Album Reviews

Big Star ‘Live at Lafayette’s Music Room’ Documents Power Pop Legends’ Most Pivotal Show (ALBUM REVIEW)

Live at Lafayette’s Music Room is the latest in a recent string of Big Star-related releases dating back to the 2016 release of the Complete Third box set. The current campaign also includes archiving projects ...

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Umphrey’s McGee Stays True To Form On ‘it’s not us’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Umphrey’s McGee stays true to form on it’s not us, in that there is no form. Any Umphrey’s album or show is a stylistic journey, but this album shifts gears more than any they’ve released ...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Proves Ageless In New Spirited Live Trio LP ‘All In My Mind’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Continuing his new run at Blue Note Records that began in 2016 with Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s new live recording All In My Mind documents him in a trio setting during a 75th birthday celebration at ...

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Omnivore Recordings Acquires Ru-Jac Records- ‘The Ru-Jac Records Story: Something Got a Hold on Me Volume I (1963-64) and Get Right Volume 2 (1964-66)” (Album Reviews)

Leave it to Omnivore Recordings to keep reminding us about valuable music, both past and present. The latest gifts, with more coming, are the first two volumes of the legendary D.C./Baltimore-based soul and R&B label, ...

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Wannabe Revisits His Favorite Albums of 2017 (Part 2)

In the second of two installments of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle revisits his favorite albums of 2017, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): See also: Wannabe’s Favorite Albums Part 1 ...

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Wannabe Revisits His Favorite Albums of 2017 (Part 1)

In the first of two installments of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle revisits his favorite albums of 2017, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): See also: Glide‘s Top 20 Albums of 2017

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Herbie Hancock’s 2007 Grammy Winning ‘River-The Joni Letters’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary with Expanded 2-CD Edition (ALBUM REVIEW)

Just in time for perhaps a late gift, of this century’s most decorated jazz albums, Herbie Hancock’s River-The Joni Letters, is now available in a double CD format containing four new tracks that are appearing ...

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Wannabe Reviews Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews DAMN., the album released earlier this year by rapper Kendrick Lamar that has been showing up on many best of the year lists, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on ...

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U2 Hits Cruise Control On ‘Songs of Experience’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Music and politics has a weird relationship. Of that there is no doubt. Inextricably linked and invariably representative of the vast diversity inherent in both aspects of life, over the years music has worked as ...

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NYC Indie Rock Duo QTY Make Strong Impression With Self-Titled Debut (ALBUM REVIEW)

New York City’s music scene can be competitive to say the least. Here it seems good bands are a dime a dozen, which makes it tough even for exceptional acts to get the recognition and ...

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