In Perspective

In Perspective takes an in-depth look at a release of historical significance – reissues, box sets, retrospectives, “best ofs,” or new releases by historically significant artists. Each installment features a different writer offering his or her opinions and insights into a key release and its creative forces.

America Needs More Religion

In Perspective

More than two decades into their career, Bad Religion have delivered their most focused critique of an American presidency. The Empire Strikes First pulls aside the curtain of Christianity and “homeland security” to reveal the men at the controls. Eric J. Iannelli hopes it hasn’t come too late.

Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief

In Perspective

The anticipation preceding each Radiohead release has only been outdone by their label’s antics to prevent people from getting an advance listen. Daniel Mitchell steals a listen and gives us a rundown on Hail To The Thief, to be released tomorrow.

In Perspective: Diving Into the Deep End

In Perspective

Though they went unheralded nationally, The Swimming Pool Q’s were one of Atlanta’s most beloved and acclaimed bands 20 years ago. Now their debut album, The Deep End, has been reissued, and James Mann puts the expanded album – and the Atlanta “scene” – “In Perspective.”

In Perspective: All Hail Carcass!

In Perspective

A legion of death metallers pay tribute to one of their progenitors with Requiems Of Revulsion: A Tribute to Carcass. Matthew Moyer puts the band’s career and the tribute album “In Perspective.”

In Perspective: Ramblin’ Men

In Perspective

In the midst of legal battles with the artists themselves, Polydor has reissued the first solo efforts from members of The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman’s Laid Back, The Gregg Allman Tour, and Playin’ Up a Storm, and Richard “Dickie” Betts’ Highway Call, Hal Horowitz takes an in-depth look to put these reissues “In Perspective.”

In Perspective: Neil Young Live!

In Perspective

Hal Horowitz takes an in-depth look at the legendary Neil Young’s new live album, Road Rock, and its companion DVD, Red Rocks Live. Keep on rockin’ in the free world…

In Perspective: Run DMC: Still the Kings?

In Perspective

Run DMC are attempting a Supernatural comeback with their latest album, the guest-laden Crown Royal. Will Crown re-establish Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay as the Kings of Rock, or have the emperors been shorn of their trademark leathers and Adidas? Julio Diaz takes an in-depth look.

In Perspective: Last Years of the Cat

In Perspective

Did someone put a fatwah on Cat Stevens’ career? Hal Horowitz examines the nadir of the folkie-turned-Muslim’s pop music career, taking an in-depth look at Stevens’ recently-reissued last three albums, Numbers, IZITSO, and Down To Earth.

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Features

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Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

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Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.