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Back to the Beginning Archive
Posted on October 7, 2011 | 2 CommentsEndtroducing… You could, and probably should, consider this album to be the high-water mark for techno in the 1990s. According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Endtroducing… is the world’s “first album to be recorded using only sampled sounds.” That being the case, I’d love...
Posted on September 30, 2011 | No CommentsFrom the ashes of Uncle Tupelo rose Wilco, an alt-country band that helped define a genre. Though the sledding has been tough for Jeff Tweedy and his band, the band continues to make music, culminating thus far in the album released this week, The Whole...
Posted on September 23, 2011 | 2 CommentsTori Amos has been making music for over 19 years, and making me feel old in the process. With 12 studio albums, countless singles, and 8 Grammy awards, she’s positioned herself near the top of the musical heap. Her latest effort, Night of Hunters, supposedly...
Posted on September 2, 2011 | No CommentsBack to the Beginning, having taken the month of August off due to a dearth of worthy material, jumps back into the swing of things with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tenth studio album, I’m With You. Positive reviews surround the album, but let’s take our signature...
Posted on July 22, 2011 | 2 CommentsThey Might Be Giants For some reason I find it incredibly hard to review this inexplicably awesome album. I want to write more than just “adverb-ly adjective” (e.g.: “delightfully quirky,” “amusingly creepy,” “inexplicably awesome”), but when I try to come up with something more, um,...
Posted on July 15, 2011 | 2 CommentsLauded as the fathers of prog rock, Yes’s latest offering, Fly From Here, marks their twenty-first studio album and their first in ten years. The band has been through some major changes since their self-titled album. Are still recognizable as what they once were, or...
Posted on July 8, 2011 | 1 CommentIt’s important to remember that Brian Eno apparently left Roxy Music in 1973 in part because the rock and roll lifestyle bored him. And yet, here we are almost 40 years later, talking about his latest album, his collaboration with poet Rick Holland, the latest...
Posted on June 10, 2011 | 2 CommentsI’m so fucking tired of comparing music that sounds the same. There. I said it. I fucking hate it so much, I want to shoot myself in the face and put myself out of my misery. I suppose when some rock musicians get to a...