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The Travelling Wilburys, Vol 1

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys. They had Jeff Lynne, the leader of ELO; they had Roy Orbison, the best pop singer of the ’60s; they had Tom Petty, the best roots rocker this side of Bruce Springsteen; they had a Beatle and Bob […]

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Metallica – …And Justice For All

Metallica – …And Justice For All …And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on August 25, 1988, by Elektra Records. It was the band’s first studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986. …And Justice for All is musically […]

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Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust

Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust Diesel and Dust is the sixth studio album by Australian rock group Midnight Oil which was released in August 1987 by Spirit Music label under Columbia Records. Diesel and Dust was produced by Warne Livesey and the band. It is a concept album about the struggles of Indigenous Australians […]

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peepshow

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peepshow Peepshow is the ninth studio album by the English band Siouxsie and the Banshees and their first as a quintet. With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Martin McCarrick, Peepshow was one of their most musically complex albums, including the singles “Peek-a-Boo” and “The Last Beat of My Heart”. The album […]

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Kingdom Come – Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come – Kingdom Come ‘Gary Hill’ —  In an era before the Page and Plant albums and Jimmy Page’s reworking of Zep songs with the Black Crowes, this CD garnered a lot of attention by sounding very much like Led Zeppelin. With an audience hungry for the hard-rocking kings of the ’70s, a disc […]

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The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues

The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues is the 1988 album by The Waterboys. The album marked a change in the sound of The Waterboys’, abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Scottish music, country music and rock and roll. Critics were divided on its release with some […]

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The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane

The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane 16 Lovers Lane was the sixth album by Australian indie pop group The Go-Betweens, released in 1988 by Beggars Banquet Records. AMG review: Arguably Australia’s greatest pop group ever, The Go-Betweens seemed to save the best for last when they split in 1989. (They reunited in 1999, and have issued […]

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Kevin Braheny – Galaxies

Kevin Braheny – Galaxies AMG review: Building on the sonic exploration of works like The Way Home, Galaxies expresses the vast, stately atmosphere of outer space; appropriately, this collection is the original soundtrack to the internationally syndicated planetarium show. From the liftoff of “Starflight” to the touchdown of “Going Home,” Kevin Braheny explores the emotional spectrum […]

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The Pogues – If i Should Fall from Grace with God

The Pogues – If i Should Fall from Grace with God AMG review: If Rum Sodomy & the Lash captured the Pogues on plastic in all their rough-and-tumble glory, If I Should Fall from Grace with God proved they could learn the rudiments of proper record making and still come up with an album that […]

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Enya – Watermark

Enya – Watermark   Ned Raggett: ‘Enya – Watermark established her as the unexpected queen of gentle, Celtic-tinged new age music. To be sure, her success was as much due to marketing a niche audience in later years equally in love with Yanni and Michael Flatley’s Irish dancing, but Enya’s rarely given a sense of […]

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Nick Cave – Tender Prey

      Ned Raggett: With guitarist/keyboardist Roland Wolf and Cramps/Gun Club veteran Kid Congo Powers on guitar added to the ranks, along with guest appearances from old member Hugo Race, the Seeds reached 1988 with their strongest album yet, the insanely powerful, gripping Nick Cave – Tender Prey. Rather than simply redoing what they’d already […]

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