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Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 21, 2009 0 comments

Robots Atack

Ken Richardson Posted: Sep 27, 2011 0 comments

To say "The Blu Album" is not to suggest that Steven Wilson's Grace for Drowning (Kscope) is as wildly diverse as the Beatles' "White Album" - even if Wilson rightly calls his own double-disc set "more experimental and more eclectic" than his previous solo outing, 2009's Insurgentes, with jazz and classical influen

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Ken Richardson Posted: Sep 03, 2006 0 comments

It really is a pit stop when you park your 'Pod in Corgi's Nissan Silvia iCar ($35). Yes, we're talkin' that Corgi, the British maker of die-cast scale-model cars, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Here, you get a 1:24-scale Silvia atop stereo speakers.

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments
A Bigger Bang Virgin
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Whaddayawant? A Rolling Stones album to come up and bite you in the ass?
Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 12, 2007 0 comments

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 20, 2013 0 comments

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

New release (Daft Life/Columbia)
Photo by David Black

In this era of electronic dance music, you might think the pioneering French duo Daft Punk would be eager to trump the upstarts. But you’d be thinking wrong.

As Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone, “We wanted to do what we used to do with machines and samplers but with people.” And as Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo said, “It’s not that we can’t make crazy, futuristic-sounding stuff, but we wanted to play with the past.”

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

These days, Apple likes to hold court at a different consumer electronics shebang - the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. "And where Apple goes," says any peripheral maker looking for some action, "iFollow!"

Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
LEGACY

JOHNNY CASH The Legend: Limited Edition (Columbia/Legacy, 5 CDs and 1 DVD, $330) CHARLIE POOLE "You Ain't Talkin' to Me": Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music (Columbia/Legacy, 3 CDs, $40) With tracks from 1954 to 2002, the Cash set comes in a 12 x 16-i

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