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10 items by Rob Hoerburger

  • City Streets

    City Streets | ALBUM REVIEW

    About a year ago, word got out that Carole King was talking to Warner Bros. vice-president Russ Titelman about producing her comeback album. For King's long-suffering fans, this was practically thrilling news. Titelman, after all, had rejuvenated...

    May 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Through the Storm

    Through the Storm | ALBUM REVIEW

    Aretha's records used to make history. Now they're just historical "events" that she can't seem to get through without a lot of help from her friends. Of the eight (count 'em) cuts on Through the Storm, four...

    August 10, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Any Love

    Any Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    On his sixth album in seven years, Luther Vandross sounds a bit fed up. As the most powerful and popular balladeer of the Eighties, he has doggedly defended romantic bliss, or at least the hope for it....

    January 12, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Touch the World

    Touch the World | ALBUM REVIEW

    As the quintessential American band of the middle and late Seventies, Earth, Wind and Fire neither set trends nor adhered to them. Danceable but not disco, tough but not funk, multi-tiered and brassy in an age of...

    January 14, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Coming Around Again

    Coming Around Again | ALBUM REVIEW

    Once Carly Simon joined Arista's gallery of Eighties ladies, it seemed inevitable that label head Clive Davis would make her sweat — that is, force her into some unlikely duet or load her with high-tech production, tricks...

    June 18, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • 30 Greatest Hits

    30 Greatest Hits | ALBUM REVIEW

    Even after Aretha's dramatic comeback in 1985, some questions lingered about how long it would last. Was Who's Zoomin' Who? truly redemptive or merely a fluke? Could Aretha assume enduring relevance for a generation of listeners not...

    January 29, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Aretha

    Aretha | ALBUM REVIEW

    Even after Aretha's dramatic comeback in 1985, some questions lingered about how long it would last. Was Who's Zoomin' Who? truly redemptive or merely a fluke? Could Aretha assume enduring relevance for a generation of listeners not...

    January 29, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Control

    Control | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their latest albums, two members of pop music's first family move in markedly different directions. While Jermaine regresses toward unmitigated sap, Janet steps out and boldly states that she's not the Jacksons' baby sister anymore. As usual,...

    April 24, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Ice On Fire

    Ice On Fire | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's too much to expect a substantial album from Elton John at this point, but with the return of his longtime producer, Gus Dudgeon, for Ice on Fire, there was the hope that he might at least...

    January 30, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Phil Collins Beats The Odds

    Phil Collins Beats The Odds | ARTICLE

    The day after the Academy Awards, Phil Collins sat in his Hollywood hotel room, licking his wounds over a few early-afternoon Michelobs. He...

    May 23, 1985 11:20 AM ET
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