Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
updated 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan: Pop's oddest couple revel in their eccentricities and straight-from-the-garage sounds on a bold and bizarre disc that seems startlingly like the work of a great unsigned band.
Amy Grant, Rock Of Ages...Hymns & Faith: This quietly inspiring collection of religious standards, including a moving take on "Rock of Ages," is a praiseworthy sequel to 2002's Legacy...Hymns & Faith.
Embrace, Out of Nothing: Brit-pop band that sounds an awful lot like Coldplay (Chris Martin even wrote the U.K. hit "Gravity") deserves to have U.S. listeners welcome them with open arms.