Have you heard that mix tape me buddy jason made
shownonono | new york, ny | 11/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remember back when you were 14 and someone, a girlfriend or a new buddy, would make you a mix tape? you were so excited. Sometimes they were bad, sometimes they were great but, whatever the quality, they usually turned you on to new bands. That's kind of what Under the Radar is except this time Jason Lytle from Grandaddy made you the mix. It might be a stretch to call it "the new Grandaddy Cd" but in a way thats what it is. Jason compiled 14 tracks by different artists such as indie heavy weights Blonde Redhead, Giant Sand and Pavement as well as some lesser known gems in Little Wings and Snow Patrol. You may know all the track or you might have never heard of any of the bands but as a single flowing album this works. This is a collection of tracks that in some ways show you the mindset of grandaddy. So you can enjoy a collection of well know favorites that all work together to create something new or experience for the first time some unbelievable song, either way Below the Radar works hard to make you happy."
It is weird that this is just now happening
Pink Thunder | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This seems like an idea that's time came about twenty years ago, which isn't to be taken as a slight. Ninety percent of the hack music journalism of the last five years has revolved around the "derivative" nature of band X, and then engaged in the utterly pointless, self-congradulatory game of stopping the influence.
Now Grandaddy come along with a great CD of songs that have, in some way shape or form, stimulated them as a band. It may seem like a cheat to put this out with the Grandaddy name on it, but a few cursory listens will prove that it's a really valuable look at the band, from a canted perspective... Which, of course, is all just blather, but the songs are rock f-ing solid. Beulah, Pavement, Blonde Redhead, all in top form, nicely sequenced, with a great new Grandaddy tune... This is even better than The Crow soundtrack."
Great intoduction to some new music.
Robert Hart | 11/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually bought this CD by accident. What a pleasant surprise.
It's a great new twist on the mix tape. If you've ever loved good music but have been underwhelmed of late or just don't know what's new, what's good, then give this CD a try. Every track is interesting and creative. Because it's a great mix tape, the songs are unique but they do flow together and compliment each other. You can hear shades of (a young)Neil Young, Lou Reed, even Jazz and Country flavours.
As I said, if you've ever loved music, give this a try."