‘The Royal Gospel’ by Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood should be eliciting a lot of hosannas in response.
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Every time I listen to “In the Country” from 1970’s ‘Chicago II,’ I feel the freedom of the solitude and being alone in my thoughts, the gentle breeze tousling my hair.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ second disc, issued in June 2010, found them ready to break out – even if it wasn’t their best work.
Chicago will be excellent throughout the Terry Kath years, but rarely, if ever better than this deep cut “Poem for the People.” This is the sound of a band that can do anything and do it well.
‘Wilco (The Album)’ arrived in June 2009 at a fork in the road: Would Wilco keep moving forward or stick with a winning formula?
Even when reflecting on the 80s of their youth Deerhoof tends to favor making rock music the makeshift way most rock music was made in the 60s, and the method matters for this music.
You know an album is good when even the filler tracks, like this one from ‘Chicago II,’ are outstanding.
‘Adult Entertainment’ is just that, with 12 songs of various styles, direct yet evocative lyrics and excellent playing from Jon Herington and company.
Jeff Beck’s confident, virtuoso ‘Loud Hailer’ showcases a veteran performer who’s lost not a jot of cutting edge, provocative style as time passes.
If Steely Dan seems like an obvious inspiration for Don Breithaupt’s Monkey House, there’s a reason. He joins Preston Frazier to discuss.