Category: Once more with feeling

Sleater Kinney: Live In Paris (Sub Pop)

Sleater Kinney Live In Paris (Sub Pop) After a 10-year hiatus, feminist punk icons Sleater Kinney made their celebrated return with ‘No Cities to Love’ in 2015 and they were just as electric as they were before their break. Carrie…

Alice In Chains: Freak Show (HoBo)

Alice In Chains Freak Show (HoBo) Before Pearl Jam released ‘Ten’ (August 27, 1991), before Nirvana released ‘Nevermind’ (September 24, 1991), and before Soundgarden released ‘Badmotorfinger’ (October 8, 1991), Alice In Chains was on the scene with their monumental major…

Big Star: Complete Third (Omnivore)

Big Star Complete Third (Omnivore) If not for Big Star, the late, great Memphis band that ran from ’72 to ’78 before finally calling it a day, we’d likely never have groups like Teenage Fanclub, R.E.M., The Replacements, The Posies……

Cheap Trick: In The Joint (Smokin’ Production)

Cheap Trick In The Joint (Smokin’ Production) There’s no other band like Cheap Trick. These guys are the quintessential rock & roll group. They paid their dues early, earning them mainstream appeal and global recognition. But, this is a band…

John Coltrane: Trane 90 (Acrobat)

John Coltrane Trane 90 (Acrobat) Like the blues, jazz music has a handful of performers who clearly stand out from the rest. John Coltrane is one of those performers. Although his life was cut short in 1967 at the age…

CeDell Davis: Event The Devil get The Blues (Sunyata)

CeDell Davis Event The Devil get The Blues (Sunyata) Seattle scholar, drummer and stalwart producer Martin Barrett has once again unearthed a long forgotten gem in the world’s musical treasure trove; 88-year-old bluesman CeDell Davis. For their third album collaboration,…

Hello: The Albums (Cherry Red)

Hello The Albums (Cherry Red) Good golly, another box set from Cherry Red Records. I love this label, I do. They’ve outdone themselves with this fantastic box set from Hello. Hello was a band out of North London that came…

Roy Orbison: The Ultimate Collection (Legacy)

Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection (Legacy) To be honest, there are a slew of Roy Orbison albums out there packed with “hits” and “best of” tracks, but this latest 26-track offering from Legacy is among the best to date, including…

Placebo: A Place For Us To Dream (Rise)

Placebo A Place For Us To Dream (Rise) Placebo came on the music scene in 1996 with their self-titled debut album, which received more fanfare in their native country of England than anywhere else. But when the band of Brits…

The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (Eagle Rock)

The Rolling Stones Havana Moon (Eagle Rock) On March 25, 2016, rock & roll history was made and once again, Rolling Stones were the flag bearers. Although it was “Good Friday” and the Vatican protested, the greatest rock & roll…