HARRY CLOUD: Harry Cloud’s After School Special: CD

Holy eclecticism! These seven songs by singer-songwriter Harry Cloud run the gamut from sludgy black metal to creepy electronica to ‘70s good-timey Bay City Rollers sounds. I like them all for the most part, even the fascinating reinterpretation of Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun,” whose original is in the running for worst song ever, but this one is not. There is little or no way to pigeon hole this one, and, in large part, that’s what makes this work. –The Lord Kveldulfr (White Worm)