This week, Christopher Long breaks the bank — doling out a full five bucks for a crackly, classic Sonny & Cher LP down at his local flea market.
Hot Tears (EP) (Innovative Leisure). Review by Phil Bailey.
The Phage EP (Burger Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Day of the Dog (Bar None Records). Review by James Mann.
A Jewish kid from Brooklyn becomes the king of the blues in the classic Brill Building.
Foster the People caught a lucky break with their first single, but prove to be more than just the flavor of the month at a recent Orlando show that made a believer out of Jen Cray.
A lively biography of the founders of Punk Rock.
If you think Lawrence of Arabia has too much sand, then you might think this documentary has too much Brian Wilson. Rein in the impulse to fast forward and learn a bunch about the most cerebral Beach Boy.
Lucidity (Sensory). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Let It Sway (Polyvinyl Record Co.). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Acolytes David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker may have a vested interest in maintaining the Walker mythos, but No Regrets is under no such obligation.
After 30 years in the music industry, producer, songwriter and musician Larry Dvoskin has released a set of his own music. Gail Worley finds out why it took so long.
Dolly (Sony Legacy). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Outside Love (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Scottish rockers Glasvegas rode into New York City on a wave of hype for two sold-out shows. With only one proper album to flaunt, the band nevertheless proved to Kiran Aditham that they can bring arena-sized sound to a mid-sized theater.
How do you dethrone the “King of Pop”? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California’s Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.
Susan’s in the Sky EP (Matinee). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Land of 1000 Dances (Collector’s Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Odd Church (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Drama (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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