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Review of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand (2007)

Posted by pharland on November 6th, 2007 filed in 2000s, Folk / Bluegrass, Krauss, Alison, Led Zeppelin, Reviews of new CDs

Buy at Amazon Listen while your read: Open up the Plant / Krauss “jukebox” This album involves quite an unexpected team-up. Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, joins one of the most important voices and fiddles in bluegrass music, Alison Krauss. There is a third artist, not mentioned on the cover, who really makes [...]

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Review of Radiohead’s In Rainbows (2007)

Posted by pharland on October 22nd, 2007 filed in 2000s, Alternative / Experimental, Radiohead, Reviews of new CDs

In some ways, Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows (2007), is a continuation of their experimentation in recent years, experimentation that continues in interesting new directions. In other ways there are some of the sounds of The Bends (1995), one of my own favourites. So far, the album, which was released October 10, is only available [...]

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Review of Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band’s Magic (2007)

Posted by pharland on October 3rd, 2007 filed in Folk Rock, Reviews of new CDs, Springsteen, Bruce

Click to buy at Amazon Listen while your read: Open up the Springsteen Magic webpage in a new window (then click on a track) In some ways, Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Magic, which sees the reuniting of the E. Street Band, comes at a high point in Springsteen’s recent career, and this means there are [...]

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