DOUG GILLARD: Salamander: CD

Gloomy pop from a former Guided by Voices member. When he is at his best, he channels the essence of McCartney and the boys at their jangliest, and when he’s at his worst, he just cranks out some swell gloomy pop. While I would’ve liked some more oomph in the guitars in some spots just to make sure I was still paying attention, I gotta say, the brother can squeeze every last drop from a hook.

 –jimmy (Pink Frost)