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Tom Waits – Mule Variations

Tom Waits – Mule Variations       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Tom Waits grew steadily less prolific after redefining himself as a junkyard noise poet with Swordfishtrombones, but the five-year wait between The Black Rider and 1999’s Mule Variations was the longest yet. Given the fact that Waits decided to abandon major labels for the […]

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Echo & The Bunnymen – What Are You Going To Do With Your Life

Echo & The Bunnymen – What Are You Going To Do With Your Life       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Echo & the Bunnymen made a dignified return in 1997 with Evergreen, but that record displayed some hints of rustiness and a desire to stay hip — two things notably absent from its superb sequel, […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication       Greg Prato: ‘Many figured that the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ days as undisputed alternative kings were numbered after their lackluster 1995 release One Hot Minute, but like the great phoenix rising from the ashes, this legendary and influential outfit returned back to greatness with 1999’s Californication. […]

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Blink 182 – Enema Of The State

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘If the title Enema of the State didn’t give it away, it should be clear from songs like “Dumpweed,” “What’s My Age Again?,” and “Dysentery Gary” that moving to a major label isn’t a sign of maturity for blink-182. “Dammit (Growing Up),” the first single from their third album, […]

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Blondie – Atomic – The Very Best Of Blondie

Blondie – Atomic – The Very Best Of Blondie       Andy Kellman: ‘Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie is a two-disc compilation with a spotty best-of on one disc and a collection of remixes on another. Disc one is a satisfactory overview, containing most of the group’s biggest and best hits — “Atomic,” […]

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John Paul Jones – Zooma

John Paul Jones – Zooma       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘John Paul Jones stayed quiet for years after the disbandment of Led Zeppelin, performing the occasional arranging, soundtrack, or production gig, or collaborating with such avant garde musicians as Diamanda Galas. Throughout it all, he never released a full-fledged solo album — until the […]

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Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day

Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day AMG Review: As the reality of Y2K took hold, no doubt many artists went with forward-thinking album titles for their first efforts of the new millennium. But guitarist Ronny Jordan wasn’t thinking of trendiness or even the calendar shift when he called his Blue Note debut A Brighter Day. His […]

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Madrugada – Industrial silence

Madrugada – Industrial silence AMG Review: Industrial Silence is unusually strong and even for a debut album. This, of course, has to do with the fact that they already had been playing together for six years before its release. It kicks off with the majestic “Vocal,” with its dense and thick guitar sound and singer […]

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Happy The Man – Crafty Hands

Happy The Man – Crafty Hands Amazon.com: HAPPY THE MAN is a superb american Progressive rock group, creating a hyper refined and elaborated music with lots of breaks and tempo changes, showing a rare instrumental richness (Two keyboards, saxophone, flute, guitar, vocals & percussions) and remarkable talents of composers. The Musea remastered reissues from the […]

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Dido – No Angel

Dido – No Angel Dido – No Angel is the debut album by British musician Dido. Originally released on 1 June 1999 in the United States, the album found a mass audience when it was released worldwide in February 2001. As of 2005, the album has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, and has […]

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Chopin – 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein)

Chopin – 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein) Arthur Rubinstein, KBE (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist who received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers; many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He is widely considered one of the […]

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