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Monday, November 17 2014

Tears for Fears: Songs From the Big Chair

A 1985 bestseller re-issue which fails miserably to stand the test of time to put it mildly.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

The Hollies: 50 at Fifty

The Hollies have been better represented on other collections and this anniversary collection contains little new. But their '60s pop virtuosity is still something to be treasured.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

Midge Ure: Fragile

Midge Ure deserves respect for his illustrious musical history. This pleasant '80s throwback shows he can still make decent music, even if his voice these days disappointingly lets him down.


Wednesday, October 15 2014

Johnny Marr: Playland

Johnny Marr's second solo album suggests a consummate musician becoming more comfortable with his solo status.


Thursday, September 4 2014

Wire: Document and Eyewitness (Re-issue)

Wire are arguably one of the most influential post-punk bands ever. But the (mostly) tuneless noise of this 1979/1980 live album is not the place to start.


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