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Music Review: Dust – ‘Hard Attack/Dust’ [Sony Legacy Edition]


Long-lost heavy metal classics from Dust return from the ashes! Read More »

Music Review: Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information-Wings of Love (Album Cover)

Inspiration Information is a feel-good album for the ages, the flip-side of its contemporary, Sly & The Family Stone’s dark, murky masterpiece, There’s A Riot Goin’ On, and equally important to any record collection. Read More »

With DC Comics, the “DC” May Stand for “Disturbing Content”

Even with a rating system, is DC Comics inviting another anti-comics crusade? Read More »

Book Review: The Golden Age of DC Comics 1935—1956 by Paul Levitz

From a Manhatten card table to modern mythmaker, this is the four-color story of the dawn of an influential publishing house. Read More »

Music Review: Boz Scaggs – Memphis

This is Boz Scaggs' soul-satisfyin' return to making records the way they used to be. Read More »

Willy DeVille, As Sung by William Scaggs

Who is the soul singer Boz Scaggs calls "one of the greatest voices ... in all of rock"? Read More »

Music Review: Merle Haggard – The Complete ‘60s Capitol Singles

From jailbird to icon, this classic singles collection chronicles the transformation of Merle Haggard. Read More »

Book Review: My House of Memories: For the Record by Merle Haggard with Tom Carter

Merle Haggard's House of Memories deserves to be condemned. Read More »

Music Review: Prince Rama – Top Ten Hits of the End of the World

New Prince Rama aims to demonstrate that it takes more than an apocalypse to keep a good band (or ten) down! Read More »

Music Review: Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

More uneasy listening music from one of pop's great voices and troubled souls. Read More »