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Rod Stewart: 'The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998'new

There are dozens of Rod Stewart compilations covering everything from his early years as the sassy, strutting "Rod the Mod" Faces frontman to his most recent incarnation as a somewhat unlikely crooner of the great American songbook. This isn't one more. Rather, the four-disc box unearths rarities.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

Glory Days: 'Glitter and Doom Live' From Tom Waitsnew

rom the first strangulated “aaargh” to its final, rumbling growl 16 songs and 73 minutes later, Tom Waits’ first official live album since 1988’s Big Time captures every oblique aspect of the singer/songwriter’s funhouse mirror persona.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

Daryl Hall and John Oates Get the Box Set Tribute They Deservenew

Four discs, packed with 74 tracks -- including 16 previously unreleased rarities, about half of them live -- and a glossy 60-page book with track-specific information, details Hall & Oates' crossover appeal, longevity and somewhat unexpected resurgence in recent years.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  11-10-2009  |  Reviews

U2's 'Unforgettable Fire' Documents an Early Shift in the Band's Soundnew

Best considered as a warm-up for U2's next album, the classic The Joshua Tree, 1984's The Unforgettable Fire finds the quartet retreating from the overt commerciality of War and, with the help of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, gradually shifting to a more ambient sound.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  11-10-2009  |  Reviews

Court-ordered Conflictnew

Here, My Dear overflows with vitriol, love, confusion and sorrow.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  03-05-2008  |  Reviews

Furnace Blastnew

Costello and his Attractions machine-gun through 17 tunes on latest reissue.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  02-13-2008  |  Reviews

Muddy Mississippinew

Costello takes a good, long dunk in swampy blooze.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  02-13-2008  |  Reviews

Three-Night Standnew

Film documents the group at Madison Square Garden on the Houses of the Holy tour.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  12-13-2007  |  Reviews

Run the Gamutnew

DVD varies from inspired to insipid.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

Last Wordnew

Double DVD evolves from a primitive and raw presentation to a more sophisticated and commercial approach.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  11-15-2007  |  Reviews

Shot Heard 'Round the Worldnew

A virtually unknown guitarist named Jimi Hendrix hit the stage for less than an hour at the closing set of 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, and the music world was changed forever.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  11-08-2007  |  Reviews

Contagiously Cheerfulnew

The Pietasters charge through 14 slices of retro-soaked party rave-ups.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  09-20-2007  |  Reviews

Peak Performancenew

Sly's positive lyrics, racially and sexually integrated band, and crisp combination of Memphis soul, rock, funk and pop created a template that still hasn't been bettered.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  09-13-2007  |  Reviews


Soulive seems handcuffed on most of this compact, jam-free material.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  08-22-2007  |  Reviews

He Bends Genre Bordersnew

There's nothing particularly mad about Manx's smooth, bluesy, singer/songwriter fare, and the mantras are rarely more than bubbling under the surface.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  01-19-2006  |  Reviews

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