Welcome to altrockchick.com

This week on altrockchick.com:

I review the soundtrack of my teens with The Turn of the Century Series!

Essay Monday, Pixies Wednesday, Sinéad O’Connor Friday! More next week!

ARC Motorcycle #4

This site features over 200 music reviews I’ve written over the past couple of years, covering popular music from Robert Johnson to 2013. 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 current music. You can start browsing there by virtually thumbing through the reviews using the Older link at the end of each page.
    • The first sub menu button are Chick Recommendations: the reviews of contemporary music that turned me on.
    • The rest of the sub menu buttons take you to a specific year.
  • Classic Music Reviews:
    • The Classic Music Review button takes you to an overview of my work with music from 1920-2010. You can start browsing there by virtually thumbing through the reviews using the Older/Newer links at the end of each page.
    • There are five bands whose work I’ve covered in droves: The Kinks, The Beatles, The Stones, Jethro Tull and The Moody Blues. There are submenus for each of those bands listing all the albums I’ve reviewed.
    • To the immediate right of the Classic Music Reviews menu you’ll see “Reviews by Decade,” if you want to go that route to browse through Classic Music Reviews.
    • Continuing to the right and into 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.
  • 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.

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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