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Ralph Towner: Anthem

Ralph Towner is a virtuoso guitar player, one of the very few who manages to meld together skillfully the disparate worlds of jazz and classical


    Pete Tong: Essential Mix

Mr. Cook may sell the records, but Pete Tong is the name among British DJs, with his “Essential Selections” radio show on BBC Radio One


The Teenage Frames, 1% Faster | PopMatters | Music | Reviews

On their second full-length, the Teenage Frames make like the album title and speed through 14 tracks of blistering pop and punk. Hailing from Chicago, the


Timonium: Suspende Animation

For some reason the slowed-down, reverbed-out, protracted-length dirge genre is getting big these days in The Indie Rock Circles. Maybe that’s why these songs,


James Taylor: JT / Flag / Dad Loves His Work / That’s Why I’m Here / Never Die Young

He turned being a sensitive singer-songwriter into an art form. A freewheeling hippie who was signed to The Beatles’ Apple label, his early material (mostly


    Dave Thompson: Little Dave and Big Love

This is my first introduction to Dave Thompson and Big Love. Dave Thompson is a young man who plays good electric blues guitar, leaning more


    Takfarinas: Yal

Rai’s popularity in the West since the late ‘80s has had contradictory effects. On the one hand, as the first Middle Eastern genre to


Tonic: Sugar | PopMatters Music Review

Apparently, the joke is on us. Tonic, alt-rock’s answer to a dreary pop-song no one asked for, decided to name their second album Sugar,


    Boubacar Traore: Macire

This quiet, yet politically charged, CD links together Africa and American blues music. Primarily the connection remains narratively thematic in that Traore and traditional blues


    38 Special: Anthology

Anthology serves as a reminder of the many sides of 38 Special. At the end of the day, they’re a southern rock band but, as


Touré-Touré: Laddé

Released first in Europe to critical acclaim, the debut album of Touré-Touré has now arrived in the United States. Touré-Touré is an African


The Tragically Hip: Music @ Work

I bought this CD because three years ago I heard a song by the Tragically Hip on the soundtrack of The Sweet Hereafter. Critically, I’


Tiga: Mixed Emotions: Montreal Mix Sessions Vol. 5

Appearances, they say, can be deceiving, which is a lucky thing for Montreal’s DJ Tiga, considering that the cover art for his new double


The Temptations: Ear-Resistable

The group which was in many ways the ultimate Motown unit, The Temptations, once epitomised the label’s sound through releases such as the 1964 hit “


Trinket: Set to Explode

Okay. You know how sometimes you buy a recording because you like the hit single? And then when you get it home and play it,


Tamar: self-titled

A few years back a four-piece group known as The Braxton Sisters were turned down by LaFace largely due to the prominence of TLC. They


Toots & The Maytals: The Best of Toots & The Maytals: 20th Century Masters

Picture a dreaded out Bunny Wailer sipping mushroom tea and toking on a gigantic sno-cone backstage at Reggae Sunsplash in the mid-eighties. A very white


    Trance [ ] Control: Beyond 2001

Before incorporating more conventional methods of distribution (such as this CD), Trance [] Control were apparently one of the most downloaded unsigned bands on the Internet.


Tom Daily: Happily Deceiving Culture | PopMatters Music Review

Tom Daily used to be Tom Counihan, who used to be in Not Rebecca, who used to sound like Face to Face. Anyway, Tom Daily’


Three Doors Down: The Better Life

If you’re going to rip off another bands’ sound, however subtly you think you may be doing it, pick a band with some legit


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