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Friday, September 30, 2005

#745 - Journeyman, Eric Clapton

"A solid statement of ability, Journeyman suffers only from slightly tinny 1980s production. Aside from that, there are no bad songs here. In fact, "Pretending" is better than anything since "Promises;" "Bad Love" contains a prime Clapton riff; and the Bo Diddley cover, "Before You Accuse Me," let's the listener know God can still play (and sing) the blues." (real music guide)

#744 - Bad Company, Bad Company

"Songs such as "Can't Get Enough," Bad Company," "Ready For Love" and "Movin' On" helped steamroll Bad Company's self-titled, eight-song debut into a monster of an international hit album. Packed with hits, Bad Company is a must-have in any fan's collection, and - the hits package 10 From 6 withstanding - is the best place for the newly-converted to start." (real music guide)

#743 - Indian Summer, Carbon Leaf

"Carbon Leaf's fourth album is an amalgamation of contemporary influences. While most modern day bands claim to mine sounds from the records of yesteryear, Carbon Leaf seem to draw inspiration from the adroit playing of Nickel Creek, the hook-laden songs of Nickelback and the moody atmospheres of Coldplay." (real music guide)

#742 - Tourist, St. Germain

"For his second album, French producer Ludovic Navarre expanded the possibilities of his template for jazzy house by recruiting a sextet of musicians to solo over his earthy productions." (allmusic guide)

#741 - Tattoo You, The Rolling Stones

"Following the less than great Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You finds the Stones back in form. They turn out one of their finest late-period records, considered by many to be their last great album. The band was settling into the arena rock formula that marks their most recent work, but they met with a success they no longer seem capable of reproducing." (real music guide)

#740 - Eventide, Grey Eye Glances

"How likely was it, at the tail end of the grunge era, that a young band would come along with such an emphasis on musicianship and melody -- not to mention an unabashed fondness for '70s progressive rock? "Pretty" was the touchstone of Grey Eye Glances' first major-label release; from the guitar chime of the mid-tempo "Hard" to the unlisted reprise of the chilling "Passing of the Evening," each song sounded painstakingly thought-out and tastefully performed." (allmusic guide)


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