Archive for November 14th, 2011

R.E.M. – Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982–2011 (2011)

In September, R.E.M. announced to its legions of fans they have punched the clock on a three-decade-long career which took them from penny-pitcher nights in eastern Georgia to sold-out arenas all over the known world.

Will Martina – The Dam Levels (2011)

Erik Friedlander and Tom Cora are two legends of jazz cello, true pioneers and standouts as there are so few cellists with such an improvisational jazz bent and fewer still who regularly have gone for the jugular as those two.

Guilty pleasures: Bryan Adams – Reckless (1984; 2011 reissue)

November 5, 1984 was a very special day for Bryan Adams. Not only did the Canadian born musician celebrate his 25th birthday that day, but it also marked the release date of his second solo album

Agents of Mercy – The Black Forest (2011)

The Black Forest, perhaps unsurprisingly, features a walk through twilit, spooky woodlands. Thankfully, however, Swedish prog-rockers Agents of Mercy manage to sidestep the typical genre nemesis like, say, a dragon.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Night" (1975)

I’ve heard people refer to “Night” as one of Born To Run‘s lesser songs, as well the album’s “mistake.” It’s certainly a lesser song in terms of its relative lack of fame as compared to other iconic entries