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Album Review

CD Review: Various Artists - "SIN-atra"

CD Review: Various Artists - "SIN-atra"

March 29, 2011
Glenn Hughes, Devin Townsend, Ripper Owens, and Dee Snider take on Sinatra classics
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CD Review: Mastodon - "Live at the Aragon"

CD Review: Mastodon - "Live at the Aragon"

March 23, 2011
Mastodon''s live performance of "Crack the Skye" is hit-or-miss on "Live at the Aragon."
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CD Review: Soundgarden - "Live on I-5"

CD Review: Soundgarden - "Live on I-5"

March 22, 2011
Live on I-5 compiles 17 greatest hits-worthy tracks from Soundgarden’s late-’96 tour that ventured up-and-down the Pacific Coast
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CD Review: Bruce Cockburn - "Small Source of Comfort"

CD Review: Bruce Cockburn - "Small Source of Comfort"

March 15, 2011
Bruce Cockburn Small Source of Comfort True North Fans of Bruce Cockburn’s extraordinary acoustic fingerpicking will be thrilled with Small Source of Comfort, his 31st studio album. Cockburn’s shimmering arpeggios,
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CD Review: Joe Bonamassa - "Dust Bowl"

March 15, 2011
Joe Bonamassa Dust Bowl J&R Adventures Joe Bonamassa has appropriated a genre of music born from slavery and black blues musicians, and mutated it to big-screen proportions. Dust Bowl is
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CD Review: G. Love - "Fixin to Die"

CD Review: G. Love - "Fixin to Die"

February 23, 2011
G. Love''s latest effort handpicks blues-derived, sincere snippets from Love’s expansive catalog and fleshes them out into a cohesive country-blues package of solid songwriting and even stronger musicianship.
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CD Review: Johnny Cash - "Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood"

CD Review: Johnny Cash - "Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood"

February 15, 2011
Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood takes you back to the ’50s and ’60s, when Cash lived in the studio.
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CD and DVD Review: Jeff Beck - "Jeff Beck's Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul"

CD and DVD Review: Jeff Beck - "Jeff Beck's Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul"

February 15, 2011
Jeff Beck’s latest release, Rock ’n’ Roll Party, is just that—a loud, fun-filled celebration of the music, life, and legacy of Beck’s biggest influence, Les Paul.
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CD Review: Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - "Little by Little"

CD Review: Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - "Little by Little"

February 15, 2011
Little by Little is an ambitious double album full of everything from delicate Beatles-inspired fingerpicking to the barn-burning instrumentals that have become a cornerstone of Tommy Emmanuel''s live shows.
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CD Review: Motörhead - "The World Is Yours"

CD Review: Motörhead - "The World Is Yours"

February 15, 2011
Motörhead''s latest is a tough and ballsy biker record that sticks to the Motörhead formula but with a renewed sense of vitality and mean intensity.
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CD Review: Mr. Big - "What If"

CD Review: Mr. Big - "What If"

February 15, 2011
The classic Mr. Big line up reunites after a sixteen year hiatus with an energetic album of new songs.
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DVD Review: Frank Zappa "The Torture Never Stops"

DVD Review: Frank Zappa "The Torture Never Stops"

February 8, 2011
Zappa’s acerbic humor and his band’s white-knuckle musicianship are both well served by the visual medium of a concert DVD.
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CD Review: Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, PIttsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980"

CD Review: Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, PIttsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980"

January 17, 2011
Recently released for the first time, Live Forever is a two-disc set that documents Bob Marley’s last concert before cancer took his life eight months later.
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CD Review: Jinx Jones - "Rip and Run"

CD Review: Jinx Jones - "Rip and Run"

January 17, 2011
Jinx Jones Rip and Run Jinx Jones If you’re into rockabilly and honky-tonk, you already know it can be pretty tough to track down new albums with a satisfying, authentic
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CD Review: Purling Hiss - "Hissteria"

CD Review: Purling Hiss - "Hissteria"

January 17, 2011
Hissteria is brimming with Motor City riffery fished from a murky pond polluted by the melted vinyl of old Stooges, Alice Cooper, and Bob Seger System LPs.
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CD Review: Harvey Reid - "Capo Voodoo: Solo Guitar"

CD Review: Harvey Reid - "Capo Voodoo: Solo Guitar"

January 17, 2011
Featuring 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar, resonator slide, mandolin, 6-string banjo, autoharp, and other stringed instruments, these collections offer stirring interpretations of folk ballads, Delta blues, sea shanties, Celtic tunes, ragtime, bluegrass, and classical music.
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CD Review: Group Inerane - "Guitars From Agadez, Vol. 3"

CD Review: Group Inerane - "Guitars From Agadez, Vol. 3"

December 21, 2010
Guitars from Agadez Vol. 3 is essentially a field recording of a band making supremely intense, imaginative, and original guitar music in the face of no-joke, real-world adversity.
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CD Review: Pierre Bensusan - "Vividly"

CD Review: Pierre Bensusan - "Vividly"

December 21, 2010
On Vividly, Pierre Bensusan defends his title as the all-time king of DADGAD tuning.
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CD Review: Social Distortion - "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"

CD Review: Social Distortion - "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"

December 21, 2010
For the avid Social Distortion listener, most of the tried-and-true elements are still there—gritty guitars through overdriven tube amps, Ness’ storytelling lyrics, and high-octane rhythms—but they’re more refined and polished.
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CD Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Diamonds in the Dirt"

CD Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Diamonds in the Dirt"

December 21, 2010
With her second album, Diamonds in the Dirt, Taylor brings a new authority to her playing, songwriting, and smoky vocals.
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