Readers’ Favorite Albums of 2020

  You voted and picked your favorite albums of 2020.  There were so many ties, here’s another example of where every vote counts!   Keep an eye out for our monthly polls and vote for your favorite every month and then at the end of the year too.  Look for some new music on the […]

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Music Reviews: Dire Straits’ Studio Albums, Plus Uncle Walt’s Band & Harry Dean Stanton

You’ll find essential tracks on each of the six albums in Dire Straits’ recently issued clamshell-boxed set, The Studio Albums 1978–1991, which includes the British rock group’s eponymous 1978 debut plus Communique(1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982), Brothers in Arms (1985), and On Every Street (1991). The CDs are packaged in mini replicas […]

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REVIEW: Pearl Charles’ “Magic Mirror” Has Fantastical Flare

Disco influences infuses Pearl Charles’ country with a fantastical flare on Magic Mirror. “Only for Tonight” sets the stage for an adventurous romp through Charles’ insecurities and inevitable moments of triumph with hints of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” in instrumentation and attitude. “What I Need” follows with Charles declaring “it’s easier to live this lie than to tell the truth, […]

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