Steve Guttenberg  |  Dec 16, 2005  |  0 comments
I guess I shouldn't have counted him out, but, after Neil Young's last few efforts—Silver & Gold, Are You Passionate?, and Greendale—I was starting to feel like he was in a rut. The recordings had their high points, all right; but, when I'm in the mood for Neil, I'll spin Comes a Time or Sleeps With Angels. Although I've only spent a few weeks with Prairie Wind, I think it'll stand beside Young's earlier triumphs. It's that good.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Dec 16, 2005  |  0 comments
Hey, it's holiday gift-giving season! Or as I like to call it, Yuletide. I've already dug out the stocking mom made with the train in felt and sequins. What are you putting in it this year?
 |  Dec 15, 2005  |  0 comments

HD DVD has missed another deadline, this time the end-of-2005 launch date for Japan. HD DVD’s main developer, Toshiba, said the reason for the delay is that the standards for the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) copy protection scheme (used in both HD DVD and Blu-ray) are not finalized yet.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Dec 15, 2005  |  0 comments
Once again, at the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy will present an award for "Best Surround Sound Album". This year's nominees, for vocal or instrumental albums released October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005, include:
Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition
Chuck Ainlay, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Chuck Ainlay & Mark Knopfler, surround producers (Dire Straits) [Warner Bros.]
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Pixies Sell Out: 2004 Reunion Tour Rhino
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Brett Milano  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Somebody's Miracle Capitol
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I'll say one thing for Liz Phair's new album: It really makes you app
Rob O'Connor  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
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A trip through rock's storied past, perhaps?
Steve Simels  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
A Musical History Capitol
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Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Geffen
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If I told you that the Like is an all-female L.A.