24 items by Jim Miller

  • The Last Waltz

    The Last Waltz | ALBUM REVIEW

    Almost two years ago, the Band called it quits. They also called in a cast of friends and movie director Martin Scorsese to film a farewell concert. On hand were Ronnie Hawkins, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Neil...

    June 1, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • 15 Big Ones

    15 Big Ones | ALBUM REVIEW

    We're still singing that same song," the Beach Boys chime on 15 Big Ones, their long awaited new album, and a check proves that the personnel hasn't changed since 1962. But the same song as "Surfin'"? Hardly....

    August 12, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • I'm Still in Love with You

    I'm Still in Love with You | ALBUM REVIEW

    With the current restoration of rockabillys on the C&W airwaves, and with the likes of Bruce Springsteen invoking his name and influence, there seems little reason for Roy Orbison to continue languishing in semiobscurity. Yet, while Orbison's...

    December 18, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Al Green Is Love

    Al Green Is Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    Al Green's latest LP would almost qualify as a concept album were it not for the fact that Green has been mining the rhetoric of romance ever since his first hits. If Al Green Is Love contains...

    November 20, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Four Wheel Drive

    Four Wheel Drive | ALBUM REVIEW

    When it sells its soul to a formula, rock dies. Or so the argument goes: The music went into hibernation when the wild heroes of early rock 'n' roll were replaced by the groomed idols of American...

    July 3, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Physical Graffiti

    Physical Graffiti | ALBUM REVIEW

    They've sparked riots from Boston to Milan, sold out concerts from Hong Kong to Hamburg. Each of their five previous albums has gone platinum, selling more than one million copies; one, Led Zeppelin (IV), has sold more...

    March 27, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Country Life

    Country Life | ALBUM REVIEW

    Decadence is nothing new in rock. The original Velvet Underground flaunted it, David Bowie exploited it, the New York Dolls seem to have sunk in it. What is different about Roxy Music, pop's latest specialists in depravity,...

    February 27, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Dark Horse

    Dark Horse | ALBUM REVIEW

    In defense of his tour and new album, George Harrison has argued that "If you don't expect anything, life is one big bonus. But when you expect anything, then you can be let down." So expect nothing...

    February 13, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Veedon Fleece

    Veedon Fleece | ALBUM REVIEW

    Van Morrison is an enigmatic figure. Although he practices the art of a flamboyant soul trouper, he maintains an oddly detached, awkward stage presence. His vision is hermetic, his energy implosive; yet his vocation is public. These are...

    January 2, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Warchild

    Warchild | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ian Anderson, the guru and master musician behind Jethro Tull, had a good thing going. Ian would play the pied piper with his flute, dance about and dangle a leg while his band ambled through snatches of...

    December 19, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Odds And Sods

    Odds And Sods | ALBUM REVIEW

    Odds & Sods, the new Who album, collects 11 outtakes, most of them cut between 1968 and 1972. It is an uneven lot....

    December 5, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Wake of the Flood

    Wake of the Flood | ALBUM REVIEW

    The music on Wake of the Flood is ample, full and carefully rendered. The album boasts nearly 25 minutes of it per side, the recorded sound is crisp and the finished product bears the marks of care...

    January 3, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Lynyrd Skynyrd | ALBUM REVIEW

    Skynyrd broadly fit into the hard-driving improvisational blues format pioneered by the Allman Brothers, although the band's welcome bent for brevity keeps most of the tracks tight and to the point. On the other hand, their nine-minute...

    November 8, 1973 12:00 AM ET
  • Holland

    Holland | ALBUM REVIEW

    From the nasal raunch of "Surfin' Safari" to the convoluted elegance of "Surf's Up," through more than ten years of recording and performing, the Beach Boys have sustained a strong musical identity, even though their original guiding...

    March 1, 1973 12:00 AM ET
  • Journey Through the Past

    Journey Through the Past | ALBUM REVIEW

    Neil Young has been involved in a lot of memorable rock music over the last seven years. He was one of the most interesting songwriters in Buffalo Springfield, and his own solo work with Crazy Horse still...

    March 1, 1973 12:00 AM ET
  • Sunflower

    Sunflower | ALBUM REVIEW

    After a long period of recovery, mediocrity, and general disaster, the Beach Boys have finally produced an album that can stand with Pet Sounds: the old vocal and instrumental complexity has returned and the result largely justifies...

    October 1, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Horizontal

    Horizontal | ALBUM REVIEW

    To comprehend the Bee Gees is to comprehend much that is banal, without grace, and trite. This is necessarily to say that the Bee Gees have deep roots in one of the most neglected areas of rock music,...

    December 21, 1968 12:00 AM ET
  • Idea


    To comprehend the Bee Gees is to comprehend much that is banal, without grace, and trite. This is necessarily to say that the Bee Gees have deep roots in one of the most neglected areas of rock music,...

    December 21, 1968 12:00 AM ET
  • A Saucerful of Secrets

    A Saucerful of Secrets | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Pink Floyd were in the forefront of the self-consiously psychedelic rock movement in Britain as it developed over a year ago; they had to their credit a couple of promising singles ("Arnold Layne" and "See Emily...

    October 26, 1968 12:00 AM ET
  • Crown of Creation

    Crown of Creation | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Jefferson Airplane, for all their commercial success and artistic importance, have had a peculiarly checkered recording career; after hearing each album in toto one gets the impression that it somehow could have been better — even...

    October 26, 1968 12:00 AM ET