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Whistler

It’s quite a remarkable trick of reinvention to morph from the utter lameness of EMF into the indie pop chic of Whistler. Yet that


    The Wes Hollywood Show: The Girls Are Never Ending

You may ask yourself, “What kind of thought processes go on when reviewing a new CD?” Well I’m glad you asked. In this review,


Hank Williams, Live at the Grand Ole Opry

Hank Williams may well have been the first rock and roll star.


Paul Weller, Modern Classics

Weller has written an entire catalog of memorable songs—remember The Jam.


Kelly Willis, What I Deserve

As one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, it’s regrettable that Kelly Willis spent the earlier part of her career as a minor cog in


Western Electric: self-titled

As Jimmy Webb says in his quintessential book on songwriting, Tunesmith, “...it all goes back to Stephen Foster.” Of course, Mr. Foster is credited by


William Cepeda Afrorican Jazz, My Roots & Beyond

 Groupo Afro Boricua Bombazo(Blue Jackel) by Sarah ZupkoPopMatters Editor & Publisher williamcepeda-groupoafro.jpg My mouth dropped when I heard these releases. Sporting a


The Weavers: Best of the Vanguard Years

A single guitar chord, then the words, “We are traveling in the footsteps / Of those who’ve gone before” and you can only respond with, “


    The Witches: Universal Mall

I hate to say it, but the most interesting thing about The Witches might be group leader Troy Gregory’s history compared to his current


David Wilcox, Underneath

It would not be an exaggeration to claim that I spent the winter of 1990 obsessed with How Did You Find Me Here, David Wilcox’s


The Wicked Farleys: Make It It

Neither as evil as Ozzy’s 1988 opus, No Rest for the Wicked, nor as funny as the film career of comedy giant Chris Farley, the


    Steve Wynn: Take Your Flunky and Dangle

I could probably have you believe that, given the recent winter weather watch-storm-event-tracker mania of the Eastern half of the country, I’m huddled over


Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man

Immediately this album starts hypnotizing.


Weeping in Fits and Starts, Blue Funnel World

This band is almost impossible to categorize—and, for the record, that’s a good thing. With its members possessing perfect pop and indie rock


George Winston, Plains

The postmodernists Walter Abish and Mojo Nixon found themselves seated next to one another on a plane. To pass the time, they invented a game


Wellwater Conspiracy, Brotherhood Of Electric: Operational Directives

Wellwater Conspiracy sounds like a good name for a goth band, but thankfully they’re not that. This Michigan band is one of the few


Andre Williams & the Sadies, Red Dirt

It takes more than music for a country artist in the ‘90s to earn Rolling Stone-style cred. It takes a gimmick, a hook. You can


Wire: reissues

In May 2000, following a successful string of dates across the US, an English band played a sold-out show at Irving Plaza, one of New York’


Wisely: Go!

For those of you not in the know and who have a taste for all things that pop melodically, let me turn your attentions to


    The Whispers: Greatest Slow Jams Volume Two

After Detroit, after Memphis, after Philadelphia, black music temporarily found its capital in California as the Seventies stumbled into the Eighties, for the first time


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