Welcome to altrockchick.com

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This site features over 350 music reviews I’ve written over the past three years, covering popular music from 1926 to the present. The reviews are grouped into two major categories shown in the top menu bar. Contemporary Music Reviews cover the period from 2011 to the present and Classic Music Reviews cover 1920-2010. Here’s how to navigate the site:

  • If you’re looking for a specific album, the easiest way to get there is by entering the album or band name in the search box on the right-side menu.
  • Contemporary Music Reviews: 
    • The Contemporary Music Review button takes you to an overview of my work with recent music, from 2011 to the present. All contemporary reviews are listed on that page, with links.
    • The rest of the sub menu buttons allow you to browse reviews by year.
    • I also have two widgets in the left-hand sidebar: Best of 2013-2014 and Best of 2012, which are my favorite new releases.
  • Classic Music Reviews:
    • The Classic Music Review button takes you to an overview of my work with music from 1920-2010.
    • There are six bands whose work I’ve covered extensively: The Kinks, The Beatles, The Stones, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues and The Who. There are submenus for each of those bands listing all the albums I’ve reviewed.
    • You’ll also see a submenu linking you to all the reviews in my series, The British Invasion and American Counterattack.
    • Below that you’ll see a single link to The Psychedelic Series with links to all seventeen reviews. If you start with the Series Intro, you can read them all in chronological order: click the link at the bottom of each review and go to the next! Just like Hansel and Gretel!
    • You’ll find The Motown Series under R&B, Blues and Soul.
    • To the immediate right of the Classic Music Reviews menu you’ll see “Reviews by Decade,” the easiest way to browse through Classic Music Reviews. Each decade page lists all my reviews from that decade.
  • Unappreciated Gems: These are reviews of great albums that escaped public notice, particularly in the United States.
  • Chick Riffs: These are essays where I spout off on various topics, like music and baseball. I used to have my erotic posts here, but decided to move them to a blog on Tumblr: The Alt Sex Chick. Look down the right-hand menu to find my exposed body and click any part that turns you on to get there.
  • À Propos de Moi: This is the “about me” page. You’ll also find submenu buttons taking you to my Music Review Policy and the few Book Reviews I’ve done.
  • Genre Buttons: On the next row you’ll see menu buttons for genre-based browsing. I’m not too fond of genre classification, so my genres are rather broad. The Jazz menu button opens to links of the too few classic jazz albums I have reviewed. A link to my Motown Series can be found under R&B.
  • The Artist List: Below you’ll find a list of all the artists I have reviewed, with links to their reviews except where noted.

The right-side menu features recent reviews, upcoming reviews, top posts and pages in the last day, the search box, recent Chick Riffs, subscription options and lists of personal favorites. Below are links to my Twitter account, Gravatar page and erotic blog, Below that are links to other blogs, the archives and the usual legal stuff. Feel free to leave a comment on any reviews: alternative opinions are always welcome. If you disagree with a review, I prefer it if you would make an intelligent case for viewpoint instead of trashing me with insults: it gets old after a while. Please note that comments are moderated to minimize spam and may not appear on the blog immediately. Also note that I do not censor comments, even if they make you look like an asshole.

Thank you very much for visiting. Enjoy!

List of Artists Reviewed by The Alt Rock Chick

3 responses

  1. Simply one terrific web site.
    Found by accident, keeping by design.

    Altrockchick is not your daddy’s New York Times reviewer,
    No time for bullshit, here , she is on target and to the point .

    If you were looking for Bruce Springsteen or Norah Jones not much will
    Help you anyway, best to move along.

  2. Hi altrockchick.

    We share some common musical enthisiasms (you’ve been kind enough to comment on my blog at nicelyoutoftune.wordpress.com and are one of the few people to have ever posted on Alan Hull’s ‘Pipedream’ – an early enthusiasm). I’ve not started yet on blogging about the Kinks (but am likely to start with Everybody’s In Showbiz which is where I go into them). I see you are shortly going to post on Kink Kronicles and wondered how you were going to deal with the ‘difficult’ “When I turn off the Living Room Light’? Just askin! I bought it as a UK import and was so disappointed!

    Your review of the Who’s ‘Meaty Beaty’ has put me off tackling that one for now – so I’ll probably dip my toe into the territory with a review of Townshend’s book (Who I Am) in the next few days.

    Your blog is one which I really enjoy (unexpected insights) and your other blog is no less interesting!

    Best

    alastairt

    1. Thank you! I covered “When I Turn Off the Livingroom Light” in my review of The Great Lost Kinks Album” and I think it’s a hoot! I’m also delighted that someone is reading my erotic blog. Tumblr doesn’t give reading stats like WordPress, so I’m blogging in the dark.

      All I can say is when you start writing about The Kinks, be prepared for lots of traffic and comments. Kinks fans are a very engaged group!

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