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Brett Milano Posted: Apr 30, 2007 0 comments

Billy Altman Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
Columbia
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On his new CD's bonus DVD, Steve Winwood notes that musicians aren't necessarily music lovers - that they often lis

Brett Milano Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
The Obliterati Matador
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Mission of Burma's 2004 disc ONoffON was a th
Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments

Renowned for the homespun majesty of their images and narration, the PBS documentaries by Ken Burns have also earned praise for the emotions of their music, from the folk songs of The Civil War to the jazz of . . . Jazz.

Francis Davis Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

Clichés are truisms, Jack Kerouac once reasoned, and therefore true. But maybe not always - or at least not completely. One of the many clichés about Miles Davis is that beginning with cool in the late 1940s and ending with fusion 20 years later, he anticipated nearly every significant movement in jazz after be bop.

Posted: Nov 09, 2006 0 comments

PETE TOWNSHEND & RONNIE LANE. Bob Pridden's surround treatment of Rough Mix (Hip-O; Music ••••, DualDisc Mix ••••, Extras •••) brings out the craftsmanship beneath the 1977 project's seeming casualness.

Rob O'Connor Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
News and Tributes StarTime/Vagrant
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The Futureheads have further developed their 1980s-informed
Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments

Coming in November, The Brit Box isn't just any old English package. It's four CDs of U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, and Brit-Pop Gems of the Last Millennium - specifically, from 1984 to 1999. Not only that, the traditional phone booth depicted on the cover is, according to Rhino's press release, "illuminated with a battery-powered flickering light bulb!"

Jaan Uhelszki Posted: May 19, 2009 0 comments
Atco/Rhino
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Rarely has a reunion been as successful as the 2004 reconstitution of the New York Dolls.
Steve Simels Posted: Mar 02, 2011 0 comments
 
Tall Girl
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Steve Simels Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Ken Richardson Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

BLACK IS BLACK. True, but you won't believe how deep it goes on the high-def reissues of U2's 1988 concert pic Rattle and Hum (Paramount; Movie •••••; Blu-ray Disc Picture ••••, Sound ••••; HD DVD Picture ••••, Sound ••••½; Original Extras ½, New Extras: None).

A Musical History Capitol
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