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Revolution None: The Beatles' 'Wide Album'

How the Beatles fell into avant garde hell with 1968’s unreleased Wide Album.

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Revolution None: The Beatles' 'Wide Album'

How the Beatles fell into avant garde hell with 1968’s unreleased Wide Album.

Tony Sclafani
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Five Times August: Brighter Side

Well-written, well-played, but perhaps too well-groomed.

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Carla Bruni: No Promises

What does it say about the industry when model Carla Bruni's CD has more artist involvement – and merit – than that of "real" pop stars?

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Headlights: Some Racing, Some Stopping

In which the Champaign, Illinois trio steps away from indie rock and jumps headlong into…indie pop.

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ZOX: Line in the Sand

With its third release, ZOX makes the great CD its previous efforts only hinted at.

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Brooks Williams: The Time I Spend With You

Tasty acoustic blues -- finger-pickin’ good.

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Ben Allison & Man Size Safe: Little Things Run the World

Harmonically-rich melodic jazz, languid and bittersweet.

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Matt Costa: Unfamiliar Faces

Less immediate than its predecessor, but more fun to listen to.

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Lotus: Copy/Paste/Repeat

The Philly region spawned both Lotus and Dance Party USA. Coincidence?

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Umphreys McGee: Live at the Murat

Two hours (!) of evocative improvisations. Not bad.

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Vanessa Carlton: Heroes & Thieves

Hi. My name is Tony and I'm a 'Nessaholic.

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Dion: Son of Skip James

The one-time King of New York still wears his thorny crown.

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Keller Williams: 12

Twelve rounds, but no knockout punch.

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Honor Thy Father: An Interview with Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa has spent the last several years of his life reviving the music of his father, the late Frank Zappa. Why now?

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The Cost of Freedom: The Rascals' Struggle for Change

In 1967-68, The Rascals were on top of the pop charts. So they decided to use their power to take a stand on Civil Rights. That’s when the problems started.

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Sea of Heartbreak: Dennis Wilson's Majestic Solo Work

Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue, released 30 years ago, is majestic and haunting, a work as rich and complex as almost anything the Beach Boys released. So why is it out of print?

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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon is no longer an upstart band with a quirky past. These days, they’re seasoned pros, dutifully punching the clock. The question is, can they still clock in with conviction?

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Judy Kuhn: Serious Playground

Judy Kuhn is a Broadway singer, three-time Tony Award nominee and winner of an Obie Award for her role in the off-Broadway musical “Eli’s Comin’”.

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Jeremy Fisher: Goodbye Blue Monday

Jeremy Fisher’s folk-pop works best when it's pop-folk.

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Arthur & Yu: In Camera

Spacey, ethereal dream pop from Seattle. Rainy day, dream away.

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Bald Eagle: Hot Shoulders

A potent brew of metal riffs and punkish energy.

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Page McConnell: Page McConnell

Chances are, you already know if you're going to like the debut solo CD by former Phish keyboardist Page McConnell.

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Found Genres: The One-Off Noise Fest

When musicians go postal, the results can be fascinating: crazy, explosive works of art spring forth and cause record-company executives to cringe and casual fans to cower.

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