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Deborah Frost


  • PJ Harvey: Primed and Ticking

    PJ Harvey beat the sophomore jinx and get their mojo workin' with an American tour and powerful new album, 'Rid of Me'

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  • Fate of Nations

    Robert Plant, who scored most of his major points in Led Zeppelin by unbuttoning his shirt and squealing ooooh at appropriate junctures, sounds on his sixth solo album, Fate of Nations, as if he's searching for more viable and eloquent means of expression. In fact, "Calling to You," the opening cut, which crosses "Kashmir" with […]

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  • Permanent Vacation

    Although Aerosmith was slagged for nearly two decades as sloppy Stones seconds, the band was finally given hip vindication last year by Run-D.M.C. And what the critics don't know, the little boys understand — Aerosmith is probably the most influential hard-rock band of the Seventies. Joe Perry's sting and stance and Steven Tyler's scarfs and […]

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  • Behind The Sun

    Nobody ever said it was easy being God. Nobody ever said it was a gig Eric Clapton even asked for. The man has spent most of his career trying to deny both the implications of the graffiti first splattered all over London almost two decades ago and the magnitude of his gifts. With each post-"Layla" […]

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  • Perfect Strangers

    The title track comes blasting out of nowhere, like an I'm-alive-and-well message from an old friend you'd given up for dead. With its steamy vocal and genuine, if uncharacteristic, touches of wit throbbing above Deep Purple's heavy signature sound, "Perfect Strangers" sets the tone for this venerable band's reunion album. Lead singer Ian Gillan — […]

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  • Escape

    "Who's Crying Now," the hit single off Journey's hit LP, isn't super hip, super deep or even real, real hooky. But it does sound good. What I'm talking about is the way the song's soft, soapy bass redeems its soft, dopey sentiment by diving beneath tiny fillips of acoustic guitar and bubbling up around a […]

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