Category Archives: Rock GPA

Wherein we examine a complete canon of an artist, and rate it, album by album, on a 4.0 G.P.A. scale.

Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 6]

Slow Children – cottoncloud9 | 2016 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) The ticking hi-hats ping-ponging back and forth in the stereo field and acoustic guitars in the intro to “Thelma + Louise” were a deceptive cover for the most … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 5]

Slow Children – cottoncloud9 | 2016 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) Against all odds, the 21st century managed to cough up something positive along with the unceasing flow of calamity getting on my nerves. The third Slow Children album … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 4]

Slow Children – Mad About Town | 1982 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) “Vanessa Vacillating” opened deceptively, with acoustic guitar strums before the energy of the song took a drastic uptick with a jittery synth ostinato that was doubled … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 3]

Slow Children – Mad About Town | 1982 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) When I got the debut US LP by Slow Children in the spring of 1982, I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to their next … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 2]

Slow Children – Slow Children | 1981 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) I loved how Ms. Shazar prowled around the intro of “She’s Like America” like a cat over the staccato rhythm guitar riff and lone hi-hat. After a … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Slow Children [part 1]

Usually I’ve done the Rock G.P.A. threads on bands who have long career threads of many albums. The shortest one I’ve done was for Gina X Performance, who had just four albums. Today we’ll take a look at a band … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 74]

[continued from last post] The first album after their reformation of 2006 was 2010’s “History Of Modern.” The bulk of it was the sound of OMD trying to see if they could fit back in their own skin. After many … Continue reading

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