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Album Review: 100 Hits: The Best Eighties Album

100 Hits:  The Best Eighties Album, by various artists As this is my second collection from this particular series, it was easier to appreciate what this series brought to the table.  It is all too easy in a compilation to … Continue reading

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Album Review: 100 Hits: The Best 70’s Album

100 Hits:  The Best 70’s Album, by various artists Spoiler alert:  This album is not the best 70’s album ever.  That’s not to say that this is a bad album, but there are 5 cds and 100 total songs on … Continue reading

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Album Review: 40/40

40/40, by the Carpenters Richard Carpenter, for the 40th anniversary of his brother/sister duo, made a 2 cd 40-track retrospective as a way of providing another way to provide the beloved music of the group to fans in a way … Continue reading

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Album Review: Messiah Complete

Messiah Complete (Vocal Music), by Handel It almost seems superfluous to review the content of such an album of this.  This album is a two-cd version of Handel’s Messiah that bills itself as complete and that provides a very enjoyable … Continue reading

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Album Review: Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt, by various artists Admittedly, it must be stated at the outset that this is not the most accessible opera for most listeners.  The opera itself, with words by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and with music by Norwegian composer … Continue reading

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Album Review: 26 Of Your Favorite G&S Classics

26 Of Your Favorite G&S Classics, by Gilbert & Sullivan I have somewhat ambivalent feelings about best of compilations that deal with classical music.  Like many people I am fond of Gilbert & Sullivan, at least those works of the … Continue reading

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Album Review: 29

29, by Ryan Adams In listening to the music of Ryan Adams, it becomes evident very quickly that there is very little change or development in the material that he records.  To be sure, the songs are different from one … Continue reading

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Album Review: Ashes & Fire

Ashes & Fire, by Ryan Adams It is perhaps a bit unusual for someone to want to review albums by an artist after they have been canceled but that is the case for me.  Upon hearing that Ryan Adams was … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Best Of Everything But The Girl

The Best Of Everything But The Girl, by Everything But The Girl Best of albums have different approaches based on when they happen to appear within the career of the act in which they serve as a retrospective.  Some are … Continue reading

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Album Review: Walking Wounded

Walking Wounded, by Everything But The Girl One of the consequences of the sudden success of the dance remix of “Missing” was that when English sophisti-pop duo Everything But The Girl came together to create their follow-up album was that … Continue reading

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