Rock Plaza Central-Cover Me In Brule (2012)

My Rating: 75% (B-)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 75%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Srexy Brack
  2. Ain’t No Grave (boom boom boom version)
  3. I Wrant You
  4. Monkey and Gecko
  5. Cow and Bird
  6. Pranama
  7. You Don’t Need
  8. Ain’t No Grave (movie version)
  9. Record Brody Crount
  10. Excellent Steel Horse (pseudo-acaprella)

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

I don’t know, high I guess.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s pretty ugly, but I get that it’s supposed to be a Tim and Eric reference.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Sure it’d be funny to own on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

What kind of psychedelic nightmare trip did I enter when I found this mish mash of an album? Seriously, Rock Plaza Central+Steve Brule+Justin Timberlake Covers=wtf? The whole album is hard to take seriously, I don’t think it is meant to be. It’s a lot of fun though, and certain songs even have the strength to strike a sad chord (I Wrant You), and the seriousness of the instrumentals are still there. I’m not in on the joke though, and for that it’s hard to understand what really is going on on Cover Me In Brule, but regardless we’re still looking at some solid tunes in a weirdly packed concept album.

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Rock Plaza Central-Are We Not Horses (2006)

My Rating: 88%( A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 84%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 86%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. I Am an Excellent Steel Horse
  2. How Shall I to Heaven Aspire?
  3. My Children Be Joyful
  4. Anthem for the Already Defeated
  5. When We Go, How We Go (Part 1)
  6. Fifteen Hands
  7. Are We Not Horses?
  8. Our Pasts Like Lighthouses
  9. 08/14/03
  10. Our Hearts Will Not Rust
  11. When We Go, How We Go (Part 2)
  12. We’ve Got a Lot to Be Glad For

Favourite Song on Album:


Listen to This Album When You:

Want a folk band that kinda kicks ass.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Love it, it fits their weird style/would look amazing in a collection.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, I kinda have a thing for good folk on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

I love weird lead vocals, and this lead is all kinds of weird. I love the mix of his voice and the instrumentals. Anthem For The Already Defeated is so friggin’ good. I couldn’t stop listening to it when I first discovered it. Sometimes Rock Plaza Central makes me feel like I’m about to go make a mob hit, sometimes they make me feel like I’m slowly dancing in a dimly lit room.

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