Skip to content

Haiku Reviews

Here’s a brief summation of recent reviews on this review blog, in haiku form. As my wife pointed out, you can’t get much more aphoristic than a haiku. I’ve haiku’d nine records below, an assortment of more obscure efforts by established artists and newer releases. Hope you find something to enjoy!

charly-bliss-guppyGuppy by Charlie Bliss
2017, 9.5/10

Perky guitar rock
Like Weezer with female singer
Ten excellent songs

genesis-genesisGenesis by Genesis
1983, 7/10

Genesis go pop
Illegal alien blows
Home by the sea rules


fleetwood-mac-the-danceThe Dance by Fleetwood Mac
1997, 6.5/10

Stevie Nicks is back
So is Lindsey Buckingham
Rumours, new songs live


charli-xcx-number-1-angelNumber 1 Angel by Charli XCX
2017, 7/10

English party girl
Futurist electro-pop
3am! Pull up!


charli-xcx-pop2Pop 2 by Charli XCX
2017, 8/10

One year, two mix-tapes
That qualify as albums
Backseat, CRJ


night-time-my-timeNight Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira
2013, 8.5/10

Want to dance AND rock?
Have I got the disc for you!
Needs sequel pronto


Paddy McAloon I Trawl The MegahertzI Trawl The Megahertz by Paddy McAloon
2003, 7.5/10

Mr. Prefab Sprout
Talk-back radio collage
Dreamy, beautiful


Van Morrison Inarticulate Speech of the HeartInarticulate Speech Of The Heart by Van Morrison
1983, 7/10

New age and weird synths
Fuel daft instrumentals
Not for faint of heart


Van Morrison A Sense of WonderA Sense Of Wonder by Van Morrison
1985, 5.5/10

His fifteenth album
Poetry, God, and nature
Not one of his best


15 thoughts on “Haiku Reviews Leave a comment

      • I’m a bit obsessed with his work, that’s how I actually got into Sky Ferreira (‘Night Time, My Time’ is named for a line from Twin Peaks, and she acted in the most recent season of it) — he’s an acquired taste, but his work is incredibly spine-chilling, funny, beautiful, and totally worth delving into if you enjoyed Blue Velvet!

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Lots of charli/charly huh? I’ve never even heard of Guppy despite listening to a total of 55 LPs from 2017. Thanks for the recommendation. I like a couple of Charli XCX tracks, especially her breakthrough single Nuclear Seasons.


    • There’s a ton of music out there, so it’s hard to keep up. It’s not that highly rated on RYM, but I really like it – they have good tunes and an interesting vocalist.

      Charli XCX is fascinating for me at the moment – she has all the materials to be amazing, but she’s not quite sure what she wants to be.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Old Souls

Bringing the Old Soul style from Reü's Room

Drew's Reviews

Music Reviews You Won't Get Anywhere Else - Concert reviews, album reviews, sometimes a book review and the occasional artist interview when the timing hits just right.


"It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive..." (Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands")

Noakes family in PNG

Stories from the Swamp

Musical Musings of a Mangled Mind

Music that will get you singing


This world's so mixed up everywhere you go

El Burrito Blog

Entertainment wrapped in one bite.

Ted Tocks Covers

Music is Life...Original Songs and Cover versions

%d bloggers like this: