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For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

With ‘Woodface,’ Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, releases of the 1990s. Unfortunately, the album just started all wrong.

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

The good news is, Micky Dolenz is writing new songs again, having last issued an album in 2012. The more interesting news is what they sound like.

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

‘When You Wake Up’ is an enthralling expedition into contemporary shoegaze pop from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Overly Polite Tornadoes.

Tommy Roe – Greatest Hits (1993): On Second Thought

Tommy Roe – Greatest Hits (1993): On Second Thought

Tommy Roe created pure and natural pop rock songs that were fun to sing along with, dance to, or simply make people feel good.

Geyster – Knight Games, Vols. I-III (2015)

Geyster – Knight Games, Vols. I-III (2015)

Geyster is having a love affair with vintage West Coast music and is taking us along for a long, pleasurable nearly two hour ride.

Michael Sherwood on Toto XIV, Michael Jackson + Steve Porcaro: Something Else! Interview

Michael Sherwood on Toto XIV, Michael Jackson + Steve Porcaro: Something Else! Interview

Michael Sherwood, a long-time collaborator with Steve Porcaro, discusses ‘Toto XIV,’ working with Michael Jackson and his old band Lodgic.

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

Rare is the group that appeals to both squealing girls and picky critics, but such was the Jackson 5.

Dennis DeYoung says ‘Glee’ finally got Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ right: ‘This song is not easy to sing’

Dennis DeYoung says ‘Glee’ finally got Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ right: ‘This song is not easy to sing’

Dennis DeYoung says, after years of failed attempts by others, ‘Glee’ nailed it with their rousing recent rendition of Styx’s “Come Sail Away.”