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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 10:04 pm

Ray Davies proves he's the best of the aging '60s British invaders

Ray Davies Other People’s Lives (V2) Of all the aging veterans of the ’60s British Invasion, Ray Davies has held up the best. Sure, Mick has harder abs and Sir ...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 01:00 am

I Am the Resurrection isn’t your typical tribute album.

Is it wrong to look a tribute album in the mouth? It seems nasty, I know, to compare well-meaning musicians to gasbag grandees hogging the dais at a televised fu...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 09:43 am

In a parallel reality, the former Guided by Voices frontman is a rock god

Robert Pollard From a Compound Eye (Merge) Nestled in a black hole somewhere in the unobservable universe, there is a parallel reality in which Robert Pol...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 06:55 am

Never before has Chan Marshall sounded more like herself

Since 1995, Chan Marshall has been making music as Cat Power, a band in constant flux. Marshall is the only permanent member of this band, the only one who matters. ...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 07:23 am

You can be a hobo, a maestro, or in the case of artists on Imaginational Anthem, a little of both

Various Artists Imaginational Anthem: A Guitar Anthology (Near Mint) O glorious guitar, the sound of wood made radiant, the sound of metal made vegetal, a vibrating ...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 10:05 am

Aerial will reignite your appreciation for her sensual world

Confession time: Until about a month ago, I hadn’t been listening to much Kate Bush, and I’m not sure why. True, she hadn’t put out a record in 12 years, an...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 05:07 am

After more than two decades, James "Blood" Ulmer’s Odyssey trio is back

After a hiatus spanning more than two decades, guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer’s Odyssey trio has returned with a new album, a 55-minute tour de force that ne...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 02:50 pm

Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus marks milestone this year

“I love to hear those minor chords and good close harmony.” — from “The Old Songs” (words and music by Geoffre...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 06:33 am

He could have been as big as Johnny Cash

Cast King Saw Mill Man (Locust Media) If fate had dealt Cast King another hand, he might be as famous as the late Johnny Cash. Like his more celebrated c...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 05:10 am

Physical proximity, it would seem, is overrated

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Ramblin’ Man (V2) Who says long-distance relationships never work? Despite being separated by some 8,000 m...


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