On the Record: Joe Jonas, Noctures, Tycho & More

Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.

By Bill Chenevert
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted Oct. 26, 2011

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Joe Jonas

Fastlife

(Hollywood)

Sounds Like: A Jonas brother goes rogue! And it works, perhaps because he lost his promise ring, found some Timbaland- wannabe producers and embraced sexiness.

Free Association: Chris Brown’s involved, spiking “virginal God boy” with “abusive slut.”

For Fans Of: Justin Tims + Mike Posner, Missy Elliot x Demi/Selena, low expectations.

New Found Glory

Radiosurgery

(Epitaph)

Sounds Like: The Floridian emo pop-punk specialists’ seventh is their best effort to keep a rightfully dying genre alive, and it’s a valiant one—the album’s only mildly horrible.

Free Association: They stick to the pop-punk schtick by whining about heartbreak (amen).

For Fans Of: blink-182/Sum 41 x Weezer, Green Day + Dashboard, ’90s teens.

Uh Huh Her

Nocturnes

(Plaid Records)

Sounds Like: Taking cues from PJ Harvey’s 2004 gem, the L.A. duo of queer girls (one is L Word’s Leisha Hailey) are spot-on in their wistfully ethereal electronic anguish.

Free Association: Low expectations for actors/musicians yields pleasant surprises!

For Fans Of: Metric, Ladytron + Liz Phair, Le Tigre, overtly queer success stories.

Tycho

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