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  • Survey Says...

    published December 28, 1995

    ... And Who Could Forget About These Great Hits? (The Ten Best Albums of 1995) 1. P.J. Harvey To Bring You My Love ... More >>

  • R&B Xmas CD: Some Assembly Required

    published December 21, 1995

    When the holiday hordes descend from the suburbs to swarm the gallerias every year on the day after Thanksgiving, many a dutiful consumer snaps up... More >>

  • Recordings

    published December 21, 1995

    Tony Bennett Here's to the Ladies (Columbia) Tony Bennett's unlikely ascent from has-been to hipster continues to be one of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published December 14, 1995

    Melissa Etheridge Your Little Secret (Island) What's almost better than a box of sugar cereal with a prize at the bottom?... More >>

  • Who Can It Be Now?

    published December 14, 1995

    Australia's teeny grunge sensation Silverchair is the biggest (and youngest) band to conquer down under and beyond since the Easybeats had Friday... More >>

  • Recordings

    published December 7, 1995

    Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin) There he is: Billy Corgan. The Baby Huey of modern rock. The... More >>

  • When Paul Met Gerry

    published December 7, 1995

    In case you missed all six hours of The Beatles Anthology and its accompanying hoopla (what are you, living in a Turkish prison?), just accept... More >>

  • Desert Discs

    published November 30, 1995

    The Slims Slow Road to Hell (Mainliner Music) Slims drummer Scott Seymann sports a "London Calling" tee shirt in this CD's... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 23, 1995

    Green Day Insomniac (Sire) I admit it: I was a punk rocker in the early '80s. I had my shoulder dislocated in the pit at a... More >>

  • Disco Meets Its Macho

    published November 23, 1995

    Because disco music was largely the product of assembly-line craftsmanship--conceived by megalomaniac producers and executed by anonymous session... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 16, 1995

    P.M. Dawn Jesus Wept (Gee Street) Maybe it says something about rap's creative limitations that so many of its top artists... More >>

  • Jono Come Not So Lately

    published November 16, 1995

    Attention, CD shoppers: Manson may be lurking somewhere in your disc collection. If you're one of the four million souls to throw down for... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 9, 1995

    Candlebox Lucy (Maverick) Candlebox is back, but we never knew it was gone. How could we? The band's eponymous debut has sold... More >>

  • Never Sing Ill of the Dead

    published November 9, 1995

    If you believe in forever, you may also believe that somewhere beyond the stars is a rock 'n' roll heaven with one hell of a band. Rest... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 2, 1995

    Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Bros.) Let's play free association. What's the first thing that comes to mind... More >>

  • Ziggy Don't Mosh

    published October 26, 1995

    David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails Desert Sky Pavilion October 18, 1995 David Bowie's career has always been a masquerade. Most U.S.... More >>

  • Recordings

    published October 26, 1995

    Meat Puppets No Joke! (London) Immediately after hearing this set's chipper "Taste of the Sun" on the radio for the first time, I... More >>

  • Aversion Vinyl

    published October 26, 1995

    Believe it or not, some audiophiles weren't immendiately captivated by the sleek look and pristine sound of the compact disc. Some of them... More >>

  • Recordings

    published October 19, 1995

    Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute(Warner Bros.) The serrano boys have peeled the tube socks off their dicks and pulled on their... More >>

  • SCANDINAVIAN BANDSTANDWHICH NORTHERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY HAS EXPORTED THE RUNNIEST TOP 40 CHEESE?

    published September 21, 1995

    If it ain't sung in English, a quick score as a novelty hit is the best a pop ditty can hope for in the U.S. Don't believe us? Just try naming... More >>

  • DESERT DISCS(OH, ALL RIGHT, FOUR DESERT DISCS AND ONE MESA TAPE)

    published September 21, 1995

    Generiks Cactus Jelly-Jive? (World Records) I'm thinking Blue Cheer. I'm thinking Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo. I'm thinking Feargal... More >>

  • LEONA VS. DIANA--WHO'S THE REAL "QUEEN OF MEAN"?

    published September 14, 1995

    We certainly are hard up for royalty in this country, eagerly crowning tycoons and entertainers "King" of this and "Queen" of that until their... More >>

  • THE BOYS IN THE TRUNKMURDER AND OTHER MUNDANE SUBJECTS POWER-UP TRUNK FEDERATION'S MUSIC MACHINE

    published September 7, 1995

    In a pop perfect world, there would be some deep, cosmic rationale behind every band name. In reality, knowing that Buffalo Springfield is a brand... More >>

  • UNLISTED NUMBERSA DIRECTORY OF HIDDEN TRACKS FROM LP TO CD

    published August 31, 1995

    Lord knows how many poor, unsuspecting fools are killed by hidden tracks every year. Think of it--the late-night lone driver, winding down a... More >>

  • NO MORE SATURDAY NIGHTS? WILL WE SURVIVE?WHAT JERRY GARCIA'S PASSING MEANS TO NON-DEADHEADS, AND A LOOK AT WHO MIGHT REPLACE HIM

    published August 23, 1995

    If I hear one more newscaster say, "What a long, strange trip it's been," I'm going to heave up lunch from a week ago. Don't get me wrong. I'm... More >>

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