4 items by Tom Sinclair

  • Notorious

    Notorious | ALBUM REVIEW

    Joan Jett knows the wisdom of the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Don't let the soft-focus Joan-as-mysterioso-fashion-model album cover fool you — Notorious is in no way a dilution of the Blackhearts' down-and-dirty...

    October 18, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Woke Up With a Monster

    Woke Up With a Monster | ALBUM REVIEW

    There was a time, circa 1977-80, when Cheap Trick were sitting on top of the world. With its skewed Beatle-pop and calculated image, the Illinois quartet rose from obscurity to arena-rock status practically overnight. The beauty of...

    June 2, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • No Alternative

    No Alternative | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's 1993, and Alternative Rock is in full bloom; unfortunately, so is the horror of the AIDS epidemic. Producers Paul Heck, Jessica Kowal and Rolling Stone Senior Writer Chris Mundy have corralled 21 of the biggest names...

    November 11, 1993 12:00 PM ET
  • Green Mind

    Green Mind | ALBUM REVIEW

    Listen to Green Mind a time or two and the term folk rock starts to take on entirely new dimensions. While no one's going to mistake Dinosaur Jr majordomo J. Mascis for a Roger McGuinn acolyte, there's...

    June 27, 1991 12:00 AM ET