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2007 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • The Eagles

    published December 13, 2007

    Eagles Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit may all love music, but they don't make it collectively unless there's a mammoth... More >>

  • Kid Rock

    published November 22, 2007

    It's lucky for Kid Rock that he's an egomaniacal dipshit, because otherwise, his music would be about as memorable as a Molly Hatchet... More >>

  • Coheed and Cambria

    published November 15, 2007

    There's so much about Coheed and Cambria's work that cries out for ridicule, especially the '70s-art-rock-derived instrumental wankery and the... More >>

  • Maverick Mavis

    published October 18, 2007

    Mavis Staples may be 68 years old, but the righteous fire that distinguished so many of her rich, bottomless vocals during an extraordinary... More >>

  • Bruce Springsteen

    published October 18, 2007

    Magic is being hyped as Springsteen's rocking return to his classic period, and that's understandable: The album contains lotsa familiar... More >>

  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

    published August 2, 2007

    Every music lover has a line beyond which material that had been intriguing becomes self-indulgent. On In Glorious Times, the Museum... More >>

  • Ryan Adams

    published July 26, 2007

    Ryan Adams was needled throughout 2005 for releasing three CDs' worth of songs without seeming to consider whether the tunes met his standards. In... More >>

  • Linkin Park

    published July 5, 2007

    The men of Linkin Park seem awfully insecure. Minutes to Midnight is stuffed with take-us-seriously gestures, including the presence of... More >>

  • Fall Out Boy

    published March 1, 2007

    Although Fall Out Boy lyricist/dreamboat Pete Wentz is inveterately verbose, his words don't mask profundity, and that's a big reason for his... More >>

  • Tech N9ne

    published February 8, 2007

    "I write my life as it progresses, as it gets worse — whatever," says Aaron Yates, who headlines Friday at the Marquee Theatre under his nom... More >>

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