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Kent – Isola

Kent – Isola       Tommy Gunnarsson: ‘On Isola, their third album, Kent have really gone down in the melancholic swamp, and you could easily describe them as a cheap copy of Radiohead. Strangely enough, the first single to be taken from the album, “Om Du Var Har,” is the album’s only up-tempo track. […]

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Grandaddy – Under the Western freeway

Grandaddy – Under the Western freeway       Nitsuh Abebe: ‘Being from northern California, Grandaddy always gets compared to Pavement — and rightly so, in some respects — but this probably isn’t the best way to start on the band. Some of the tracks on Under the Western Freeway are more in the Weezer […]

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David Byrne – Feelings

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Attempting to inject some adventure into his multicultural, worldbeat-inflected avant-pop, David Byrne dabbled with trip-hop and drum’n’bass on Feelings. These tracks, including a collaboration with Morcheeba, are essentially window dressing, a way to distract attention from Byrne’s lack of new ideas. The songs that work best on Feelings, like […]

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John Lennon Legend – The Very Best Of

John Lennon Legend – The Very Best Of Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon is the third official compilation album of John Lennon’s solo career, coming after 1975’s Shaved Fish and 1982’s The John Lennon Collection. Because neither collection spanned Lennon’s releases up to and including 1984’s Milk and Honey, Lennon Legend: The […]

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Loreena McKennitt – The Book Of Secrets

Loreena McKennitt – The Book Of Secrets ‘Aaron Badgley of AMG’ The Book of Secrets, the follow-up to 1994’s The Mask and Mirror — there was a Christmas EP, A Winter Garden, released in 1995) — finds Loreena McKennitt in the same musical vein, mixing Celtic, Spanish, Italian, and new age to create her own […]

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Steve Hackett – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Steve Hackett – A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a lengthy suite for guitar and orchestra. I’d call it a ballet – and it’s easy to imagine it being danced. The overall sound is decidedly Romantic, with a mix of influences: a lot of mid-nineteenth century classical guitar music; twentieth-century Segovia repertoire […]

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Erykah Badu – Baduizm

Erykah Badu – Baduizm Baduizm is the debut album of R&B and neo soul musician Erykah Badu, released February 11, 1997 on Kedar Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during January to October 1996 at Battery Studios in New York City, Sigma Sounds & Ivory Studios in Philadelphia, and Dallas Sound Lab in […]

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Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club is a studio album by Cuban bandleader and musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, released September 16, 1997 on World Circuit Records. The album was produced by Cooder who travelled to Cuba to record […]

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James Horner – Titanic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

James Horner – Titanic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] AMG review: James Horner’s score for James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic is much like the film itself — against all expectations, James Horner – Titanic delivers exactly what it promises. His score is grand, without falling into typical melodrama, and delicately romantic, without being sickly sentimental; it offers […]

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The Verve – Urban Hymns

The Verve – Urban Hymns The Verve – Urban Hymns is the third studio album by English alternative rock band The Verve, released on 29 September 1997 on Hut Records. It earned nearly unanimous critical praise upon its release, and went on to become the band’s best-selling release and one of the biggest selling albums […]

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Mogwai – Young Team

Mogwai – Young Team AMG Review: Mogwai – Young Team, Mogwai’s first full-length album fulfills the promise of their early singles and EPs, offering a complex, intertwining set of crawling instrumentals, shimmering soundscapes, and shards of noise. Picking up where Ten Rapid left off, Mogwai use the sheer length of an album to their advantage, […]

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