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Ken Richardson  |  Jan 04, 2008  |  0 comments

 |  Nov 08, 2010  |  0 comments

The holidays are approaching, which means big box electronics stores are starting to dangle mostly-awful iPod dock speaker systems in front of would-be consumers like bait. Thankfully, Onkyo isn't taking that approach, instead they have announced two new stereo systems designed for small spaces or even your shelves.

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 07, 2012  |  0 comments

In honor of today’s release of A Different Kind of Truth, the first album from Van Halen with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist since 1984, we’re proud to present an interview I did with the inimitable Mr. Roth back in 2003. Our chat was ostensibly centered around his covers-oriented solo album Diamond Dave, but we quickly went into, well, a different universe. “As far as learning the alphabet of music goes,” opined the ever-quotable Dave, “I always tell young musicians, ‘Last I looked, the Bible was written in the exact same alphabet as my favorite pornography. So I guess the choice is yours, son.’” As the song says, might as well jump. . .

 |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments

We can live with the current album by GORILLAZ, Demon Days (Virgin). At least there are real artists behind this fake band - er, "virtual hip-hop group." Here, Damon Albarn, once again taking a Blurman's holiday, replaces Dan the Automator with Danger Mouse, he of The Grey Album.

Brett Milano  |  Sep 04, 2006  |  0 comments
Loose Geffen/Mosley
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When the first two singles are called "Promiscuous" and "Ma
Brett Milano  |  Jul 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Another Country Fantasy
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As the title implies, Tift Merritt's third album was written abroad - in P

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments
 
Ape House
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Funny thing about this 1986 album: Despite its Pepper-y production by Todd Rundgren, it has always sounded . . . what, exactly? Thin?

Mike Mettler  |  Sep 18, 2012  |  0 comments

It’s nice to feel that the music can be improved, and in the case of Aqualung [which saw a 40th anniversary box-set reissue in 2011 with new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson], that wasn’t difficult because it wasn’t a very good recording.

Brett Milano  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Big Star in Space Rykodisc
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If this disc had been released under leader Alex Chilton's
Brett Milano  |  Nov 09, 2006  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  Sep 02, 2007  |  0 comments
Beauty & Crime Blue Note
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Ever since she first appeared in the mid-1980s, Vega has reflected in her music the boo
Parke Puterbaugh  |  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

Robert Ripps  |  Jun 20, 2011  |  0 comments

Robert Ripps: From your perspective, how has Keeping Score evolved since its 2004 premiere, both artistically and technologically?

Rob O'Connor  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
The Magic Numbers Capitol
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Is it the sound of the Strokes hitting the sandbox or Belle & Sebastian getti

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