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Unit 4 + 2 – Unit Four Plus Two (1969): Forgotten Series

Unit 4 + 2 – Unit Four Plus Two (1969): Forgotten Series

Emerging in an age when heavy rock was the happening thing, Unit 4 + 2’s self-titled 1969 album was unfairly deemed a dated anomaly.

Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Anna Nalick joined Kristina Mondo to discuss the best piece of advice she was ever given, her dream collaborator and her very first song-writing experience.

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967): On Second Thought

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967): On Second Thought

Although the Young Rascals were already tuned in and tight, ‘Groovin” showed off a new-found sense of maturity and sophistication.

Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

An example of what pure joy and gratitude should sound like, Giada Valenti’s “Gracias a La Vida” is a worthy tribute to life.

The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream (1966): On Second Thought

The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream (1966): On Second Thought

The Lovin’ Spoonful really sounded like nobody except themselves, and their 1966 sophomore release ‘Daydream’ consistently underscored that individuality.

Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017 list touches on projects from established legends, as well as up-and-coming and criminally under-appreciated acts.

Tomi Malm – Walkin’ on Air (2017)

Tomi Malm – Walkin’ on Air (2017)

‘Walkin’ on Air’ is a terrific showcase for Tomi Malm’s soulful AOR songwriting, West Coast-level production and a creme de la creme of players.

Sia – Everyday Is Christmas (2017)

Sia – Everyday Is Christmas (2017)

In its best moments, ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ challenges the notion of what a holiday album should be. Sia just needed more of them.

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

Part of the joy attached to the new reissue of China Crisis’ 1985 album ‘Flaunt the Imperfection’ is the inclusion of so much bonus material.

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick’s vulnerable, touching ‘At Now’ breaks down the barriers to human emotion, telling her story through song.

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