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Music Review: The Colorplates – “Agony and Ecstasy”

This new compilation may not make The Colorplates champs, but if it evokes for others the same nostalgia for lost youth that it evoked for this reviewer, it will make for a lot of happy campers. Read More »

Music Review: She & Him – “Volume 3”

This latest release may sell in bunches for She & Him but, overall, it comes off as a missed opportunity. Sometimes less is less, and this album is much less than it could have been. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – True Blues

Altogether, True Blues lives up to its name, and should do a fine job of introducing new listeners to these great blues classics while satisfying classic blues lovers of long standing as well. Read More »

Music Review: R.E.M. – Green: The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Green wasn’t my favorite R.E.M. album when it was first released way back in 1988, and to be perfectly honest, it still isn’t. Not by a longshot. But it was definitely a turning point, both in terms of where they were headed creatively, and certainly – pardon the expression, here – a glimpse ahead towards their eventual ascent to the ... Read More »