ASTRO “Cosmic Radiation” (self-released)

If there’s one goddamned thing I can’t stand, it’s reggae music. Well, for the most part I guess. That Congos record that came out on RVNG Intl. with M. Geddes Gengras and Cam Stallones was pretty OK. But other than that (and I guess “Redemption Song), you can pretty much take your reggae somewhere else. Sorry. I just don’t get it.

If there’s another thing I can’t stand, it’s jam bands (sorry, Nick). Jam bands and reggae bands exist in the same center of the Venn diagram entitled “Music I Can’t Stand.” Sometimes they sound like one another. A lot of jam bands cover Bob Marley.

Can I stop writing about this now?

--Ryan Masteller