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Monday, January 23 1995

The Clientele: Suburban Light

Where most musicians seem content to respond and resignify, toying with mix and match flip-books, the Clientele move beyond pedigree charts and musical genealogy, eclipsing cultural context and conceptual frameworks.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Omar Faruk Tekbilek: One Truth

Mysterious, haunting, and deeply spiritual—or frenzied, energetic and explosive, this is perhaps the richest music that I’ve heard in quite some time.


Shack, H.M.S. Fable

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Tim Sparks: One String Leads to Another

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Steely Dan: Two Against Nature

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Gil Scott-Heron, Evolution (and Flashback) The Very Best of Gil Scott-Heron

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The Merrymakers, Bubblegun

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Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs

There are times these days where I absolutely hate Stephin Merritt, where I’m overwhelmingly infuriated by his latest work with the Magnetic Fields, the meandering yet singularly-purposed three-disc master opus.


Gerald Levert: G

Gerald Levert returns with his second offering since a brief liaison with the R&B supergroup LSG (Johnny Gill & Keith Sweat).


Lynyrd Skynyrd: pronounced ‘leh-‘nerd ‘skin-‘nerd

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Hellacopters: Payin’ the Dues

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Hesperus: Celtic Roots / Spain in the New World

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Michael Hutchence: Michael Hutchence

If you take the time to listen to Michael Hutchence with an open ear, you might remember that he was a singer with a sexy, cocky, rock star charm who was indeed truly talented.


Braid: Lucky to Be Alive

Lucky To Be Alive sounds so much like a live performance it is almost difficult to review it like an album as opposed to a live concert.


Various Artists: Rock Out HIV

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    Various Artists: Carnival

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Various Artists: Anthems of Trust and Decay (Tribute to Marilyn Manson)

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Various Artists, Fire & Skill: The Songs of the Jam

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Various Artists: Ruff Ryders Compilation: Ryde or Die Vol: II

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Various Artists: More for Your Pleasure (Tribute to Roxy Music)

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