6 items by Rob Kemp

  • This Is Where I Came In

    This Is Where I Came In | ALBUM REVIEW

    At no point on the twenty-eighth Bee Gees studio album does Barry Gibb really unleash that falsetto — what former producer Arif Mardin called his method of "screaming in tune." This Is Where I Came In is...

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    The Best Of Both Worlds | ALBUM REVIEW

    Sixteen of the thirty-six tunes here are powerful examples of the greatest party band of the past twenty-five years. From 1978 to 1985, Van Halen were a showcase for impish, groundbreaking guitarist Eddie Van Halen as well...

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Absolution

    Absolution | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Radiohead began to explore electronic textures on Kid A, it fell to upstart U.K. bands such as Coldplay, Travis, Starsailor and Muse to provide the world with disconsolate, Pink Floyd-worthy guitar rock. So give Muse, from...

    April 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Sixty Six To Timbuktu

    Sixty Six To Timbuktu | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although this solo-career retrospective ignores Robert Plant's fine first album (not to mention 1983's incandescent "In the Mood"), Sixty Six makes a convincing case that Plant's artistry didn't end with Led Zeppelin. Besides unveiling four pre-Zep rarities...

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Live At The Roxy Theatre

    Live At The Roxy Theatre | ALBUM REVIEW

    On his first live solo album, recorded at Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip club, the Roxy, the great California pop composer is generous with the spotlight: He praises his ten-piece band, which re-creates classic Beach Boys instrumentals such...

    August 6, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Lions

    Lions | ALBUM REVIEW

    The sixth Black Crowes record begins with "Midnight From the Inside Out," a feedback-riddled jam that never achieves liftoff. You fear that our neoclassic rock heroes have abandoned the boozy, supercharged verve of 1999's By Your Side...

    May 8, 2001 12:00 AM ET