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Warm Heart Pastry: Guess Who Came for the Feast?

In 1971, Pete Townshend and Keith Moon were among the very many special guests to play on the debut album by the Incredible String Band’s Mike Heron, Smiling Men With...
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They Also Served

Over the holiday period, I had a chance to reflect and realize just what a great year 2007 was for music. Admittedly, I heard/bought/acquired less albums than usual, but that...
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My Top 10 Songs of 2007

REHAB – AMY WINEHOUSE So, it was a 2006 hit in the UK, and you may be tired of it over there, but it was ubiquitous in the States only...
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My Top 10 Albums of 2007

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: SOUND OF SILVER Watching James Murphy progress from local DJ/remixer to singer/lyricist/band-leader has been a particularly enjoyable, 21st Century New York experience. But did we ever know he...
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Best Of 2007: The overview

Compiling my Top 10 albums of 2007 for a couple of magazine polls – because I want my vote to count – I’ve been struck by how many second albums...
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Video Kills the Gunfire

We were playing M.I.A.’s new album Kala over dinner last night – because a) that’s the kind of noisy family we are, and b) I only just got my hands...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: The Charlatans

(This post is aimed for the casual American reader, not the fanatical English music fan for whom it will be old news.) Who can blame the Charlatans for giving their...
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Monday Morning Mix

A Monday morning wintry mix of snow, sleet, and ice caused cancellation of local schools today: the first “snow day” of the winter, and I have a feeling we’re going...
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