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10 items by Rob O'Connor

  • Universal Truths and Cycles

    Universal Truths and Cycles | ALBUM REVIEW

    Just like the 1960's British Invasion that unleashed records at a breakneck speed until Americans were drowning in vinyl, Guided by Voices leader Robert Pollard is determined to over-saturate the market all by himself. In the last...

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Deepcut To Nowhere

    Deepcut To Nowhere | ALBUM REVIEW

    Graham Parker has always been a spiky one. And now, after twenty-five years of service — and with no gold watch or multi-platinum parachute in sight — the old boy is plenty cranky. "I'll Never Play Jacksonville...

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Pinkerton

    Pinkerton | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although no one in the band originally hails from Southern California, Weezer have got the sound and attitude of early-'60s Los Angeles down. Melodies bounce with vigor; in the lyrics, help is just a sunshiny day away....

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pulse

    Pulse | ALBUM REVIEW

    There's a true sense of leisure in the music of Pink Floyd. Their stage show knows no logistical limit, and their songs unfold at a pace that suggests there's an inordinate amount of time to kill. Pulse,...

    August 24, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Brutal Youth

    Brutal Youth | ALBUM REVIEW

    If it's true that Elvis Costello and his wife, Cait O'Riordan, wrote the 10 songs on Wendy James' last album in one weekend — songs that sounded like outtakes from This Year's Model — then Brutal Youth's...

    March 24, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Best of Van Morrison Vol. 2

    Best of Van Morrison Vol. 2 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Though he forever pines for his lost youth, drops the heaviest names in the arts-and-letters biz (this time out it's Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and the perennial James Joyce) and loses himself in obscure mystic reveries, Van...

    August 5, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • The Best of Van Morrison

    The Best of Van Morrison | ALBUM REVIEW

    Though he forever pines for his lost youth, drops the heaviest names in the arts-and-letters biz (this time out it's Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and the perennial James Joyce) and loses himself in obscure mystic reveries, Van...

    August 5, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Too Long In Exile

    Too Long In Exile | ALBUM REVIEW

    Though he forever pines for his lost youth, drops the heaviest names in the arts-and-letters biz (this time out it's Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and the perennial James Joyce) and loses himself in obscure mystic reveries, Van...

    August 5, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Bone Machine

    Bone Machine | ALBUM REVIEW

    For more than twenty years, Tom Waits has chronicled the small wins and grotesque losses of the seedy underworld. Bone Machine, his first full-length studio album since Frank's Wild Years (1987), continues observing a world of deathly...

    October 29, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • New Faces: Blur

    New Faces: Blur | ARTICLE

    "This is a new era – bands are less motivated by their place in history than by everything around them, and it all links to English pop culture," says Blur singer Damon Albarn. "But it's very...

    February 17, 1992 1:40 PM ET
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