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12 items by Janet Maslin

  • At Budokan

    At Budokan | ALBUM REVIEW

    However much they may offend purists, these latest live versions of his old songs have the effect of liberating Bob Dylan from the...

    July 12, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces | ALBUM REVIEW

    Consider "Oliver's Army," the pièce de résistance on Elvis Costello's Armed Forces, an album that's a killer in several senses of the word. The tune sounds bright and bouncy, with a jangly keyboard riff along the lines...

    March 22, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Blondes Have More Fun

    Blondes Have More Fun | ALBUM REVIEW

    If blondes have as much fun as Rod Stewart's new record insists they do, no wonder they're exhausted when they stagger into the studio. Even so, Stewart's current anemia is a hard thing to understand. Never before...

    February 8, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Boys in the Trees

    Boys in the Trees | ALBUM REVIEW

    In an interview two years ago, Paul McCartney was asked some chestnut of a question about the plight of the aging rock star. He replied thoughtfully and sympathetically, but without much concern for his own situation. He...

    June 15, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • London Town

    London Town | ALBUM REVIEW

    In an interview two years ago, Paul McCartney was asked some chestnut of a question about the plight of the aging rock star. He replied thoughtfully and sympathetically, but without much concern for his own situation. He...

    June 15, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter | ALBUM REVIEW

    In retrospect, Blue turns out to have been the album that displayed Joni Mitchell at her most buoyant and comfortable — with herself, with the nature of her talents, and with the conventions of pop songwriting. From...

    March 9, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Buddha And The Chocolate Box

    Buddha And The Chocolate Box | ALBUM REVIEW

    The last really good Cat Stevens song, two albums back, was appropriately titled "I Can't Keep It In." Since then he's been pouring out separate streams of interesting melody and dubious verbiage, streams that never converge. That...

    May 23, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • On The Border

    On The Border | ALBUM REVIEW

    Most of the ten songs here are in some way related to escape, or to the failures that necessitate it. But the Eagles' point of view toward their material varies so wildly that it's hard to believe...

    May 23, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • The Beach Boys In Concert

    The Beach Boys In Concert | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is simply everything a live album should be, and then some. Most of the performances hold their own beside the quality of the originals (even in those stubborn, hard-to-get-at places — "Marcella," "Heroes And Villains," "Funky...

    January 31, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • For Everyman

    For Everyman | ALBUM REVIEW

    For inwardly panoramic songwriting of an apocalyptic bent, Jackson Browne's second album is rivaled only by his first (the second one wins), and Jackson himself is rivaled by nobody. His work is a unique fusion of West...

    November 22, 1973 12:00 AM ET
  • Garden Party

    Garden Party | ALBUM REVIEW

    On the front cover, which is stunning, there are several things of note. Rick photographs better here than he ever has in 32 1/2 unnaturally handsome years, resplendent in a jacket of rock & roll (embroidered) velvet....

    February 15, 1973 12:00 AM ET
  • Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt | ALBUM REVIEW

    Linda Ronstadt has run through three different producers with her last three albums, and it's easy to see why she wears them out so fast. Of the three, not one of them has had much luck with...

    February 17, 1972 12:00 AM ET
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