Various Artists / Rocketship/Trace
Album: Rocketship/Trace   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Omnibus Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-16 Pull Date: 2004-04-19
Week Ending: Mar 21 Mar 14 Feb 29 Feb 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2022: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Annuals, The Quad
4. Mar 16, 2004: Today is a Soporific Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
James, That's All Over Now
2. May 29, 2014: Fried Egg
Never Going to Let You Go
5. Mar 09, 2004: Today is an Insidious Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
You'll Regret It Someday
3. May 31, 2007: Fiction Romance
Never Going to Let You Go
6. Feb 24, 2004: Today is a Magnanimous Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
Never Going to Let You Go

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-09
Rocketship CD
Lots of different styles for a five-track CD, but all hinting at psychedelic pop.
1. Chopped-up, skippy-sounding orchestral pop
2. Slow and low key, nice vocals
3. Rocketship has always been prone to this dream/noise pop but this, I’m sorry, is simply a My Bloody Valentine ripoff
4. Phil Spector doing indie rock – a modest start and then a kichen-sink finish, with hallucinatory voices
5. Glistening synth washes

Trace CD
Organ- and guitar-driven arrangements of simple pop tunes might suggest Yo La Tengo. Some good stuff, some (should-have-been) throwaways.
1. Strong riffing and excellent, complex rhythm and melody
2. Crazy guitar riff and an almost unbearably off-key vocal and tuneless organ
3. Big organ chords
4. Quieter guitar and organ and again, a not-quite-in-tune vocal
5. Loud and proud full-throttle melodic pop
6. Earnest, simple
7. Pounding and riff-happy

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Rocketship The Quad
2. Rocketship James, That's All Over Now
3. Rocketship You'll Regret It Someday
4. Rocketship Never Going to Let You Go
5. Rocketship Postwork Come-Down
6. Trace Annuals
7. Trace Poles and Mountains
8. Trace Say It Was All True
9. Trace I Want Less
10. Trace You Should Know It
11. Trace Hall of Doom
12. Trace Do Loops