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Rob O'Connor Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments
Plans Atlantic
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Death Cab for Cutie's Plans has Seattle's emo leaders jumping to a major l
Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

"Four Dead in O-HI-O." "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s." "We got a kinder, gentler machine-gun hand." "Time is runnin' out, let's roll." "I'm living with war every day." Neil Young has never been one to pull punches either socially or politically.

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jun 04, 2007 0 comments
Tio Bitar Kemado
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Unless you're conversant in Swedish, you won't understand a word of Tio Bitar.
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Honey Songs Yep Roc
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Honey Songs is the second in a series of three sty

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 29, 2010 0 comments

To borrow Mick Jagger’s growl from the Rolling Stones’ feisty Tattoo You track “Neighbours”: labels, labels, labels, labels, LABELS! People feel like they have to label just about everything, especially when it comes to music. So whenever I’m asked to describe what Carlos Santana’s music sounds like, my answer is quite simple: “It sounds like Carlos Santana.” In the case of the 63-year-old guitar guru, his name defines his sound. “The majority of the music I play is still African music,” Carlos explains. “I honor that. And it comes through the Delta, and Mississippi.

Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments
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Guitarist Derek Trucks has long felt suffocated by his Southern heritage and prodigious lineage - and of course, by all t
Brett Milano Posted: Sep 04, 2006 0 comments
Under the Iron Sea Interscope
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It would be nice to report that the spin on Keane's
Billy Altman Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments
Those the Brokes Astralwerks
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How you react to the Magic Numbers' second CD probably depends
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Diamond Hoo Ha Astralwerks
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The glam-rock triumvirate of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Mott the

Rob O'Connor Posted: Apr 27, 2011 0 comments

Named after the last single that Hank Williams released before his death, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is swamped in Steve Earle’s contemplations of mortality. His father died weeks after Earle began writing the album.

Ken Richardson Posted: Sep 14, 2005 0 comments

"I hear the Man a-comin' / He's rolling 'round the bend - on 104 tracks!" Or so you'll sing in praise of the Man in Black's big boxed set, The Legend (Columbia/Legacy). His name, of course, is Johnny Cash, and the box serves up four CDs of songs that include seven previously unreleased performances.

Billy Altman Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments
Continuum Aware/Columbia
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With last year's power-trio live CD, Try!, John Mayer
Billy Altman Posted: Sep 10, 2007 0 comments