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Saturday, December 31 1994

Mark Kozelek: Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer

I’ve always been bit put off of folksingers. Let me qualify that: I’ve always been suspicious of their straight-faced earnestness. I’ve alway


Kina: self-titled

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t fair that I was surfing the web the first time I listened to the debut album from Kina. But,


Femi Kuti: Shoki Shoki

On the remarkable Shoki Shoki, Femi not only lives up to Fela’s legacy, but also develops his own distinctive version of Afrobeat.


King Crimson: ConstruKCtion of Light

I absolutely love King Crimson. But, a caveat, I am not one of those homebrewer-types who keeps all his prog-rock CDs organized by release date


The Killingtons: self-titled

Okay, prepare for a bit of rock-critic sermonizing. Ready? Good. Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a lot of good middle-of-the-road rock being


    Tim David Kelly: Growing Up Naked

I think I’m suffering from a little known malady presumably confined to music critics. Unofficially labelled Press Bio Fatigue, or in short PBF, it


Bill Kirchen: Tied to the Wheel

Bill Kirchen is one of those cult figures whose fame will never match the reverence in which he is held by those who know his


    Pete Krebs and the Kung Pao Chickens: Hot Ginger and Dynamite

Pete Krebs first gained prominence as a member of early punk/pop bands Hazel and Thrillhammer. Of the two, Hazel was the one which sent


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (with Bally Sagoo): Magic Touch

By my count, Buena Vista Social Club was Ry Cooder’s third intervention into world music. Before hooking up with the legends of son in


    The Ken Kase Group: Stereophonic Nervous Breakdown

Ken Kase can’t decide who he wants to be. Perhaps he wants to be a regular rock and roller. Maybe he’d like to


Kid Dynamite: Shorter, Faster, Louder

These punk rockers from Philadelphia offer up 18 fresh tracks on this socially conscious follow-up to their 1998 self-titled debut. On Shorter, Faster, Louder, the group considers


Earl Klugh: Peculiar Situation

Here’s the gist of Earl Klugh’s latest efforts: he proves that he’s an interesting songwriter and a good guitar player, and his


Korn: Issues

It would be fairly easy for me to dismiss Korn’s latest, Issues, on a variety of platforms. I could mock the youth culture explosion


    K-Ci & Jojo: X

Currently, life is pretty exciting for the Hailey brothers. The single “Crazy” has hit big and K-Ci has just been charged with exposing himself on


Fela Kuti: The Best of Fela Kuti

“Time Travelin’,” the opening track to Common’s brilliant new recording Like Water for Chocolate, is dedicated to the memory of late Nigerian musician Fela


Kid Silver, Dead City Sunbeams

Apparently Ken Griffin doesn’t look upon his time in Rollerskate Skinny with much fondness—the press kit for Dead City Sunbeams describing the defunct


    Diana Krall: All for You (A Dedication to The Nat King Cole Trio)

Though there are relatively few stalwart jazz followers out there who know it, it’s Diana Krall’s album All for You (A Dedication to


    Kleenex Girl Wonder: Smith

So, when your previous album is a nearly perfect collection of melodic gems reminiscent of the best of the British Invasion, and it’s successful


    Nash Kato: Debutante

If ever there was a need for good, honest rock and roll, it’s right now. With all the bubblegum pop groups and pseudo-heavy bands


Leo Kottke, One Guitar, No Vocals

As the title says, this album offers up no Kottke vocals. Some among us recognize the genius in Kottke’s singing, the self-deprecating fake-out of


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