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9 items by Tim Holmes

  • So

    So | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Peter Gabriel announced his departure from Genesis in 1975, a two-part prognosis seemed reasonable. Without the flamboyant antics of its frontman — who might perform dressed as a gigantic sunflower one night and a pyramid-headed psychedelic...

    August 14, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Master of Puppets

    Master of Puppets | ALBUM REVIEW

    Metallica has taken the raw material of heavy metal and refined all the shit — the swaggering cock-rock braggadocio and the medieval dungeons and dragons imagery — right out of it. Instead of the usual star-struttin' ejaculatory...

    June 5, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Candy Apple Grey

    Candy Apple Grey | ALBUM REVIEW

    Any fears that Hüsker Dü's move to a major label might signal dilution, concession or crossover get "sucked out of the first-class window" in the first few seconds of auricle-bending clatter on "Crystal," this album's opening cut....

    May 22, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • 5150

    5150 | ALBUM REVIEW

    The big question is whether even a sound as titanic as Van Halen's can sustain the loss of a loudmouth voluptuary like David Lee Roth, or will the whole metal ball simply collapse under the weight of...

    May 22, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Biograph

    Biograph | ALBUM REVIEW

    To celebrate Bob Dylan's twenty-fourth year on record, Columbia has released Biograph, a five-record set that is not only a major retrospective but...

    January 16, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Tim

    Tim | ALBUM REVIEW

    In this era of synthetic sound and an increased emphasis on the cosmetics of media geniality, the Replacements are probably too true to be good. While they haven't exactly reinvented the fourman guitars-bass-drum lineup, they have dramatically...

    November 21, 1985 12:00 AM ET
  • Fly on the Wall

    Fly on the Wall | ALBUM REVIEW

    Heavy metal is the idiot-bastard spawn of rock, the eternal embarrassment that will not die. It's music that doesn't care what you think. Like some mythical beast that's part tyrannosaur – slow-moving and pea brained – and...

    September 12, 1985 12:00 AM ET
  • Theatre Of Pain

    Theatre Of Pain | ALBUM REVIEW

    Heavy metal is the idiot-bastard spawn of rock, the eternal embarrassment that will not die. It's music that doesn't care what you think. Like some mythical beast that's part tyrannosaur — slow-moving and pea brained — and...

    September 12, 1985 12:00 AM ET
  • Meat is Murder

    Meat is Murder | ALBUM REVIEW

    Lead singer and wordsmith Stephen Morrissey (who goes by his surname professionally) is a man on a mission, a forlorn and brooding crusader with an arsenal of personal axes to grind. Drawing on British literary and cinematic...

    May 23, 1985 12:00 AM ET
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