October 2020

 

Album Review

Album Review: Aerosmith - "Music From Another Dimension"

Album Review: Aerosmith - "Music From Another Dimension"

November 5, 2012
Aerosmith walks the line between pleasing those who long for the band’s ’70s sound and fans who first heard them blasting ‘90s pop ballads on a soundtrack.
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Album Review: Deftones - "Koi No Yokan"

Album Review: Deftones - "Koi No Yokan"

November 5, 2012
Seven albums in, the mixing and mashing continues on Koi No Yokan.
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Album Review: Kaki King - "Glow"

Album Review: Kaki King - "Glow"

October 15, 2012
Kaki King Glow Velour Music Group Groundbreaking solo fingerstylist, darling of the indie-rock world, or both? While both camps can be protective of who they consider “theirs,” Kaki King
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Album Review: Ty Segall - "Twins"

Album Review: Ty Segall - "Twins"

October 8, 2012
Ty Segall Twins Drag City As the reigning prince of the West Coast garage movement, Ty Segall is nuttily prolific, and his newest album, Twins, might be his most cohesive
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Album Review: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola - "Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead"

Album Review: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola - "Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead"

October 8, 2012
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead charliehuntermusic It’s almost unfair to call Charlie Hunter a guitarist. His musicianship far exceeds what mere mortals
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Album Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Almost Always Never"

Album Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Almost Always Never"

October 8, 2012
Joanne Shaw Taylor Almost Always Never Ruf For her third solo album, 26-year-old Joanne Shaw Taylor decided to shake things up musically and creatively by tracking with a different producer
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Album Review: Dwight Yoakam - "3 Pears"

Album Review: Dwight Yoakam - "3 Pears"

October 8, 2012
Dwight Yoakam 3 Pears Warner Bros. It’s been seven years since Mr. Yoakam’s last studio release, and he’s enlisted the help of Beck for two tracks (“A Heart Like Mine,”
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Album Review: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - "Between the Ditches"

Album Review: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - "Between the Ditches"

September 6, 2012
As a guitarist, the Rev. has done his homework covering all the bases from Patton to Johnson.
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Album Review: Jens Lekman - "I Know What Love Isn't"

Album Review: Jens Lekman - "I Know What Love Isn't"

September 6, 2012
Mostly acoustic-backed, sample-rich tunes are full of super-catchy hooks that partner well with his honest and interesting lyrics
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Album Review: Down - "Down IV Part One - The Purple EP"

Album Review: Down - "Down IV Part One - The Purple EP"

September 6, 2012
Southern broasted, neck-snapping riffs, power-meets-sludge metal grooves, and Anselmo’s signature gravelly, dynamic vocals.
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Album Review: Kelly Joe Phelps - "Brother Sinner & the Whale"

Album Review: Kelly Joe Phelps - "Brother Sinner & the Whale"

September 6, 2012
On Brother Sinner & the Whale, KJP sings about loss and redemption using lyrics inspired by the Bible’s Book of Jonah.
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Album Review: Alberta Cross - "Songs of Patience"

Album Review: Alberta Cross - "Songs of Patience"

September 6, 2012
Brimming with bittersweetness and fraught with vocal hooks that walk the line between existential Americana and ethereal classic rock
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Album Review: Jimmy Herring - "Subject to Change Without Notice"

Album Review: Jimmy Herring - "Subject to Change Without Notice"

August 10, 2012
A snapshot of a stylistically unmatched guitar giant who not only has chops galore, but knows when to take his foot off the gas and tug on your heartstrings with tone and taste.
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Album Review: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Meat and Bone"

August 10, 2012
Blending a stew of punk, blues, twang, noise, rock, indie, and plenty more, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back after an eight-year hiatus.
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Album Review: Six Organs of Admittance

August 10, 2012
Recorded with engineer Tim Green and Chasny’s cohorts from Comets on Fire, the album resurrects a project that began 10 years ago as Electric Six Organs.
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Album Review: Pat Metheny - "Unity Band"

Album Review: Pat Metheny - "Unity Band"

July 9, 2012
Pat Metheny Unity Band Nonesuch Records Over the course of a 30-plus year career, Pat Metheny has experimented with every possible combination of instruments you could think of. With his
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Album Review: Royal Southern Brotherhood - "Royal Southern Brotherhood"

Album Review: Royal Southern Brotherhood - "Royal Southern Brotherhood"

July 9, 2012
Royal Southern Brotherhood Royal Southern Brotherhood Ruf Records What a cool union! Two musical lineages intertwine in RSB, a new quintet headed by the mighty Cyril Neville. As a member
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Album Review: Baroness - "Yellow & Green"

Album Review: Baroness - "Yellow & Green"

July 9, 2012
Baroness Yellow & Green Relapse Records Baroness believes in Darwinism. The Southern metal band’s 2007 Red Album was a raw, chest-pounding, bruising debut, whereas 2010’s Blue Record evolved into a
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Album Review: Rush - "Clockwork Angels"

Album Review: Rush - "Clockwork Angels"

June 20, 2012
Clockwork Angels may very well be the band’s best studio effort since 1982’s Signals.
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Album Review: Sonny Landreth - "Elemental Journey"

Album Review: Sonny Landreth - "Elemental Journey"

June 8, 2012
Landreth ventures into new territory with "Elemental Journey," an all-instrumental affair with 11 Landreth originals.
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