The Prodigy | No Tourists

Turn down? For what? You won't catch techno masterblasters Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim changing their pitch up on this seventh studio album. Or leaving their comfort zone....

Tenacious D | Post-Apocalypto

It's the end of the world as we know it. And Tenacious D feel fine. Too bad Jack Black and Kyle Gass also felt like putting most of their...

Pistol Annies | Interstate Gospel: The Four Commandments

Fans' prayers have finally been answered: Five years after the last Pistol Annies album, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley have finally reconvened for their third studio release....

William Shatner | Shatner Claus: Three Guests Who Lose (And Three Who Win )

It ... was ... only ... a matter! of! time! Over the past 50 years, the one and only William Shatner has ruined songs by everyone from The Beatles...

Rosanne Cash | She Remembers Everything: Seven Memorable Points

Some people make too many albums. Rosanne Cash is not one of them. So when Johnny's eldest daughter finally shows up with something new — like her 15th studio...

Bob Dylan | More Blood, More Tracks: 12 Standout Cuts

You can call him moody. You can call him restless. You can call him fickle. You can even call him wreckless. But no matter what you say, you can't...

Marianne Faithfull | Negative Capability: Six Positive Thoughts

1 | There aren't many artists who can still deliver the goods at age 71 — especially when they've been through everything Marianne Faithfull has. But even though she hasn't...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 30, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from R.E.M., Beck, Fatboy Slim and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

Los Straitjackets | Complete Christmas Songbook

Yes, Los Straitjackets are doing some regifting. But at least they're being up-front about it. Complete Christmas Songbook, the holiday collection from everyone's favourite wrestling-masked surf-rockers, compiles both of...

Peter Bjorn & John | Darker Days

You know things are getting rough when even Peter, Bjorn and John are bummed. After all, these Swedish indie-popsters are the guys who scored their biggest hit on these...

Bob Moses | Battle Lines

Countless electronica duos write good music. Far fewer know how to write good songs. Bob Moses clearly don't have that problem. But there's no big mystery behind it. The...

Ty Segall | Fudge Sandwich

Ty Segall is not wasting time. His or yours. The prolific Los Angeles garage-rocker has been especially productive this year — he's already released five albums, including one with his...

The Monkees | Christmas Party

You don't have to be a Yuletide believer to get into this holiday offering from surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. But it would help if...

Nao | Saturn

Everybody can't be a chart-topping pop singer. Nor should they. The music world also needs its share of auteurs, eccentrics, iconoclasts, rule-breakers and free-spirited musical individualists. Which is pretty...

The Struts | Young & Dangerous

You know what they say: There are no coincidences. And when it comes to the timing of this album, they're right. In what can only be described as one...

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