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Thursday, October 14 1999

Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986

Ray Charles is one of those rare artists that can convincingly traffic in virtually any genre of music and make it sound thoroughly his own.


Monday, September 27 1999

Garth Brooks: In the Life of Chris Gaines

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Monday, August 23 1999

Christina Aguilera: self-titled

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Monday, June 7 1999

The Apples In Stereo: Her Wallpaper Reverie

Robert Schneider is everywhere these days, mixing the recent Dressy Bessy release and popping up as a collaborator and producer on a host of Elephant 6-related projects.


Sunday, May 9 1999

    Labradford: E luxo so

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Monday, May 3 1999

Ella Fitzgerald: Cocktail Hour

Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, apart from being the most important and best-known jazz singers of the last century, represent two sides of an interesting coin.


Monday, April 19 1999

    Bijou Phillips: I’d Rather Eat Glass

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Monday, August 31 1998

    Willie Nelson: Teatro

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Monday, March 23 1998

    Semisonic: Feeling Strangely Fine

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Monday, November 3 1997

Fold Zandura: Ultraforever

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Monday, September 22 1997

Emer Kenny: self-titled

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Monday, March 24 1997

    New Duncan Imperials: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vegas

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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.


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