One Step Ahead

Rhonda Vincent

One Step Ahead

April 29, 2003

Bluegrass

Rhonda Vincent's third album for Rounder hits that almost perfect balance between sparkling contemporary bluegrass production and the heartfelt songwriting and passionate playing of classic traditional bluegrass. Highlighted throughout by breakup waltzes, makeup stompers, '40s train songs, '70s trucker songs, and up-to-the-minute acoustic folk numbers, One Step Ahead is all over the place thematically, but right on the money stylistically.

- Zac Johnson

Lust Lust Lust

The Raveonettes

Lust Lust Lust

February 19, 2008

Alternative/Indie Rock

After their lackluster second album, the duo seemed out of gas and ideas. Anyone who thought that, myself among them, was ever so wrong. Instead of packing it in, they came storming back with this fiery, mysterious and kinda dangerous blast of noise, dirt and glamour. It's rare that bands can get back their initial spark after losing it so drastically, since the release of this album the Raveonettes have somehow managed to keep it burning as darkly as ever.

- Tim Sendra