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Features

Wednesday, May 5 2010

Like a Revelation: Interacting with 'Blood on the Tracks'

Blood on the Tracks can be viewed as an early example of the potential for a record to be a piece of interactive media.


Wednesday, April 1 2009

Alan Parsons Project Redux

Now that the Alan Parsons Project catalogue has been reissued, it's time for a reappraisal. Will anyone bite?


Thursday, November 8 2007

Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970

For the first time, the musical and attitudinal highs and lows of the Bay Area scene are on full, accurate, and coherent display. Forty years was a long time to wait.


Reviews

Thursday, June 24 2010

Carole King: The Essential Carole King

An intriguing concept: one disc of Carole King the singer, one disc of Carole King the songwriter. It's not perfect, but it's a start.


Monday, May 31 2010

Carole King and James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour

Long past their heyday, singer-songwriter royalty come together for an enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable, live album.


Thursday, April 8 2010

Elvis Presley: On Stage: Legacy Edition

Elvis at his live best. The music is indispensable, but the endless stream of repackaged product is discouraging.


Thursday, March 4 2010

Don Henley: The Very Best of Don Henley

There was no timely reason for a new Don Henley compilation, but it's better than the old one and the music holds up.


Thursday, February 18 2010

Jackie DeShannon: Jackie DeShannon, Me About You / To Be Free, New Arrangement

Four very different albums by the great singer-songwriter reveal her many strengths and inconsistencies.


Landon Pigg: LP [11.Dec.06]
Mohair: Small Talk [28.Sep.06]

Blogs

Wednesday, December 16 2009

Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs

Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 Rare and unreleased 1989-2006 - Sony [$11.49]


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