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Boy George and Culture Club: Life

Boy George and Culture Club Life (BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd) A synth bleating bass and snapping percussion from the fantastic “God & Love” gets us up and moving for the 11-song wonderfulness that is Boy George and Culture Club’s new album Life.  Although the songs come at you at different tempos, mostly what we get here is groovin percussion, More...

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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Adam Rose: Levitate the Base

Adam Rose Levitate the Base (Adam Rose) A funky drum beat, popping bass, and heavy wah-wah guitar make “Platinum Grime” move, opening, as it does Adam Rose’s instrumental album, Levitate the Base. Pittsburgh, More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Mike Carnahan: CarnyMusic

Mike Carnahan CarnyMusic (CarnyMusic Recording) Opening with a laconic acoustic, lazy beat, and his faraway vocals, Mike Carnahan weaves his “just hanging on,” viewpoint on the opening tune here, “Riptide.” More...

By Phoenixxrocks On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Sean Paul: Mad Love

Sean Paul Mad Love (Universal-Island Records Ltd) I’m not one to give titles to artists but if I could give a title to this particular man it would be “The Prince of Dancehall.” Sean Paul has had us all dancing More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Nick Mason & Rick Fenn: Profiles [Remastered]

Nick Mason & Rick Fenn Profiles [Remastered] (Parlophone UK) The re-release of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his partner ex-10cc guitarist Rick Fenn’s 1985 album is here on Profiles [Remastered]. “Malta,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Dead Friends 46: Hardcore

Dead Friends 46 Hardcore (Rank-n-File Records) Pull up your big girl panties, open your ears, and chomp down on Dead Friends 46’s new album Hardcore. This Cali hardcore 5-piece is taking no prisoners in the blistering More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio: It’s Time

Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio It’s Time (Bliss Fly) We get treated to some cool jazz stylings on the Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio’s new album, It’s Time. With a slightly offbeat snare snap from Massimo Buonanno More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Norine Braun: Through Train Windows

Norine Braun Through Train Windows (Norine Braun) Opening with the low breathy vocals and consistently strummed acoustic of “Sleeping Buffalo,” we are let into quite the concoction from Norine Braun, while More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Rod Stewart: Blood Red Roses

Rod Stewart Blood Red Roses (Republic Records) Rod Stewart is certainly stepping up his AOR game with the jaunty, horn-laden Blood Red Roses, his 30th studio album. My complaint often of more ‘mature’ rockers More...