RichRichardsson
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2.5
10.26.11
Fleetwood Mac Mr. Wonderful
2.0
08.02.11
R.E.M. Out Of Time
4.0
06.13.11
Steve Earle Essential Steve Earle
This early 'greatest hits' compilation, coming just seven years after Steve Earle's debut, came out during the time when his raging heroin addiction rendered him unable to perform. No doubt released as a way of sustaining interest in Earle during his downtime, the album suffers from having had only four albums from which to select tracks. After a strong opening with “Guitar Town”, it descends into run-of-the-mill country for its first half until the brilliant “Copperhead Road” heralds a significant boost in quality that continues through most of the remaining tracks, “The Rain Came Down” and “I Ain’t Ever Satisfied” in particular.
3.0
06.13.11
New Order Get Ready
Bernard Sumner's guitar made a welcome return for New Order's first album in 8 years, and it
proved to be their most consistent album since 1985's "Low-Life". The band's real strength
has always been elaborately-constructed singles (as evidenced by the "Substance '87"
compilation) , but here, the quality of the high-energy openers "Crystal" and "Turn My Way"
inhabits the 8 other tracks as well. No mean feat.
3.5
06.10.11
Tori Amos To Venus And Back
3.5
06.09.11
New Order Movement
Except for a few flourishes of the electronic sound that would feature so heavily on Blue Monday, "Movement" plays very much like a third Joy Division with its synth-laden post-punk tracks, but without Ian Curtis' gloomy lyrics or vocals, it serves as affirmation that New Order were right to move away from their old sound in later works.
3.0
06.09.11

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