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The Retardos: self-titled

With a name like The Retardos, you have to expect the band to be either the purveyors of the second coming of rock music, or

    Ranarim: Till the Light of Day

When it comes to European world music, particularly of the folk variety, Celtic reigns supreme. Huge swathes of the World Music (and New Age) bins

Rustic Overtones: Volume Up

It’s no big secret that the rampant popularity of the Dave Matthews Band among high school and college students has made the pill of “

Josh Rouse: Home

+ another review of Home by David Fufkin In a world where Jewel is considered a poet, where does a talented singer/songwriter like Josh Rouse

    Rebecca’s Statue: Drinking from the Water Clock

Relix featured Chicago-based Rebecca’s Statue in its “On the Edge” section. Should I have been wary just from that? Yes. I was never a

Joshua Redman: Beyond

Back in 1991, a 23 year old Redman was on his way towards a law degree at Harvard. However, having decided to tour with his father, well-known

Roundhead: Creature Comfort

Bastard sons of the bargain bin Roundhead showcase their funky grooves and ambient melodies on Creature Comfort, a record that inspires me to do absolutely

    Rocket Transfer Warehouse: Arrival

I admit to having lofty expectations, a bull-headed sense of taste, and an ugly, exaggerated mean streak. But in spite of that, I’ll swear

Rival Schools United by Onelinedrawing: self-titled

Here’s a nice post-Christmas surprise: a collaboration between some of the best people involved in the US post-hardcore scene. Specifically, I’m talking about

Queensrÿche, Q2k

Most ‘80s hard rock bands ought to have hung it up long ago. In general, they degenerate album by album, and ultimately become wastes of

The Queers, Later Days and Better Lays

From 1993 to 1996, the Queers ruled the whole pop-punk universe. Green Day sold infinitely more records and Screeching Weasel put more tattoos on the backs of

Q-Tip: Amplified

Back in 1998 many a hip-hop fan justifiably lamented the loss of A Tribe Called Quest. After five albums one of the genre’s most innovative

    Question of Honour: Canopic Jars

Do you ever imagine what a hybrid of Soundgarden and White Zombie might sound like minus the fancy production, playing out of somebody’s mom’

Question Mark and The Mysterians: More Action

It is always with a mixture of dread and hopeful anticipation that I meet the arrival of any new material from a former legendary band

Queen, The Crown Jewels

It’s a bit pricey, but an essential for any Queen fan. The Crown Jewels includes the band’s first eight albums (Queen, Queen II,

Elvis Presley: ‘68 Comeback Special / One Night With You [DVD]

Professional cynic Dennis Leary once remarked that he wished that someone had stepped up behind Elvis sometime late in 1957 and put a bullet behind his

    Paloalto: self-titled

God, am I sick of bad rock and roll. Those of you who are regular readers of my reviews may detect a theme in recent

Paula Cole Band, Amen

You will not have fun listening to Amen. Any urge you may have to dance or make love—reasonable responses to the ‘70s soul that

Pale Boy: self-titled

Pale Boy is comprised of 13 musicians playing tuba, marimba, guitars, French horn, sax, violin and keyboard. The lyrics are composed and sung by one Seth

Panacea, Twisted Designz

Twisted is right—not that there’s anything wrong with it. German DJ extraordinaire Panacea has been performing his blend of teutonic hardcore and UK

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