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  • The Printz

    • 8 out of 10
    • Bumblebeez 81
    • Part white rap, part alternative, part pop, and part rock, the Bumblebeez grabbed a hold of me with "Pony Ride," and didn't let go.

      This group does a marvelous job of moving seamlessly be

  • Machine Gun Etiquette

    • 8 out of 10
    • The Damned
    • Punk rock is mostly associated with three chords and a bad attitude, but the Damned were one of the few bands of the era bent on bringing musicianship and a good sense of humor to the scene. And while
  • Jagged Little Pill (Acoustic)

    • 6 out of 10
    • Alanis Morissette
    • Ten years after the original release, comes the traditional celebratory acoustic re-recording. The album has held up remarkably well. While it is not as meaningful to me as it was when I was sixteen,
  • Mezzanine

    • 6 out of 10
    • Massive Attack
    • "Black Milk" knocks me off my feet in this collection of moody and eclectic songs. Massive Attack uses samples and keyboards in a very unique way, but not all the songs pack the same punch.

  • The Life Pursuit

    • 8 out of 10
    • Belle & Sebastian
    • The Life Pursuit is a sort of Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. You get Belle & Sebastian's peanut butter (its wistful, often irresistible pop) dipped in a 'Have A Nice Day!' and glam 70s chocol

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iTunes Music Review - Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years

  • Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years

    • 8 out of 5
    • Joe Williams
    • Reviewed by Ricky Spero
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    • Joe Williams was Figure Two in my three-man education in singing. A brilliant vocalist, scatter, and interpreter of jazz and blues, Williams produces music that's totally unique, yet sounds so effortless that it's easy to mistake for schmaltz. While I dig his early recordings (largely made with the Basie Band), his later cuts have a looseness and flexibility that grabs my ear. In the later years, Williams took to touring with a world-class quartet (piano, guitar, drum and bass) that matches any group I've heard in tightness and groove. Look into "Every Night," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Jimmy's Blues," or "I Want a Little Girl" for Williams at his best. Listen to how he casually drags phrases ahead of their usual place, rewrites melodies, or adjusts rhythms. It's like Sinatra, only slicker, hipper, harder, better.

     

     

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