With every "Best of the '90s" retrospective comes a predictable list of entries. Here we've compiled a list of 15 albums that are often times overlooked as worthy of placing in these lists, and are too often underrated as some of the best records from the decade.
09 May 2012
Today we are introducing our series, "Artist Directed", in which some of our favorite creative types across the cultural spectrum will take over Mixed Media for the day.
24 Oct 2011
Phillips manages to create a conflicting compilation album admired for the beauty of the music -- but with a disappointing physical packaging.
07 Sep 2011
Sam Phillips set up a subscription service for her fans to get entire EPs of new music before she had anything even written. Not only did she survive, but she's produced some of most daring music of her career, and tells PopMatters all about it ...
06 Jul 2011
In this new Between the Grooves series, George de Stefano digs beneath the nondescript cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Rocking Chair" album -- an urtext for many rock and R&B artists who have been inspired by it or covered its songs -- to examine some of the greatest blues ever recorded.
07 Mar 2011
The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.
08 Dec 2008
Even though Sam Phillips recorded many black artists, there are hardly any, aside from Thomas, to be found in the film.
22 Jan 2003
After a five-year hiatus, Sam Phillips returns to form with the very intimate 'Fan Dance', a quality collection of adult pop that allows her sexy voice to deliver cryptically introspective musings in a finely focused, mostly acoustic scheme..
30 Jul 2001
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