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REVIEW: ALABAMA SHAKES – SOUND & COLOR…

Alabama Shakes silences their doubters on their second album Sound & Color. Since their debut album, the band’s skills have grown, taking them from being a throwback southern blues-rock band to… well something a bit more experimental but a lot more powerful. But while “experimental” has killed sophomore albums by many artists, Alabama Shakes took […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #1: PRINCE – ART OFFICIAL AGE…

Finally… the top of the list! This year it wasn’t easy. In fact there were easily over 50 albums this year that I really liked and had to choose from. There were even a couple that I hadn’t even heard until I had the list completed. But there was one album that topped my favorites, […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #6: WEEZER – EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN THE END…

2014 brought the triumphant return of Weezer! Their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End is a return to all the things I love about Weezer. The most important of these is their tightness as a rock & roll band. Sure when you are this far into your career, you are allowed to […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #16: LENNY KRAVITZ – STRUT…

Lenny Kravitz scored big this year with his latest album Strut, putting a large amount of swagger back into his sound. Despite the fact he wrote a song saying just the opposite, rock and roll is far from dead and with fine albums like this one, and Lenny is one of those carrying the torch […]

REVIEW: LENNY KRAVITZ – STRUT…

I will have to come clean here. I haven’t really listened to Lenny Kravitz since the Greatest Hits album. I’ve heard a track here or there and thought “that’s pretty good”. I think it started with “Dig In”. For some reason it felt bland to me at the time. I had owned Are You Gonna […]

REVIEW: PRINCE – ART OFFICIAL AGE…

Prince’s last proper album with a wide release was 2009’s Lotusflow3r/MPLSound, which as some of you may recall was a Target-only release in America, sold in a 3-part package with an album by his latest muse at the time, Bria Valente. Five full years ago. To a fan that grew up with an artist that […]

REVIEW: SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT…

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings like to do things the old way rather than the easy way. All of their music, as well as all of the recordings on the Daptone label are recorded in a Brooklyn studio on vintage equipment. They only use analog recording equipment. While people can argue the merits of this […]