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Steve Simels Posted: Apr 30, 2007 0 comments

Billy Altman Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments
Raising Sand Rounder
Music •••½ Sound •••½

On paper, the pairing of bluegrass angel Krauss with hard-r

Sue Macphee-gray Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments
Free the Bees Astralwerks
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To their credit, the Bees are more adept than most at cross-pollination.
Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

SHAKIRA. The English-language Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (Epic; Music ••••, Sound ••••) is the sequel to the all-Spanish FijaciÓn Oral, Vol. 1 - but aside from two overlapping songs, it's a different Shakira entirely. The Spanish set was a lush and relatively subdued pop disc; the follow-up is wildly and creatively multicultural.

Brett Milano Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Broken Boy Soldiers Third Man/V2
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The Raconteurs could've been a power-pop fan's dream, s
Rob O'Connor Posted: Jun 13, 2007 0 comments

Steve Simels Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Hernando Songs of the South
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Studio Album No.

Jeff Perlah Posted: Feb 28, 2011 0 comments
 
Elektra
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Billy Altman Posted: Oct 05, 2009 0 comments
Review
Pearl Jam
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One usually thinks of the spring rather than the fall as the pr

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Chemical City Secret Brain/Universal Canada
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The cover art recalls prime Styx, but this neopsychedelic won
Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 05, 2007 0 comments

Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Porcupine Tree: Lightbulb Sun

Kscope/Snapper

Billy Altman Posted: May 26, 2011 0 comments

Listening to Lady Gaga’s relentless new CD, I can’t help but think of those old TV commercials in which a housewife would unscrew the cap to a bottle of Ajax liquid cleanser and unleash a “White Tornado” on her kitchen floor. Except in Gaga’s case, it’s a (bleached) white tornado being unleashed on every dancefloor of the planet.

Billy Altman Posted: May 05, 2011 0 comments

Back in 2004, when the Beastie Boys released their NYC-saluting To the 5 Boroughs, Adam "MCA" Yauch noted in an interview that "what makes New York special is definitely the

water. . . . We got the best pizza, the best bagels, the best hip-hop. It's the fluid that runs through our bodies."

Rob O'Connor Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Z RCA/ATO
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A trip through rock's storied past, perhaps?

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