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Rob O'Connor  |  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
Billy Altman  |  May 05, 2011  |  0 comments

Back in 2004, when the Beastie Boys released their NYC-saluting To the 5 Boroughs, Adam "MCA" Yauch noted in an interview that "what makes New York special is definitely the

water. . . . We got the best pizza, the best bagels, the best hip-hop. It's the fluid that runs through our bodies."

Jeff Perlah  |  Oct 05, 2006  |  0 comments
Idlewild LaFace/Zomba
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When they made 2003's SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below, essentia
Billy Altman  |  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  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Detours A&M
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Born of equal parts personal drama and global turmoil, Detou

Steve Simels  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Billy Altman  |  Jul 29, 2011  |  0 comments

Throughout its long history, country music has often found itself staring at the mirror and trying to make sense of the reflection.

Ken Richardson  |  Dec 03, 2006  |  0 comments

THE BEATLES: Love (Apple/Capitol). Mashups from the Cirque du Soleil show. Unavailable at press time, but billed as "first Beatles album in 5.1": CD+DVD-Audio!

JOHN: The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Capitol; 4-½ stars). Edgy songs from the doc. Also out: Give Peace a Song (Hip-O DVD), Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire (Capitol CD).

A Musical History Capitol
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Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
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Unlike the case with Bob Dylan, there has been precious little in the way of 1960s concert recordings b

Brett Milano  |  Mar 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Red House
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Jorma Kaukonen as a grizzled old bluesman doesn't seem too far-fetched.
 |  Feb 03, 2006  |  0 comments

SHAKIRA. The English-language Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (Epic; Music ••••, Sound ••••) is the sequel to the all-Spanish FijaciÓn Oral, Vol. 1 - but aside from two overlapping songs, it's a different Shakira entirely. The Spanish set was a lush and relatively subdued pop disc; the follow-up is wildly and creatively multicultural.

Ken Richardson  |  Feb 04, 2007  |  0 comments

The Beatles: Love (Apple/Capitol). "The first Beatles album in 5.1"? Well, that's a bit misleading. Love isn't one of the Beatles' original releases; it's the "cast album" to the Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, which does use the band's master tapes not only for full songs but also for new segues and mashups.