VALIOMIERDA: Self-Titled: CD

I don’t know what it is this month, but the story seems to be the same every time. Good tunes, bad vocals. This time I’m dealing with the guy who sounds like he’s been drinking Sterno in the alley behind the studio. Painful. Fortunately, there are some tracks without the “gargling thumbtacks” guy, and those are the ones that really do stand out. It’s all well played too. What can you do?

 –ty (Fivecore, www.5corerecords.com)