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30 items by Paul Nelson

  • Schoolboys In Disgrace

    Schoolboys In Disgrace | ALBUM REVIEW

    If one were to simplify the old guard of British rock & roll by drawing a straight line, left to right, between the angelic Beatles and the demonic Rolling Stones, one would probably place the Who slightly...

    March 11, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Numbers

    Numbers | ALBUM REVIEW

    Things aren't going well for Cat Stevens on the planet, ah, polyethylene. Critics keep asking: would you buy a used I Ching from this man? Since Tea for the Tillerman, affirmation has been doubtful. Never a deep...

    February 26, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Still Crazy After All These Years

    Still Crazy After All These Years | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although his aim may be higher, Paul Simon has always been more a wistful classicist than an adventurous romantic: He wouldn't dream of taking the Kierkegaardian leap to faith without first making a reservation at the best...

    December 4, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Atlantic Crossing

    Atlantic Crossing | ALBUM REVIEW

    To a lot of people, Rod Stewart onstage in midstrut — hair flying, handy with brandy and partial to the broad smile and easy wink — offers as good a definition of the full flash of rock...

    September 25, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • The Basement Tapes

    The Basement Tapes | ALBUM REVIEW

    There was a desert wind blowing that night, and the hot breeze that sighed through the open window had just enough muscle to swirl...

    September 11, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Red Headed Stranger

    Red Headed Stranger | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Teddy Roosevelt claimed loneliness a quintessential ingredient of our national character, he hit the psychic bull's-eye, ringing up images of pragmatic pioneers, existential outlaws and a long line of heroes who dreamt of the purity of...

    August 28, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Lou Reed Live

    Lou Reed Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perhaps the fact that Lou Reed's curious career continues is more important than what he does with it at this particular stage. Had he accomplished nothing else, his work with the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties...

    June 5, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • New Skin For The Old Ceremony

    New Skin For The Old Ceremony | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Myself," claims Leonard Cohen, "I long for love and light/But must it come so cruel and oh so bright?" In Cohen's monochromatic, endgame world, where Scott Fitzgerald's famous "In a real dark night of the soul, it...

    February 26, 1975 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

    Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 | ALBUM REVIEW

    As with everything else in life, there are two ways to look at it. Undoubtedly, somebody up at Columbia thought that Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume II ought to be in there competing with Bangla Desh for...

    January 6, 1972 12:00 AM ET
  • Nashville Skyline

    Nashville Skyline | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bob Dylan's ninth album poses fewer mysteries and yet, paradoxically, offers greater rewards than any of his previous work. Its only difficulties aren't metaphysical...

    May 31, 1969 12:00 AM ET
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