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Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista) One of the things that first attracted me to Marilyn Manson (the band) was how […]

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

You might get a hint of good old Led Zep on Robert Planet’s 11th studio album, Carry Fire. Yes, he is employing the Sensational Space Shifters band here (Plant has worked with them for the past few years) and their folk, Celtic, Indian and West African soundscapes rise to the fore on these 11 tunes. But from the opener, “May Queen,” the title an obvious nod to one of Zep’s more famous songs, one is reminded of Plant of yore lots here, even within his softer vocal delivery and the multi-ethnic vibe.

Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

One man boasting a 50-year career in writing, playing, arranging and singing that would be impressive if you spread that output across three musicians, Leon Russel is a true American musical icon. Dying at 74 last year, what we get here is Russell’s posthumous On a Distant Shore, album.

The Peanut Gallery: Tales From The Basement

The Peanut Gallery: Tales From The Basement

New Jersey hip hop duo The Peanut Gallery has ‘dropped’ a new album, Tales From The Basement. It is quite a unique read on what one usually finds in this genre, complete with some great grooves and quite a few hard-hitting, expletive-rich raps.

John Carpenter: Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)

John Carpenter: Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)

You might just be a fan of John Carpenter’s movies; “Halloween,” “Escape From New York,” “Starman” and “Big Trouble In Little China” (to name a few). But do you know that the director writes and performs the music for his films as well? Here on Anthology Movie Themes 1974-1998, we get 13 pieces of music from 13 different Carpenter films, composed and payed by the man.

Patrick Grant: A Sequence of Waves (twelve stories and a dream)

Patrick Grant: A Sequence of Waves (twelve stories and a dream)

Musician/composer Patrick Grant certainly presents a rich tapestry with his new CD, A Sequence of Waves (twelve stories and a dream).

The Night Herons: Relevant Noise

The Night Herons: Relevant Noise

The Night Herons, Relevant Noise is indeed very relevant, smart and will get you coming back to the CD again and again.

Tangerine Dream: Quantum Gate

Tangerine Dream: Quantum Gate

Tangerine Dream’s music sweeps you up, as much from the sounds they massage as the way their compositions are produced. Mining this brand for half a century as they have, with Quantum Gate we get what this band still does better than anybody else

Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar

Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar

Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album made in Nashville, his first with new label BMG/Broken Bow Records, but it is that Kid Rock mélange of styles we are used to.

Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Warner Music UK) The 4 LP re-issue of Sisters of Mercy’s Some Girls Wander By […]

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