25 items by Anthony Decurtis

  • Rattle And Hum

    Rattle And Hum | ALBUM REVIEW

    Rattle and Hum is an expression of U2's urge to have it both ways. A sprawling double album that incorporates live tracks, cover versions, collaborations, snippets of other people's music and a passage from a taped interview,...

    November 17, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • August

    August | ALBUM REVIEW

    It has evidently been decided that Eric Clapton should shoot for hits, and, as a result, we get records as stilted and disappointing as August. Like 1985's Behind the Sun, August pairs Clapton with Phil Collins, who...

    February 12, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Knocked Out Loaded

    Knocked Out Loaded | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's a bad sign that even the most straightforward description of Bob Dylan's thirty-first album, Knocked Out Loaded, sounds like a parody. I...

    September 11, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Starpeace

    Starpeace | ALBUM REVIEW

    Yoko Ono's solo career has mapped a sometimes bitter, sometimes endearing, struggle to realize avant-garde ambitions within a pop context. With Starpeace, Yoko's fourth album since John Lennon's death, this struggle has achieved a successful and satisfying...

    December 5, 1985 12:00 AM ET
  • Rain Dogs

    Rain Dogs | ALBUM REVIEW

    Tom Waits' biggest problem has always been a tendency to romanticize the abyss. His claustrophobic night world — peopled with crusty old salts, whores with hearts of gold and three-time losers — is all margins and no...

    November 21, 1985 12:00 AM ET