Tag: Listening Booth

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Listening Booth: Mark Knopfler, “Good On You Son”

Mark Knopfler returns to form on "Good On You Son" ...

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Listening Booth: Matthew O’Neill, Coke Belda, Steven Wilson, Etc.

Every time I am about to write off this bit of malarkey we call “Americana,” something pulls me from the brink. Don’t...

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Listening Booth: Led Zeppelin’s “In Through the Out Door”

It's the 35th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door"...

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Listening Booth: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Dream Plan B”

"Beloved rock band puts out new album. What happens next will bring tears to your eyes!"...

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Listening Booth: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Bona fides: I’m a Jersey boy, and a fan. I’ve got more than 50 Springsteen concerts under my belt. I’ve even met him once...

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Listening Booth: Beth Rowley, “Little Dreamer”

Beth Rowley – Little Dreamer (2008, Verve Forecast) purchase this CD (Amazon) Yes, Beth Rowley is another white, female British soul...

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Listening Booth: Olivia Broadfield, “Eyes Wide Open”

Olivia Broadfield, Eyes Wide Open (2007, Pig Factory) purchase this album (Amazon) Just when I think I’ve heard enough wispy female...

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Listening Booth: Guns n’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy” — A Second Opinion

It’s the curse of the debut album: the artist, unsure of who he/she is or what he/she ought to sound like strikes out in all...

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Listening Booth: Ranlom, “Going on Holiday”

Ranlom – Going on Holiday (Quirky Bird, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) With the amount of shit I’ve given Christmas music...

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Listening Booth: The Guggenheim Grotto, “Happy the Man”

Guggenheim Grotto – Happy the Man (UFO Music, 2009) purchase this album (Amazon) Its artwork has the sort of washed-out color tones...

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Listening Booth: Guns n’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy”

Guns n’ Roses – Chinese Democracy (Geffen, 2008) purchase this album (Best Buy) Unless you’ve spent a lot of time in the...

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Listening Booth: Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, “Cardinology”

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Cardinology (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) It’s been fashionable for the last few years to slag...

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Listening Booth: Tipsy, “Buzzz”

Tipsy – Buzzz (Ipecac, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) They call their music “drunktronica,” explain the seven-year...

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Listening Booth: Rosie Thomas, “A Very Rosie Christmas”

Rosie Thomas – A Very Rosie Christmas (Nettwerk, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Okay, yes, I know — everyone hates...

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Listening Booth: Miranda Lee Richards, “Light of X”

Miranda Lee Richards – Light of X (Nettwerk, 2009) purchase this album (Amazon) She took guitar lessons from Kirk Hammett and R....

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Listening Booth: “Warren Zevon” (Collector’s Edition)

October 30, 2002 – It was close to the end when Warren Zevon made what everyone knew would be his final appearance on Late Night with...

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Listening Booth: The Cure “4:13 Dream”

The Cure – 4:13 Dream (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) For bands like the Cure, that have been able to stick it out for 30 years...

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Listening Booth: Cheap Trick, “BUDOKAN!”

Cheap Trick – BUDOKAN! (Sony/Legacy, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) On the surface, I grant you, this looks like a terrible idea,...

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Listening Booth: Eric Hutchinson, “Sounds Like This”

Eric Hutchinson – Sounds Like This (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Nine times out of 10, I’ve got to believe that a...

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Listening Booth: Red Wanting Blue, “These Magnificent Miles”

When I was in my early 20s, I worked for a major concert promoter here in New Jersey. I recall that each time I walked into his office, I...

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Listening Booth: Ry Cooder, “The UFO Has Landed”

Ry Cooder – The UFO Has Landed (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) It’s a hundred degrees in the shade, easy, and you’ve...

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Listening Booth: Passion Pit, “Chunk of Change EP”

Steadily making its way around the Internet, the Chunk of Change EP by Massachusetts’ Passion Pit started out as a Valentine’s...

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Listening Booth: Lucinda Williams, “Little Honey”

Like many other people, I welcomed Lucinda Williams into my life with the release of the Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, in...

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Listening Booth: Taj Mahal, “Maestro”

Taj Mahal – Maestro (Heads Up, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Maestro celebrates Taj Mahal’s 40th anniversary as a...

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Listening Booth: Ben Folds, “Way to Normal”

Ben Folds – Way to Normal (Epic, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Ben Folds has always been an artist I’ve appreciated more...

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Listening Booth: Joshua Radin, “Simple Times”

Joshua Radin – Simple Times (Mom & Pop, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) When Joshua Radin’s new record, Simple Times,...

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Listening Booth: Tony Lucca, “Come Around Again”

Tony Lucca – Come Around Again (Lucca Music, 2008) purchase this album (CD Baby) Like a lot of white suburban teens, I spent a good...

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Listening Booth: Creedence Clearwater Revival Reissues

Creedence Clearwater Revival – 40th Anniversary Reissues (Fantasy, 2008) (six separate CDs — see below for purchase links)...

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Listening Booth: Nina Simone, “To Be Free”

Nina Simone – To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (Legacy, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Nina Simone made her concert debut in the...

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Listening Booth: Lindsey Buckingham, “Gift of Screws”

Work or play. Family or friends. Protein or carbohydrates. Life is about seeking balance. Lindsey Buckingham has been seeking balance too....