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1998 Stories by Ben Greenman

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  • Jingle Decibels

    published December 24, 1998

    The Christmas season is upon us again, and that means your local record store is stuffed with "holiday" music. A mini-industry that pulls in a... More >>

  • Tonight We're Gonna Market Like It's 1999

    published December 10, 1998

    I am dreaming as I write this. Forgive me if it goes astray. The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, and currently known... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 11, 1998

    Public Enemy He Got Game Soundtrack (DefJam/Polygram) Various Artists Bulworth Soundtrack (Interscope/Fox) Rap... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 7, 1998

    The Mavericks Trampoline (MCA) Trampoline, the fourth record by the Mavericks, wasn't recorded in Miami. It doesn't have any... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 30, 1998

    Scott Weiland 12 Bar Blues (Atlantic) During Stone Temple Pilots' short but amazing three-album run, frontman Scott Weiland... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 23, 1998

    Bob Marley The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 Part 1 (JAD/Koch International) Although it's neither as comprehensive as Island's... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 19, 1998

    Kristin Hersh Strange Angels (Rykodisc) Although not at all revolutionary, Throwing Muses created a distinct form of postmodern... More >>

  • Ball of Confusion

    published March 19, 1998

    In 1997 the Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince and Currently Known as a Pretentious Hieroglyph was lying low. It's all... More >>

  • Truth Serum

    published March 19, 1998

    Hanging off the end of Crystal Ball is The Truth, a dozen new songs that are bound to be eclipsed by the larger set. It's a shame. Full of... More >>

  • The Hate Parade

    published January 22, 1998

    In their classic soul ballad, the Persuaders persuaded pop fans that "there's a thin line between love and hate." In their fine cover of that... More >>

  • Real to Reel

    published January 8, 1998

    Julie Davis left Miami in 1986 the same way I did, with new clothes, a halogen desk lamp, and her high school diploma beaming from a fancy... More >>

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