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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

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jun 10, 2001 0 comments

The first time I heard Everyday, I thought it was terrible, a train wreck of Led Zeppelin, fusion, and grunge. The material seemed contrived, formless, and prickly. And then I kept listening, adapted to it, and rather grew to like it.

Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 27, 2011 0 comments

“This is one case where the record company got it right.”

Robert Ripps Posted: Oct 04, 2011 0 comments

According to the press release that accompanied my preview copy of this CD, Paul McCartney was "keen to tell a story through the music" of his first-ever ballet score. He ended up telling two: not just a love story but also the tale of "an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth."

Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 28, 2007 0 comments

Brett Milano Posted: Mar 10, 2009 0 comments
Spill
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There's a certain kind of female singer/songwriter that seems to flourish in New England: thoughtful, emotionally intense, a
Michael Berk Posted: Jul 25, 2012 0 comments

If you're a fan of Blue Note's classic releases of the '50s and '60s - and frankly, what jazz aficionado isn't? - and you're a discerning digitally inclined audiophile, you're in luck! Blue Note/EMI, through our friends at HDtracks, is releasing six classics of the period in glorious 96kHz/24bit and 192kHz/24bit remasters from the original analog masters. 

Billy Altman Posted: Apr 04, 2006 0 comments
Black Cadillac Capitol
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As we learned from Rosanne Cash's Interiors (1990) and Rules of Travel (2003), the f
Ken Richardson Posted: May 03, 2007 0 comments

Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet (Atlantic). As personified by this concept album's young protagonist, the worldview of the Planet isn't just blank.

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