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.
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.
The last three Traffic reissues show why a great band is not held in greater esteem.
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 :: Rory Gallagher and the Ghost of World Music Past :: Tuesday, May 13th, 2003
In Perspective :: Who’s Who’s Best is Who’s Better? :: Sunday, December 1st, 2002
In Perspective :: Hi, We’re The Replacements :: Friday, October 11th, 2002
In Perspective :: Detroit Box City :: Wednesday, June 26th, 2002
In Perspective :: Uncle John’s Box Set :: Monday, March 18th, 2002
In Perspective :: Digging Up Indie Rock Fossils :: Thursday, November 15th, 2001
In Perspective :: A Flood of Fela :: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001
In Perspective :: On Flame Again :: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2001
In Perspective :: Love Kills :: Tuesday, August 14th, 2001
In Perspective :: Shocking Arachnids? :: Monday, August 6th, 2001
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.”
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 :: Wild-Eyed Southern Boys :: Sunday, July 29th, 2001
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.”
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…
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.
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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