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1998 Stories by Adam Heimlich

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • Rotations

    published December 31, 1998

    The Cardigans Gran Turismo (Mercury) This disc has been getting a lot of negative reviews, all undeserved. The Cardigans are... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 12, 1998

    Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (Curb) Texas singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett has indulged himself in musical styles as diverse... More >>

  • Rap Without Pretense

    published September 24, 1998

    The emerging rap star known as Mos Def is a goofball. Usually, interviewing rap stars is an exercise in cliche recitation, with both parties... More >>

  • Rotations

    published September 24, 1998

    John Hiatt The Best Of John Hiatt (Capitol Records) Few singer-songwriters exude the piss and vinegar of John Hiatt -- not to... More >>

  • Rotations

    published September 17, 1998

    Marshall Crenshaw The 9 Volt Years: Battery Powered Home Demos & Curios 1970-198?) (Razor & Tie) Marshall Crenshaw is one of... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 27, 1998

    Various Artists Fat Beats & Bra Straps: Women of Hip-Hop: Classics Fat Beats & Bra Straps: Women of Hip-Hop: Battle Rhymes & Posse... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 20, 1998

    The Jesus and Mary Chain Munki (Sub Pop) After the listless, largely acoustic misfire Stoned and Dethroned, the Jesus and Mary... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 13, 1998

    Counting Crows Across a Wire: Live in New York (Geffen) Since the initial release of their wildly successful debut August and... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 6, 1998

    Cowboy Junkies Miles from Our Home (Geffen) The seventh record by Canadian mood-music purveyors Cowboy Junkies trades folk-rock... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 30, 1998

    Brian Wilson Imagination (Giant) After the 1966 release of the Beach Boys' seminal Pet Sounds, anxiety and substance abuse... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 23, 1998

    Lenny Kravitz 5 (Virgin) Poor, poor, pitiful Lenny Kravitz. He has spent the better part of the past ten years -- and five... More >>

  • Smack My Niche Up

    published June 25, 1998

    Record companies love to ignite new buying trends. For decades, label execs have relied on blustery hype to spur those trends. When a musical fad... More >>

  • Priestly Confessions

    published June 18, 1998

    "Knowledge reigns supreme," says Killah Priest. "When Christ was on Earth, he walked among politicians and people who were ignorant. Why would I... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 4, 1998

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic) Tori Amos has followed her muse to the end of some pretty thin branches,... More >>

  • The Flesh Made Word

    published May 21, 1998

    "You know that feeling when you're in big trouble and you know it, but you just feel like laughing?" Mos Def asks from the stage at El Flamingo, a... More >>

  • Weasels in the Dance-Music Hen House

    published April 9, 1998

    "From this side," reports London resident Cris Stevens, "the drum and bass dance scene is really dropping off." Stevens is half of the new,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 9, 1998

    Pulp This Is Hardcore (Island) Jarvis Cocker's songs are much like Martin Amis's novels: The characters are distasteful, the... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 26, 1998

    Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers Switching Gears (Blind Pig) A quote from Jimmy Thackery appears on the shrink-wrap of teen guitar... More >>

  • Master of Mixology

    published March 5, 1998

    Imagine, if you will, music that is beheld. Imagine stepping into an orchestra and experiencing it from the inside. From that vantage point the... More >>

  • Rotations

    published February 19, 1998

    Groovie Ghoulies Re-Animation Festival (Lookout!) The Donnas American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine ... More >>

  • X-tremely Impressive

    published February 12, 1998

    To the uninitiated, the X-ecutioners' preference for the term "turntablists" rather than "DJs" might seem an affectation, or might at least come... More >>

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