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Thursday, September 29, 2005

#823 - Red, King Crimson

"King Crimson falls apart once more, seemingly for the last time, as David Cross walks away during the making of this album...The fact that it was put together by a band in its death throes makes it all the more impressive an achievement." (allmusic guide)

#822 - Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow

"Crow's second LP finds her exploring the 1970s rock tradition with a closer ear than ever before or since, and she comes up with an album that fits just as well next to your Mazzy Star records as it does next to Steve Miller's Best Of. Or maybe Crow's disc is more like a combination of Miller and Mazzy. Who cares? It's got "If It Makes You Happy," so sing along." (real music guide)

#821 - Pour Down Like Silver, Richard & Linda Thompson

"Pour Down Like Silver is the most severe of the Richard & Linda Thompson albums, but those brave enough to look past its dark surface will find a startlingly beautiful album; it's not an easy album to listen to, but it greatly rewards the effort." (allmusic guide)

#820 - A Live One, Phish

"Phish's strength has always been its live shows, and A Live One shows why. Given the opportunity, the band takes its songs in every direction, winding through several different sounds within the course of a song. A Live One also features seven previously unreleased songs, making it worthwhile listening for even casual fans. Then again, most fans of Phish will want to hear everything the group has ever played." (allmusic guide)

#819 - Seventh Sojourn, The Moody Blues

"This album is excellent. The themes are excellent. The Moodies for the first time came back to earth and said: We aren't magic; we have to focus on the real world; we are just a rock and roll group, we are as lost as you are. These thoughts were sobering for those people that somehow thought the Moodies were gurus for a new world order. The weren't, and didn't want to be. "Seventh Sojourn" is a reality check." (amazon listener review)

#818 - Here, My Dear, Marvin Gaye

"A bomb in its day, then suppressed for years, Here, My Dear came about when a divorce court told Gaye that all the proceeds from his next album would go to his ex-wife. A career highlight, Gaye's painfully autobiographical masterwork exquisitely charts the course of a failed marriage, from "I Met a Little Girl" to "Anger" to "Falling in Love Again."" (real music guide)


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