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The Best Music Of 2005?

This past Tuesday, December 27, at about five minutes before the noon deadline, I filed my votes for the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll. In doing so,...
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The December Hitlist

(Including those I had missed over recent months. Click on the album covers to buy via Amazon.) KATE BUSH – AERIAL (Columbia) Sometimes, you don’t know how much you’ve missed...
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For You

Just in time for Christmas – and right on time for Shona’s birthday – I’ve finally sorted through the Apocalypse photos from 1982 and am pleased to introduce two new...
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Everything’s Connected

Yesterday I reviewed a show by Mercury Rev that was sponsored by the Woodstock radio station WDST, and later in the day linked to a piece about Levon Helm’s semi-private...
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And if you thought the Mercury Rev show was cozy

…Check out Levon Helm’s gigs – in his own barn. Will Hermes writes in Sunday’s NY Times about the former Band drummer and ongoing Woodstocker who brings the audience –...
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As the Mercury falls, Mercury Rev rises

Reasons to love Mercury Rev at the Bearsville Theater, Friday December 16 1) This was my first show at The Bearsville Theater, part of a standalone complex built by Bob...
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Rastawoman Vibrations

Reaction to Sinéad O’Connor’s new album, Throw Down Your Arms (reviewed here) has, pedictably, fallen into two camps. There are those who view her collection of “reggae” covers in the...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’ Sinead O’Connor with Sly & Robbie (& Burning Spear) at Webster Hall (full review to follow)… Talking to Apocalypse drummer and former schoolmate Chris Boyle for the first time...
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