Steven Almond

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  • 7 years ago

    Gil Scott-Heron, the Godfather of Rap, sets out to prove the revolution will be televised

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Prepubescent bands tend to do best when they don't take themselves too seriously. Rock may be a young man's game, after all, but it's hard to sell the lifestyle when sex and drugs could result in a major grounding. Fortunately the three members of...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Chuck Prophet has been cranking out sly, soul-tinged Americana for more than two decades, and he's long overdue for an FM breakthrough. Soap and Water, his ninth solo offering since his days fronting Green on Red, is unlikely to earn him that. The...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    If the opening track of this splendid new disc doesn't convince you that John Fogerty has returned to full-strength as a songwriter, you're either deaf or really, really depressed. "Don't You Wish It Was True" is the kind of rootsy anthem that Fog...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    It's kind of bad-ass, if you think about it, to sound like Paul Simon. The pop world is full of Beatles and Stones imitators, after all. Not so much Mr. Simon. Yet it's obvious, from the opening refrains of this inspired sophomore effort, that Fis...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    If you ever want to travel back to the year 1986 — and God knows why you'd want that, but at least Dick Cheney wasn't running the country — this disc should do the trick. It's filled with the sort of manically synthesized pop we all re...

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