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Album Review: A Grand Don’t Come For Free

A Grand Don’t Come For Free, by the Streets I must admit that I am not that familiar with British hip-hop, but an acquaintance of mine told me about one of his favorite albums from the decade of the 2000’s, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Greatest Hits (Dan Fogelberg – 1982)

Greatest Hits, by Dan Fogelberg If you’re asking me, this particular compilation was released a little early in Fogelberg’s career. This particular compilation, which includes previously unreleased songs in “Missing You” and “Make Love Stay” was released after the massive … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dancehall: The Rise Of Dancehall Culture

Dancehall: The Rise Of Dancehall Culture, by Various Artists This particular 2-cd set is designed to present a flavor of dancehall during the period from 1979-1992, roughly. It is curated by someone who is aware that two discs of material … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Very Best Of Dan Fogelberg

The Very Best Of Dan Fogelberg, by Dan Fogelberg This cd makes a decisive moment in the history of Dan Fogelberg as an artist, and that is when his best of compilations and the recognition of his greatness as an … Continue reading

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Album Review: Re-Covered

Re-Covered, by Dan Wilson In the 1970’s, there was a large amount of albums that were made by songwriters like Laura Nyro and Carole Bayer Sager and others which were pillaged for material by those who (generally rightly) believed that … Continue reading

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Album Review: One Night At First Avenue

One Night At First Avenue, by Semisonic This album is, at least as far as I know, the only live album ever recorded and released by Semisonic over the course of their career. It tells the listener more or less … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Best Of Semisonic

The Best Of Semisonic, by Semisonic This album is, to date, the only best-of collection of Semisonic, and it checks off most of the boxes one would want in such a collection. It includes selections from all of the albums … Continue reading

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Album Review: Pleasure E.P.

Pleasure E.P., by Semisonic This EP marks the beginning of Semisonic’s music career, and it is certainly a very interesting document of a band just starting out and exploring a variety of elements within their sound. There are really seven … Continue reading

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Album Review: Great Divide

Great Divide, by Semisonic In many ways “Great Divide” is an appropriate name for the debut album for Semisonic, as it finds them straddling several great divides in the search for success as power pop musicians who had deliberately aimed … Continue reading

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Album Review: All About Chemistry

All About Chemistry, by Semisonic One of my quirks as a music listener is my consistent fondness for music that is released as a follow-up to popular success where there is a lot of attention paid to beautiful details thanks … Continue reading

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