4 items by John McAlley

  • Both Sides

    Both Sides | ALBUM REVIEW

    According to Phil Collins, his first solo LP since the dour ... But Seriously (1989) is so deeply personal that he cloistered himself in his 12-track home studio to record it. A veritable one-man band, he laid...

    July 31, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rhythym of the Saints

    The Rhythym of the Saints | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Graceland, Paul Simon's spirited, cross-cultural masterpiece. the singer-songwriter was "looking for a shot of redemption." Over the course of his brilliant solo career to that point. Simon had dutifully paraded his tangled emotions on the epics...

    November 15, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Storm Front

    Storm Front | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Storm Front, his first studio album since The Bridge in 1986, Billy Joel throws off pop complacency for an angry, committed — and often moving — exploration of life in modern America. Defining the album's theme...

    November 30, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • That's Why I'm Here

    That's Why I'm Here | ALBUM REVIEW

    With its heartening aura of renewed faith and burgeoning self-knowledge, James Taylor's That's Why I'm Here reveals a man at peace with himself, his notorious inner demons finally silenced. Taylor's career has been indelibly colored by the forlorn...

    December 5, 1985 12:00 AM ET