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  • Milk Cow Blues

    Milk Cow Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    It is no surprise that Willie Nelson has recorded a blues album; his is a career that recognizes no musical barriers. The question is, what took him so long? Nelson has always seasoned his country muse with...

    September 28, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Summer's Hottest Tours: 'N Sync

    The Summer's Hottest Tours: 'N Sync | ARTICLE

    GREENSBORO, NC, JULY 4TH – Launched in May and running through August 2nd, with all thirty-eight shows (stadium-size, of course) sold out, 'N Sync's No Strings Attached tour hit a patch of early-summer turbulence. A June 25th...

    August 17, 2000 12:35 PM ET
  • Transcendental Blues

    Transcendental Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    Steve Earle is all over the map on his new album, and not just Tennessee or even the South. Transcendental Blues is an intermittently twangy, often trippy and, yes, generally transcendent outing. The perspicacious Earle references Indian...

    June 22, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Duke Elegant

    Duke Elegant | ALBUM REVIEW

    Dr. John and his lower 9-11 band impart their own subtly sassy N'Awlins-style hoodoo to the work of Duke Ellington on this album of covers. Most of the songs here will be familiar even to jazz dabblers...

    March 16, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Notorious Byrd Brothers

    The Notorious Byrd Brothers | ALBUM REVIEW

    The initial genius of the Byrds had to do with marrying the sensibilities of Bob Dylan and the Beatles out in sunny Southern California. Changes came quickly for the band, whose stylistic evolution could be tracked not...

    September 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp | ALBUM REVIEW

    The title of John Mellencamp's fifteenth album is his name, which is a way of signifying that it's both a self-portrait and a career plateau-cum-new beginning. Mellencamp strikes a balanced middle ground between his origins as a...

    October 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live From The Fall

    Live From The Fall | ALBUM REVIEW

    Technically, Live from the Fall isn't the first in-concert release by Blues Traveler. That would be On Tour Forever, a live bonus disc that was included with limited pressings of the group's second album, Travelers and Thieves,...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • The Beatles Anthology: 3

    The Beatles Anthology: 3 | ALBUM REVIEW

    For more than two decades after the Beatles broke up, the band members and their producer, George Martin, insisted that everything of quality that they created in the studio was already a matter of record — that...

    December 12, 1996 12:00 AM ET
  • Songs And Music From The Motion Picture "She's The One"

    Songs And Music From The Motion Picture "She's The One" | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is more than your average rock & roll soundtrack album. A cohesive set of newly written songs with only minimal film-score padding, She's the One — the musical complement to the new movie by Edward Burns...

    September 5, 1996 12:00 AM ET
  • Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bruce Springsteen is a peerless songwriter and consummate artist whose every painstakingly crafted album serves as an impassioned and literate pulse taking of a generation's fortunes. He is the foremost live performer in the history of rock...

    April 6, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • A Night in San Francisco

    A Night in San Francisco | ALBUM REVIEW

    Overlaid on the song titles on the back of this live double CD are the words ballads, blues, soul and funk & jazz. Conspicuously absent are rock & roll. That's probably a deliberate omission of a style...

    July 14, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Off The Ground

    Off The Ground | ALBUM REVIEW

    In addition to copiloting the greatest bands in rock & roll history, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger have something else in common: Both have watched their solo careers sputter. McCartney hasn't placed an album or single at...

    February 18, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Compact Disc Singles Collection

    Compact Disc Singles Collection | ALBUM REVIEW

    It was during the heady days of punk and New Wave, as 1979 was dissolving into 1980, that Joe Strummer of the Clash spat out the line "Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust" in "London Calling," his...

    August 6, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Live in Japan

    Live in Japan | ALBUM REVIEW

    It was during the heady days of punk and New Wave, as 1979 was dissolving into 1980, that Joe Strummer of the Clash spat out the line "Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust" in "London Calling," his...

    August 6, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Third: Sister Lovers

    Third: Sister Lovers | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's safe to say there would have been no modern pop movement without Big Star. Everyone from the Replacements, the dB's, the Bangles and R.E.M. to Teenage Fanclub and Ride is beholden to Big Star for the...

    March 19, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Jerry Garcia/David Grisman

    Jerry Garcia/David Grisman | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Jerry Garcia emerged from a life-threatening coma in 1986, his health wasn't all that he regained. Judging from the Grateful Dead's renaissance and two new releases from Garcia — one as a bandleader, one as half...

    October 3, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • One From The Vault

    One From The Vault | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Jerry Garcia emerged from a life-threatening coma in 1986, his health wasn't all that he regained. Judging from the Grateful Dead's renaissance and two new releases from Garcia — one as a bandleader, one as half...

    October 3, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Into The Great Wide Open

    Into The Great Wide Open | ALBUM REVIEW

    Into the great wide open' started out as potentially another Tom Petty solo record, but it eventually became a full-scale collaboration with his longtime backup band, the Heartbreakers. This shift in Petty's conception of the album enabled...

    July 11, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Out Of Time

    Out Of Time | ALBUM REVIEW

    Yes, it's a departure, but no, it's not so radical a departure that it is unrecognizable as R.E.M. Out of Time moves this unconventional band another step forward; a discernible connection to past records remains, but it...

    March 21, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Charmed Life

    Charmed Life | ALBUM REVIEW

    The story so far: Billy Idol, a British singer with spiky peroxide-blond hair and a facial expression somewhere between a smile and a sneer, makes waves on the late-Seventies punk scene with a band called Generation X....

    May 3, 1990 12:00 AM ET
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