of concern. Well apparently that happened to my buddy keith who works at the hotel. He made it to the crest of the hump, the ride stalled out, then he free-fell all the way back down the 500 foot incline... backwards. outstanding.
--keegan    



11:12 AM

Good reviews    



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