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Monday, March 5 2001

The Free Design: Cosmic Peekaboo

The Free Design are one of the many pop groups of the past getting more attention now than they did when they were together, thanks

Eve: Scorpion

Eve doesn’t need my support for this album, as it is sure to sell as ridiculously well as her debut. With that in mind

Dog Fashion Disco: Anarchists of Good Taste

All right, try not to laugh too hard when you listen to Anarchists of Good Taste. I’m pretty sure vocalist Todd Smith didn’t

Jay Dee: Welcome to Detroit

“Y’all ready for some live shit? Welcome. Welcome to the D, baby.” With these opening lines we enter the wonderful, bass-heavy world of the

The Riddler and Christian B.: Club Series Part Four

Although it’s called Club Series 4, a better name for this new dance music compilation might be Radio Series 4. That’s because the two DJs

Solomon Burke: King of Blues and Soul

This reissue will probably slip by unnoticed simply because it will be assumed to be yet another re-packaging of Solomon Burke’s 1960s back catalogue.

Louis Armstrong: Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits,1936 to 1950

Though Ken Burns idolized him at the expense of other artists whom he merely treated as footnotes to some grand made up story called “Jazz”,

Aerosmith: Just Push Play

With each new Aerosmith album the debate rages as to whether The Bio-degradable Brothers, or Toxic Twins as they were famously dubbed during their years

Wednesday, February 28 2001

    Mannix: Come to California

There is a strong case to be argued that Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers will be THE prominent influence on the innovative pop-rock

Monday, February 26 2001


don't yet think of themselves as proper English rockstars.

    Traffic: Traffic / John Barleycorn Must Die

TrafficLast Exit(Island)US release date: 27 February 2001 (original release, January 1969 ) TrafficJohn Barleycorn Must Die(Island)US release date: 27 February 2001 (original release, January 1970) by Simon Warner

    Jacky Terrasson: A Paris

It would be easy to say that Jacky Terrasson’s new record is a sort of American in Paris: French songs and immortal melodies played

    Duncan Sheik: Phantom Moon

Duncan Sheik was introduced to the world with his hit “Barely Breathing” in 1996 and in a Sarah MacLachlan world, people responded positively to his sensitive

    The Minus 5 / Young Fresh Fellows: Let The War Against Music Begin / Because We Hate You

Trust Scott McCaughey to come up with something completely different—a double album featuring in one corner, the Young Fresh Fellows (with McCaughey, Kurt Bloch,

    Los Straitjackets: ¡Damas y Caballeros!

Donning Mexican wrestling masks and conducting all on-stage banter in gringo-fied Spanish, Los Straitjackets would be easy to dismiss as a joke if they weren’

    Lords of Acid: Farstucker

Ever since their inception and the release of the single “I Sit on Acid” in 1988, the Lords of Acid have staked their claim in the

Neil Michael Hagerty: self-titled

Instead of a bowl of spilled cherries, the cover is a collage of Mr. Hagerty’s many guitar necks and a shot of him looking

Nanci Griffith: The Millennium Collection

Nanci Griffith has always existed just outside the mainstream of public recognition, performing music that isn’t quite country (even though she’s produced by

Dave Matthews Band: Everyday

“Idid it / Do you think I’ve gone too far?” Dave Matthews asks on the chorus of “I Did It”, the first single from the

Blessid Union of Souls: The Singles

With a spiritual sounding group name and an incredible ability to blend rock, funk, and soul onto one pallet, Blessid Union of Souls have a

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