Product Reviews

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A new Col. Bruce Hampton album is a definite treat. My excitement is caused by his rich musical history, a solid sense of musicianship and a wonderful touch of weirdness. Well known for putting together amazing...
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Max Allen's Earthwalker is one of the most well-intentioned albums I've heard this year. Fans of mope and malaise, stay away, for Max Allen and his band travel along much different paths than you....
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Burgeoning, upstart, fresh-faced, young, up-and-coming…all of these words and phrases describe San Francisco’s MO2, but the first thing you need to know about the quartet is that they have a clear musical...
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The laugh that starts Dan Walker's latest CD, Airplane, is evocative of the homespun spirit found throughout the album. The sound is as natural and scenic as the pure Montana surroundings in which he...
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Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino doesn't just bring the stars out - an entire constellation forms to pay tribute to one of music's greatest luminaries. The end result of these 30 luscious...
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Everyone who followed Son Seals has a special story to tell about the way they discovered him, a certain show they witnessed, or the like. This DVD, A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story, is certain...
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Like most New Orleans residents, Telefon Tel Aviv saw their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina. Many musicians’ first response was musical, in the form of an album or special show. Telefon Tel Aviv,...
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Longtime collaborators George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr. and Brian Stoltz are back together and doing what they do best: laying down funky-ass cuts for funky-ass cats. This release from three of the most...
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Aptly named, these artists introduce listeners to their “emotional” sides on this new, 14 track album. Due to be released on May 12th, “Emotionalism” sports songs with names such as “Shame,” “The Ballad of Love...
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“The Gleam” Is Gleaming: A Review of Scott and Seth Avett’s New CD It is a grey, chilly morning as I sit here and listen to my recently purchased copy of Scott and Seth Avett’s duet album. Relatively short...
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Consider this rambling semi-review the confession of a Sly & The Family Stone newbie, because I'm guilty of neglecting the full scope of this band's work. Any "Slyologists" reading this...
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Scarecrow Collection hail from New Jersey, a state practically made of rock and roll. Who doesn't think "Springsteen" when you hear the words "New Jersey?" Even if you think "Bon...

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