Albums Of The Week: Smashing Pumpkins | Atum: Act 1

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Smashing Pumpkins’ 12th studio album is a three-act rock opera album titled Atum (pronounced Autumn). Atum will feature 33 tracks and is the sequel...

Bruce Springsteen | Madison Square Garden 1988 • No Nukes 1979

For most artists, self-releasing five historic live recordings in little more than a month would be seen as egomaniacal overkill. For Bruce Springsteen, it's no big deal. In fact,...

Albums Of The Week: Tegan and Sara | Still Jealous

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Tegan and Sara revisit the indie-pop duo’s 2004 breakout album So Jealous on a new version of the record titled Still Jealous. It features the original’s 14...

Classic Album Review: Yes | In a Word: Yes (1969 – )

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   If you asked some...

The Specials | Encore • The Beat feat. Ranking Roger | Public Confidential

It may not be the dawning of a new era. But it is a reasonably enjoyable facsimile of an old one. Reconstituted 2-Tone titans The Specials and The Beat...

Sonic Youth | New York, NY • CBGB • December 13, 1988

I was lucky enough to see Sonic Youth play a bunch of times over the years. And like every punk fan who goes to New York, I made the...

Classic Album Review: Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley / Elvis ’56

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   “The King is gone...

Classic Album Review: Elvis Presley | His Hand in Mine

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   “The King is gone...

The Bangles • Three O’Clock • Dream Syndicate • Rain Parade | 3 x...

Tribute albums are usually pretty simple affairs. Sometimes, one artist covers a slate of hits by one or more of his influences. Other times, a group of performers celebrate...

Phish | Kasvot Växt / í rokk

When is a covers album not a covers album? When it's this elaborate prank by the men of Phish. For more than two decades now, the jam-band vets have...

Classic Box Set Review: Bob Dylan | The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 — Bob...

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Even in the stoned-out...

Albums Of The Week: Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp | 18

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “For their new album 18, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck and Hollywood Vampires co-founder (and sometimes actor) Johnny Depp recorded a range of covers that touch...

Classic Album Review: Ronnie Wood | Not For Beginners

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Some folks want to...

Classic DVD Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Rust Never Sleeps

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   “It relates to my...

ZZ Top | Goin’ 50

WHO ARE THEY? That Little Ol' Band From Texas — aka The World's Biggest Band From Texas — and power trio whose membership has remained unchanged for half a...

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