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Thursday, November 29 2007

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

It's not easy to spin alienation, disappointment, and evaporated hope to a crowd that is used to leaving your live show feeling as though the world was a searingly hopeful beacon of justice, rainbows, truth, and fresh-baked oatmeal cookies.


Monday, October 15 2007

Eddie Vedder: Into the Wild

The story of Wild is one of alienation and distancing and and the self-discovery that can be found only in wandering and escape and solitude, themes you may remember from Every Other Thing Pearl Jam Has Ever Done.


Sunday, July 29 2007

Common: Finding Forever

As good as Finding Forever is -- and it's very good -- it's hard to imagine it vaulting Common into superstar status. It's the curse of being sly and thoughtful.


Wednesday, July 18 2007

Pearl Jam: Live at the Gorge 05/06

Gorge is made both for the setlist hounds and those who would like to catch up with live Pearl Jam, but want someone else to do the deciding.


Sunday, June 24 2007

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

This is some of Adams's most professional-sounding, accesssible and brightly rewarding stuff since Gold, the Ryan Adams Album For People Who Don't Have Time For All This Other Stuff.


Roots: Game Theory [28.Aug.06]
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