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Saturday, December 31 1994

    Mudhoney: Here Comes Sickness: The Best of the BBC Recordings

According to guitarist Steve Turner’s liner notes for Here Comes Sickness: The Best of the BBC Recordings, Mudhoney seem pretty damn clear about what

My Favorite: Joan of Arc Awaiting Trial

Be careful what you wish for, young man, you will surely get it. Depeche Mode has switched places with U2, as the one became more

    Mark Mallman and Vermont: self-titled

Maybe it’s just because as I write I’m sitting with my feet in a bucket of ice-water next to a fan that’s

Billie Myers: Vertigo

Billie Myers could probably get by with marching onto a stage and just standing there—uttering not even a note for two hours and get

Steve Morse: Major Impacts

To begin with, Steve Morse is one of the finest rock guitarists in the world, so I’m not sure how I feel about critiquing

    Momus: Folktronic

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    The Montgomery Cliffs: self-titled

FLASH! Apparently quite a number of people in the rock press have likened The Montgomery Cliffs to Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Look, just because

    The Myracle Brah: self-titled

The following interview is fictional, which doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Ben Varkentine: We’re talking this morning to the unlikely named Andy

    The Mercury Program: All the Suits Began to Fall Off

The stock is rising for The Mercury Program no doubt. This Floridian quartet has managed to do something very few bands in its class have

u-Ziq, Royal Astronomy

Mike Paradinas (a.k.a. µ-Ziq) delivers his first set since 1997’s Lunatic Harness with the staggeringly amazing Royal Astronomy. A tour with Bjö

    Monster Magnet: God Says No

Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey, Dave Wyndorf and company concoct gloriously big, dumb teen stoner anthems with little more than a dream and a

Matt Pond PA: Measure

Philadelphia band, Matt Pond PA creates delicate, soft-spoken music that possibly can only be described as “beautiful.” The name is pretty self-explanatory: band lead by

    Minibar: Road Movies

There are certain things that make spaces feel homier: your favorite blanket slung over the couch, childhood photos propped in frames, a calendar scrawled with

    The Moto-Litas: For the Greater Good

It sounded like a good idea to Mary and Courtney and Erin and Stacy: let’s start a band! After all, we all listen to

The Microphones: It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water

Listening to the Microphones latest release, It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water, is much like the sensation of looking at visual works by

The Masters Of The Hemisphere

Athens, Georgia boy pop combo the Masters of the Hemisphere are youngsters for sure, but its members are veterans of more than 30 bands and have

Medeski, Martin and Wood, Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps): Best of (1991-1996)

Until now, I’ve never been entirely sure whether or not I liked Medeski, Martin and Wood. Perhaps I’ve heard them dismissed one time

Molly Hatchet: Live at the Agora Ballroom Atlanta, Georgia, April 20, 1979

When the smoke clears after rock ‘n’ roll dies for the final time, a select few artists will forever stand high above the hordes of

Make Lisa Rich: Another Venus

Naming everyone from Tommy James to Nirvana as an influence, Boston’s Make Lisa Rich hype themselves as the torch-bearers of power-pop. The songs on

The Makers: Rock Star God

The Makers have already had their ripple in the independent press. The band has had perhaps the biggest controversy that one could have at this

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