August

Media Review

Phish's "Fuego" Album Review

June 20, 2014
The Vermont quartet's twelfth LP might be their best studio effort since Billy Breathes.
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Marcus Hook Roll Band "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy" Album Review

June 13, 2014
The re-release of Malcolm and Angus Young’s first album, pre-AC/DC, circa 1973.
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Rich Robinson's "The Ceaseless Sight" Album Review

May 16, 2014
The guitar-slinging Robinson brother walks the line between Stones-inspired jams and California folk.
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Blondie '4(0)-Ever' Album Review

May 9, 2014
The iconic ’80s band is back with an intriguing double album of greatest hits and new tunes.
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'Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty' Movie Review

May 2, 2014
A surprisingly honest depiction of the blues legend's rise to glory, including his troubled years and his journey back from the edge.
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Rodrigo y Gabriela's "9 Dead Alive" Album Review

April 14, 2014
By blending Spanish, classical, blues, metal—even Celtic—sounds, the amazing duo celebrates the 6-string’s history with their spirited music.
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The Nels Cline Singers "MACROSCOPE" Album Review

April 2, 2014
The Wilco lead guitarist's latest album is a deep exploration into free-from, improvised music but with a more textural, melodic slant.
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Black Label Society's "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" Album Review

March 28, 2014
Wylde believes in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach and his band's ninth album doesn’t venture into uncharted territory—it’s business as usual, kicking major ass.
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Rodrigo Amarante's "Cavalo" Album Review

March 26, 2014
Brazilian multi-instrumentalist debut solo record manages to mix in indie flavor and more creating an entertaining listen.
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Harvey Reid's "The Liberty Guitar Album" Album Review

March 9, 2014
Very young kids, pros looking for fresh voicings, and guitarists who’ve sustained fretting-hand injuries will all find something powerful here to explore.
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together PANGEA's "Badillac" Album Review

March 7, 2014
It’s the relentless grip on melody, the breakneck dynamics shifts, and the sheer gumption that hold it all together—not to mention the blistering solos.
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The War on Drugs' "Lost in the Dream" Album Review

March 2, 2014
TWOD’s latest is a heart-rending little ride marking a brilliant texturalist emerging as a master songsmith.
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Robben Ford's "A Day in Nashville" Album Review

February 28, 2014
This album is a prime example of the human element of music—real people, in a room, playing together.
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Neil Young's "Live at the Cellar Door" Album Review

December 5, 2013
Young's songs stripped bare reveal a songwriter at his height.
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Mogwai's "Rave Tapes" Album Review

December 1, 2013
The group’s sophomore effort for Sub Pop goes deep into sonic space.
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Rush's "Clockwork Angels Tour" CD/DVD Review

November 27, 2013
A nine-piece string ensemble joins the group on the Clockwork material, as well as on a few older Rush chestnuts (“YYZ” and “Red Sector A”).
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Eric Clapton's "Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings" Album Review

November 12, 2013
Give Me Strength is aimed directly at Clapton fans that collect every note Slowhand has ever played.
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Mark Orton's "Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska" Album Review

November 10, 2013
Orton's haunting guitar-driven tunes that are sprinkled with dobro, violin, accordion, and other antique instruments have a gorgeously melancholy nature about them.
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Alvin Lee's "The Last Show" Album Review

November 9, 2013
Beyond the obvious historical significance of his last gig, the music is spectacular.
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Joe Bonamassa's "Tour de Force: Live in London" DVD Review

November 8, 2013
The expansive DVD package comes with roughly 13 hours of footage including four different shows, with four different band configurations, using four different setlists in four separate venues around London.
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