Welcome to altrockchick.com

ARC Motorcycle #4

This site features over 300 music reviews I wrote during the years 2012-2014, covering popular music from 1926 to the present. The reviews are grouped into two major categories shown in the top menu bar:

  • Classic Music Reviews cover 1920-2010.
  • Contemporary Music Reviews cover the period from 2011 to the present.

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 artist name in the search box on the right-side menu.
  • Classic Music Reviews:
    • The Classic Music Review button takes you to an overview of my work with music from 1920-2010.
    • Under that button is a submenu listing eight artists whose work I’ve covered more extensively than others: The Kinks, The Beatles, The Stones, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Oasis, Richard Thompson and The Who. Click on the artist name and you go to a page summarizing my work. Hover over the name and you’ll activate a submenu showing all the albums I’ve reviewed. Click and you’re on your way!
    • 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 each decade.
  • Contemporary Music Reviews: 
    • The Contemporary Music Review button takes to a list of reviews of releases during the years 2011-2014.
    • The rest of the sub menu buttons allow you to browse reviews by year.
    • I also have two widgets in the right-hand sidebar: Best of 2013-2014 and Best of 2012, which list my favorite new releases.
  • Unappreciated Gems: These are reviews of great albums that escaped public notice, particularly in the United States.
  • À Propos de Moi: This is the “about me” page.
  • 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 Blues and Jazz menu button open to links of the too few albums I’ve reviewed in those genres.
  • Series: The last row features series I did on fascinating musical phenomena of the 1960’s: The British Invasion and American Counterattack, Motown and The Psychedelic Series. I also did a series on fascinating female artists, called The Great Broads Series.
  • The Artist List: Below you’ll find a list of all the artists I have reviewed, with links to their reviews except where noted.

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. Comments are moderated to minimize spam and may not appear on the blog immediately.

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!



    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!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 198 other followers

%d bloggers like this: