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Spins: Taylor Swift • evermore

Spins: Taylor Swift • evermore

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Taylor Swift evermore (Taylor Swift) Despite the roller-coaster year that was 2020, it seems that nothing can stop Taylor Swift from doing what she does best. Swift dropped her surprising second no-skip album of the year in early December, somehow managing to display her own genius yet again. Continuing the contemporary alternative writing of her […]

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Spins: U2 – “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” • Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Spins: U2 – “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” • Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

| November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

  U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind Super Deluxe vinyl box set (Island/Interscope/UMe) During the year 2000, U2 was a band on a mission. After the perceived disappointment of 1997’s experimental and techno-friendly Pop (an album that went “merely” platinum in the United States), the Irish quartet were determined to reclaim their signature sound–and with […]

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Spins: Bobby Bare • Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus

Spins: Bobby Bare • Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bobby Bare Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus (Bear Family) Country music superstar Bobby Bare’s career spans more than six staggering decades, with an extensive catalog peppered with hits from the heyday of American radio from the late ’50s to the mid-’80s. Bare’s 1958 #2 single “The All American Boy” (errantly credited to Bill Parsons) […]

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Spins: Paul McCartney • McCartney 50th Anniversary Half Speed Master

Spins: Paul McCartney • McCartney 50th Anniversary Half Speed Master

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Paul McCartney McCartney 50th Anniversary Half-Speed Master (UMe/MPL/Capitol) Paul McCartney’s debut solo album McCartney followed releases by all three of his Beatles bandmates and arrived a month before the band’s 1970 swan-song release Let it Be. This 50thanniversary reissue made its own debut with September’s Record Store Day Drop and now remains available in a […]

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Spins: Credence Clearwater Revival • Cosmos Factory

Spins: Credence Clearwater Revival • Cosmos Factory

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory (Craft) In a brief career littered with highlights, most fans point to CCR’s fifth album as its best. Cosmo’s Factoryarrived in July 1970 with a feel-good country-folk single “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” The LP produced six top-ten hits and spent nine weeks atop the Billboard albums chart, toppling chart rivals […]

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Spins: The Rolling Stones • Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City

Spins: The Rolling Stones • Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City

| November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City, New Jersey (Eagle Vision) The Rolling Stones hit the road in 1989 like they had something to prove. It was the British juggernaut’s first North American run in eight years, and the band was keen to make a good showing for the solid work heard on their […]

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Spins: Tom Petty • Wildflowers & All The Rest Deluxe Edition –  Reviewed

Spins: Tom Petty • Wildflowers & All The Rest Deluxe Edition – Reviewed

| November 1, 2020 | 1 Comment

Tom Petty Wildflowers & All the Rest Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros.) After seven gold and platinum-selling albums with the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty released his first solo album in 1989.Chart favorites including “Free Falling” and “I Won’t Back Down” helped the Jeff Lynne-produced Full Moon Fevereclipse even the success of 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes. When Into the […]

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Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

Spins: Depeche Mode • Live Spirits Soundtrack

| September 8, 2020 | 1 Comment

Rock Hall of Fame inductees Depeche Mode remain a touring force 40 years into their career. No stranger to selling out massive stadiums around the world, the band embarked on their longest trek yet with the Global Spirit Tour. To commemorate the outing, the final date in Berlin was filmed for the 2019 documentary Spirits […]

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Spins: Taylor Swift – Folklore

Spins: Taylor Swift – Folklore

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Taylor SwiftFolklore(Taylor Swift) Taylor Swift surprised fans with her eighth studio album in late July, and as expected – many fans and this writer think it’s her best. Swift heavily strays away from her history of pop radio hits with her first alternative album, collaborating with Jack Antonoff, who has worked closely with the singer […]

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Spins: Michael McDermott • What in the World…

Spins: Michael McDermott • What in the World…

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Michael McDermott What in the World… (Pauper Sky) Chicago’s Americana and folk-rock hero Michael McDermott’s 15th solo album finds his songwriting sharp and full of fire. The high-spirited title track of What in the World… is a thundering folk-rock anthem for the election year that unleashes a torrential flood of words a la Bob Dylan’s […]

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Spins: Bob Dylan • Rough and Rowdy Ways

Spins: Bob Dylan • Rough and Rowdy Ways

| July 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) In 2012, Bob Dylan released his 35th studio album Tempest. The collection was loaded with potent songs like “Pay in Blood,” “Scarlet Town,” and “Early Roman Kings” that served Dylan well during stops on his Never Ending Tour. The album earned stellar marks from musicologists, but despite a […]

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Spins: INXS • Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium

Spins: INXS • Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium

| July 9, 2020 | 2 Comments

INXS Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium (Eagle Vision) INXS’ concert film Live Baby Live was originally released on VHS in 1991, following the Aussie dance-rock kings’ juggernaut world tour supporting 1990’s X album. The Summer XS event was held at London’s original Wembley Stadium at the peak of the sextet’s popularity, cementing the multiplatinum success […]

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Spins: Paul McCartney • Amoeba Gig

Spins: Paul McCartney • Amoeba Gig

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Paul McCartney Amoeba Gig (MPL/Capitol/UMe) Lots of artists play informal sets at record shops when promoting an album. These appearances offer the chance for fans to get up-close-and-personal with their favorites, but how memorable could they be without the pomp and production of a full-blown concert experience? If the artist in question is Paul McCartney, […]

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Spins: Hall & Oates • Our Kind of Soul

Spins: Hall & Oates • Our Kind of Soul

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Daryl Hall & John Oates’ Our Kind of Soul (Friday Music) Making its vinyl debut, this reissue of 2004’s Our Kind of Soul takes a deep dive into the roots of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ chart-topping blue-eyed soul. The duo’s own ebullient “Let Love Take Control” fits well alongside an urgent performance of the […]

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Spins: Tuff Sunshine • Dig Deeper, Peanut

Spins: Tuff Sunshine • Dig Deeper, Peanut

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tuff Sunshine Dig Deeper, Peanut (Declared Goods) Brooklyn’s Johnny Leitera returns with his second full-length LP under the Tuff Sunshine banner. Dig Deeper, Peanut shows no sign of a sophomore slump, and why would it? Leitera proved his songwriting mettle with Low Water before stretching out for a pair of pseudo-solo EPs and 2015’s celebrated […]

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