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Catch 22: Washed Up

Whatever magic caught the interest of Victory Records owner Tony Brummel enough to sign Catch 22 left the band alongside former lead singer Tomas Kalnoky. The

Cousteau: self-titled

I love the concept for this band: lyrical love songs and torch ballads done in a moody, lounge mode with piano, guitar and a lead

The Comas: A Def Needle in Tomorrow

I’m the first one to applaud the recent resurgence of shoegazer-derivative and slowcore artists. For in my teenage years, I was clad in MBV

Clem Snide: The Ghost of Fashion

WWhen you play such low key minimalist acoustic country blues, you had better possess riveting lyrics to capture the listener’s attention or else you

Chaos Theory: self-titled

Whenever I hear metal that is fast, loud, angry, and the sounds just plain mean, I have a knee-jerk reaction to compare it to Pantera.

Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings, Love Songs To Myself

Die-hard pop fans already know this man well. The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, Clevenger’s 1997 release, is an essential addition to any good record

Captain Audio: Luxury, or whether it is better to be loved than feared

Despite the title above, I’d have to postulate that it is possible to be both loved and feared, and hold up this CD as

Petula Clark: The Petula Clark Anthology: Downtown to Sunset Boulevard

I bet you know far more Petula Clark songs than you think you do. Petula? Who? How about “Downtown” (hilariously exploited on an episode of

Cher: The Best of Cher:  The Millennium Collection

When I first learned I would be reviewing this collection of Cher’s greatest hits, I wasn’t at all enthused. I’m not a

John Cunningham: Homeless House

This 8 song EP struck me hard. As I described to a few people, Mr. C (remember that 20th Century pop icon Tom Bosley?) reminds me

Cypress Hill: Los Grandes Exitos en Espanol

It’s true that I endured seven years of Spanish classes during my school days. Sure, there was conjugation after conjugation, instructional tourist videos, inane

The Corrs: In Blue

Marketed as a Celtic-flavored pop band since their debut in 1995, the Dublin, Ireland natives’ first two albums were actually made entirely in the USA. This

Cheap Trick: Authorized Greatest Hits

In their 25 year career, Cheap Trick has seen their share of musical fads and trends come and go. From punk to new wave, from the

Cats And Jammers: After School Special

A three piece band with a name like Cats And Jammers who want to be TV heroes and rock stars? My God, doesn’t anyone

coco b’s basement songs: firehawks and dirtybirds ep

I know there’s still a bit of time left to go in this year, and there’s no doubt I’ll be hearing some

Eric Clapton: Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton

Being critical of an album by someone who used to have the words “Is God” emblazoned directly after his name is a difficult thing to

Collective Soul: Blender

From their break-out, if overplayed, single “Shine” to “December”, “Gel”, “The World I Know”, and “Run”, Collective Soul has turned out hit after hit of

The Robert Cray Band: Heavy Picks - The Robert Cray Band Collection

I’ll say it, even though its been said a hundred times before, by a hundred different critics, in a hundred different places. It’s

Meg Lee Chin: Junkies and Snakes

Meg Lee Chin’s reputation preceded her 1999 debut, Piece and Love. A onetime member of the industrial collective Pigface, Chin was also Garbage’s first

The Chamber Strings: Month of Sundays

There’s always room in music for more pop musicians who use sweet melodies and instrumentation to gently deal with the difficulties of life, like

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