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Saturday, December 31 1994

Kristin Hersh: Sunny Border Blue

Kristin Hersh has built a career on fascinating and compelling lyrics that are, to put it mildly, somewhat obscure. They have always been just gut-wrenching

Hue & Cry: Next Move

Working with musicians including reeds player Tommy Smith (whose last album, Bluesmith I reviewed for PopMatters), Hue & Cry have attempted to make a Sinatra

Hemi Cuda: Classics for Lovers

As a resident of the Mile High City, it always excites me to see a Denver band do fairly well in the music biz. With

Homesick James: Got To Move

Blues is just a shuffling beat with a whole lot of soloing over top of it and some old guy whining out annoying vocals. Normally,

Hybrid Device: self-titled

There is something of a glut of downtempo, chill-out, ambient and generally “lie back and mellow out” records doing the rounds at the moment. Most

Roy Hargrove with Strings: Moment to Moment

Aaaahhhh. With his quintet backed by the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra, flugelhorn and trumpet player Roy Hargrove’s Moment to Moment is the album

Hednoize: Searching for the End

Maybe I’m a little bit biased in my excitement about this album, but I can’t help it. Hednoize hails from Chicago (my hometown),

    Hobex: Wisteria

If you’re at all familiar with the career of Paul Weller, and would allow a parallel to be drawn, the first three tracks on

Hi-Posi: 4n5

There’s this sense to outsiders that Japan is cute. They gave us Hello Kitty and virtual pets, after all. Anime characters, even when they

Halford: Resurrection

After leaving metal über lords Judas Priest in 1991, Rob Halford seemed to lose the plot a little. His first solo venture with Fight endured

Haji Mike: Aphrodite’s Dream

Now this is some cool, innovative stuff, here. Have you ever wondered what Greek reggae music would sound like? No? Well, if you care, then

The Holmes Brothers: Speaking in Tongues

TThe Holmes Brothers’ Speaking in Tongues is gospel music with a raw force and down-to-earth-ness missing from most music of that genre. Formed over 20 years

Hate Dept., Technical Difficulties

If you’re growing impatient waiting for a new Prodigy album, Hate Dept. may have the answer. Formed in the early 90s and contemporaries of

Herbie Hancock: Best of Herbie Hancock, Future Shock, Sound System, Perfect Machine

Herbie Hancock has been one of the most respected figures in jazz over the last 40 years. He has also been one of the most reviled

Hey Mercedes: self-titled

I’ve been aching over this review for days now. How do you go about talking about a band that has members from another band

Neilson Hubbard: Why Men Fail

Woe is he. If hauntingly plaintive spare melodies are your thing, then Why Men Fail is the new mother lode. This collection of beautifully doleful

Happydeadmen, After the Siesta

This quartet from a small burgh in Sweden is relentlessly jangly even though they often pen ironically maudlin lyrics.

    Bruce Hornsby: Here Come the Noise Makers

It is a dilemma faced by many suddenly successful musicians—what do you do when your first album is a multiplatinum smash with a #1 single

The Hippos: Heads Are Gonna Roll

Heads Are Gonna Roll is to be played at maximum volume, according to the six guys who make up the band: Ariel Rechtshaid (lead vocals,

Eric Heatherly: Swimming in Champagne

At first listen to Eric Heatherly’s debut album, I immediately thought of early Dwight Yoakam. Then I thought maybe I was simply confusing Dwight’

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