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Three Doors Down: The Better Life

If you’re going to rip off another bands’ sound, however subtly you think you may be doing it, pick a band with some legit


Paul Taylor: Undercover

Love it or loathe it, smooth jazz is here to stay. Indeed, despite occasionally situating itself in a rather precarious position between the benign and


    James Taylor: Greatest Hits Volume 2

With volume one a perennial bestseller, it was only a matter of time before James Taylor’s label went for the complementary sequel. While every


Thug Murder: The 13th Round

At this point, I’m afraid, I’m pretty blasé when it comes to Japanese punk bands, of whatever stripe. It was a cool


    Tears For Fears: Songs from the Big Chair

When the Beatles invaded the USA with their moptops and unique pop approach, they set a precedent for succeeding generations of British bands to emulate.


Tarwater: Animals Suns and Atoms

In this world where we’ve left our Joy Division albums behind, and have little to take their place, it’s good to hear Tarwater


    Transglobal Underground: Yes Boss Food Corner

Transglobal Underground’s latest effort, Yes Boss Food Corner, is a stylish and solid album, perhaps not quite on a par with their previous releases,


Take 6: Live

Despite having released numerous Grammy award-winning albums, I find myself having to admit that prior to receiving this set I had only encountered Take 6 on


Randy Travis: Inspirational Journey

The genius of Randy Travis is his voice: rich like Merle Haggard’s, but at moments reedy and mournful like Hank Williams’. Even in the


    Taproot: Gift

The members of Taproot began their dream of being in the heavy music scene as teenagers, and they were your typical Michigan garage band throughout


    The Tubes: The Best of the Tubes

In the liner notes for the Tubes’ The Best of the Tubes, Sal Nunziato writes, “If John Waters had invented a rock band, it would


    David Thomas and Two Pale Boys: Surf’s Up!

David Thomas—founder of Cleveland’s legendary proto-punks Rocket from the Tombs and frontman for the massively influential Pere Ubu—currently resides on the south


Tjalkuri: self-titled

Broughton Mitchell was staying with aborigines when one of the tribe, also named Mitchell, died, and he was asked to take another name to honor


    Koko Taylor: Royal Blue

I’m not going to pretend to be a blues afficionado or anything, here; I’m no expert, and I’ll willingly admit that. I’


Traffic: Feelin’ Alright: The Very Best Of Traffic

The thought of distilling the career of Traffic into a single disc must have been a mind-numbing task. First conceived as a psychedelic English rock


Toad the Wet Sprocket - PS (A Toad Retrospective) | PopMatters | Music | Reviews

Hey, if you can’t respect the Toad, what can you do? If anything, Toad the Wet Sprocket has made a career (a surprisingly long


    John Tesh: Forever More:  The Greatest Hits of John Tesh

The new age-styled pianist John Tesh returns with a collection of his best loved songs from the last decade. When it comes to perfecting that


Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Beethoven’s Last Night

Bizarre. Any other term would be grossly misleading. A rock opera about a famous composer’s last night on earth could hardly be anything else,


    Teen Machine: Afterschool Special

Does anybody remember a group by the name of Best Kissers In The World? Okay, maybe that was a longshot. But, to give them cred,


Tristeza: Dream Signals in Full Circles

Instrumental music can have some major advantages over music constrained by vocals or your average pop/rock song format. Whether it’s a current group


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