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

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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

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

Music Review: U2 – ‘Songs of Innocence’

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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’

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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’

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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 »