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U2, The Best Of 1980-1990

Globetrotting, ZOOTV megastars that they are now, it is refreshing to be reminded of how U2 began. Less the hype and the electronica bandwagon jumping,


Ui: The Iron Apple

Logic would suggest that it would be difficult to sink your teeth into an iron apple. For the sake of argument, don’t try. It’


Unbelievable Truth, Almost Here

It’s about time that one of NME‘s most hyped new bands actually lived up to the advance publicity. Garnering their fair share of


Ultimate Fakebook: This Will Be Laughing Week

The shadow of high school hangs over Ultimate Fakebook’s This Will Be Laughing Week, not only in the goofy faux yearbook cover art and


U.F.O.: Covenant

What do shred-masters Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kirk Hammett and Dave Mustaine have in common? All cite German rock guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker


Uz Jsme Doma: Ears

In 10th grade I ventured to the now-defunct Academy in New York City to see They Might Be Giants, saviors of experimental pop quirkiness. The


Ultimate Fakebook: Electric Kissing Parties

You’ve got to love the stupidity of major labels. At a time when it’s impossible for any band to sell a lot of


The Unband: Retarder

(* Actual events may not have happened.) Once, in a time not unlike the present, two suburban kids, Tommy and Timmy, crossed paths at the local


Ugly Duckling: Fresh Mode

+ Interview with Ugly Duckling Hip-hop has always been a curious sort. With an existence that has become clouded by tragedy, paper chasin’ and misogyny, it’


UB40, Labour Of Love III

With this album, UB40 makes a statement about staying power. They don’t have any. If they had any power or emotion at all, it


    George Usher Group: Days of Plenty

Patience often isn’t a virtue of the pop listener, especially in these “I want it and I want it now” times. As such, some


    Ultra V: Bring on the Fuego

The first two songs on Ultra V’s Bring on the Fuego are “Playboy Mansion” and “Money” and these are an immediate indication as to


    Peter Ulrich: Pathways and Dawns

Pathways and Dawns, the first solo album by former Dead Can Dance percussionist Ulrich, is largely as percussive as one would expect. What may come


    Train: Drops of Jupiter

In 1998, Train scored big with their chart-topping hit “Meet Virginia”, from their self-titled debut. The success of this quirky number not only assured platinum status,


    Koko Taylor: self-titled

It is routine practice to describe Koko Taylor as either the “Queen of the Blues” or the “Last of the Blues Women”. Oddly enough, the


    The Teen Kings: Lost and Found: The Unreleased 1956 Recordings

Lost and Found: The Unreleased 1956 Recordings documents some live, local television appearances by The Teen Kings, the country/rockabilly group in which a young Roy


    Tagging Satellites: Risk of Flight EP

Earlier this year Low uproariously invaded critics’ hearts with their exceptionally un-uproarious release Things We Lost in the Fire. Featuring quiet vocals and soothing, lazy


The Twelve Caesars, Youth Is Wasted On The Young

Yes indeed, another Swedish band. Minty Fresh has made their name in part by releasing stateside versions of records by a number of Swedish pop


Ralph Towner: Anthem

Ralph Towner is a virtuoso guitar player, one of the very few who manages to meld together skillfully the disparate worlds of jazz and classical


    Pete Tong: Essential Mix

Mr. Cook may sell the records, but Pete Tong is the name among British DJs, with his “Essential Selections” radio show on BBC Radio One


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