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Tuesday, October 1 2013

Jeff Lynne: Armchair Theatre (Deluxe Re-Issue)

A true testament to his musicianship and longevity in the business, Jeff Lynne's forgotten classic, Armchair Theatre, returns -- and it sounds better than ever.


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Hot Lunch: Hot Lunch

Another gang of regurgitative rock revivalists, this San Francisco troupe tries to be more than simply palatable but ultimately makes the case to bring one’s lunch from home.


Monday, May 20 2013

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.


Thursday, May 2 2013

David Bowie: Aladdin Sane (40th Anniversary Edition)

Aladdin Sane may be the best example of one of Bowie's central themes: the artifice not as something to break through, not as an impediment on the way to the real, but the artifice as its own sort of realness.


Monday, October 24 2011

Justice: Audio, Video, Disco

Feeling like a classic from beginning to end, Audio, Video, Disco is a brilliant change-up from the brilliance of Cross, as well as a promising new direction for the band.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Foreigner: Feels Like the First Time

Foreigner's skill at cloning past compilations with a new disguise hasn't faded with time. While it may be good for the band's pocketbook, it's hardly that for anyone else.


Monday, August 1 2011

Graveyard: Hisingen Blues

The Swedish retro-rockers return with a an assured, surprisingly nuanced second album.


Wednesday, April 14 2010

Pour Some Sugarland on Me: Why Country Music Is the New Classic Rock

Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.


Thursday, October 22 2009

MV + EE: Barn Nova

Prolific purveyors of independently-released psychedelic classic rock return to Ecstatic Peace! with their fourth offering on a bigger stage.


Monday, May 18 2009

Classic rockers find new life through video games


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