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Music Review: Rod Stewart – Box Set of First Five Albums (1969-1974)

Rod Stewart 1971 Wikimedia Commons/Mercury Records

The vinyl box set of Rod Stewart's first five albums is a must-have for all of Stewart's many fans. Read More »

Music Review: Anne Simone – ‘Bittersweet’ EP

Anne Simone's 'Bittersweet'

Anne Simone’s debut EP is more sweet than bitter. Read More »

Music Review: U2 – ‘Songs of Innocence’

U2 - Songs of Innocence

U2's latest effort, 'Songs of Innocence,' finds the band trudging through the wastelands of well-intentioned adult contemporary music. Read More »

Music Review: Leonino – ‘Naked Tunes’

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In his new album, the Chilean Leonino shares some simple, yet heartfelt tunes. Read More »

Music Review: Eric Frisch – ‘Goodbye Birdcage’


Eric Frisch's 'Goodbye Birdcage' is a nostalgic yet upbeat throwback to the 1950s and the 1960s. Read More »

Music Blu-ray Review: Peter Gabriel – ‘Back To Front: Live In London’


Might contain material close to 40 years old, but feels far more alive than most of what you hear being released today. Read More »

Music Review: Bring It On – Seal’s ‘Seal II’ Turns 20


'Seal II' cemented Seal as a balladeer for the remainder of his career―to the casual observer―but for those in the know, it was just another side to this varied singer-songwriter. Read More »

Music Review: Out Is Through – Alanis Morissette’s ‘So-Called Chaos’ Turns 10

Alanis Morissette, So-Called Chaos, alternative, rock, pop

Nine years after 'Jagged Little Pill,' Alanis Morissette could not be contained to the “alt angst” label. With her sixth LP, 'So-Called Chaos,' she continued her journey into her own womanhood. Read More »

Music Review: Rage to Love – Kim Wilde’s ‘Teases & Dares’ Turns 30

Kim Wilde, Teases & Dares, 1984, Pop, Synth, Dance

It was the year of Prince, the dawn of the 12” mix and rising dance-pop dolls when Wilde premiered her fourth LP, 'Teases & Dares' (MCA), in the fall of 1984. Read More »

Music Review: Donna Summer’s Pop Domino: ‘Lady of the Night’ Turns 40


Summer’s debut, 'Lady of the Night,' is still obscured in her discography, as music historians often confine the singer to her output from 1975 through 1979. Read More »