Archive for September 30th, 2011

Levin Torn White – Levin Torn White (2011)

Levin Torn White – Levin Torn White (2011)

‘Levin Torn White’ ain’t for the weak, but it’s lethal combination of brawn and brains makes it the release of the year.

Motley Crue – Motley Crue (1994): Forgotten series

Motley Crue – Motley Crue (1994): Forgotten series

When I saw Motley Crue’s self-titled 1994 record on a list of the “10 Worst Heavy Metal Albums of All Time,” I was a little taken aback.

Christie Winn – Closer to Home (2011)

Singer-pianist Christie Winn, a performer who crackles with spontaneity, pushes Closer to Home into every corner of her craft. Her deft ability to sound both quiet and strong, rhythmic and yet lucid, soulful and still multi-dimensional makes the album a consistently engaging delight.

Best of September 2011: Reader picks include Lindsey Buckingham, Thomas Dolby and Rockpile

Here’s a look back at the Top 10 stories from last month on, based on page views from our readers.

The Friday Morning Listen: Wilco – The Whole Love (2011)

Salon writer Touré misses monoculture. This isn’t the monoculture of a Starbucks every 1 1/2 miles, bookending the Walmart and the Lowes.