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Billy Altman  |  Jan 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Raising Sand Rounder
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On paper, the pairing of bluegrass angel Krauss with hard-r

Rob O'Connor  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Dress Up/DGC/Interscope
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' third studio album is another major advancement in the Manhattan-hatched trio's so
Brett Milano  |  Sep 04, 2006  |  0 comments
Getting Somewhere Sugar Hill
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Allison Moorer's first collaboration with producer/husband Stev
Ken Richardson  |  Jul 04, 2007  |  0 comments

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

Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2010  |  0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

Robert Ripps  |  Feb 15, 2012  |  0 comments

After becoming music director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003 Osmo Vänskä began recording an excellent multi-channel SACD set of Beethoven symphonies with his new group. The Finnish conductor has since returned to the work of his countryman Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), recording this multi-channel SACD of the composer's most popular symphonies, Nos. 2 & 5.

Ken Richardson  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments

It's been nearly two years since the Janet Jackson Offense at the Super Bowl, so the music industry must be chaste by now. Not exactly! Check out THE LOVEMAKERS, who make rock/electronic dance music with "sexually charged fury," says the bio for their CD, Times of Romance.

Steve Simels  |  Nov 09, 2006  |  0 comments

Andrew Nash  |  Sep 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  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

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 04, 2011  |  0 comments

In anticipation of the 30th anniversary reissue of Rush's truly seminal Moving Pictures as both CD+DVD (April 5) and CD+BD (May 3) deluxe editions, with PCM 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround-sound mixes by Richard Chycki, I'm dipping into my personal Rush interview archive to present a truly exclusive, incremental look at how the band's attitude toward bringing its vaunted studio material into the surround-sound arena has literally changed from "no" to "go" over the last decade.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 05, 2012  |  0 comments

Duke Ellington knew how to swing. Ellington (1899–1974) was one of the most prolific and influential songwriters of the 20th Century, a purveyor of what he liked to call American Music (he eschewed being labeled as “just” a jazz artist). You know him, even if you don’t think you know him: “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Mood Indigo,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” are but slivers of his deep (and deep-felt) compositional and performing catalog.

One particular set of highly attuned ears that were influenced by Ellington’s magic happen to belong to Joe Jackson. Yes, that Joe Jackson, he of the skinny-tie New Wave scene of the late ’70s who began reinventing himself at the dawn of the ’80s and never looked back. “I was always ready to move on,” Jackson, 58, said matter-of-factly over lunch in midtown Manhattan this past spring. (Well, to clarify, I had lunch; Jackson was content with “just water.”) “It never occurred to me that listeners may not have been ready to hear it. I thought the whole idea of being an artist was to do something different than everyone else.”

Jeff Perlah  |  Feb 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Hypnotize American/Columbia
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