Classic Album Review: Styx | StyxWorld Live 2001

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Let’s face it: If...

Classic Album Review: Neil Diamond | Three Chord Opera

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   I just saw that...

Classic Album Review: Smoother | Chasing the Dragon

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   That’s Smoother as opposed...

Classic Album Review: Poor Rich Ones | Happy Happy Happy

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   From Travis to Coldplay,...

Classic Album Review: Ché | Sounds of Liberation

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   A new Latin pop...

Classic Album Review: Bad Astronaut | Acrophobe

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   They’re from the punky...

Classic Album Review: Sea of Green | Time to Fly

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   With some bands, you...

Classic Album Review: Roachpowder | Atomic Church

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Their name comes from...

Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Fat Music Volume V: Live Fat, Die Young

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Punk-rock compilations tend to...

Barney Bentall & Geoffrey Kelly are RanchWriters

When two veteran Canadian artists pass time together the best way they know how, the result is certain to turn ears. Such is the case for award-winning musicians Barney...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Short List: 3 Titles You...

Welcome to August. Things are getting off to a slow start. Not that I mind, after the last few weeks of craziness. Here's the lowdown:   Ellen Foley Fighting Words THE EDITED PRESS...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Long List: 300-Plus Releases On...

Did you know that sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions in court? It's true: Look it up. But first, scroll through the 300...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • New Books

Even book publishers take holidays. And judging by the paltry list below, most of them are at the beach next week. Come to think, that sounds like a pretty...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • On TV

Thanks to the Olympics, we're still deep in the valley of the shadow of reruns. Of course, if you didn't see these performances before, they're new to you. Here's...

Albums Of The Week: Charlie Parr | Last of the Better Days Ahead

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Charlie Parr’s newest album Last of the Better Days Ahead is a collection of powerful new songs about how one looks back on a life lived,...

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