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Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look.



Revisit: Bruce Cockburn: The Charity of Night

Revisit: Bruce Cockburn: The Charity of Night

Jester Jay Goldman September 30, 2013 0

I can’t separate The Charity of Night from a thick, smoky Amsterdam evening at the Melkweg in March of 1997. After a day wandering through museums, bars and coffee shops, my friend insisted on

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Revisit: King Missile: Happy Hour

Revisit: King Missile: Happy Hour

Josh Goller September 16, 2013 0

John S. Hall, despite what one of his songs may assert, is not a sensitive artist. His earnest, almost childlike delivery about crass, iconoclastic or just plain absurdist subject matters led Hall’s commercial appeal

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Rediscover: Too Much Joy: Cereal Killers

Rediscover: Too Much Joy: Cereal Killers

Dan Seeger September 9, 2013 0

This is how I remember it: a March day, snowy and cold, because it is Wisconsin and it’s still winter in March (and April, and sometimes May). I’m in college, but I’ve missed classes

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The Lightning Seeds: Cloudcuckooland

The Lightning Seeds: Cloudcuckooland

Stacey Pavlick September 2, 2013 0

There’s probably a simple rights/ownership answer to the question of why certain albums aren’t available in the iTunes store, but when I couldn’t find the Lightning Seeds’ debut Cloudcuckooland (1990) there, it momentarily felt

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Revisit: Steely Dan: Gaucho

Revisit: Steely Dan: Gaucho

Nathan Kamal August 26, 2013 0

Steely Dan has never been easy to categorize, either musically or in their public image. Though ostensibly a rock band, the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have rarely indulged in the personae

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Revisit: The Jesus & Mary Chain: Darklands

Revisit: The Jesus & Mary Chain: Darklands

Darryl G. Wright August 19, 2013 0

For those excited by the raw, feedback-laden wall-of-sound of Psychocandy, the arrival of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1987 Janus-faced sophomore record Darklands might have come as quite a shock. The Scottish brothers William

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Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine

Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine

Cole Waterman July 29, 2013 0

The discography of Tom Waits can generally be divided into two, B.C. and A.D.-type eras — the jazz-folk barroom balladry of his first seven records on the Asylum label and the madman-making-a-carnival-out-of-a-junkyard that followed.

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Rediscover: Mr. Fingers: Introduction

Rediscover: Mr. Fingers: Introduction

Derek Staples July 22, 2013 0

As British acts like Disclosure and AlunaGeorge ignite a new collective appetite for the convergence of electropop and left-field R&B, it’s helpful to look back at the seminal work of Chicago’s Larry Heard (aka

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Rediscover: The Tamborines: Camera and Tremor

Rediscover: The Tamborines: Camera and Tremor

David Maine July 15, 2013 0

Fuzz, delay, reverb, phase shift, sustain—guitar effects, whether applied in the studio or via foot pedals, have been around for a long time now, and their number continues to grow. Most musicians use one

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Rediscover: VAST: April

Rediscover: VAST: April

Michael Merline July 8, 2013 0

VAST is Bay Area musician Jon Crosby’s project. Live performances have featured a fairly steady cast since VAST’s 1998 debut, Visual Audio Sensory Theater, but the band’s music continues to follow Crosby’s muse wherever

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