Still Pulling Your Strings: 'Master of Puppets' 25 Years Later | 20 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM
Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.
Reg King: Reg King | 11 Sep 2007 // 5:41 PM
One of the great lost '60s pop and soul also-rans, Reg King's only solo album is a murky snapshot of the dissolution of musical promise as an industry rolled on by, but remains a rawly emotional experience.
Robin Trower: A Tale Untold: The Chrysalis Years (1973-1976) | 4 Nov 2010 // 5:00 PM
The victim of poor quality CD reissues for years, Robin Trower's seminal Chrysalis albums finally get the remaster they deserve -- displaying the guitar god in all his psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired glory.
Little Richard: The Rill Thing / King of Rock and Roll / The Second Coming | 30 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM
With the public losing interest by the late '60s, Richard was in danger of artistic irrelevance -- a reality he faced head-on with a string of funk albums.