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Saturday, December 31 1994

R.L. Burnside: Mississippi Hill Country Blues

If you’re a fan of R.L. Burnside, and all of his recent permutations, this re-released CD will only whet your appetite for a

Big Country: The Best of Big Country

Big Country—big sound, big concepts and big guitars. It’s probably hard to imagine now, but when Big Country burst onto the British rock

Rick Braun: Kisses in the Rain

Okay, so, what can I tell you about Rick Braun’s Kisses in the Rain? The black-and-white photo of Braun in the CD foldout shows

Bastards of Melody: Fun Machine

There must be an unwritten rule that great power-pop and garage bands will come out of the Jersey area until the end of time. Down-and-dirty

Bright Eyes: Every Day and Every Night

I’ll say up front I know very little about Bright Eyes. I do know they have at least one prior full-length album to their

Jason Becker: Perspective

“I have had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) since I was almost 20 years old. I was a guitarist until this disease swiped that little skill

Beezewax: South of Boredom

As I did the usual open and close on the CD player to give myself a quick preview of the new releases awaiting review, this

Jeff Beck: You Had It Coming

Some people play a guitar. Jeff Beck attacks one. At his best the sounds he coerces from his white Strat are criminally inventive, rude—or

The Bloodhound Gang: Hooray for Boobies

When critics try to apply postmodern theory to music, one of the darlings of analysis in the past three years has to be Beck. Beck

Basement Jaxx: Rooty

When you’ve been proclaimed the saviors of house music, what do you do for an encore? Given the critical accolades heaped on their debut

Blur: 13

Proving they have the goods of a truly exceptional band, Blur has done what the greats have done before them—evolved.

Bonfire Madigan: Saddle the Bridge

Vocalist and songwriter Madigan Shive is a powerhouse in her own world, and Bonfire Madigan’s latest release, Saddle the Bridge, sets out to prove

The Boo Radleys: Kingsize

It’s rather fitting that, given the discussion of post-punk in this column, the pick of the week should be something akin to “post-pop.” Already

B.R.M.C.: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Taking a look at the cover of B.R.M.C.‘s self-titled debut promo, you might get the impression that you’re in for

Brian Jonestown Massacre: Strung Out In Heaven

Forget the nutty name that sounds like it should be the monicker of a hardcore band, Brian Jonestown Massacre play brilliant 60’s inspired psychedlic pop.

The Beatles: White Album

Better known as The White Album, it's the 30th anniversary of the seminal 1968 Beatles record and Capitol Records is celebrating with a limited edition...

Jake Bell: Synjase

On his debut release Synjase, Jake Bell completely surrounds himself with electronic beats and ambient noise...

The Berlin Project: Culture Clash

Straight outta Pittsburgh, The Berlin Project started off as a Christian Rock band and is now up to nine members, including a five person horn

The Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In

The British are a fickle crew: their pop diet is promiscuous, consuming and disposing with relish. The Americans, to over-employ the broad brush analysis perhaps,

It is a sad fact of the music business that talented people like Nappy Brown are little more than footnotes to the major blues, soul,

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