FABIO VAN MESS: It’s a VAN’s World: CD-R

In a perfect world, bands like U2 and Metallica would sell as many albums as Cleveland Bound Death Sentence and there would be fewer Jack Johnson rip-offs and more Fabio Van Messes. This is not the greatest music ever made, and probably not even the best thing I’ve heard today. It is what it is, which is bare-bones folk music, performed with an English accent (he’s Italian), and it is not bad at all. I’m sure the locals all love Fabio Van Mess, and I can guarantee you that’s more than enough for him. Music for enjoyment’s sake. –Will Kwiatkowski

 –guest (No Flags, www.noflagsrecords.com)