Jim DeRogatis

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  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Radiohead OK Computer (Capitol Records) Maybe punk didn't rescue us completely from prog-rock, but what makes Radiohead think prog-rock is going to save us from anything? Based on OK Computer, this Oxford quintet is convinced that the future lies ...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Guided by Voices Mag Earwhig! (Matador Records) "Earwhig" is British slang for that loudmouth guy at the end of the bar who thinks he's the world's greatest storyteller and just won't shut up. There's a metaphor here for Guided by Voices' way-beyo...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Radish Restraining Bolt (Mercury) Ben Lee Something to Remember Me By (Grand Royal) Frankie Lymon was 13 when he peaked in 1955 with "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?". Two years later, his career stalled for good, and he was only 25 when he died from a...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    The Boo Radleys C'mon Kids (Mercury) Eggman First Fruits (Creation) The Boo Radleys should have been contenders. Of all the bands on England's legendary Creation Records roster devoted to reinterpreting the psychedelic '60s through the prism of th...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Nina Simone Anthology: The Colpix Years (Rhino) This two-disc compilation is neither a satisfactory introduction to nor a true anthology of Nina Simone's career. It only covers her late-'50s and early-'60s tenure with Colpix Records--her early, fo...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Jill Sobule Happy Town (Lava/Atlantic) Singer-songwriters usually make my skin crawl--tell me one more time how great Jewel is, and you risk serious dental work--but Colorado native Jill Sobule not only soars over that hurdle with Happy Town, she ...